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Best Shark Movies

  • Jaws

    Jaws (PG, 1975)

    Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
    Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard fo... read morer the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach. Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns. When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert. After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White--especially since the price is right. The three ride off on Quint's boat "The Orca," soon coming face to teeth with the enemy. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
    • johnburke27
      johnburke27: The only shark eating people film you'll ever need to watch. Jaws 2,3 and 4 are not worth watching at all. As
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • corinnaosei
      corinnaosei: . This film is a thriller about a killer shark like no other. This film is an intense film that will leave you on the edge of your seat and f
      Reviewed 32 days days ago
    • fb1077523731
      fb1077523731: we become connected with the protagonists so we can feel like a part of their struggle to beat this shark, and the high-quality acting helps a lot. But the most impressive aspect of Jaws is the stress
      Reviewed 28 days days ago
  • Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea (R, 1999)

    Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport
    Although mako sharks are among the fastest and deadliest predators in the ocean, they're not as smar... read moret as humans -- at least, they weren't. However, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) has been using mako sharks as her test subjects for research on the regeneration of human brain tissues. McAlester has altered the DNA of several sharks, raising them close to the level of human intelligence; the sharks have also become faster and stronger in the process. While these DNA experiments have yielded fascinating results, they're also of questionable ethics and legality, earning her the distrust of several members of her crew, including shark authority Carter Blake (Thomas Jane and cook "Preacher" Dudley (LL Cool J). The financial backers of these experiments have also expressed skepticism, so when McAlester is ready to perform some major tests, financier Russell Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson) arrives for the occasion. McAlester and her team are delicately extracting brain tissue from one of the altered makos when the animal regains consciousness - and becomes very angry. The shark not only attacks the researchers but also damages the floating lab, leaving the crew aboard a literally sinking ship, with the makos eager to go a few rounds - in an arena that favors sharks. Deep Blue Sea was directed by Renny Harlin, and filmed in Mexico at Fox Studios Baja in the underwater filming facilities created for James Cameron's Titanic. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • vossr
      vossr: . At the absolute height of his speech, he gets gotten by a really smart shark that jumps out of a hole and drags Mace Windu down to a bloody demise. Fantastic stuff, but on
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb612858191
      fb612858191: . Great campy shark fun!
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: Deep blue sea is one of those shark movies that has it all blood check,realistic sharks check,and a great director check possibly
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Open Water

    Open Water (R, 2004)

    Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Estelle Lau, Michael E. Williamson
    Based on a true story, a thriller about an American couple, Daniel and Susan, who are on an island h... read moreoliday. Upon arrival at their hotel, it becomes clear that Daniel and Susan's relationship is under strain from their workaholic lifestyles, and they need a vacation even more than they realized. The next morning, the loving and rested couple, certified scuba divers, board a local dive boat for an underwater tour of the reef. The boat is crowded with other vacationers, and due to a series of innocent miscommunications and a distracted crew, the couple is, after only 40 minutes or so underwater, accidentally left behind. What follows is the story of their ordeal: cold, alone and miles from land, the couple is adrift in shark-infested waters. What follows is a reminder to us about how much 'fun' it is to be frightened by our most primal fears--namely what we think may linger just below the surface.
    • fb100000356259486
      fb100000356259486: hell this is crap! 2 people sit in the water for an hour and a half only to get dragged under by a shark you cant even see! This is poor! Poorer than a tramp eating a stale piece of toast that was a
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • fb561895483
      fb561895483: . A quick death by a shark would be a good compromise to watching this again
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • JexyMG
      JexyMG: hing that made this movie even remotely entertaining was the fact that it is a true story, and real sharks. But that doesn't save it from the fact that it is terribly boring. If you want realistic sha
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 (PG, 1978)

    Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joe Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer
    Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terroriz... read moreing the waters.
    • fb502563493
      fb502563493: when he tells them they have a problem again and ends up being fired, which means he must find this shark and kill it again. Always thought that he died in the end but left shocked when watched it aga
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • wdibbsgmailcom
      wdibbsgmailcom: . How could anyone think that a sequel to a movie about a shark attack would be good? The movie is so dumb because having two abnormally large and aggressive
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb653277564
      fb653277564: Completely unnecessary but still rather fun b-movie than turns the killer shark into a Jason Vorhees type teen hunter. There aren't many entertaining shark flicks, so this si
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
  • Jaws 4 - The Revenge

    Jaws 4 - The Revenge (PG-13, 1987)

    Michael Caine, Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young
    This third sequel to the 1975 mega-hit Jaws returns Lorraine Gary to the role of Ellen Brody, widow ... read moreof the Roy Scheider character from the first two films. When her son Sean, the current police chief of shark-plagued Amity Island, is killed by the beast, Ellen goes to the Bahamas to comfort her surviving son. Michael Brody (Lance Guest) and his friend Jake (Mario Van Peebles) are marine biologists there to help, but in the end it is up to Ellen and her new beach-bum love -- played by Michael Caine -- to put a halt to the fishy horror. Director Joseph Sargent concludes the series with an ending chosen from several alternate possibilities. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
    • johnburke27
      johnburke27: .

      The story is absolutely senseless a shark that is taking revenge on the Brody family for killing the last three sharks. The fact that Mi
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb502563493
      fb502563493: . Thinking there will be no chance of seeing a shark in the warm waters they are sadly mistaken which Jaws hunts them down
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • moviesbewithyou2
      moviesbewithyou2: . He died from fear. Fear of that shark.

      After a decent sequel to Jaws, and a really weird 3-D attempt, we have Jaws 4. There comes a
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
  • Jaws 3

    Jaws 3 (PG, 1983)

    Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr, John Putch
    An ocean-themed Florida amusement park comes under attack from an angry Great White shark in this th... read moreird installment of the horror series. The film maintains only a loose relationship to the original Steven Spielberg hit, centering on Mike (Dennis Quaid) and Sean (John Putch), the sons of police chief Martin Brody (originally played by Roy Scheider). Mike works at Sea World, where a baby Great White shark has accidentially been let into the park. Soon, the baby's vicious and extremely powerful mother comes in search of her child. The film focuses most of its attention on the series of tense shark attacks that follow, as tourists run for their lives while the park workers struggle to destroy the sharp-toothed beast. The suspense sequences were made somewhat more memorable during the film's original release with 3-D photography, an attribute lost on video, thereby removing the most distinctive element of an otherwise run-of-the-mill sequel. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
    • fb502563493
      fb502563493: . Little does he know that he will have a shark problem and it's only a matter of time until people go missing. Some terrible special effects
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb100005479891047
      fb100005479891047: . The shark looks even more fake than in the first two films and can apparently move without moving it's t
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • willburford1gmailcom
      willburford1gmailcom: ...Oh wait, it IS completely ridiculous! By far one of the worst shark movies ever made! The first and second ones were great! But this one, and the last one, put th
      Reviewed 5 months days ago