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The Best Shark Movies Of All Time

Updated April 1, 2021 14.5k votes 4.6k voters 421.8k views46 items

List RulesMovies 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. Did you know that Jaws is even somewhat based on a true story? 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. You'll even find a few shark movies based on true stories. Be sure to check back as new shark movies are added to the list once they are released.

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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Deep Blue Sea

    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

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    Jaws 2

    Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton

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    Open Water

    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

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    The Reef

    Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering

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    Soul Surfer

    Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt

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    Bait 3D

    Phoebe Tonkin, Julian McMahon
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    Shark Night

    Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton
    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 as it as tv show to make money

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    The Shallows

    Blake Lively

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    Jaws 3-D

    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson

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    The Meg

    Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee

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    The Deep

    Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett

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    47 Meters Down

    Mandy Moore, Claire Holt
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    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles

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    Shark Tale

    Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera

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    Sharknado

    Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo
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    Swamp Shark

    Kristy Swanson, Wade Boggs
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    Sharknado 2

    Tara Reid, Kurt Angle
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    Spring Break Shark Attack

    Kathy Baker, Bryan Brown
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    Megalodon

    Mark Sheppard, Robin Sachs
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    47 Meters Down: Uncaged

    John Corbett, Nia Long
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    Shark Attack

    Ernie Hudson, Casper Van Dien
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    USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

    Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore

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    Ghost Shark

    Mackenzie Rosman, Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis