The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made

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List Criteria: 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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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter

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    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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    Mila Kunis, Alexandra Paul, Soleil Moon Frye

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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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    Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling

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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine

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    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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    Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett

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    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

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    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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    Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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    Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, William Sanderson

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    Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    Gregory Harrison, Chris Haywood, Judy Morris

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    Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper

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    Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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    Mia Wasikowska, Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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    Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut

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    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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    Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

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    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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    Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett

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    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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    Martin Kove, Dan Martin, James Parks

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