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Does The New “Under Paris” Make The Top 15 Shark Movies Of All Time?

Are you ready to dive into the deep end of cinematic shark-infested waters? Based on Rotten Tomatoes rankings, we’re taking a thrilling plunge into the top 15 shark movies of all time.

Let’s see if the new flick “Under Paris” can make the cut in this elite circle of fin-tastic films. We will start with what is currently in the top 15 and then determine if (and where) the new movie might fit into the list. So grab your popcorn (and maybe a life jacket) as we break down each toothy tale!

1. Jaws

3 men in a boat with a fishing rod trying to catch jaws
© Universal Pictures, Imdb

Oh, come on, you knew this one was going to be first! “Jaws” is the original big fish in the pond of shark movies, scaring generations of beachgoers since 1975. Thanks to Spielberg, we’ve got a healthy fear of the water and an even healthier respect for our dorsal-finned friends. With a terrifyingly catchy theme song and a shark that could give anyone nightmares, “Jaws” has earned its spot at the top of this list. So, next time you think about a beach vacation, maybe stick to the pool, just in case.

2. Kon-Tiki

an underwater scene with a shark and a man in a man made shark cage
© Atlantic Film, Imdb

“Kon-Tiki” isn’t just any shark movie; it’s a historical shark movie. Because what could make a perilous raft journey more thrilling? How about chucking in some menacing sharks? This film follows Thor Heyerdahl’s daring 1947 expedition across the Pacific, but let’s be real; we’re here for the toothy cameos. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when adventurers meet apex predators in the middle of nowhere, this movie’s your answer—spoiler: it involves a lot of screaming and splashing.

3. The Shallows

blake lively sitting on a large rock out of the water with a broken surfboard
© Columbia Pictures, Imdb

Blake Lively stars in this nail-biter as Nancy, a surfer who’s basically having the worst beach day ever. Stranded just 200 yards from shore with a great white shark eyeing her like she’s the special on a seafood menu, “The Shallows” ramps up the tension while showcasing some epic scenery. Lively’s performance is so gripping you’ll find yourself paddling along with her in your living room. It’s a simple premise, but it packs one heck of a punch. Spoiler alert: You might reconsider that surfing lesson you’ve been wanting to take.

4. The Reef

a girl frantically swims in the ocean
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In “The Reef,” a group of friends embark on what should be a carefree sailing adventure, but surprise! Their boat capsizes, and suddenly it’s swim or become shark chow. As they paddle for their lives, they’re stalked by a great white shark who clearly missed lunch. Starring Damian Walshe-Howling and Zoe Naylor, this film cranks up the terror with real shark footage, making you question every future dip in the ocean.

5. Sharknado

tara reid and ian izering deciding how to deal with the sharks
© SyFy, Imdb

Ah, “Sharknado” – the masterpiece that dares to ask, “What if sharks flew?” This cinematic gem delivers exactly what you’d expect: tornadoes filled with sharks terrorizing people who clearly have the worst luck ever. It’s ridiculous, over-the-top, and gloriously self-aware. Forget logic; just sit back and enjoy the absurdity as chainsaws become shark-fighting tools, and Ian Ziering proves he’s the hero we never knew we needed. Sure, it’s more campy than scary, but it’s a spectacle you just can’t turn away from. If you miss it, well, you might need your head examined.

6. Open Water

a shark swims under the water next to the legs of the stranded divers
© Lionsgate Films, Imdb

Ever had that sinking feeling you left the oven on? Now imagine that, but you’re in the middle of the ocean and surrounded by sharks. “Open Water” is the ultimate bad day based on a true story, where Susan and Daniel literally miss the boat after a scuba diving mishap. With a movie this raw, you’ll be questioning your life choices and occasionally peeking behind you for fins while splashing in the ocean. It’s tense, it’s real, and trust us, it’s enough to make you reconsider that tropical dive vacation.

7. The Reef: Stalked

3 girls in a small boat look at the splashing near the edge of the boat
© RLJE Films, Imdb

Here we go again, because clearly, the first near-death experience wasn’t enough! In “The Reef: Stalked,” a group of friends find themselves kayaking right into another shark’s dinner plans. And tensions are higher than your aunt’s blood pressure at Thanksgiving. With real shark footage, you’ll be gripping your seat tighter than your wallet during holiday sales. If you love feeling second-hand terror and questioning the meaning of “fun adventure,” this movie’s your next binge.

