SyFy fans flocked to the cable TV network to watch Tara Reid and Ian Ziering battle sharks in the awesomely bad Sharknado. While that movie is ungodly awful, believe it or not, there are worse or close to worse options for your viewing “pleasure.”
From a Mega Shark that battles a “Crocosaurus” to movies that destroyed Steven Spielberg’s Jaws franchise, our list of the worst shark movies of all time has no shame.
While a good shark movie leaves us on the end of our seats, some movies serve more as softcore porn as they feature bikini clad and sometimes naked women vacationing in tropical paradises.
In other cases, movies just like Sharknado attempt to take the sharks out of the watery environment where they live.
Take a look at our list of 12 shark movies that are Sharknado bad and then watch a few on your own time.
I apologize in advance if you actually view this list and then watch these movies.
After you check out each of these movies, be sure to add your own list of “worst” shark movies to our comments section. There were just so many to choose from and so little time to re-watch shark movies for this list.
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus (2.5 out of 10 stars)
Take a megalodon and a crocosaurus and have them fight as the US Army tries to destroy them. There isn’t much else to say about this movie. It features awful graphics, a horrible storyline (or lack thereof), and no redeemable traits.
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2.6 out of 10 stars)
Only slightly better than the movie listed above, this shark movie at least features a more believable giant octopus. The California coast is terrorized by the two prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other to become ruler of the sea.
2-Headed Shark Attack (2.6 out of 10 stars)
How could a movie starring Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan not be good?
This doll of a movie features survivors who make their way to a deserted atoll after a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. The atoll begins to flood, and soon the double jaws of the monster is upon them.
Such a waste to watch Carmen Electra get eaten… or does she? You’ll just have to suffer through the movie to find out.
Sand Sharks (2.7 out of 10 stars)
A tropical paradise is terrorized when an ancient shark that can evolved to travel in sand comes ashore. The acting is horrible, the shark is laughable, and the plot is ridiculous.
One positive? It was filmed in HD so you can see every horrible moment as it burns into the back of your brain never to be forgotten again.
Shark Week (2.7 out of 10 stars)
Seven days, 7 sharks, 1 survivor. That’s the entire plot, and to be quite honest, I only made it 30 minutes into this movie. The acting is awful, the plot is stupid, and the sharks are not believable at all.
Jaws: The Revenge (2.8 out of 10 stars)
How to make a bad Jaws movie in one easy step: Remove Steven Spielberg from the director chair.
In this horrible fourth Jaws movie, Chief Brody’s widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
After all, if we learned one thing from Steven Spielberg, it was that sharks are super intelligent aliens from outer space. Oh, wait, that was the plot for Indiana Jones and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Painful to watch and partially responsible for destroying a franchise.
Dinoshark (3.2 out of 10 stars)
A broken chunk of Arctic glacier frees a baby dinoshark during a period of global warming. The shark swims around gobbling up food for three years until it grows into an adult and eats tourists and locals from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The main character in the movie spends the entire time convincing people that their friends are being eating by a dinoshark.
Cyrogenics at its very worse.
Sharktopus (3.3 out of 10 stars)
A half-shark, half-octopus creature is created for use by the military when, surprise surprise, it goes horribly wrong.
The shark gets free and wreaks havoc on swimmers in Mexico.
A scientist who helped create Sharktopus tries to stop it from killing any further innocent people.
Jaws 3-D (3.5 out of 10 stars)
The first movie responsible for killing the Jaws franchise. Once again, a Steven Spielberg free movie manages to create a dud.
In this horribly filmed third Jaws movie, the sons of police chief Brody attempt to protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park.
The movie had two 3-D consultants when what it should have had was the red light before production ever started.
Tintorera: Killer Shark (3.8 out of 10 stars)
Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady as they attempt to hunt down a large tiger shark that has been terrorizing people along the Mexican East coast.
The shark is awful, and the plot equates to soft-core porn and very little else. It’s not even good soft-core porn.
Shark Night 3D (3.9 out of 10 stars)
A group of friends take a weekend trip to a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf. Eventually, the seven vacationing friends are faced with hungry sharks.
The only thing that should have been leaping out of the screen for this movie was a full refund for moviegoers.
Dark Tide (4.2 out of 10 stars)
The “best of the worst” is by far Dark Tide. A professional diver tutor returns to work one year after a near fatal run in with a great white shark.
Here’s a big surprise that Great White Shark has been waiting for the divers return, and it’s more hungry than ever before.
I’m still baffled at Halle Berry’s choice to star in this movie. Perhaps the Oscars curse is real.