The 5 Best Shark Movies


The 5 best shark movies was thrilled about this past weekend’s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, so we’re marathoning some of the best shark movies to date. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

Sharks are so cool. Yeah, they’re terrifying, and yeah, they’re some of the ocean’s greatest predators, but they’re still cool. Why aren’t there more great movies about sharks? With the release of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged on the horizon, this question is absolutely worth asking. Is it because Discovery Channel’s Shark Week delivers plenty of real-live, non-fiction shark content to last all year? Is it because, no matter what, the film will probably end up getting compared to Jaws? Both of these things are likely true.

Still, more people should go out and try to make shark movies. Sharknado doesn’t count—they’re practically mocking sharks. We’re talking about real movies with real reverence for the sheer terror and strength of these animals. Someone who could churn one or two of those out would be destined to go down in history. Maybe they could lean on these shark movies for inspiration.