The Greatest Sharks in Pop Culture History 

Robert Wabash
Updated October 1, 2019 770 votes 372 voters 94k views 22 items

List Rules Fictional sharks and sharks that have a special place in pop culture lore. Vote based on awesomeness.

Few things are scarier, more exciting, or more epic than an awesome shark, and pop culture is full of the awesome, toothy creatures. Below are the greatest sharks in pop culture history, including some of the greatest clips ever of over-the-top sharks from B-movies, real-life sharks who've achieved badassery, shark memes and, of course, sharks we all grew up with.

What are the coolest sharks of all time? From Jaws to Sharknado, sharks in movies have been frightening and captivating audiences for years. Pop culture has made many sharks household names and, some might argue, unfairly given real sharks a bad image as ruthless killers.

Regardless, the sharks on this list are incredibly awesome and are eagerly awaiting your undivided attention to learn all about their kick ass stories. Read on, and be careful next time you're out in the ocean.


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The Sharks from Sharks in Venice
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Have you ever seen the calm, soothing, beautiful canals of Venice, Italy? It's one of the most beautiful places on earth, filled with culture, fun, and general loveliness.

Well, what if that place's canals were riddled with hyperactive sharks with a taste for human flesh and the ability to jump out of the water as if they'd been trained and/or beaten at Sea World for decades?

This is what Sharks in Venice is about, and the sharks from this movie deserve a spot on this list because, although unwatchable (due to its mafia-oriented "plot"), the action scenes from this movie are not only memorable, but astounding. The fact that people got paid to make this, at all, is incredible.

When they're not using the crazy and hilarious CG footage of sharks jumping onto bridges and eating people whole, they use what is seemingly the same stock footage of a single shark swimming through the waters. Gotta stay on budget.
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Yet another in the long line of ridiculous shark movies, this is a film (yes, we're calling this one a "film") that is essentially what it sounds like:

It's a shark with a T-Rex head that is so huge it can consume entire boats in one gulp (yet in one scene, only bites a chick's neck, gotta pace yourself).

This is basically all you need to know about Dinoshark, other than that the guy from "Six Feet Under" hunts down the shark with a grenade while jumping off of a jet ski.
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