Shark and summer movies go hand in hand. I’ve already had a few this year. Ouija Shark 2 and Reef: Stalking appear soon and recently Shark Bait it was a mediocre surprise. However, there have been some real wells in the past – depending on your point of view. At least according to Letterboxd.
Letterboxd is a a great tool if you intend to avoid the heat and stay for some thrillers with oceanic predators. Of course, there is the top box office masterpiece Jaw and the impressive modern filmed The Shallows. But what about cinematic flotsam and jetsom, those who are so ridiculous their advertisers probably shuddered at the thought of trying to market these Best Value copies?
I took the lowest rated shark movies on Letterboxd to compile this list. From that list, we filtered 10 shark movies, from the lowest to the highest.
The “worst” shark movies are a matter of opinion
I discovered that Asylum, a glorious studio, is not the only company that is afraid to make a great movie out of a white shark. This is not a critique, it is a celebration of grade B CGI movies and great acting on the green screen. The 10 movies below are sorted from worst to best. We’ve included trailers just in case you need more persuasion to invest your precious summer viewing program in some hilarious declining returns.
10. The Jurassic Shark
This is not just a play on words, it is also a game of genre. Get ready because a group of shipwrecked people are being terrorized by a 747-sized shark. Unlike a jumbo jet, it doesn’t really block the landing.
When an oil company inadvertently unleashed a prehistoric shark from its frozen prison, the Jurassic killer hosts a group of art thieves and a group of beautiful young students on an abandoned piece of land. The two opposing groups are forced to do everything in their power to survive or become food for the shark that is not really extinct!
9. The Shark Exorcist (2015)
Fifty years! Yes 50 years later and the Exorcist it’s still the scariest movie of all time. Unfortunately, the scariest part of this worst shark movie is its slogan: “The only thing more terrifying than a shark in the sea is a shark in a she! ” You will need a greater sense of humor.
A demonic nun calls Satan to a small fishing village, where she takes over the bodies of a large white shark and a young woman. A chain reaction of evil dominates the small community while shredded bodies wash on the shore. A Catholic priest arrives and must fight both with his teeth and with the temptation on land and sea to send these murderers back to Hell before the wave finally comes!
8. Psycho Shark (2009)
This film was called “Jaws in Japan”. But we will let you judge whether or not it is a compliment or an insult. We think the trailer below will encourage you in your opinion, maybe it’s just us, but it’s kind of intriguing.
Beautiful girls are in danger. At Sunny Beach, a giant shark is waiting for its prey. Students Miki and Mai arrive at a private beach on a tropical island. They can’t find the hotel where they made their reservations and get lost hopelessly, until a handsome young man appears who offers to take them to his cottage. But something is wrong with that place. The owner’s fingernails are stained with blood and Miki feels something sinister lurking nearby.
7. Avalanche Sharks (2013)
because The shark exorcist uses the Catholic Church as a catalyst for possession, here is a Native American curse. However, it is different, the curse makes the young women to dress in bikinis in icy weather, and the saltwater fish to swim on the snowy shores. Do I think snow is technically water?
It’s spring break on a ski slope in the USA. Visitors and resort staff are attacked by snow sharks who were summoned to the mountains by avenging American Indian sharmans long ago. The staff and a few spring breakers are fighting the cursed ice sharks to survive in the snow and escape the mountains.
6. The planet of sharks (2016)
The world of water Meets The deep blue sea In this post-apocalyptic worst movie with sharks. Although Monkeys planet had makeup effects awarded by John Chambers, this film keeps the creatures dumb and in their natural form – if you consider CGI as natural.
In the near future, the melting of glaciers covered ninety-eight percent of the Earth’s land mass. Sharks have flourished, and now dominate the planet, functioning as a massive school run by a mutant alpha shark.
5. Raiders of the Lost Shark (2014)
Do you notice a pattern? No, not that it was a bad pandemic Jaw fraud, but there is a pandemic of parodies of bad movie titles. It’s almost like writing titles for adult movies. It’s half right for this worst shark movie – it’s softcore. Lots of quality audition acting and cheap SFX make us wonder why it ranked higher The shark exorcist.
Four friends went on a boat trip to a private island. But, unaware of them, an armed shark escaped from a top-secret military laboratory, a genetically modified shark with hatred in its blood and programmed to hunt any man within range. Now, these friends must unite to fight a new brand of predators that will not stop at nothing to stay at the top of the food chain.
4. Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus (2010)
Filmmakers not only take artistic freedoms with evolution, but play with genetics in it. Since a crocodile is actually a real dinosaur, there was no need to change its name, unless you turn it into a kaiju. Which is exactly what the directors of this crazy movie did to make it interesting. Add an adult Jaleel White to the mix and you have a drinking game in which you make a shot and say “did I do that?” after each collapse of the building.
A megalodon fights a crocodile causing massive damage. The US military must try to destroy the chaos that creates monsters.
3. Amityville Island (2020)
Slasher meets possession meets a cult meets women in prison meets a haunted house Jaw, let’s throw a creepy doll just for the sake of the cliché. These worst movie titles with sharks are getting closer to being meta, it nods to both Jaw and Horror Amityville.
A cursed survivor of the Amityville murders brings evil to a small island where bizarre genetic experiments are performed on humans and animals in a secret women’s prison.
2. Attack with 2 shark heads
Once the hair-tipping positions and the beach towel are over, he actually looks like a winner. With Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan at the head of the poster, everything is down here. Asylum thought about it a little. It’s the very definition of a B movie and why we love them so much.
Survivors escape into a deserted atoll after their boat, during a ship Semester at Sea, is sunk by a two-headed mutant shark. But when the atoll begins to flood, no one is protected from the monster’s double jaws.
1. Frenzy aka Surrounded (2018)
The money is in the movies in this The Shallows cloning. This movie looks a little better than the rest on this list. Maybe this is because the two protagonists Aubrey Reynolds and Gina Vitori are not the typical trop of beach boys with busts so often exploited in B-movies.
A group of friends run a popular travel vlog that helps them fund their adventures. Paige (Gina Vitori), the leader of the group, includes her younger sister, Lindsey (Aubrey Reynolds), for her next diving trip in a secluded bay. But when their plane crashes, the two sisters must use their immense strength, inventiveness and courage to survive a pack of great white sharks.
Well, that’s it. These are the lowest rated shark movies on Letterboxd. Some are good, some are bad, but all are fun. If you give one or all of them a watch, tell us your opinion. And, as always, if we missed something, let us know.