Scary Animal Movies

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Scary Animal Movies

For Scary Animal Movies, there is no limit to the movies exploring this idea. Here are 16 of the top ones.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg. The film follows a small island community, Amity, as they are terrorized by a great white shark. Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) must battle the shark while trying to protect his townspeople, as well as the tourist population that comes to the island. He teams up with a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw). Together, the trio take on the monster shark, in a race against time before it can devour more lives. The suspenseful and intense movie is considered one of the most influential of all time.

The Birds (1963)

The Birds
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette
Rated PG-13

The Birds is a 1963 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film follows the story of wealthy socialite Melanie Daniels, who travels to Bodega Bay, California to meet with a handsome attorney, Mitch Brenner. However, upon her arrival, she is attacked by a flock of birds. It soon becomes clear that the birds of the area have become enraged, violently attacking the villagers and wreaking havoc. As the situation becomes increasingly dire, Melanie and Mitch must figure out a way to survive the onslaught of avian aggression. The film is a suspenseful examination of the fragility of human life in the face of the unexpected, and its underlying themes of nature versus civilization make it an enduring classic.

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

The Ghost and the Darkness
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Hopkins, starring Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani
Rated R

Arachnophobia (1990)

Arachnophobia
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Frank Marshall, starring Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak
Rated PG-13

Cujo (1983)

Cujo
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Lewis Teague, starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone
Rated R

Alligator (1980)

Alligator
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Lewis Teague, starring Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger
Rated R

Willard (2003)

Willard
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Glen Morgan, starring Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs
Rated PG-13

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Deep Blue Sea
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Renny Harlin, starring Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie
Rated R

Piranha (1978)

Piranha
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Joe Dante, starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn
Rated R

Jaws 2 (1978)

Jaws 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Jeannot Szwarc, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo
Rated PG

Lake Placid (1999)

Lake Placid
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Steve Miner, starring Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson
Rated R

Piranha 3D (2010)

Piranha 3D
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Alexandre Aja, starring Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames
Rated R

Congo (1995)

Congo
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Frank Marshall, starring Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson
Rated PG-13

Anaconda (1997)

Anaconda
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Luis Llosa, starring Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube
Rated PG-13

Primeval (2007)

Primeval
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Katleman, starring Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow
Rated R

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Dwight H. Little, starring Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd, Johnny Messner
Rated PG-13

 



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