7 Best Shark Movies Since Jaws
Jaws, Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 film about a shark movie, is the most beloved. But what other horror films are there? It’s easy to think that this collection is not worth the effort. The selachimorpha’s creature features have been somewhat diminished by low-budget, straight-to-video films like Sharknado.
There are some B-movies that look so bad they’re good, but there are shark movies that deserve our attention. There are many subgenres of dead in the sea movies, but there are some that are worth a look. Here are seven of the best shark movies since Jaws.
7. Shark Night 3D (2011)
The last film David R. Ellis made before his death was a contribution to 3D, one of the most prominent subgenre trends that emerged just over ten years ago. Shark Night 3D, which was released in 2011, wasn’t a well-reviewed movie and was often criticized unfairly when compared with other subgenre films. However, it has its charms. A cast of hot, young college students who are each eaten one at a time creates a fun, slasher-esque atmosphere. The plot of a group of shark species hunting college students in an enclosed lake is absurd, but it’s entertaining nonetheless.
Although it’s not Jaws, what shark film is this? It is still fast-paced, and it delivers some of the best shark action in recent years. Although it is undoubtedly silly and the VFX work may not be the best, it doesn’t stray too far from the Sharknado school. Ellis’s work is very on-brand. It feels similar to his earlier films, Snakes on a Plane, and Two Final Destination films. You don’t need to take this too seriously. This shark thriller is a raunchy, dirty, but fun one.
6. The Meg (2018)
Jon Turteltaub’s 2018 summer hit, the Meg is the perfect film for you if your shark films are big. Jaws is considered the first summer blockbuster. Turteltaub’s film is the closest to the big-screen shark spectacle since. The Meg enjoyed a wave of success and gained interest in the subgenre that was brought about by another shark movie, which is further down this list. The Meg had to, because it budget was large enough. It was an encouraging and positive step for creature features overall to see a studio make a shark film.
Although the film received mixed reviews, it was loved by fans of the subgenre. The film features many striking visuals and several standout scenes. Jason Statham is the film’s brilliant lead actor. Fans were also able to enjoy the film’s popular and well-known leading man, Jason Statham. They could have called it “Shark vs. Stath”, which would have brought in more people. The film was successful enough to warrant a sequel. Ben Wheatley is currently in production.