Shark Movies

List of the best shark movies selected by visitors to our site: Deep Blue Sea 3, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Children of the Sea, The Beach Bum, The Meg, The Last Sharknado: It's About Time, Deep Blue Sea 2, Aquaman, Frenzy, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
Markimdb: 4.6
StyleTense, Disturbing

Dr. Emma Collins and her team are spending their third summer on the island of Little Happy studying the effect of climate change on the great white sharks who come to the nearby nursery every year to give birth. Along with the last two inhabitants of this former fishing village, their peaceful life is disrupted when a "scientific" team led by her ex-boyfriend and marine biologist Richard show up looking for three bull sharks who we soon learn aren't just any bull sharks.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Markimdb: 5
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGirlfriends, Sharks, Sisters, Fish
PlotSurvival, Diving
PlaceSea, Caves, Mexico
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A group of backpackers diving in a ruined underwater city discover that they have stumbled into the territory of the ocean's deadliest shark species.

Children of the Sea (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Brothers, Friends, Sharks, Turtles, Fish, Babies
PlaceSea, Trains, Beach

Ruka is a young girl whose parents are separated and whose father works in an aquarium. When two boys, Umi and Sora, who were raised in the sea by dugongs, are brought to the aquarium, Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she has the same sort of supernatural connection to the ocean that they do. Umi and Sora's special power seems to be connected to strange events that have been occurring more and more frequently, such as the appearance of sea creatures far from their home territory and the disappearance of aquarium animals around the world. However, the exact nature of the boys' power and of the abnormal events is unknown, and Ruka gets drawn into investigating the mystery that surrounds her new friends.

The Beach Bum (2019)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.5)
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Cats, Poets, Musicians, Sharks, Geniuses, Snake, Pilots
PlotDancing, Money, Basketball
PlaceParty, Aircraft
StyleLight, For men

An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.

The Meg (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSharks, Submariners, Lifeguards, Tough guys, Dinosaurs, Giants
PlaceSea, Ships, Helicopters
StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Dinosaurs
PlotTime travel
PlaceCastle, Wild West
StyleIncredible, Disturbing

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CharactersSharks, Scientists
PlotGenetic experiments

When shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant, she is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test subjects, which soon break loose and cause havoc.

Aquaman (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersSuperhero, Kings, Fish, Warriors, Sharks, Mermaids
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Power, Tsunami
PlaceUnderwater world, Islands
StyleDC, Exciting, Spectacular

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Frenzy (2018)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersSisters, Sharks

A group of friends run a popular travel vlog that helps fund their adventures. The leader of the group brings along her younger sister for the next scuba diving trip to an isolated cove. But when their plane crashes, the two sisters must use their strength, resourcefulness and immense courage to survive a pack of great white sharks.

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
PlotAdventure, Disasters, War, Tornadoes, Time travel, Expeditions

Fin and his wife April travel around the world to save their young son who's trapped inside a sharknado.

40 more movies
47 Meters Down (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Dominican Republic
CharactersSisters, Sharks
PlaceSea, Mexico
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersPirates, Horses, Strong women, Sharks, Witch, Monkeys
PlotGhost ships, Ghosts, Adventure, Sea battles, Supernatural, Survival, Fate, Bank robbery, Prison Break, Robbery, Chase
PlaceSea, Jungle, Ships, Islands, Prison
StyleUnexpected ending

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

Diving (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
PlotDeath, Diving, Soccer, Radio
PlaceSea, Beach

A restless photographer leaves her family to "find herself" and takes up deep-sea diving.

Cage Dive (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Australia

Three friends from California are filming an audition tape for an extreme reality game show. They document their journey to Australia where they will be doing their most dangerous activity.... Shark Cage Diving. A catastrophic turn of events leaves them in baited water full of Great White Sharks, turning their recording into a blood chilling diary of survival... and death.

The Odyssey (2016)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Sharks, Fish, Whale
PlotAdventure, Travel, Love, Dancing, Snow, Diving, Oil, On real events
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Party, Helicopters, Antarctica

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

The Shallows (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
CharactersSharks, Strong women, Tourists, Monsters
PlotHunting, Survival, Death, Pursuit, Chase, Fear
PlaceSea, USA, Islands

An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Sharks
PlotWar, Rivalry, Survival, Dancing, On real events
PlaceSea, Party, Court, Submarines
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Whale

The new installment of the Sharknado franchise takes place 5 years after Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! There have been no Sharknados in the intervening years, but now they’re appearing again in unexpected ways.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Presidential, Family, Astronauts, Fish, Monsters
PlotTornadoes, Revenge, Death

The sharks take bite out of the East Coast when the sharknado hits Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida.

