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List Rules Movies must feature sharks prominently.

Water. Blood. Guts. Rows and rows and rows of teeth. This is a list of the best shark movies of all time, ranked by fans who can't get enough fins slicing through the waves. This list includes all genres of fiction as well as live-action shark films, horror movies with sharks, and animated shark movies.

Ever since Jaws brought shark movies into the mainstream, countless other shark films have been made. Be warned though: while some shark movies may be fine for kids, most of the best shark movies might be too scary. For whatever reason (probably the Jaws franchise), the great white shark is the most popular shark species in these films. That said, other species can be found too, including bull sharks, mako sharks, and even the mythical Megalodon. Shark attack movies on this list include The Shallows, Deep Blue Sea, 47 Meters Down, and the Sharknado movies. 

Vote up the top shark films, whether they are the scariest, the most interesting, or simply the most fun.

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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

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Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shark Movies of All Time
JurassicGames added The Shallows Blake Lively

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The Reef Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Open Water Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

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JasmineCullen added Shark Night Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack - shark night is about a group of college students going ton sara(sara paxton) house for a weeekend but what they don't know that there isa sharks and priana that people are putting in the lake watching people get killed and make ...

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SuperFrozenhead added Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb

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JasmineCullen added Bait 3D Phoebe Tonkin, Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson

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

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

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Shark Tale Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

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ChangesDownClub added Sharknado Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Julie McCullough

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The Deep Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Eli Wallach

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Red Water Coolio, Kristy Swanson, Lou Diamond Phillips

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12 Days of Terror Colin Egglesfield, Danny Keough, Jenna Harrison

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aminalguy added Megalodon Mark Sheppard, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza

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Elise Hennigan added Sharknado 2 Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, Vivica A. Fox

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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis David Caruso, Stacy Keach, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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Spring Break Shark Attack Kathy Baker, Bryan Brown, Shannon Lucio

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Sharktopus Eric Roberts, Roger Corman, Shandi Finnessey

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Shark Attack 3 John Barrowman, Ryan Cutrona, Bashar Rahal

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aminalguy added Shark Attack Ernie Hudson, Casper Van Dien, Bentley Mitchum

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JonDavidDavis added Swamp Shark Kristy Swanson, Wade Boggs, Robert Davi

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JonDavidDavis added Ghost Shark Mackenzie Rosman, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis

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JonDavidDavis added Shark Swarm Daryl Hannah, June Squibb, John Schneider

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Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus Debbie Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen Blackehart

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Monto added 2-Headed Shark Attack Carmen Electra, Brooke Hogan, Charlie O'Connell - Carmen Electra, Brook Hogan and a gigantic two-headed shark that can sink boats and even an island - One of Asylum's best!

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Shark Attack 2 Nikita Ager, Danny Keough, Thorsten Kaye

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Blue Demon Jana Kramer, Christine Lakin, Fiona Gubelmann

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JonDavidDavis added Jurassic Shark

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

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John Hazard added Jersey Shore Shark Attack Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico, William Atherton

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JurassicGames added Kon-Tiki

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47 Meters Down Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson

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JonDavidDavis added Shark Attack in the Mediterranean Ralf Möller, Patriq Pinheiro, Oona-Devi Liebich

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Shark Hunter Antonio Sabàto^! Jr., Grand L. Bush, Velizar Binev

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Shark Zone Velizar Binev, Brandi Sherwood, Dean Cochran

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Shark! Burt Reynolds, Mini Andén, Arthur Kennedy

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

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Raging Sharks Vanessa Angel, Corbin Bernsen, Corin Nemec

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SantoNahasapeemapetilonKoot added Tintorera Priscilla Barnes, Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz

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Daniel “Ceify” Lima added Cruel Jaws Norma J. Nesheim, Kirsten Urso, Gregg Hood

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Cyclone Heather Thomas, Martin Landau, Troy Donahue

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shark Movies of All Time
medeamesaros991@gmail.com added Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo

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3 Headed Shark Attack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Shark Movies of All Time
wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added 3 Headed Shark Attack Karrueche Tran, Jaason Simmons, Rob Van Dam

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