The Best Shark Movies of All Time

Sharks. They’re everywhere. In the oceans, in lakes, and in our bathtubs. At least, that’s often the premise of a lot of camp, horror flicks these days. In case your binge-watch well is running a little dry, here are the best shark movies you can to add to your list.


1.   JawsThe godfather of all shark movies, Jaws was a film marvel at the time of its release in 1975. You can also check out Jaws 2Jaws 3-D, and Jaws: The Revenge.


2.   The ShallowsPoor Nancy just wanted to have a fun day surfing, but a great white shark had another idea.


3.   The Reef: A group of five friends embark on a water-bound voyage to chart a yacht to its owner and decide to anchor near a tiny island. And then all goes wrong. Very wrong.


4.   The Meg: If regular ol’ sharks just aren’t enough for you, you’ll be happy to know that The Meg’s shark is actually a pre-historic 75-foot-long beast known as the Megalodon.


5.   Bait 3D: The movie follows a bunch of grocery store workers who are forced to cope with a sudden tsunami that floods the store with, you guessed it, sharks.


6.   47 Meters Down: This movie that will make you rethink that shark cage diving excursion you booked for your next vacation.


7.   Shark Night 3D: Shark Night 3D is a ridiculous movie. There are sharks chasing jet skis and just a whole of dumb college kids doing dumb things. But we still recommend it!


8.   Sharknado: This movie is…not good. Sharks cannot merge with tornadoes. Sharks cannot roar like lions. Sharks cannot latch onto your getaway helicopter. And yet, there is something endearing about Sharknado and its five unnecessary sequels.



9.   Deep Blue Sea: All you need to know is that the cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael Rapaport, and LL Cool J, and that it’s been called the “greatest non-Jaws shark movie of all time.”


10.     Open Water: The words “based on a true story” will make any story scarier. The movie is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of Tom and Eileen Lonergan.


11.     Planet of the Sharks: Imagine a world of nothing but sharks. That’s what Planet of the Sharks tried to do, and boy, did they try. It’s free to stream if you have Amazon Prime, so there’s that.


12.     Finding Nemo: Forget about Nemo and Dory. This is actually a movie about shark redemption, a commitment to a new diet, and making friends. And while yes, those sharks did try to eat the other cute little fish, it shows that we all fall down, but we can still get up.