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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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

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    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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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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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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    Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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    Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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    Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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    Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett

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    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

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    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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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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    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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    Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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    Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper

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    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett

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    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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    Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, William Sanderson

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    Mia Wasikowska, Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell

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    Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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    Cloris Leachman, John Schneider, Sam McMurray

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    Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut

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    Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

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