Top 10 most impressive and haunting man-eater sharks movies of all time
doyen1988 3-06-2021, 22:47
The concept of "summer blockbuster" of Hollywood cinema was officially born in 1975 with the movie about the theme of cannibalistic shark "Jaws" by the talented director Steven Spielberg. Since then, big screen audiences have had a new fear of "man-eater shark". The image of "evil genius ocean " with giant bodies, sharp teeth carrying a deadly obsession on the big screen has brought nightmares for generations of moviegoers. Over the past 40 years, the "image" of the shark has always been a symbol, the subject of continuous exploitation of the world's cinema. On the occasion of the movie "47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter", which will be released at the end of September, Topshare invites you to review the most impressive and haunting cannibalistic films of all time.

47 Meters Down (2017)


Top 10 most impressive and haunting man-eater sharks movies of all time

47 Meters Down (Source: Internet)

47 Meters Down - Trailer

"47 Meters Down" revolves around the story of 2 American girls during a vacation in Mexico, got stuck in a shark observation cage on the ocean floor. Both must find a way to escape from the danger of white sharks waiting to swallow them. Eventhough the movie has  the same theme like the movie "The Shallows" but "47 Meters Down" still has its own charm. Two characters in "47 Meters Down" must find ways to survive on the bottom of the sea with the depth of 47 meters. The challenge is doubled up when there are "47 Meters Down" tells the story of two American girls who are stuck in a shark observation cage on the ocean floor while on vacation in Mexico. Both must find a way to get away before the white sharks come after them. Along with The Shallows' theme of survival in the middle of the sea, 47 Meters Down has its own allure. The two protagonists of 47 Meters Down must find a way to live on the ocean floor at a depth of 47 meters. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that, in addition to the vicious shark lurking nearby, the two girls must calculate limit themselves. The majority of the action in the film takes place underwater. Director Johannes Roberts creates video that is both realistic and cinematic.  


Jaws


The film is about Sheriff Brody, oceanographer Matt Hooper, and the

Jaw (1975)

The film is about Sheriff Brody, oceanographer Matt Hooper, and the "ocean killer," a giant shark that eats people. Close-ups of the monster's bright, pointed teeth in a surprise snap inserted by talented director Steven Spielberg and on haunting and scary imagery draw viewers in "Jaws" .For the first time on television, the viewer is confronted with a fear of the sea. Following "Shark Jaw," this sea creature has become the most iconic image in horror films with a sea setting. The film also gave rise to the idea of "blockbuster movies," which are mostly associated with summer blockbusters.  


The Meg (2018)


The plot of the film is based on Steve Alten's novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, which was published in 1997 (Image: internet)

The Meg - Trailer

Jon Turteltaub directed The Meg, a science fiction horror film. The plot of the film is based on Steve Alten's novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, which was published in 1997. This is the final summer blockbuster of 2018, with a budget of $150 million dollars. The plot revolves around naval captain Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), who once escaped from a giant shark and is now confronted with the most dangerous creature in the ocean - in a hundredfold more dangerous situation. Jonas Taylor was on duty five years ago when he came across a giant shark that killed half of the crew. He was not only fired, but he also lost his marriage and his honor. Nobody believed him when he claimed to have seen an unimaginable creature that had died out millions of years ago. And, when he is overcome by fear and disappointment, he must combat it once more to save those he loves.


The Shallows (2016)


The Shallows emerged just as the shark film trend was beginning to fade, bringing it back to its golden era (Image: internet)

The Shallows - Trailer

The Shallows emerged just as the shark film trend was beginning to fade, bringing it back to its golden era. The Shallows is dubbed "Shark Jaw for the New Millennium" by Sony. The plot and setting of the film are fairly straightforward: Nancy (Blake Lively) is stranded 200 meters from the shore with a large white shark lurking nearby. Ryan Reynolds' wife plays almost all of the roles in the movie. When the tide was high and her injuries were not improving, time was running out. With a budget of just $25 million, the film combines horror, drama, and choking with terror to create an ocean of evil brilliance.


Bait (2012)


The film, directed by Kimble Rendall, not only scares the viewer, but also depicts the struggle for survival among citizens in natural disasters (Image: internet)

Bait 2012 official Trailer

A tsunami wreaked havoc on Australia's stunning coastal region. A group of people from various backgrounds who all made the same mistake in the past, destiny brings them together in a situation where they must fight for their lives while stuck inside the mall and surrounded by vicious white sharks... Bait is a 3D horror film that does not adopt the typical shark attack theme in the ocean, but instead takes place in a more restricted environment. The film, directed by Kimble Rendall, not only scares the viewer, but also depicts the struggle for survival among citizens in natural disasters.


