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List Rules Vote up the most ridiculously funny & violent shark terror films. No well-made cinematic masterpieces (i.e. no Jaws).

This list is not the best shark movies - it is the opposite of that. While the Discovery Channel has been airing Shark Week since 1988, studios have been producing truly awful low-budget shark movies for much longer. Think Sharknado was the beginning of the craze? Try a little Oscar-winner called Jaws, which became the first ever summer blockbuster when it hit theaters in 1975. On the heels (TAIL FINS?) of its success, studios the world over churned out one crappy shark horror film after another. They didn't care whether or not they had the budget for high-quality effects (they didn't), a visionary director (nope), or even a story that made sense (pshh). What they had was TEETH! And BLOOD! And SEXY TEENAGERS GETTING IMPALED BY THE SHARK'S TENTACLES OR WHATEVER!

Have you spent a lot of time watching campy shark films on SyFy? What do you look for in a shark terror movie? While some may want highly suspenseful set-ups wherein boaters may be able to escape - if they don't make any dumb decisions - others are looking for supremely impossible hybrid shark beasts that slaughter their victims in creative ways. Even their victims who are inside, several miles inland, maybe just inspecting the pipes of their own kitchen sinks. (Spoiler: That happens in Ghost Shark.) Still other audiences may want great carefully-selected casts who are performing simply for the love of the genre, not because they need the money (like seasoned thespian Carmen Electra in 2-Headed Shark Attack) or because no one else will hire them (Brooke Hogan, same film).

Do you prefer goofy plasticky models or insanely lazy and childish CGI sharks? Do you want a complicated storyline that involves one guy demanding that some other guy close the beaches, but the second guy won't because of all that $$$? Do you prefer your sharks to be science experiments gone wrong or just some enormous, natural supposedly-extinct monsters that have been hiding in the ocean for millions of years? This list includes both wide releases and made-for-TV shark movies, including those in SyFy's Maneater Series. Vote up your favorite terrible shark horror films, and click Rerank to make your own version.
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Sharknado Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Julie McCullough

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Jaws 3-D Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett

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Shark Night 3D Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack

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Jaws: The Revenge Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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Sharknado 2: The Second One Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, Vivica A. Fox

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Megalodon Mark Sheppard, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza

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Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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Sharktopus Eric Roberts, Roger Corman, Shandi Finnessey

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Ghost Shark Mackenzie Rosman, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis

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Shark Attack 3: Megalodon John Barrowman, Ryan Cutrona, Bashar Rahal

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo

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Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus Gina Torres, Jaleel White, Robert Picardo

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Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus Debbie Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen Blackehart

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Sand Sharks Brooke Hogan, Julie Marie Berman, Corin Nemec

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Swamp Shark Kristy Swanson, Wade Boggs, Robert Davi

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Dinoshark Eric Balfour, Roger Corman, Aarón Díaz

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Malibu Shark Attack Peta Wilson, Chelan Simmons, Warren Christie

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2-Headed Shark Attack Carmen Electra, Brooke Hogan, Charlie O'Connell

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Jersey Shore Shark Attack Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico, William Atherton

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark Debbie Gibson, Elisabeth Röhm, Christopher Judge

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Mako: The Jaws of Death Richard Jaeckel, Harold Sakata, Buffy Dee

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Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda Conan O'Brien, Robert Carradine, Rib Hillis

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
The Shallows Blake Lively

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Freddy vs. Jason Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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Monster Shark Dagmar Lassander, William Berger, Gianni Garko

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Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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Super Shark John Schneider, Jimmie Walker, Sarah Lieving

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Bait 3D Phoebe Tonkin, Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson

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Spring Break Shark Attack Kathy Baker, Bryan Brown, Shannon Lucio

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Open Water Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

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Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb

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12 Days of Terror Colin Egglesfield, Danny Keough, Jenna Harrison

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3 Headed Shark Attack is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
3 Headed Shark Attack Karrueche Tran, Jaason Simmons, Rob Van Dam

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Sharknado 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies

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Sharknado 4 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
Sharknado 4

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Red Waters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies

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Megaladon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
Megaladon

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Shark in Venice Stephen Baldwin, Bashar Rahal, Vanessa Johansson

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Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Hunter Tylo, William Forsythe, Jeffrey Combs

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Dino Shark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
Dino Shark

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The Lake House Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer

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Shark Attack in the Mediterranean Ralf Möller, Patriq Pinheiro, Oona-Devi Liebich

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Shark Attack 2 Nikita Ager, Danny Keough, Thorsten Kaye

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Great White Death Glenn Ford

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The Reef Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley

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Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy Anthony C. Ferrante, Julie McCullough, Scotty Mullen