Shark Lake (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller

Meredith Hendricks happens to be the best cop in her quiet town on Lake Tahoe. When a black-market exotic species dealer named Clint is paroled from prison, something he let loose begins to make its presence known. Swimmers and land-lovers alike begin to become part of the food chain at an unbelievable rate. Meredith and her team discover that they're not just hunting one eating machine, but a whole family of them. Not everyone will make it out alive, but those who do will never forget this summer at Shark Lake.

3-Headed Shark Attack (2015)
Mark5 (imdb: 2.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersSharks, Heroes, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Survival
StyleTense, Fascinating

The world’s greatest killing machine is three times as deadly when a mutated shark threatens a cruise ship. As the shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers fight the deadly predator using anything they can find.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon
CharactersSuperhero, Orphans, Fathers, Superhero, Aliens, Sharks, Monsters
PlotFight, Martial Arts, War, Fate, Justice, Chase
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, By comics

After the events of Justice League: War, Ocean Master and Black Manta have declared a war against the surface in retaliation of the aftermath of Apokoliptian-tyrant Darkseid's planetary invasion. Queen Atlanna seeks out her other son, Ocean Master’s half-brother Arthur Curry, a half-human with aquatic powers with no knowledge of his Atlantean heritage, to restore balance. Living with powers he doesn’t understand and seeing the danger around him, Curry takes steps to embrace his destiny, joining the Justice League, and with his new teammates he battles to save Earth from total destruction.

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CharactersSharks, Heroes
PlaceNew York, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)
Mark6 (imdb: 2.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersRobots, Sharks, Heroes, Scientists, Military
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Technology
PlaceSubmarines, Egypt, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing

When another Mega Shark returns from the depths of the sea, world militaries go on high alert. Ocean traffic grinds to a standstill as everyone lives in fear of the insatiable beast. Out of options, the US government unleashes the top secret Mecha Shark project -- a mechanical shark built to have the same exact characteristics as Mega. A pair of scientists pilot the mechanical creature as they fight Mega in a pitched battle to save the planet. But when faulty mechanics cause the Mecha to go after humans, the scientists must somehow guide Mega to Mecha in hopes that the two titans will kill each other - or risk untold worldwide destruction.

Son of Batman (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, cartoon, crime, detective
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Heroes, Ninja, Sharks
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Martial Arts, Skirmishes
StyleExciting, Depressive, For men

Batman learns that he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son with Talia al Ghul named Damian Wayne who is secretly being raised by Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins. When Ra's al Ghul apparently dies after a battle with Deathstroke, Batman must work to stop his long-lost son from taking revenge and guiding him to a righteous path, in addition to the chance for the pair to truly acknowledging each other as family.

Unbroken (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, military, biography, sport
CharactersSoldier, Military, Sharks
PlotWar, Survival, On real events
PlaceIslands, Japan, Prison, Germany
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Fascinating

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

Symphony No. 42 (2014)
Mark4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecartoon, short, detective
CharactersDogs, Cats, Horses, Wolves, Sharks, Foxes, Whale
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric, Fancy

The film applies an unconventional narrative. It presents a subjective world through 47 scenes. The small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature.

Sharknado (2013)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genrehorror, fantastic
PlotDisasters, War, Tornadoes, Survival
PlaceLos Angeles, Beach, Helicopters
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense

A freak hurricane hits Los Angeles, causing man-eating sharks to be scooped up in tornadoes and flooding the city with shark-infested seawater. Surfer and bar-owner Fin sets out with his friends Baz and Nova to rescue his estranged wife April and teenage daughter Claudia.

Dark Tide (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountrySouth Africa, United Kingdom

A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as "Shark Alley."

Bait (2012)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryAustralia, Singapore

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building ... along with a 12-foot great white shark.

2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
Mark7 (imdb: 2.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CharactersSharks, Teens, Friends, Monsters, Mutant
PlotLove, Survival, Supernatural
PlaceUninhabited island, Sea, Islands, Ships, Beach

A Semester at Sea ship is attacked and sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, and the survivors seek refuge on a deserted atoll. The coeds, however, are no longer safe when the atoll starts flooding.

Helter Skelter (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, drama
CharactersSharks, Dogs, Lesbians, Actors, Sisters, Photographers, Girlfriends, Surgeons, Models, Criminals
PlotLove, Investigation, Computers, Seduction, Bulimia, Cars

Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the burdens of surgery, begins to crumble, and along with it so does her mind, as she plummets towards a frightening and inevitable end.

Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)
Mark7 (imdb: 2.9)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CharactersSharks, Heroes
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Many years ago, hundreds of locals and tourists were massacred by giant man-eating sharks in the infamous 1916 Jersey Shore attacks. But that's just a legend... or is it? It's a holiday weekend on the Jersey Shore and, unbeknownst to anyone, underwater drills have attracted dozens of albino bull sharks to the pier. When a man goes missing, TC (The Complication), Nookie and friends fear the worst and plead with the police chief to close down the beach. It isn't until a famous singer is eaten alive during a performance on the pier that the shark hunt begins. Now, the Preppies must work together with the Guidos in order to save the Jersey Shore and its inhabitants from another vicious slaughter.

