15 Best Shark Movies of All Time

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON September 15th, 2014

15 best shark movies of all time

Anybody still feeling the after effects of the energetic Shark Week on Discovery Channel last month? It certainly was a memorable one. Not to mention the demand for shark movies went up by quite a margin. Since a lot of people were looking for a credible list of the best shark movies of all time, we decided to suggest our readers some of the finest in this particular movie genre!


15. Shark Night 3D (2011)

Shark Night 3D 2011

A group of friends head out for a resort near a lake for their summer fun. But things take a turn for the worse when they realize, that the lake is full of various kind of dangerous sharks, including the infamous great white sharks.

The question is, how did all these sharks even get into a lake? While they are left alone on the lake side and the phones don’t work, they must find a way to get help for their already injured friends and escape the place alive.


14. Dark Tide (2012)

Shark Scary Movies

Shark expert Kate’s business is failing after her partner died from a shark attack. The visions from the attack still haunt her and she has not set foot in the water since. But as bills begin to pile up, she needs to do something about her work soon.

Her boyfriend convinces her to take on a job, a thrill seeking millionaire going for a shark hunt in the most dangerous place in the world: the shark alley, and that too without a cage! Having very little options, Kate agrees for the work.


13. Shark Attack (1999)

Shark Attack 1999

A marine biologist Steven travels to South Africa when he learns that a friend of his died in a shark attack. He meets with his friend’s sister who tells him that she believes her brother was deceived.

Steven agrees to help her, and later discovers that the sharks his friends were dealing with are not normal sharks, but they have been experimented upon!


12. Red Water (2003)

Red Water

When an oil rig worker and his partner agree to work for an oil company and are sent for some work at the river, they cross paths with a couple of thugs who came that way to recover money they hid in the river some time ago.

The thugs take them hostage, not realizing that there is a bull shark terrorizing the river and they might have more pressing issues soon enough.


11. Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)

Tintorera: Killer Shark 1977

Steven, a businessman has arrived at a beach to spend some quality time. When he finds himself sharing a female tourist with a local resort worker, the two of them become friends. They live an amazing three way intimate lifestyle in Steven’s yacht, but little do they know, their paradise brings along some trouble.

A tiger shark appears on the beach and starts killing the locals. The two men decide that they must kill the shark so they can return to their peaceful hometown.


10. The Last Shark (1981)

The Last Shark 1981

A great white shark enters the shores of Port Harbor and starts devouring swimmers. When the mayor refuses to close down the beaches, a shark specialist and a local shark hunter must kill the monster before it does any more damage. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Ahem, Jaws, Ahem!


9. Bait (2012)

Bait 2012

After a tsunami hits Australia, a bunch of people get trapped in a local supermarket. But just when they thought the worst was over, they find out that the storm brought along a great white shark towards the flooded land (yes, you gotta believe it!).

Now they must try to escape the place. Although a really weird plot, but the movie manages to pull it off thanks to its special effects and well directed thrills.


8. Shark Tale (2004)

Shark Tale 2004

The only animated film in the list, Shark Tale is a fun story about civilized and advanced marine life underwater. Oscar is your everyday fish who works at the whale wash and dreams of a life top of the ocean, where “somebody’s” live.

When Oscar takes credit for killing a shark that was in fact killed by an anchor, he becomes an instant star and his dreams come true. But when the sharks hear about the new “Shark Slayer” in town, they decide to avenge their fallen comrade.