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JAWS Movie & the many Shark films to follow......

Updated on July 14, 2010
JAWS the Revenge
JAWS the Revenge

JAWS 1, 2, 3, and The Revenge

There is almost no questioning that the Jaws movies rank as the top shark movies of all time. Written by Peter Benchley, this series that spanned 20 years of terrified viewers with its “easy to imagine” plots and its famously creeping theme song. The original Jaws movie is widely credited as being “the best”, perhaps largely because it was the only one directed by Steven Spielberg.

Jaws 2was a descent enough sequel and brought together the original cast which was nice to see what happens after.... There were plenty of shots with the shark and heart pounding moments.

Jaws 3actually features a notable cast including Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., and Lea Thompson, but as far as the over all plot and look of the movie goes the 3rd movie is by far the worst. They made what looks like one of films first attempts to do CGI work and they failed miserably ,the shark has never looked so fake!

Jaws the Revenge got rid of the CGI works and brought back the old school animatronic shark that looked better and even more real than all the ones before it.

Deep Blue Sea

Perhaps second fiddle to the Jaws movies, Deep Blue sea is a nice and creepy water-based horror film led by a cast that includes: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgard, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Also I truly believe that Deep Blue Sea has some of the best CGI and animatronic work of any shark movie. Many of the scenes had my friends and I debating if the sharks were real or not.

Shark Attack Megalodon

This is movie is based on the prehistoric shark Megalodon which in real life has been instinct for millions of years but in the movie  submarines dive deep into the oceans darkness and come across this giant creature.

Open Water

What makes this shark movie especially terrifying is that it is based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat  leaves them in the middle of the ocean.

The biggest difference in this movie compared to the others is that you never really see the sharks. The movie is filmed from the couples point of view which is above the water level.

Red Water

This was a made for TV shark film, this one is a story about a freshwater shark along the Louisiana River. As far as made for TV shark films I think this was one of the better ones. The acting was decent and the plot is original.  It stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, and Coolio.


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      maddartist 7 years ago from San Diego, CA

      I have always been a fan of shark movies but mainly because i have always been fascinated by them. It makes me sad knowing millions are being slaughtered by poachers every year. i'm waiting for a movie where the shark is a good flipper lol.

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      MrMidNight 7 years ago

      Hey Glimmer515, yeah i saw every movie you posted here and i have to say open water was the worst of them all, i'll take the movie flipper over that one, hahahaha....

      Interesting post though

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Years ago I could not watch the Jaws movies, they were too gorey for me. Now I love them - what does that say about me? Great selection and descriptions of shark movies.

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      Chip 7 years ago from Cold Mountain

      I saw an interview of Spielberg on TV a few years ago and he said "Jaws" would be a flop with today's audiences. It's over 20 min between the first two attacks and that's too long for today. Interesting.

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      Kasey Rubenstein 7 years ago from California

      Open Water... so scary and sad. If I could go back in time I would stop myself from seeing it, lol. Nice hub.

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      ldparker10 7 years ago

      i love shark films!!! i think because i am SO scared of them that when i watch these films it makes them even more scary and tense. I always imagine myself in those situations and it makes me terrified! I agree with your hub, i have seen most of those films.

      cool hub cheers