Top 25 Favorite Shark Films

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1. 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: 125,354 | Gross: $143.01M

2. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, 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: 518,481 | Gross: $260.00M

3. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

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

43 Metascore

Four teen girls 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: 3,398 | Gross: $21.11M

4. 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: 117,249 | Gross: $73.65M

5. The Shallows (2016)

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

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: 110,623 | Gross: $55.12M

6. 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: 42,133 | Gross: $44.31M

7. 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: 38,263 | Gross: $20.76M

8. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 15,100

9. Shark Night 3D (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: 23,538 | Gross: $18.87M

10. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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: 66,051 | Gross: $102.92M

11. 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: 44,084

12. 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: 6,365

13. Dinoshark (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A baby dinoshark evolves into a ferocious predatory adult, terrorising tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Director: Kevin O'Neill | Stars: Eric Balfour, Iva Hasperger, Aarón Díaz, Dan Golden

Votes: 2,432

14. Toxic Shark (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A tropical singles retreat takes a terrifying turn when guests realize a poisonous shark is infesting the surrounding water. Not only will it rip apart its victims, but it also uses projectile acid to hunt - in and out of the water.

Director: Cole Sharpe | Stars: Kabby Borders, Christina Masterson, Michelle Cortés, Bryce Durfee

Votes: 662

15. Malibu Shark Attack (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

Director: David Lister | Stars: Renee Bowen, Remi Broadway, Joel Amos Byrnes, Warren Christie

Votes: 2,091

16. SharkMan (2005 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A scientist tries to save his son from cancer but his experiments turn him into a shark-man instead. A group of people from a pharmaceutical corporation are sent to the mad doctor's island to investigate his activities.

Director: Michael Oblowitz | Stars: William Forsythe, Hunter Tylo, Jeffrey Combs, Elise Muller

Votes: 1,548

17. Saltwater (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of lifeguards attempt to kill an atomic shark that is terrorizing the coast of San Diego.

Director: A.B. Stone | Stars: Rachele Brooke Smith, Jeff Fahey, David Faustino, Bobby Campo

Votes: 594

18. 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: 16,983

19. 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: 6,207

20. Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018 Video)

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

A brilliant billionaire named Carl Durant is experimenting on bull sharks, which soon rebel to cause havoc for a group of scientists.

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

Votes: 4,569

21. 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: 2,696

22. 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. Two sisters, Amy and Samantha, while diving... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,209

23. 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: 10,172

24. 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: 4,775

25. Megalodon (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A military vessel on the search for an unidentified submersible finds themselves face to face with a giant shark, forced to use only what they have on board to defend themselves from the monstrous beast.

Director: James Thomas | Stars: Michael Madsen, Caroline Harris, Ego Mikitas, Aimee Stolte

Votes: 1,332



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