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Jaws (1975)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Jaws (1975)

It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  monster,  fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:sea,  boat,  ocean,  ship,  beach,  hospital
Characters:mayor,  fisherman,  policeman,  boy
Period:1970s
Story:great white shark,  shark,  fishing boat,  island,  fear of water,  inflatable raft,  police chief,  woman killed by a shark,  eaten by shark,  human versus shark,  giant shark,  shark cage,  shark feature,  killer shark,  shark attack,  ship sinking,  ship wreck,  night swimming,  underwater scene,  final showdown,  boat accident,  ferry boat,  little boy,  fingernails on chalkboard,  child killed by an animal,  predatorial horror,  scientist hero,  day for night,  vertigo shot,  contemporary setting,  high concept,  man versus nature,  martha's vineyard,  chum,  north atlantic,  famous opening theme,  female slaps male,  child eaten,  town meeting,  cult classic,  limerick,  solitaire,  trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  dolly zoom,  swim,  license plate,  reference to jack the ripper,  coastal town,  oxygen tank,  repair,  author cameo,  screenplay adapted by author,  imitation,  world war two veteran,  marina,  television reporter,  animal killing,  famous line,  nude bathing,  woman slaps a man,  barrel,  fourth of july,  orchestral music score,  famous score,  scuba diving,  shock,  responsibility,  killing a dog,  billboard,  raft,  sailboat,  characters killed one by one,  severed leg,  autopsy,  creature feature,  loss of son,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  part of trilogy,  blockbuster,  caucasian,  male bonding,  lifting someone into the air,  class differences,  cult director,  graffiti,  first part,  underwater,  scar,  prank,  character's point of view camera shot,  first of series,  danger,  skinny dipping,  child in peril,  fishing,  man with glasses,  severed head,  new york,  subjective camera,  swimming,  marijuana,  rifle,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  small town,  face slap,  helicopter,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  nipples,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  dog,  blood

Jaws 2 (1978)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Jaws 2 (1978)

Four years after the events of the original "Jaws", the town of Amity suddenly experiences series of mysterious boating accidents and disappearances. Chief of Police, Martin Brody, fears that another shark is out there, but he is ignored by the townsfolk. Unfortunately, he's right. There is another Great White in the sea. And it wants revenge. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  marriage
Locations:sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:mayor,  boy
Story:great white shark,  shark,  eaten by shark,  human versus shark,  giant shark,  shark feature,  killer shark,  shark attack,  underwater scene,  boat accident,  island,  town meeting,  marina,  scuba diving,  raft,  police chief,  sailboat,  characters killed one by one,  creature feature,  part of trilogy,  blockbuster,  child in peril,  new york,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

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The Shallows (2016)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Shallows (2016)

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:ocean,  sea,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:shark,  great white shark,  killer shark,  shark attack,  underwater scene,  final showdown,  little boy,  man versus nature,  animal killing,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  danger,  subjective camera,  swimming,  island,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  fire,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  blood,  violence,  death

Jaws 3-d (1983)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Jaws 3-d (1983)

Several years after Amity's former Police Chief Martin Brody electrocuted the shark at Cable Junction, his sons, Mike & Sean, are now working in different roles at Sea World Orlando. Mike is working as a park engineer and considering marriage to his girlfriend, killer whale biologist Kathryn Morgan. Sean is also involved with 1 of the park's water skiers, Kelly Ann Bukowski. Sea World is about to open a massive 'Undersea Kingdom' which will bring visitors closer to marine life than ever before. The park is accessible from the ocean by a series of gates, one of which malfunctions. A young Great White Shark swims through the gate, and when a maintenance diver heads down to fix the gate he does not return. The young Great White is captured & placed in a tank but soon dies despite Kathryn's best efforts to save it. More alarming though, is the young shark's massive, 35 foot mother which has followed the baby shark into the lagoon and killed the maintenance diver, whose body is recovered. It isn't long before the huge shark begins wreaking havoc, and Mike & Kathryn, along with Sea World manager Calvin Bouchard and photographer Phillip Fitzroyce, must find a way to eliminate the shark before they - or the guests - become the shark's next meal. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  marriage
Locations:sea,  ocean,  beach
Story:great white shark,  shark,  police chief,  eaten by shark,  giant shark,  human versus shark,  shark feature,  killer shark,  shark attack,  underwater scene,  water,  trailer narrated by percy rodriguez,  scuba diving,  characters killed one by one,  creature feature,  part of trilogy,  underwater,  prank,  slow motion scene,  explosion