The Motel Life (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersLosers, Dogs, Gay, Sharks
PlaceShips, Aircraft, Casino
StyleHeavy, Depressive

A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Shark Night 3D (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 4)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersSharks, Dogs, Friends
StyleDisturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.

Super Shark (2011)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CharactersSharks, Military, DJs, Giants
PlaceBeach, Los Angeles

An offshore drilling accident triggers the release of a giant prehistoric shark. When marine biologist Kat Carmichael arrives, she runs up against corporate front man Roger Wade, who plots with Stewart to disrupt her investigation. With the help of Skipper Chuck and disc jockey Dynamite Stevens, Kat tries to find a way to defeat the monster which has evolved to a state where it can walk on dry land and's the SUPER SHARK!

Red Dog (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersDogs, Friends, Cats, Family, Sharks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Love, On real events
StyleTo cry, Touching

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

The Reef (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersSharks, Tourists
PlotKiller animals, Survival, Death
PlaceSea, Australia, Beach

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Animals United (2010)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersSharks, Heroes, Friends, Family, Partners, Bears, Monkeys, Whale

A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort. The animals endeavour to save the delta and send a message to the humans not to interfere with nature.

Dinoshark (2010)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersSharks, Heroes
PlaceArctic, Beach, Mexico, Helicopters
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

The film opens with a baby dinoshark swimming away from a broken chunk of Arctic glacier that calved due to global warming. Three years later, the dinoshark is a ferocious predatory adult and kills tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The protagonist, Trace, is first to notice the Dinoshark and witnesses his friend get eaten, but has trouble convincing people that a creature of such antiquity is still alive and eating people.

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010)
Markimdb: 2.4
Genreaction, adventure
CharactersSharks, Military, Crocodiles, Special agents, Scientists, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, Helicopters

When the prehistoric warm-water beast the Crocosaurus crosses paths with that cold-water monster the Mega Shark, all hell breaks loose in the oceans as the world's top scientists explore every option to halt the aquatic frenzy. Swallowing everything in their paths -- including a submarine or two -- Croc and Mega lead an explorer and an oceanographer on a wild chase. Eventually, the desperate men turn to a volcano for aid.

Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World (2010)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.7)
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersDinosaurs, Family, Sharks, Fish
TimePrehistoric times

Through the power of IMAX 3D, experience a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age. Join Julie, an imaginative young woman, in a unique voyage through time and space. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. See science come alive in an entertaining manner and get ready for a face-to-face encounter with the T-Rex of the seas!

Under the Sea 3D (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredocumentary, short
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSharks, Fish, Turtles, Hunters, Whale
PlaceUnderwater world, Australia, Islands, Sea, Jungle, Nature

Imagine a world of incredible color and beauty. Of crabs wearing jellyfish for hats. Of fish disguised as frogs, stones and shag carpets. Of a kaleidoscope of life dancing and weaving, floating and darting in an underwater wonderland. Now, go explore it! Howard Hall and his filmmaking team, who brought you Deep Sea and Into the Deep, take you into tropical waters alive with adventure: the Great Barrier Reef and other South Pacific realms. Narrated by Jim Carrey and featuring astonishing camerawork, this amazing film brings you face to fin with Nature's marvels, from the terrible grandeur (and terrible teeth) of a Great White to the comic antics of a lovestruck cuttlefish. Excitement and fun run deep Under the Sea!

OceanWorld 3D (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSharks, Whale, Turtles, Fish

A 3-D documentary chronicling a sea turtle's journey across the oceans.

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, action, adventure, cartoon, short
CharactersMonsters, Pirates, Heroes, Sharks
PlotDeath, Survival, Supernatural, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, Beach
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing, For men, Fancy

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

Luck (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersSerial killers, Sharks
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Obsession, Survival, Fate, Gambling
PlaceTrains, Deserts
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

Born lucky, Karim Moussa takes to exploiting it instead of focusing on studies. Now a wealthy gambler, he decides to recruit about a dozen lucky people to participate in a deadly game of survival.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Sharks
PlaceSubmarines, Laboratory, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, For men

The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Family, Lions, Sharks, Zebras
PlotThe escape, Survival, Volcanoes, Hunger, Adventure, Jealousy, Travel
PlaceJungle, Aircraft, Zoos

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Hellphone (2007)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, detective
CharactersDogs, Teens, Sharks, Fish
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers

A teenager feels an endless fascination for his cellular which will enable him to reach his aim: alluring the pretty high-school girl he's in love with. Unfortunately, this special "addiction" will not be without negative consequences on the behavior of the boy...

Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersFamily, Dogs, Sharks

Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.