What are the best shark movies on Netflix?

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    #147 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down

    47 Meters Down is a British survival thriller movie directed by Johannes Roberts starring Claire Holt and Mandy Moore in 2017. Its sequel 48 Meters Down is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019.


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    Kenneth Stevens
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "you know the movie is good when you start panting by just watching the characters squirm and struggle with fear!"
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    #2Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

    Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

    Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is an action-comedy-horror film directed by Anthony Ferrante. It is about a monstrous tornado that unleashes sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida. It stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo. 


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    Kenneth Coleman
    Written on September 25, 2018
    "Anyone who wants to have a stupid laugh over something so far-fetched i recommend that you watch the Sharknado series especially this one which just continues its stupid antics. I believe this is the weakest link among the series but you will still have fun watching this though"
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    #312 Days of Terror

    12 Days of Terror

    12 Days of Terror is a docu-drama television film released in 2004 directed by Jack Sholder which recounts a series of grisly shark attacks that occurred on the coast of New Jersey in 1916 and is based on a true story. 


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    Sandra Mendoza
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "Ever since Jaws, I'm a sucker for a good shark flick. So, when I stumbled upon 12 Days of Terror on Netflix I was excited. I was a little skeptical because the reviews said it was a made for tv movie and sometimes those aren't that great but I was pleasantly surprised. I had to do some fact checking, since this is also based on true events and they did a great job sticking to the actual events that transpired. This one is a keeper and a must watch if you enjoy shark movies."


The animatronic shark they used for the horror shark movie Jaws name is “Bruce.” Three 25-foot sharks were all designed for the movie. All of which were called Bruce by the cast and crew, after director Steven Spielberg’s lawyer. As the famed story goes, the sharks kept malfunctioning in saltwater. This forced Spielberg to get creative and put more focus on character development. Jaws set the precedent for the killer shark trope, with later films taking cues from it.

However, technological advancements have occurred since the movie came out in 1975. These advancements made it possible to use CGI graphics. Instead of having to build mechanical sharks like Bruce, or using live footage of real sharks. The new shark movies of today, such as the Sharknado (2013) and The Shallows (2016), make sharks from computer-generated imagery. The use of CGI provides film creators with more artistic license and a wider range of possible scenarios. Another CGI shark that made waves is the great white shark that Michael Phelps raced. Discovery Channel released a show for Shark Week in 2017. The title of the show was Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White. In it, the 28-time Olympic medalist was shown to be swimming side-by-side a CGI shark in a 100-meter race, which he lost by two seconds.

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    Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.


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    Lorenzo Mondragón
    Written on September 25, 2018
    "Recently just watched this movie while i was in Asia after more than 35 years since i saw it for the first time. I must admit that it didnt quite have the shock factor when i first saw it but the acting and script felt quaint. Anyway, now i am back home and i can no longer find this on Netflix again i just watched it a few months ago eh. "
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    Sharknado os a science fiction disaster television film released in 2013 directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, which is the first installment in the Sharknado film series. This features stars  Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, and John Heard.


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    Mark Hart
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "I was looking for a shark movie to watch the other night on Netflix and came across Sharknado. It's about a tornado that winds up sucking up a bunch of sharks and throwing them all over the place, causing chaos. It was a pretty crazy movie but I was looking for sharks, and I definitely found sharks!"
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    #6Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

    Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

    Sharknado: The 4th Awakens is a comedy sci-fi television film released in 2016 directed by  Anthony C. Ferrante, which is the fourth installment in the Sharknado film series. This first premiered on Syfy in the United States. 


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    Dolores Lozano
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Obvious satire, but mindlessly hilarious. It's a good shark movie on netflix. Not the best, but one of the good ones that isn't cheesy like the others!"
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    #7The Reef

    The Reef

    The Reef is an Australian horror film released in 2010 written and directed by Andrew Traucki which centers on a group of friends who is being stalked by a great white shark after their sailboat capsized along the Great Barrier Reef.


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    Jose Jordan
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "@bruce boyd mate, r u blind or something? its literally a bloody shark film. ik im late to the party but jfc the description itself says that its about a great white f*cking SHARK lol"
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    #8The Shallows

    The Shallows

    The Shallows is a dramatic thriller movie flick about the surfer Nancy who is attacked by a great white shark and how she braves her way to survival. It was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra which was released on June 24, 2016.


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    Jessica Russell
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "THought this was gonna be another weak attempt at a shark thriller but it turned out to be a once-a-decade experience in the movies. Lively being alone out there getting torn piece by piece and getting her stuff stolen and all that packed in just a little over an hour? Sign me up for a replay!"
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    #9Jaws 2

    Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 is a thriller film released in 1978 directed by Jeannot Szwarc which is the sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the second installment in the Jaws franchise. It was then followed by Jaws 3-D and Jaws: The Revenge.


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    Catherine Phillips
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Netsflix is a good place as any to find almost any movie under the sun. Its got a wide variety of choices. Anyway, i found jaws 2 there and its one of the best shark movies i ever watched last year in 2017"
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    #10Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea is a science fiction horror film released in 1999 directed by Renny Harlin which centers on a group of scientists who is doing a research on mako sharks to help fight the Alzheimer's disease.


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    Douglas Crawford
    Written on September 25, 2018
    "IMO Deep Blues Sea is the best shark movie ever. NGL i have seen this movie more than 50 times already. (take note i rarely watch any movie more than twice eh) What i like about this is that it has a few good moments of suspense and a great surprise kill. "
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    #11Open Water

    Open Water

    Based on a true story, the film follows an American couple on an island holiday that turns into an ordeal when they are left behind on a scuba expedition. Open Water is a 2003 American psychological horror drama film.


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    Katherine Beck
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Shark movies are all the rage on Netflix right now. There are tons of cheesy sci-fi style movies, but there are also some pretty good, realistic thrillers out there. This is a good one. I've always been uneasy about the ocean but seeing this movie pushed me beyond that. The fact that it's based on a true story is even scarier than the movie itself."
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    #12Sharknado 2: The Second One

    Sharknado 2: The Second One

    Sharknado 2: The Second One is an adventure-comedy flick directed by Anthony C. Ferrante. It was released on July 30, 2014. Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Vivica A. Fox are the star in this movie.


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    #13Shark Night

    Shark Night

    Shark Night is a horror film released in 2011 directed by David R. Ellis which centers on a group of friends who are having a party at a beach house, but soon the fun turns into fear and a blood feast when they swim in infested water with sharks


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    Teresa Owens
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "remember watching this with my college friends and we were eating a sandwich (we weren't really eating a sandwich HEHEHE) Solid movie to watch with friends! It's a! But recently i checked Netflix to watch this again and i couldnt find it eh"


Best What are the best shark movies on Netflix
147 Meters DownMovies 10 Paid
2Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!Movies 9 Paid
312 Days of TerrorMovies 9 Paid
4JawsMovies 8 Paid
5SharknadoMovies 8 Paid
6Sharknado: The 4th AwakensMovies 8 Paid
7The ReefMovies 8 Paid
8The ShallowsMovies 8 Paid
9Jaws 2Movies 8 Paid
10Deep Blue SeaMovies 8 Paid

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