20+ Shark Movies
I'm passionate about Shark movies. Really passionate. Yes 99% of them are crap, but it's part of the reason why I enjoy them. Recently they have been made self aware, but it wasn't always the case.
Regardless... you won't find a more complete list than this one. This list may contain TV Series, but will not contain documentaries or short movies.
If I wrongfully put a movie here or if I forgot one, please let me know... I take this list really seriously. Please keep in mind that many (and I do mean many) movies have alternate titles, which sometime makes it hard to keep track.
I also use this list as a checklist to movies I own.
1. 12 Days of Terror (2004 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.
Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison, John Rhys-Davies
2. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012 Video)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Survivors escape to a deserted atoll, after their boat during a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster.
Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach
3. 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015 Video)
TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
As a mutated, three-headed, great white shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers have to fight the deadly predator using anything they can find.
Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Karrueche Tran, Jason Simmons, Rob Van Dam, Danny Trejo
4. 90210 Shark Attack (2014)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Students encounter a haunted shark tooth.
Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Donna Wilkes, Rachel Rosenstein, Braden Bacha, Jeffrey Decker
5. Avalanche Sharks (2014)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Avalanche Sharks tells the story of a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche.
Director: Scott Wheeler | Stars: Alexander Mendeluk, Kate Nauta, Benjamin Easterday, Eric Scott Woods
6. Bait (III) (2012)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.
Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson
7. Blue Demon (2004 Video)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When sharks come from afar, searching for food find a beach for meat. A group of people must stop them before they head for the beach. Will they make it?
Director: Daniel Grodnik | Stars: Dedee Pfeiffer, Randall Batinkoff, Danny Woodburn, Josh Hammond
8. Creature (1998)
Not Rated | 240 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, ...See full summary »
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore, Cress Williams
9. Cyclone (1978)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any ... See full summary »
Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García
10. Dark Tide (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.
Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown,Sizwe Msutu
11. Dark Waters (2003 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Moneyless, ocean-exploring gigolo and his worldly lady-friend are forced to take part in looking into the possibility that aggression - utilizing marine life - is being planned.
Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Simmone Mackinnon, Jeffrey Gorman, Ross Manarchy
12. The Deep (1977)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.
Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams, Robert Shaw
Votes: 10,293 | Gross: $6.84M
13. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.
Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie
Votes: 117,515 | Gross: $73.65M
14. Dinoshark (2010 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A baby dinoshark evolves into a ferocious predatory adult, terrorising tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Director: Kevin O'Neill | Stars: Eric Balfour, Iva Hasperger, Aarón Díaz, Dan Golden
15. Ghost Shark (2013 TV Movie)
87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport.
Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Jayme Bohn, Eliot Brasseaux,Amy Brassette
16. Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (2015)
70 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
When Ghost Shark returns to terrorize Auckland, Mayor Broody calls in an expert ghost shark hunter to protect the citizens and finally defeat the creature.
Directors: Johnny Hall, Andrew Todd | Stars: Joh Bloomberg, Jake Sours,Harry Astarita, Campbell Cooley
17. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Votes: 519,243 | Gross: $260.00M
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18. Jaws 2 (1978)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo
Votes: 66,238 | Gross: $102.92M
19. Jaws 3-D (1983)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.
Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.
Votes: 36,746 | Gross: $45.52M
20. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young
Votes: 38,374 | Gross: $20.76M