The Perfect Storm (2000) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Locations:boat,  ship,  sea
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat,  ship sinking,  underwater scene,  fishing,  man versus nature,  north atlantic,  coastal town,  marina,  shark,  blockbuster,  helicopter,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  death

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Locations:ship,  boat
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  little boy,  animal killing,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  child in peril,  severed head,  subjective camera,  island,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  death,  violence,  dog

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:ship,  ocean,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:underwater scene,  man versus nature,  animal killing,  sailboat,  creature feature,  animal attack,  character's point of view camera shot,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  island,  rifle,  water,  slow motion scene,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  blood,  death

Deep Rising (1998)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Deep Rising (1998)

When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  monster
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Story:underwater scene,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  island,  face slap,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  blood

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Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:little boy,  shock,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  first part,  prank,  character's point of view camera shot,  first of series,  danger,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  small town,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  death

Open Water (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Open Water (2003)

A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:boat,  ocean,  ship,  beach
Story:scuba diving,  shark attack,  underwater scene,  shark,  first part,  underwater,  swimming,  island,  water,  helicopter,  nipples,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. This is why The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean
Period:1970s
Story:ship sinking,  underwater scene,  little boy,  blockbuster,  underwater,  swimming,  water,  face slap,  helicopter,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  death

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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

On a journey to San Francisco, Richard, his father and cousin Emmeline find themselves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a lifeboat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their father (and uncle) are on another lifeboat. In the chaos following, the lifeboats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Emmeline find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of nowhere. After some time, the three come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. After maybe a month or two, Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Emmeline and Richard, now alone and very scared, move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later, the two young teenagers have developed a very real home, but hormones and feelings between the two strain their friendship, until Richard, who is still very determined to reach San Francisco, is let down by Emmeline when a ship passes by the island and she does not light the signal fire. Throwing her out of the home they had built together, Emmeline attempts to survive on her own but is hurt. After Richard finds her dying, he realizes how he really feels for her and manages to save her. Nature runs its course and their friendship turns into love as the couple learn about the facts of life, when Emmeline has a baby and does not understand why. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:underwater scene,  island,  little boy,  swim,  nude bathing,  barrel,  raft,  sailboat,  shark,  blockbuster,  first part,  underwater,  skinny dipping,  fishing,  water,  fire,  singing,  based on novel,  blood

Nim's Island (2008) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:island,  underwater scene,  boat accident,  man versus nature,  sailboat,  shark,  lifting someone into the air,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  child in peril,  fishing,  subjective camera,  swimming,  water,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel

Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:ocean,  sea
Story:shark,  woman killed by a shark,  eaten by shark,  human versus shark,  shark feature,  killer shark,  shark attack,  underwater scene,  license plate,  scuba diving,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  underwater,  swimming,  water,  helicopter,  fire,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  death

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Vozvrashchenie (2003)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vozvrashchenie (2003)

Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:fear of water,  ship wreck,  underwater scene,  fishing,  swimming,  island,  face slap,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death

King Kong (1933)
Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

King Kong (1933)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. This is why King Kong (1933) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  monster,  fear
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:policeman
Story:island,  underwater scene,  contemporary setting,  animal killing,  famous line,  orchestral music score,  raft,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  character's point of view camera shot,  subjective camera,  swimming,  rifle,  cult film,  explosion,  based on novel,  blood,  death,  violence

The Fog (1980) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Horror, Thriller

The Fog (1980)

As the centennial of the small town of Antonio Bay, California approaches, paranormal activity begins to occur at midnight. 100 years ago, the wealthy leper Blake bought the clipper ship Elizabeth Dane and sailed with his people to form a leper colony. However, while sailing through a thick fog, they were deliberately misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the ship toward the light and crashing it against the rocks. While the town's residents prepare to celebrate, the victims of this heinous crime that the town's founders committed rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the ominous glowing fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  fear
Locations:ship,  sea,  beach
Characters:boy
Period:1970s
Story:fishing boat,  small town,  little boy,  autopsy,  creature feature,  lifting someone into the air,  cult director,  child in peril,  water,  surprise ending,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  violence

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Dead Calm (1989)
Horror, Thriller

Dead Calm (1989)

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.

Mood:suspense
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:underwater scene,  day for night,  raft,  sailboat,  loss of son,  subjective camera,  swimming,  fire,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  violence,  blood,  death

Anaconda (1997)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Anaconda (1997)

When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat
Story:underwater scene,  animal killing,  characters killed one by one,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  scar,  danger,  rifle,  showdown,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  one word title

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:panic,  greed,  monster,  fear,  marriage
Mood:suspense
Story:final showdown,  little boy,  animal killing,  woman slaps a man,  animal attack,  danger,  skinny dipping,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  surprise ending,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence

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The Finest Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller

The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. This is why The Finest Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:boat,  ocean,  ship,  sea
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat,  underwater scene,  man versus nature,  north atlantic,  coastal town,  world war two veteran,  danger,  water,  slow motion scene,  small town,  based on book,  surprise ending,  singing,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  death

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:marriage
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  beach
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  raft,  severed leg,  class differences,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  violence,  dog

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean,  sea,  boat
Characters:policeman
Story:fishing boat,  underwater scene,  coastal town,  marina,  sailboat,  danger,  child in peril,  island,  water,  slow motion scene,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  violence,  death

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Poseidon (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Poseidon (2006)

It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancee--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets off through the disorienting maze of twisted steel in the upside-down wreckage. As the unstable vessel rapidly fills with water each must draw on skills and strengths they didn't even know they possessed, fighting against time for their own survival and for each other. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean,  sea,  boat
Characters:mayor,  boy
Story:ship sinking,  underwater scene,  water,  north atlantic,  oxygen tank,  raft,  child in peril,  swimming,  helicopter,  fire,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  death

Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Story:animal killing,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  character's point of view camera shot,  child in peril,  severed head,  marijuana,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  fire,  cult film,  explosion,  dog,  blood,  violence,  death

Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world. This is why Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  monster,  fear
Locations:ship
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat,  underwater scene,  final showdown,  coastal town,  repair,  scar,  prank,  danger,  skinny dipping,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  small town,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  violence

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:beach
Story:final showdown,  man versus nature,  animal killing,  loss of son,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  rifle,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  blood

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:fear
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:boy
Story:underwater scene,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  character's point of view camera shot,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  death,  violence

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:sea,  ocean,  ship,  boat,  beach
Story:shark,  little boy,  north atlantic,  scuba diving,  loss of son,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  underwater,  man with glasses,  island,  marijuana,  rifle,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  helicopter,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  nipples,  father son relationship,  death,  blood

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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Locations:ocean,  ship,  sea,  boat,  beach,  hospital
Story:fishing boat,  underwater scene,  final showdown,  scar,  danger,  island,  rifle,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  death,  violence,  blood

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:characters killed one by one,  severed leg,  animal attack,  lifting someone into the air,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  man with glasses,  severed head,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  one word title,  violence,  death,  blood

The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
Action, Adventure, Drama, War

The Guns Of Navarone (1961)

Two powerful German guns control the seas past the Greek island of Navarone making the evacuation of endangered British troops on a neighboring island impossible. Air attack is useless so a team of six Allied and Greek soldiers is put ashore to meet up with partisans to try and dynamite the guns. The mission is perilous enough anyway but are the Germans on the island getting further help too?. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:sea,  boat,  hospital
Story:fishing boat,  ship sinking,  ship wreck,  island,  famous score,  sailboat,  blockbuster,  swimming,  rifle,  showdown,  face slap,  cult film,  singing,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence

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American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:ocean,  sea,  boat,  beach,  hospital
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  animal attack,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  man with glasses,  subjective camera,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence,  death,  blood,  dog

Jurassic World (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jurassic World (2015)

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island?

