10 Scariest Shark Movies Streaming in June 2023

Before you take a summer vacation, watch these scary shark movies streaming in June 2023.

Shark Night (2011) feels like a combination shark attack and slasher movie.

Real horror fans know that nothing is more terrifying than the ocean. There are sharks, squids with rotating blades, “killer” whales and mythological sea creatures roaming its depths. Unexplored trenches could contain even more monstrous sea life, like the thought-to-be-extinct megalodon, a massive shark that is one of the most powerful predators to ever exist on Earth.

Most people who have seen Jaws (1975) experience at least a little trepidation when stepping into a large body of water. Even though we know the odds of getting attacked by a shark are slim (Wikipedia says 1 in 11.5 million), the fear of a good horror movie sticks with you long after the credits roll. If you want to up the ante this summer, there are some great shark movies across streaming platforms.

Here are the best shark movies streaming in June 2023:

Open Water (2003)

No one knows what really happened to Tom and Eileen Lonergan, but Open Water suggests they were killed by a shark.

Open Water is one of the scariest shark movies of all time because it is based on a terrifying true story. This survival horror thriller tells the story of Daniel Kintner and Susan Watkins, based on the real life couple Tom and Eileen Lonergan. While vacationing together the couple go on a scuba diving trip but are accidentally abandoned by the rest of the group when they miscount passengers and head back to shore. Stranded alone in the middle of the ocean, the couple learns they are being stalked by a shark.

The Reef (2010)

When their boat capsizes, four friends argue about whether to swim for safety in shark infested waters.

An Australian survival horror movie following four friends on a sailing trip to Indonesia. The boat hits some coral reef and capsizes, stranding the friends in shark infested waters. They decide to swim twelve miles to the nearest land, with one friend refusing and remaining on the overturned ship. The friends quickly realize that they are being stalked by a great white shark.

Shark Night (2011)

Shark Night introduces horror fans to the creepy “cookiecutter” shark.

A scary shark movie that feels like a slasher film. Shark Night follows a group of friends vacationing at a lake house for the weekend. Despite being located on fresh water, the friends begin to be picked off by sharks one by one. Eventually, they discover the attacks aren’t an accident.

Bait (2012)

A planned sequel about an airplane crashing into the ocean was cancelled after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

A horror disaster movie following a group of people trapped in a flooded supermarket in the aftermath of a tsunami. Hiding on top of the grocery store shelves, the survivors realize a 12 foot great white shark is also trapped inside the store. Each plan the group makes seems to be thwarted by the shark.

Shark Lake (2015)

Shark Lake isn’t a great movie, but the bonkers plot and Dolph Lundgren’s role make it a pretty enjoyable bad movie.

This bad shark movie stars iconic action star Dolph Lundgren as an exotic species dealer named Clint. While transporting a pregnant bull shark in a van, Clint is chased by police and the shark is accidentally released into Lake Tahoe. The shark survives, gives birth, and a trio of bull sharks are suddenly roaming around a popular tourist destination.

47 Meters Down (2017)

Claire Holt and Mandy Moore went deep into shark territory in 47 Meters Down (2017).

Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as two vacationing sisters who decide to be adventurous and do a caged shark dive. A snafu on the trip results in the sisters being trapped at the bottom of the ocean. While they are still protected by the cage, they have only an hour of oxygen left. Surrounded by great white sharks and needing to surface slowly in order to prevent deadly decompression sickness, the sisters struggle to survive.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

Uncaged is a standalone sequel to 47 Meters Down (2017).

A survival horror movie following a group of friends (and frenemies) who go scuba diving to explore the ruins of an underwater Mayan city. An accident causes some of the ruins to collapse, sending silt everywhere and separating the friends in the ensuing chaos. The girls attempt to leave but a shark appears and chases them deeper underwater.

Sharks of the Corn (2021)

Sharks of the Corn is a very bad horror movie featuring rubber sharks running through a corn field à la Children of the Corn. Small town Kentucky locals are perplexed when people start turning up dead looking like victims of a shark attack, though the town is obviously landlocked. This is a great film to watch if you’re a fan of bonkers or bad movies, or if you want something funny to be playing in the background when you have people over.

The Reef: Stalked (2022)

In The Reef: Stalked (2022) a woman goes on a kayaking adventure with her friends to help heal from witnessing her sister’s murder.

An Australian horror movie following four friends on a kayaking adventure. While spearfishing, one of the women notices a shark in the water. She scrambles back to her kayak safely but her friend is killed by the shark. The remaining three friends must paddle back to land while a great white shark stalks them.

Cocaine Shark (2023)

Cocaine Shark is an animal attack movie which has been tweaked and repackaged to take advantage of the Cocaine Bear hype. An accident at a lab causes an army of mutated, murderous animals to be released on the street. There’s not really any cocaine in this movie, but it still works for fans of low budget animal attack movies.

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