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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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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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

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Megalodon Mark Sheppard, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza

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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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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Shark Attack 3: Megalodon John Barrowman, Ryan Cutrona, Bashar Rahal

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

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Swamp Shark Kristy Swanson, Wade Boggs, Robert Davi

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

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Dinoshark Eric Balfour, Roger Corman, Aarón Díaz

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Malibu Shark Attack Peta Wilson, Chelan Simmons, Warren Christie

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

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

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

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Guest_efd1a6f0-18ca-4e2d-a6a2-182920b2e9a6 added Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added 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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Super Shark John Schneider, Jimmie Walker, Sarah Lieving

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added The Shallows Blake Lively

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Bait 3D Phoebe Tonkin, Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson

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3 Headed Shark Attack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added 3 Headed Shark Attack Karrueche Tran, Jaason Simmons, Rob Van Dam

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Spring Break Shark Attack Kathy Baker, Bryan Brown, Shannon Lucio

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Open Water Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

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Sharknado 4 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
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Sharknado 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added 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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Shark in Venice Stephen Baldwin, Bashar Rahal, Vanessa Johansson

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Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
Guest_efd1a6f0-18ca-4e2d-a6a2-182920b2e9a6 added Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy Anthony C. Ferrante, Julie McCullough, Scotty Mullen

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Red Waters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
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Megaladon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Shark Attack 2 Nikita Ager, Danny Keough, Thorsten Kaye

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

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Tonz Otto added The Lake House Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer

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Dino Shark is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies
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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Shark Attack in the Mediterranean Ralf Möller, Patriq Pinheiro, Oona-Devi Liebich

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Blue Water, White Death

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Great White Death Glenn Ford

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wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added The Reef Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley