They are gory, scary, thrilling, they set our heart rates soaring and make us terrified of going into the water. Yes, that sums up almost every shark film ever released. A pleasant day on the beach being terrorised by a great white, the protagonist of the film turns saviour, brutal scenes of bright red blood spreading across the ocean and one final innovative move to shred it to pieces. We know how it starts and we also know how it is going to end, but guess what, we still watch it, in fact, we love the thrill of it.
Scroll down for a quick read of our list of the five best shark films of all time. Films that will ensure you never step into the water again!
A benchmark set by Steven Spielberg when it comes to shark films and the highest grossing movie of 1975, this summer blockbuster was a classic. When the biggest and meanest man-eater grips the quiet island of Amity, a police chief, along with a fisherman and marine scientist, sets sail to stop the great white.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
With a unique and a much more original storyline, the film is located in an isolated research facility, where a group of scientists conducts several experiments on sharks to establish a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, things take a drastic turn when the sharks turn out to be smarter than they seem.
Open Water (2003)
The film is based on the true story of a couple who go scuba diving while on a vacation, only to find themselves all alone amidst the vast ocean after they return from their dive. While they hope someone will notice that they are missing and send for help, they soon realise they are not alone. Giving them company is a shiver of bloodthirsty sharks.
Shark Night (2011)
A fun weekend at a friend’s lake house comes to a deadly halt for a group of college students, as within the lake await some deadly sharks. While it may not be the best film out there when it comes to scripting and special effects, it definitely rates high on gruesome shark attacks coupled with some teen drama.
The Shallows (2016)
Blake Lively’s The Shallows, was a surprise summer hit this year and many went so far as to call it the best shark movie since Jaws. After being attacked by a shark and trapped on a rock, surfer Nancy Adams must fight to live with barely any means at her disposal.
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