The 20 Best Shark Movies Make Shark Week Look Like Chum
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Ever since the 1975 premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, there’s been something in the water in Hollywood. More specifically, a pointed fin just off the coast that will somehow manage to be the underlying conflict for an entire feature.
Sure, shark movies now have a bit of a camp feel to them, often loaded with outdated special effects and cheap gore. But, whether you’re seeking a thrill or some novelty nostalgia, the shark movie genre is still a wonderful canon to sink your teeth into. And there’s plenty to choose from outside of the Jaws franchise, including pre-Jaws shark flicks like Blue Water, White Death. (Though, it’s clear from the countless knock-offs that the blockbuster still reigns at the top of the food chain.)
Maybe you’re looking for some seasonal scares this summer, or maybe you need something to hold you over until next Shark Week. Either way, there’s plenty of fish in the sea that are sure to make your Jaws drop. Just maybe hold off on your movie night if you’re heading to the beach any time soon.
From 'Jaws' to 'The Meg,' the best shark movies will help curb that desire to get out to the beach any time soon.