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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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: 517,159 | Gross: $260.00M

2. The Meg (2018)

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

5.7
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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: 123,794 | Gross: $143.01M

3. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.8
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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: 65,710 | Gross: $102.92M

4. The Shallows (2016)

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

6.3
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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: 109,848 | Gross: $55.12M

5. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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

5.8
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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: 116,793 | Gross: $73.65M

6. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

3.7
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27 Metascore

The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

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

Votes: 36,391 | Gross: $45.52M

7. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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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: 15,000

8. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

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

3.3
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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: 43,949

9. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

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

2.9
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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: 38,058 | Gross: $20.76M

10. Megalodon (2018 TV Movie)

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

3.0
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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: 1,299

11. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

5.2
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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: 9,704

12. Shark Night 3D (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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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: 23,463 | Gross: $18.87M

13. Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018 Video)

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

3.3
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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: 4,497

14. The Reef (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.8
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A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki | Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor

Votes: 15,570

15. Dark Tide (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.3
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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: 7,784

16. The Last Shark (1981)

PG | 88 min | Horror

4.4
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James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: James Franciscus, Vic Morrow, Micaela Pignatelli, Joshua Sinclair

Votes: 2,034

17. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.5
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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: 6,193

18. Super Shark (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.5
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An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark. When the shark flies and walks on land threatening to turn a bikini contest into a bloodbath, marine biologist Kat ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,008

19. Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)

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

3.2
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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: 6,345

20. Sand Sharks (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.6
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The residents of a small town team up to kill a group of evolved sharks that can swim in sand, and are terrorizing local beaches.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 4,555

21. Ghost Shark (2013 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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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: 2,593

22. Jurassic Shark (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

1.5
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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... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,745

23. Avalanche Sharks (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.3
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Avalanche Sharks tells the story of a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche.

Director: Scott Wheeler | Stars: Alexander Mendeluk, Kate Nauta, Benjamin Easterday, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 1,827

24. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.8
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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: 4,827

25. Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.1
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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: 2,199

26. Malibu Shark Attack (2009 TV Movie)

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

3.2
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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: 2,079

27. SharkMan (2005 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.1
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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: 1,547

28. Megalodon (2002 Video)

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

2.9
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A deep-sea drilling operation goes horribly wrong, releasing the deadliest ocean predator that has ever roamed the seas since prehistoric times-Carcharodon Megalodon...sixty feet of prehistoric terror.

Director: Pat Corbitt | Stars: Leighanne Littrell, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 1,941

29. Sharkenstein (2016)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.2
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In the final days of World War II, a secret experiment to weaponize sharks is shut down and destroyed by the Third Reich. But now 60 years later, a small ocean town is plagued by a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Polonia | Stars: Greta Volkova, Ken Van Sant, Titus Himmelberger, James Carolus

Votes: 376

30. Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)

R | 126 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

4.1
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Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 928

31. Swamp Shark (2011 TV Movie)

R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.7
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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: 2,608

32. Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.0
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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: 1,651

33. Raiders of the Lost Shark (2015)

Not Rated | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

1.6
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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: Dan Desmarais, Peter Whittaker, Kitty Kamieniecki, Angela Parent

Votes: 700

34. Shark Attack (1999 TV Movie)

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

3.4
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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: 2,686

35. Dinoshark (2010 TV Movie)

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

3.1
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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: 2,431

36. Red Water (2003 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.1
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A group of oil workers being held hostage by a group of gangsters on a small oil rig are attacked by a freshwater bull shark.

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Coolio, Jaimz Woolvett

Votes: 2,538

37. 12 Days of Terror (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,599

38. Spring Break Shark Attack (2005 TV Movie)

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

3.6
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Killer sharks invade the waters off the Florida coast as co-eds celebrate spring break.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Shannon Lucio, Riley Smith, Justin Baldoni, Bianca Lishansky

Votes: 2,128

39. Cruel Jaws (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.0
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A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria, Kirsten Urso

Votes: 594

40. Shark in Venice (2008)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.5
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The seemingly tranquil waterways of Venice are terrorized by the perfect killing machine. In search of his father who has mysteriously disappeared diving in the city, David stumbles across ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,729

41. Jaws in Japan (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

1.5
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Beautiful girls are in danger. At Sunny Beach, a huge shark is waiting for his prey. College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They can't find the hotel ... See full summary »

Director: John Hijiri | Stars: Nonami Takizawa, Airi Nakajima, Megumi Haruno, Jun Kanaki

Votes: 531

42. Shark Week (2012)

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

2.4
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A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Yancy Butler, Patrick Bergin, Joshua Michael Allen, Bart Baggett

Votes: 1,163

43. Shark Zone (2003 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

2.7
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A man must hunt down ferocious sharks that are threatening a small beach community.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Dean Cochran, Alan Austin, Brandi Sherwood, Velizar Binev

Votes: 794

44. Blue Demon (2004 Video)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.8
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When sharks come from afar, searching for food find a beach for meat. A group of people must stop them before they head for the beach. Will they make it?

Director: Daniel Grodnik | Stars: Dedee Pfeiffer, Randall Batinkoff, Danny Woodburn, Josh Hammond

Votes: 939

45. Cyclone (1978)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any ... See full summary »

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García

Votes: 407

46. Shark Swarm (2008 TV Movie)

Unrated | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.4
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A fisherman and his family fight to take down a greedy real estate developer who has released toxins into the ocean, turning the area's sharks into bloodthirsty hunters.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Daryl Hannah, John Schneider, Armand Assante, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 1,344

47. Raging Sharks (2005 Video)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.5
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Doctor Mike Olsen returns from his oceanic observation station, where his wife Linda feels in charge, when it's reported in desperate trouble after a sudden shark attack wrecked the oxygen ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Corin Nemec, Vanessa Angel, Corbin Bernsen, Todd Jensen

Votes: 906

48. Dark Waters (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.3
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Moneyless, ocean-exploring gigolo and his worldly lady-friend are forced to take part in looking into the possibility that aggression - utilizing marine life - is being planned.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Simmone Mackinnon, Jeffrey Gorman, Ross Manarchy

Votes: 679

49. Aatank (1996)

113 min | Action, Thriller

4.0
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Jesu and Peter are childhood friends who live in a coastal village in India and depend on fishing as their livelihood. The community is oppressed by a powerful gangster named Alphonso. Jesu... See full summary »

Directors: Prem Lalwani, Desh Mukherjee | Stars: Nafisa Ali, Dharmendra, Girish Karnad, Amjad Khan

Votes: 78

50. Shark Hunter (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.1
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Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years), Dr. Spencer is obsessed with the idea of hunting down and ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Codd | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Christian Toulali, Grand L. Bush, Heather Marie Marsden

Votes: 857



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