It’s that time of year again, the temperature is rising and thoughts of waves and sandy beaches, exotic locations, or the local watering hole are filling your daydreams. While the water looks calm and inviting, it would serve you well to remember that just below the surface, there are nightmares lurking. And we happen to have a list of great films to remind of you of that.
When a giant great white begins to attack people in the waters of a small island community, the police chief, a marine biologist and a grizzled fisherman set out to hunt it down.
Jaws is a true classic that will never be out done (that’s my opinion). Recently a deleted clip, deemed to graphic for the film, has surfaced. You can watch it HERE.
The Shallows (2016)
The Shallows stars Blake Lively as Nancy, a woman surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a Great White and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of will..
47 Meters Down (2017) – Now In Theaters
Two friends, while on vacation. decide to go diving with sharks. All that is between them and the ultimate killers is a dive cage. When things go wrong, the two are in for the fight of their lives.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
A group of scientists, at a remote ocean research facility, are searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s. They are experimenting with using the brain cells of sharks to heal damaged cells. The serum they’ve given the sharks to stimulate cell growth has made the animals extremely intelligent. Now, the scientists must fight to survive.
Bait 3D (2012)
A tsunami has trapped a group of shoppers inside a coastal supermarket – along with massive 12-foot sharks.
The Deep (1977)
From the writer of Jaws comes The Deep. In the film a pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in the waters of Bermuda.
The Reef (2010)
A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Open Water (2002)
When two divers find themselves stranded in the ocean, getting rescued becomes the least of their worries when a frenzy of hungry sharks close in on them.
Both Open Water and Open Water II are available on Netflix
Shark Night 3D (2011)
A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks. The film is a little cheesy but still pretty good.
12 Days of Terror (2004)
For 12 days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola’s true account of those days.
Piranha 3D (2010)
An underwater tremor sets free a school of prehistoric Piranha. It’s up to the local police and a group of strangers banding together to save the lake’s party goers from becoming fish-food.
Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connel, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd
Piranha 3DD (2012)
When a water park is invaded by piranha, all hell breaks loose.
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Katrina Bowden, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, David Koechner, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames
Lake Placid (1999)
Giant Crocodiles, Betty White and some great moments of comedy, what’s not to love?
Cast: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt
A team documentary filmmakers travelling down the Amazon River are taken hostage by an unhinged hunter who hunting the trophy of a lifetime, a giant snake. The team are now hostages and struggling to survive their captor and the giant Anaconda.
Personally, I really like ‘Anaconda’. I thought it was a good story and at the time (1997) the effects were top notch.
Cast: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Danny Trejo
Deep Rising (1998)
When a group of hijackers seize a luxury ocean liner, they find more than they’re bargaining for, a group of man eating sea creatures have already taken of the ship.
Cast: Treat Williams, Anthony Heald, Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
A group of scientists arrive in the Amazon to find a strange prehistoric creature, in hopes of capturing him to study.
Cast: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
Sharks + tornadoes + an insane amount of cameos = Sharknado
Cast: Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, John Heard