8. Jaws 2

2 teens sit in a small sailboat
© Universal Pictures, Imdb

Sequels usually flop harder than a fish out of water, but “Jaws 2” gives it the good ol’ college try. Roy Scheider returns as Chief Brody, once again wrestling with a great white terrorizing Amity Island. Sure, it’s not the original Spielberg classic, but it’s got its moments and that legendary tagline: “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” Still makes you think twice before that beach holiday, right?

9. Sharknado 2: The Second One

sharks fly through the air in the big apple near the empire state building
© SyFy, Imdb

The craziness continues with “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” Now, the tornado packed with sharks hits New York City. Returning stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are back, and they’re joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath. This sequel takes ridiculousness to a whole new level, proving that the Big Apple isn’t ready for this kind of bite. It’s a wildly entertaining disaster flick that fully embraces its own absurdity, making it a must-watch for anyone who loves cheesy, over-the-top action. If you thought the first one was wild, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

10. Deep Blue Sea

LL cool J fights a shark in a kitchen filled with water
© Warner Bros, Imdb

Imagine thinking it’s a bright idea to give sharks a brain boost. Spoiler alert: it’s not. “Deep Blue Sea” dives headfirst into this lunacy with a cast boasting Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, and Thomas Jane. And what ensues is a wild ride full of thrills and those plot twists that make you go, “Wait, what?” And who could forget Jackson’s epic motivational speech, rudely interrupted by a shark with a serious sense of timing. This one’s a blast of sharky chaos that’ll have you questioning scientific curiosity and loving every second of it.

11. 47 Meters Down

a large shark swims near a shark cage with 2 girls inside
© Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Imdb

Mandy Moore and Claire Holt are living every claustrophobic’s worst nightmare in “47 Meters Down.” Picture this: two sisters trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running out faster than your hotspot WiFi on a bad day, and sharks circling like they’re at an all-you-can-eat buffet. The tension is thicker than a bowl of clam chowder as you watch them navigate this watery hellhole. It’s a heart-pounding reminder that sometimes, the deeper you go, the scarier it gets.

12. Sharktopus

the sharktopus coming right at the screen
© Syfy, Imdb

Oh, the wonders of genetic engineering! When “mad scientists” get creative, you get “Sharktopus.” Imagine the offspring of a shark and an octopus—because why not? This Syfy original gives us a bonkers mashup creature attacking anything that moves. It’s higher on chaos than your last family reunion, and guess what? Eric Roberts shows up to add some Hollywood zing. It’s campy, ridiculous, and a total laugh riot. Seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a tentacled shark go on a rampage.

13. The Meg

a small dog swimming in the ocean followed by a shark fin
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Jason Statham vs. a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark? I mean, who wouldn’t be all in for this? “The Meg” promises absolute chaos in deep-sea form, and it delivers big time. Statham is a rescue diver having the worst day ever when a megalodon, because regular sharks just aren’t scary enough, decides to crash the party. With a budget that could feed a small country and action sequences that make your heart race, this monster movie ticks all the boxes.

14. Bait

characters stand atop grocery shelfs while water fills the store
© Anchor Bay Films, Imdb

Who knew grocery shopping could be so deadly? “Bait” mashes up a shark attack with a heist gone horribly wrong. Picture this: a tsunami crashes the party, flooding a supermarket and bringing some toothy underwater guests along for the thrill ride. Shoppers quickly figure out they’re not alone; enter sharks, stage left. With Xavier Samuel and Phoebe Tonkin leading this Australian rollercoaster of horror and action, it’s clear that nowhere, not even aisle five, is safe from sharks. Forget your shopping list; just try to survive!

15. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

a girl seems to be screaming underwater with 2 girls swim behind
© Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Imdb

Just when you thought your underwater nightmares were over! The sequel to “47 Meters Down” dumps a new group of friends, including Sophie Nélisse and Corinne Foxx, into an underwater cave system. Because who doesn’t love getting trapped while being hunted by blind, evolved sharks? “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” cranks up the claustrophobia and suspense to new heights. Or should I say, new depths?

New Movie: Under Paris

a female stands in an aquarium with a shark swimming above her head behind the glass
© Netflix, Imdb

Paris is hosting the World Triathlon Championships on the Seine for the first time—how très magnifique, right? Well, not so fast. Enter Sophia, our brilliant scientist, who discovers that a not-so-friendly, very large shark she knows all too well is lurking in the depths of the river. Voilà! Cue the pandemonium. Paris, love, and a rampaging shark—your summer blockbusters just got a whole lot crazier.

And does it make the cut? Yes! At the time of this writing, it will proudly park itself in 8th place, pushing the second half of our list down a spot for future lists. So, if you skipped watching it this weekend, what on Earth are you doing with your life?

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