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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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913 194
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Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

684 190
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Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

286 41
The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shark Movies of All Time
JurassicGames added The Shallows Blake Lively

364 171
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The Reef Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley

449 214
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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

318 156
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SuperFrozenhead added Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb

425 232
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Open Water Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

402 211
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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 ...

266 143
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JasmineCullen added Bait 3D

326 260
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bojanthebest added Jaws: The Revenge Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

287 203
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Jaws 3-D Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett

195 131
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The Deep Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Eli Wallach

236 149
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Red Water Coolio, Kristy Swanson, Lou Diamond Phillips

263 210
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ChangesDownClub added Sharknado Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Julie McCullough

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235 156
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Shark Tale Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

183 122
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12 Days of Terror Colin Egglesfield, Danny Keough, Jenna Harrison

204 152
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aminalguy added Megalodon Mark Sheppard, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza

213 199
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Elise Hennigan added Sharknado 2 Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, Vivica A. Fox

104 67
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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis David Caruso, Stacy Keach, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

115 106
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Spring Break Shark Attack Kathy Baker, Bryan Brown, Shannon Lucio

94 64
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107 94
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Shark Attack 3 John Barrowman, Ryan Cutrona, Bashar Rahal

127 118
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aminalguy added Shark Attack Ernie Hudson, Casper Van Dien, Bentley Mitchum

53 40
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JonDavidDavis added Ghost Shark Mackenzie Rosman, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis

57 46
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JonDavidDavis added Swamp Shark Kristy Swanson, Wade Boggs, Robert Davi

191 204
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Sharktopus Eric Roberts, Roger Corman, Shandi Finnessey

41 29
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JonDavidDavis added Shark Swarm Daryl Hannah, June Squibb, John Schneider

86 91
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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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106 118
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Shark Attack 2 Nikita Ager, Danny Keough, Thorsten Kaye

39 42
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JonDavidDavis added Jurassic Shark

21 15
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John Hazard added Jersey Shore Shark Attack Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico, William Atherton

127 186
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Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus Debbie Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen Blackehart

42 43
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KyleCrawford added Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus Gina Torres, Jaleel White, Robert Picardo

62 72
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Blue Demon Jana Kramer, Christine Lakin, Fiona Gubelmann

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JurassicGames added Kon-Tiki

26 51
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JonDavidDavis added Shark Attack in the Mediterranean Ralf Möller, Patriq Pinheiro, Oona-Devi Liebich

20 36
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Shark Hunter Antonio Sabàto^! Jr., Grand L. Bush, Velizar Binev

15 31
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Shark Zone Velizar Binev, Brandi Sherwood, Dean Cochran

13 30
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Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Hunter Tylo, William Forsythe, Jeffrey Combs

10 29
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Shark! Burt Reynolds, Mini Andén, Arthur Kennedy

36 69
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Raging Sharks Vanessa Angel, Corbin Bernsen, Corin Nemec

9 25
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Daniel “Ceify” Lima added Cruel Jaws Norma J. Nesheim, Kirsten Urso, Gregg Hood

14 38
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Cyclone Heather Thomas, Martin Landau, Troy Donahue

64 109
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SantoNahasapeemapetilonKoot added Tintorera Priscilla Barnes, Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz

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

1 0
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shark Movies of All Time added Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo

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3 Headed Shark Attack is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shark Movies of All Time added 3 Headed Shark Attack Karrueche Tran, Jaason Simmons, Rob Van Dam