Ghost Shark (2013)


The plot revolves around a Redneck who was on a yacht when he inadvertently killed a white shark, only to find it was back for vengeance not long after (Image: internet)

Ghost Shark Official Trailer

The plot revolves around a Redneck who was on a yacht when he inadvertently killed a white shark, only to find it was back for vengeance not long after. Things did not stop there, as the attack soon spread to the entire town of Smallport, where he lived. The authorities did not believe her sister Ava and friends Cicely Blaise when they told them about the crazy shark attack. He discovered, with Finch's aid, that any place with water can be a shark hideout, and this is dead land for them. They began devising strategies to eliminate them.


Shark Night (2011)


The film contains several violent, gory, and sensitive scenes, which take advantage of shark attacks to make viewers' hearts race (Image: Internet)

Shark Night 3D Official Trailer

The story follows a group of young people on a tour of a lakeside villa. Suddenly, the party is assaulted by hundreds in sharks of various shapes and sizes. From there, a sinister and brutal conspiracy emerges. One of them used a shark imprisoned in a lake to stage sensational attack scenes in order to film lucrative videos. David R. Ellis, the man behind the success of two horror films Final Destination and Snakes On A Plane, has directed the first shark film in 3D. The film contains several violent, gory, and sensitive scenes, which take advantage of shark attacks to make viewers' hearts race.  


The Reef (2010)


The film opens with a boat flip accident involving a group of young people on vacation in the Indonesian sea, just 12 miles from an island and followed by a large and vicious white shark (Image: Internet)

The Reef - Trailer

The film opens with a boat flip accident involving a group of young people on vacation in the Indonesian sea, just 12 miles from an island and followed by a large and vicious white shark. Traucki, an Australian producer, created intense dramatic scenarios in which the characters were forced to fight for their own lives. The film has a low budget and a basic script, but it is still entertaining. She was also nominated for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and Best Actress at the Busan Film Festival in 2010.


Deep Blue Sea (1999)


The film is not appreciated in the content but scored thanks to the gory, dramatic screen (Image: Internet)

Deep Blue Sea - Trailer

The Deep Blue Sea followed the shark filming trend of the 1990s and 2000s by focusing on an experiment by a group of scientists looking at using fluids from Mako shark brain tissue to treat dementia in humans. During the process, the two secretly genetically engineered the shark in order to acquire more liquid, but they paid the price. They have to race against time to not sink on the seabed, and avoid sharks that can come up at any time. The film is not appreciated in the content but scored thanks to the gory, dramatic screen.


Open Water (2003)


Open Water (2003): The film is inspired by a true story that happened in 1988, about a fateful trip of a couple trying to heal their feelings (Image: Internet)

Open Water (2003) Official Trailer

Open Water (2003): The film is inspired by a true story that happened in 1988, about a fateful trip of a couple trying to heal their feelings. Because they are engrossed in diving, they are left by the group inclusive with a ferocious shark without knowing it. Unlike other shark-themed movies, Open Water is made in the direction of fake documents, exploiting the element psychological fear of the two main characters. Thanks to the private footage of real sharks behavior, the audience experienced many dramatic, suffocating scenes. The film achieved great success and grossed 10 times higher than budget.


47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)


After the success of the first film with the participation of Mandy Moore, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, officially

After the success of the first film with the participation of Mandy Moore, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, officially "set sail" in front of the audience's eagerness, especially those who love shark movies. In addition to the return of part 1 director Johannes Roberts, the film brings together a completely new and young cast with a tragic storyline, promising to bring a new bloody party for summer 2019. During the adventure to a little-known island, 4 girls Mia, Sasha, Nicole and Alexa decided to dive into the sea to explore an ancient Mayan city on the ocean floor. Once inside, the gate suddenly collapsed, causing them to quickly find a way to escape in labyrinth tunnels and bizarre caves before running out of oxygen.


Over the past 40 years, the "image" of the shark has always been a symbol, the subject of continuous exploitation of the world's cinema. As a result, please watch the movies mentioned above to to feel and understand your own emotions. If you are especially taken with a film, don't forget to vote for it.
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