And away we go…
Dark Waters (2003) – This didn’t quite make the list, but I have to include any Lorenzo Lamas extravaganza featuring our brunette beefcake going toe to fin with some killer fishes. It’s a surprisingly engaging film. Or I’m an easy sell.
This is Now: Well, it’s 2014 and here I am reliving my favorite shark moments, and wondering if I’ve missed anything. Since I wrote this I have seen Mediterranean Shark Attack (2004), Sharks in Venice (2008) Shark Night 3D (2011), and Bait (2012), all of which I’ve enjoyed on some level (and I’m wondering why I haven’t seen The Reef (2010)… and I still haven’t seen Jaws of Death either! Argh!). Of those, I think only Bait would make a new top 10, but since I’m a sucker for the toothy water creatures, I will add them all to the honorable mentions list. I’m like that – everyone gets an award!
What a fun list, Amanda! I must admit that I have only seen Jaws and Jaws II from your list. Would Orca the Killer Whale (1977) qualify for this list? I will never forget my nephew (when he was about 8 or 9) begging me to rent him that movie. I finally caved, then he screamed and ran from the room when Bo Derek had her leg bit off. Have you watched Sharknado? I am a bit curious, but I am not sure if it is worth my time.
Amanda, Thanks for sharing this excellent shark list with us.
It is very well timed because I currently find myself suffering from shark fever and there are several titles here I have yet to see.
Ever since I watched “The Last Shark”, I can’t get enough. I’m afraid I even went to the JAWS 3&4 zone.
Those Jaws movies may get progressively worse but they never get less fun. 4 is a camp classic around here.
And I can’t believe The Reef is from 2010! Where did the last 4 years go? I caught that one on Netflix and really enjoyed it. Here’s a link to an old review…
I’m not sure if it counts but the other night on Netflix I watched the MST3 episode featuring Lamberto Bava’s “Devil Fish” It’s not really about a shark, it’s more like a giant dish rag with tentacles- but it did the trick.
That one is also on Youtube in it’s original form without the MST3 treatment….
Mickster, I just saw that Orca is on Netflix right now. I have not seen it since I was a kid so I’m going to check it out again soon!
Into the Blue and its spiritual predecessor The Deep.