My Top 45 Shark Movies

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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 547,744 | Gross: $260.00M

2. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 71,345 | Gross: $102.92M

3. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

A giant thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in a SeaWorld theme park and it's up to the sons of police chief Brody to rescue everyone.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 40,243 | Gross: $45.52M

4. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 41,607 | Gross: $20.76M

5. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 46,972

6. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath

Votes: 18,182

7. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A monstrous tornado unleashes ravenous sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Frankie Muniz

Votes: 12,032

8. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley

Votes: 7,539

9. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, and Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Billy Barratt

Votes: 5,500

10. The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin has to go back in time to rejoin his shark-battling friends to stop the first Sharknado and save humanity.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Judah Friedlander

Votes: 3,779

11. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Survivors escape to a deserted atoll, after their boat during a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach

Votes: 6,552

12. 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015 Video)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

As a mutated, three-headed, great white shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers have to fight the deadly predator using anything they can find.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Karrueche Tran, Jaason Simmons, Rob Van Dam, Danny Trejo

Votes: 2,883

13. Jurassic Shark (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When an oil company unwittingly unleashes a prehistoric shark from its icy prison, the Jurassic killer maroons a group of thieves and beautiful young female college students on an abandoned island.

Director: Brett Kelly | Stars: Emanuelle Carriere, Christine Emes, Celine Filion, Angela Parent

Votes: 4,075

14. Shark Tale (2004)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson, Rob Letterman | Stars: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 168,830 | Gross: $160.86M

15. Shark Attack (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks.

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Cordell McQueen, Casper Van Dien, Chris Olley, Jacob Makgoba

Votes: 2,809

16. Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven's experiments in "Shark Attack 1" are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Thorsten Kaye, Nikita Ager, Dan Metcalfe, Caroline Bruins

Votes: 2,296

17. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

30 Metascore

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter

Votes: 11,662

18. Dark Tide (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

23 Metascore

A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown, Sizwe Msutu

Votes: 8,366

19. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Drama, Horror

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 121,874 | Gross: $55.12M

20. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 126,179 | Gross: $73.65M

21. Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A brilliant billionaire creates five genetically altered bull sharks, which proceed to wreak havoc for a group of scientists on an isolated research facility.

Director: Darin Scott | Stars: Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Michael Beach, Nathan Lynn

Votes: 6,578

22. Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Studying the effects of climate change off the coast of Mozambique, a marine biologist and her team confront three genetically enhanced bull sharks. Now, a new bloodbath is waiting to happen in the name of science. Will humans never learn?

Director: John Pogue | Stars: Tania Raymonde, Nathaniel Buzolic, Emerson Brooks, Bren Foster

Votes: 4,947

23. Ice Sharks (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of scientists at a research facility based on Antarctica battle a breed of sharks that have invaded Antarctic waters.

Director: Emile Edwin Smith | Stars: Edward DeRuiter, Jenna Parker, Kaiwi Lyman, Clarissa Thibeaux

Votes: 1,163

24. Ghost Shark (2013 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Jayme Bohn, Eliot Brasseaux, Amy Brassette

Votes: 2,800

25. Planet of the Sharks (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In the near future, glacial melting has covered ninety-eight percent of Earth's landmass. Sharks have flourished, and now dominate the planet, operating as one massive school led by a mutated alpha shark.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Brandon Auret, Stephanie Beran, Lindsay Sullivan, Lauren Joseph

Votes: 1,302

26. Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A cast of characters, strikingly similar to the cast of Jersey Shore, try to survive an epidemic of sharks attacking Miami Beach.

Director: John Shepphird | Stars: Jack Scalia, Jeremy Luke, Joseph Russo, Daniel Booko

Votes: 1,721

27. Shark in Venice (2008)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Traveling to Venice to investigate the mysterious death of his father, David (Stephen Baldwin), a famous archaeologist and diver, unearths a killer secret that lies beneath the Venetian waters.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Vanessa Johansson, Hilda van der Meulen, Giacomo Gonnella

Votes: 1,836

28. 47 Meters Down (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson

Votes: 49,778 | Gross: $44.31M

29. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

43 Metascore

Two sisters diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone

Votes: 21,755 | Gross: $21.11M

30. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 153,683 | Gross: $143.01M

31. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

Votes: 51,380 | Gross: $30.61M

32. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Debbie Gibson, Vic Chao, Jonathan Nation

Votes: 10,489

33. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 960,277 | Gross: $380.84M

34. Shark Night (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee

Votes: 24,947 | Gross: $18.87M

35. Swamp Shark (2011 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Christopher Berry, Wade Boggs, Marcus Lyle Brown, Jason Rogel

Votes: 2,729

36. Super Shark (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark, threatening to turn a bikini contest into a bloodbath.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Tim Abell, Catherine Annette, Ashley Carr, Rick Cramer

Votes: 2,186

37. Finding Dory (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 244,695 | Gross: $486.30M

38. Raiders of the Lost Shark (2015)

Not Rated | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A prehistoric shark is released into a the waters near a small lake community as a result of an oil drilling accident, and proceeds to wreak havoc on nearby swimmers.

Director: Brett Kelly | Stars: Candice Lidstone, Jessica Huether, Catherine Mary Clark, Lawrence Evenchick

Votes: 796

39. Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it.

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Eric Roberts, Kerem Bürsin, Sara Malakul Lane, Héctor Jiménez

Votes: 6,677

40. Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An American scientist creates a half-pterodactyl, half-barracuda creature, Pteracuda, which inevitably escapes, leaving the Sharktopus to stop it.

Director: Kevin O'Neill | Stars: Wilhem Abreu, Keisha Shadè Akinyemi, Lorena Alemany, Eduardo Alvarez Dargam

Votes: 1,847

41. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy the havoc creating monsters.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Gary Stretch, Jaleel White, Sarah Lieving, Robert Picardo

Votes: 5,053

42. Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it's up to Sharktopus to stop it.

Director: Kevin O'Neill | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenberg, Jennifer Wenger, Bruna Rubio

Votes: 1,318

43. Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark (2018)

82 min | Action, Comedy

In the post-apocalyptic future, the world is at war. The newly instated Soviet Russian Army has invaded the USA with the assistance of an evil German scientist who has created an army of super human soldiers, half-man and half-shark.

Director: Sam Qualiana | Stars: Simeon Qualiana, Mick O'Keefe, Andrew Elias, Sam Qualiana

Votes: 96

44. 5 Headed Shark Attack (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Shaped like a demented starfish, a monster 5-headed shark terrorizes the open ocean before invading the beaches of Puerto Rico, endangering the once peaceful island paradise.

Directors: Nico De Leon, Jose Montesinos | Stars: Chris Bruno, Nikki Howard, Lindsay Sawyer, Jeffrey Holsman

Votes: 1,288

45. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path.

Director: David Worth | Stars: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona, George Stanchev

Votes: 5,026



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