Almost everybody has a normal aversion to the sea. We’re out of our depth, unable to see what lies underneath us, and we’re well aware that this isn’t our home, but rather theirs…
Jaws frightened people so much that the number of great white sharks reportedly declined when it was broadcast in 1975.
Fishers desired their own “trophy sharks,” and everyone felt obligated to exact vengeance on the “man-eating” sharks. However, this highlights the influence of a good film. Great films can evoke an emotional reaction, whether they are frightened or joyful. Viewers can be drawn in, intrigued, captivated, or inspired by what they see.
Here is the list of some of the most bizarre shark movies from around the world which you might like:
1. The Meg
The Meg is everything Sharknado was meant to be. It was stupid and campy, but it was a lot of fun.
A scientific team in the film hypothesizes that the Mariana Trench is larger than previously thought. When they dive deeper, they find that they were right, as well as the discovery of a huge fossil megalodon in the ocean’s waters.
The premise was entertaining, there’s lots of shark action, and the dialogue isn’t so horrible that it makes you want to see off your own ears.
The film became a megalodon-sized success, grossing more than $530 million at the box office. Perhaps better, there will be a sequel! We will be updating on it, for sure in the future.
2. The Shallows
Blake Lively plays a surfer who becomes trapped on a rock when a giant great white shark stalks her in one of her most endearing appearances.
Despite having only two main characters (Lively and the shark), the film is packed with suspense, action, and scares.
Although the film has some disappointing visuals and obviously realized that two hours of Blake Lively in a bikini will pull in a crowd, it is incredibly fresh and exciting.
It’s what you’d expect from a great shark picture. Furthermore, the popularity of The Shallows at the box office in 2016 sparked a new surge of blockbuster shark movies.
3. 47 Meters Down
During the summer of 2017, this sleeper hit swept the theatres. The film, which starred Mandy Moore and was originally titled “In The Deep,” was eventually renamed 47 Meters Down. The movie was made on a shoestring budget and was almost intended for a DVD release.
Fortunately, the popularity of The Shallows at the box office forced the studio to rethink, and 47 Meters Down was given a full theatrical release.
The result was a brilliant take on the iconic shark tale.
The premise of a great white shark chasing unfortunate divers isn’t new, but the notion of such divers getting stuck underwater with the sharks introduced a new dimension of complexity and scares (plus the excellent twist ending), resulting in one of the best shark films in the last 30 years.
Jaws was always going to be on the list. I say, how could it not be? Not only did the film popularise the word “shark movie,” but it also popularised the genre of giant animal films in general. There would be no Anaconda or Lake placid if Jaws didn’t work.
But here’s what most people aren’t sure of: Jaws are based on a book.
5. Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea was ridiculed and underappreciated for a long time. However, fans have recently come around and agreed that it is a great shark film. Although the CGI is bad, Deep Blue Sea makes use of animatronics for a large portion of the film, which adds realism and makes the sharks genuinely terrifying.
There are several unforgettable moments, such as when the shark cracks the glass of the underwater control room (a term popularised by Jaws 3-D) and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson’s famous voice.
The premise is that an underwater testing laboratory is enlarging mako sharks to remove proteins from their brains for use in Alzheimer’s drug production.
They unwittingly made the sharks wiser by increasing their brain capacity. Now a family of plotting, scheming super-sharks is terrorizing the facility to flee. It’s a film so outlandish that you have to see it to believe it.