Themes:fear
Locations:beach
Story:island,  underwater scene,  final showdown,  animal killing,  orchestral music score,  famous score,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  shark,  blockbuster,  character's point of view camera shot,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  rifle,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  blood,  death

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Period:1970s
Story:island,  underwater scene,  final showdown,  man versus nature,  world war two veteran,  severed leg,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  blockbuster,  danger,  severed head,  rifle,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  death

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Serenity (2019)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Serenity (2019)

A lone fisherman, Baker Dill, who escaped from his past to a remote island, meets with his ex-girlfriend Karen. She asks Dill to kill her cruel husband, who also comes to the island. The swirling neonoire against the backdrop of exotic landscapes "Serenity" was shot by British director and screenwriter Stephen Knight. The captain of a fishing vessel, Baker Dill, spends his days, indistinguishable from each other, on a tropical island, earns money from wealthy tourists and sees the purpose of his life in catching one particular tuna called Justice. This is why Serenity (2019) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Locations:boat
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat,  great white shark,  underwater,  skinny dipping,  fishing,  island,  father son relationship,  one word title,  blood

Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:gore
Locations:ship,  boat,  hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  coastal town,  class differences,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  child in peril,  fishing,  severed head,  subjective camera,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  small town,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  violence,  blood,  dog,  death

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:boat
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  man versus nature,  severed leg,  loss of son,  animal attack,  male bonding,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  subjective camera,  rifle,  showdown,  based on book,  fire,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  violence,  death

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The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:boy
Story:child eaten,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  scar,  danger,  child in peril,  severed head,  slow motion scene,  small town,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  dog,  blood,  death

The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Story:shark attack,  underwater scene,  shark,  prank,  fishing,  swimming,  island,  marijuana,  tattoo,  based on novel,  death,  blood

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. This is why The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  contemporary setting,  woman slaps a man,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  man with glasses,  subjective camera,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  dog,  death,  violence,  blood

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Titanic (1997)
Drama, Romance

Titanic (1997)

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiance, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:ship,  sea,  ocean,  boat
Story:ship wreck,  underwater scene,  water,  north atlantic,  famous line,  famous score,  blockbuster,  caucasian,  lifting someone into the air,  class differences,  underwater,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  swimming,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  explosion,  nipples,  death,  one word title,  violence

Piranha 3d (2010)
Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Piranha 3d (2010)

Lake Victoria's annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hunger-pains. With knee-trembler's above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster
Mood:gore
Locations:boat,  beach
Characters:fisherman
Story:swim,  scuba diving,  severed leg,  autopsy,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  first part,  underwater,  danger,  skinny dipping,  child in peril,  fishing,  severed head,  water,  small town,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  violence

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:ship
Characters:policeman
Story:underwater scene,  blockbuster,  danger,  child in peril,  rifle,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  singing,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood,  death

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Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:final showdown,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  man with glasses,  subjective camera,  rifle,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  based on novel,  violence,  blood,  death

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. This is why Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Story:underwater scene,  swim,  billboard,  raft,  eaten alive,  animal attack,  underwater,  child in peril,  severed head,  swimming,  water,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence,  dog

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:ship
Story:final showdown,  characters killed one by one,  creature feature,  eaten alive,  cult director,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  severed head,  subjective camera,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  blood,  death

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:greed,  monster
Locations:boat
Characters:mayor
Story:underwater scene,  animal killing,  barrel,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  child in peril,  severed head,  subjective camera,  small town,  fire,  explosion,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  death,  violence,  blood

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Jaws (1975)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  animal killing,  barrel,  caucasian,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  man with glasses,  subjective camera,  rifle,  water,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  singing,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  blood,  violence,  death

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:sea
Story:underwater scene,  final showdown,  woman slaps a man,  blockbuster,  scar,  character's point of view camera shot,  danger,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  showdown,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  helicopter,  fire,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  death,  blood

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