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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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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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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

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Anaconda Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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

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Lake Placid Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

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Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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Tremors Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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Piranha Mila Kunis, Alexandra Paul, Soleil Moon Frye

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

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Orca Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling

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Eight Legged Freaks Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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The Grey Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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Piranha Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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

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

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

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Mimic Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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Them! Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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Congo Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett

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

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Grizzly Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine

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The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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

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

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

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Alligator Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

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

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Piranha 3DD Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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Leviathan Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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Rogue Mia Wasikowska, Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell

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

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The Breed Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper

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Primeval Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut

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

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Lake Placid 2 Cloris Leachman, John Schneider, Sam McMurray

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Cat People Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole