films The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made  

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List Rules Horror films that star animals as villains

A list of the scariest animal movies ever made, ranked by the sheer terror you'll feel watching them on the big (or small) screen. Are you looking for a new favorite scary animal movie? Browse through this list of the scariest animal movies ever made to see which ones are considered to be the best by voters just like you. Ranked in order from the most popular scary animal movie to the least popular, it will be easy to find some new great scary animal movies to watch tonight. If you see a animal horror movie that you liked really well that’s at the bottom of the list, go ahead and vote for it to see it get ranked higher on the list. But be warned, you may never look at your pets the same way again.

From the scary sea world of Jaws to the rural charm of Cujo, there are many different types of horror movies about animals to enjoy. If you know of one that isn’t on the list, go ahead and add it so that other scary animal movie enthusiasts can experience new thrills and frights.

Whether your particular favorite scary animal movies pick lies with dogs or dinosaurs, there are unlimited scares to experience by watching movies from this list.
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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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fadliakiti added Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Cujo Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter

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Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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StacyWolfe added The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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Anaconda Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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StacyWolfe added King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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SundasBee added Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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Lake Placid Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

310 135
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Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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StacyWolfe added The Grey Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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Piranha Mila Kunis, Alexandra Paul, Soleil Moon Frye

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StacyWolfe added Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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StacyWolfe added Orca Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling

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StacyWolfe added Piranha Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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StacyWolfe added Eight Legged Freaks Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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StacyWolfe added Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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Annabel Simpson added Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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Congo Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett

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jhalterman36 added Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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Mimic Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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StacyWolfe added Them! Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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StacyWolfe added The War of the Gargantuas Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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StacyWolfe added Grizzly Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine

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StacyWolfe added Snakes on a Plane Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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SundasBee added The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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MatthewGill added Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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SundasBee added Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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Alligator Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

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StacyWolfe added The Thing from Another World James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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

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daniel.claeys3 added Cat People Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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StacyWolfe added Piranha 3DD Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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SundasBee added Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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StacyWolfe added Grizzly

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fadliakiti added Leviathan Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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

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Rogue Mia Wasikowska, Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell

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The Breed Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper

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StacyWolfe added 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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Man's Best Friend Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, William Sanderson

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fadliakiti added The Relic Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller