Jaws Clone

by krakanova | created - 01 Dec 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Will spoil what the monster is, if the poster does not

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1. Man's Best Friend (1993)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A genetically engineered dog escapes from the science facility where it was created. A family takes it in unaware of its deadly instincts which soon emerge. The scientist who created the dog tries to find it before its too late.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, Robert Costanzo, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 3,834 | Gross: $12.97M

Tibetan Mastiff. USA

Girl is murdered in first few minutes by an animal. Quint = Lance Henriksen angry with the local authorities about their inaction

2. Barracuda (1978)

PG | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

Directors: Harry Kerwin, Wayne Crawford | Stars: Wayne Crawford, Jason Evers, Roberta Leighton, Cliff Emmich

Votes: 919

Barracuda. USA

Big Chemical tries to hush the story of pollution causing fish to attack people

3. Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)

R | 126 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 940

Tiger shark. Mexico

No naked woman, swimming alone, shark attack until 35mns in, but a serial killer shark. More of a 70's lets-not-fall-in-love yaught-sex love triangle film than Jaws is

4. Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on ... See full summary »

Director: William Grefé | Stars: Richard Jaeckel, Jennifer Bishop, Buffy Dee, Harold Sakata

Votes: 579

Mako sharks controlled by the shark telepathy of a scuba diver. USA

Horrid. And odd

5. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

27 Metascore

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 9,873 | Gross: $14.72M

Killer Whale, USA

Awesome orca revenge film!

6. Devil Fish (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, Gianni Garko, William Berger

Votes: 3,060

Shark with tentacles. Italy

Minimal amount of the monster until the end. Some poorly explained side plot with breasts and murder.

Very underrated (at 2/10)

7. Alligator (1979)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

Tourists on a tropical island anger an island god, who turns himself into a giant alligator and stalks them.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Romano Puppo

Votes: 921

Alligator. Italy

Camera angles of below the alligator attacking a boat. Awful close shots of different styrofoam monster attack up close.

Absolutely underrated.

8. Razorback (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

As a vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback, the husband of one of the victims is joined by a hunter and a farmer in a search for the beast.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 5,345 | Gross: $0.15M

Wild boar. Australia

Excellent! Scenes right out of Jaws, most notably the protagonist on a wooden perch as the monster attacked

9. Chaw (2009)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage.

Director: Jeong-won Shin | Stars: Tae-woong Eom, Seong-kwang Ha, Yoo-i Ha, Philip Hersh

Votes: 983

Wild boar. South Korea

Dumb but fun SK monster movie clearly inspired by American movies

10. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Votes: 36,478 | Gross: $21.20M

Rabid dog. USA

Worth revisiting

11. The White Buffalo (1977)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Western

At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickok teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak

Votes: 3,647

Buffalo. USA

First half is a western then turns into Jaws

12. Beneath (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

40 Metascore

Six high school seniors celebrating in the middle of a lake find themselves trapped on a rowboat due to a man-eating fish.

Director: Larry Fessenden | Stars: Daniel Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Jon Orsini

Votes: 2,750

Giant fish. USA

Quality horror that makes shark and piranha movies look over produced and childish

13. Blood Beach (1980)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: David Huffman, Marianna Hill, Burt Young, Otis Young

Votes: 2,102

Unknown species of worm like creature with a flower bud mouth a la Tremors. USA

Attacks are slow at first then increase. First scene jacks Jaws

14. The Brain (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale, George Buza

Votes: 1,586

Giant Brain. Canada, USA

Stalks the main character until the end and is blown up in similar fashion

15. The Last Shark (1981)

PG | 88 min | Horror

James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: James Franciscus, Vic Morrow, Micaela Pignatelli, Joshua Sinclair

Votes: 2,103

Great white shark. Italy

Brody clone Quint clone Mayor Vaughn clone Same ending!

16. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 522,073 | Gross: $260.00M

17. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

51 Metascore

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 66,810 | Gross: $102.92M

18. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

A giant thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in a SeaWorld theme park and it's up to the sons of police chief Brody to rescue everyone.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 37,124 | Gross: $45.52M

19. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 38,712 | Gross: $20.76M

20. Slugs (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Alicia Moro

Votes: 3,845

Slugs. USA

Same opening. Concerned town trying not to spread a panic. Brody/Scientist are one character Gory Underrated

21. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 17,660 | Gross: $6.00M

Piranhas. USA

22. Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

43 Metascore

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.

Director: David Hackl | Stars: James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Piper Perabo, Scott Glenn

Votes: 7,285

Grizzly bear. USA Billy Bob Thornton is experienced, hardened hunter (Quint)

23. The Sand (2015)

TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over twenty-somethings awake to a beating sun, and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand.

Director: Isaac Gabaeff | Stars: Brooke Butler, Cleo Berry, Cynthia Murell, Dean Geyer

Votes: 3,199

Sand. USA Warning: Jamie Kennedy

24. Creature (1985)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe

Votes: 3,129 | Gross: $4.78M

Genetically created hybrid shark/dophin Peter Benchley story. Kim Cattrall. Pops from Poltergeist

25. Shark Lake (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A classic american thriller where the lines between man and beast blur and are questioned.

Director: Jerry Dugan | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Sara Malakul Lane, Lily Brooks O'Briant, Michael Aaron Milligan

Votes: 1,831

Shark. USA Similar. does not show shark until latter part of film. "Everybody get out of the water!" Motive for hunting the shark. Dumbass on ski-jet with bag of meat talking about luring in the shark for a paycheck. <-Premise isn't set up

Bad kill scenes and bad CG sharks. In a perfect world, Dolph Lundgren would have played the shark

26. Bacalhau (1975)

90 min | Comedy

"Jaws" spoof. The title means "Cod". A terrible monster threatens the beach season: the cod from Guinea. To catch the fish, local authorities count on the expertise of a Portuguese oceanographer, a fearless fisherman and baits made with Amália Rodrigues's records.

Director: Adriano Stuart | Stars: Hélio Souto, Dionísio Azevedo, Maurício do Valle, Adriano Stuart

Votes: 58

Big fish. Brazil Parody

27. Tentacles (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis | Stars: John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins, Henry Fonda

Votes: 2,923

Octopus. Italy/USA

Fish point of view. Dead body jump scare early in the movie. Fish pulling keg under the water (for some reason). Back of the boat broken open by animal attack. Vacationing families and local government politics and intervention. Quinn. Frantic mother screaming for her missing son on the beach. Drunk friendship building dialogue on a boat.

Cheap, but not bad. Excellent Ennio Morricone-style music

28. Q (1982)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 6,199

Dragon. USA

Preys on humans and their heads. Town panics

29. Freshwater (2016)

83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A new take on the classic story of a group of twenty-something kids' weekend of terror at the lake house.

Director: Brandy Berry | Stars: John Bobek, Donnabella Mortel, Zoë Bell, Tom O'Connell

Votes: 476

CG alligator, US Opening scene is Jaws.

Horrible - bad relationship drama

30. Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After chomping through the fish population, thousands of starved lampreys begin attacking the citizens of a sleepy lake town, and the community scrambles to stay alive.

Director: James Cullen Bressack | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Jason Brooks, Zack Ward, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 1,438

Lampreys, US Brody clone Mayor Vaughn clone

1. Mayor needs the fish population to grow to attract summer tourist fishing income 2. Running out of the water in a panic after an attack 3. Wildlife experts heavily suggesting shutting down the lake and the mayor refuses to take that action


31. Piranha 3DD (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

24 Metascore

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Ving Rhames, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush

Votes: 38,232 | Gross: $0.38M

Pirahna, US

1. Attack scene at night involving a dock opens film 2. Another attack scene on dock 3. Water park's business is jeapardized by attacks 4. Lifeguard (Brody) camera zooming into background behind his head (multiple times (is parody))

32. Prey (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

PREY tells the story of Nathan (BEAU TRAVAIL'S Gregoire Colin) who is at a countryside retreat for a Fall family reunion that he expects to be particularly stormy. Claire, his wife, has to ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine Blossier | Stars: Grégoire Colin, François Levantal, Fred Ulysse, Joseph Malerba

Votes: 850

Wild boars. France

Film opens with an attack not showing the monster. A family bands together to find and kill it, but it shows overwhelming hostility and dominance

33. Killer Fish (1979)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Jewel thieves attempt to recover treasure from piranha infested waters. Mistrust and betrayals happen amongst the gang in the quest for gold.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 1,506

Pirahna. Italy

Attacks start slow but increase. Fish not actually shown attacking until 54 mns in

34. Insectula! (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A giant alien mosquito-type insect is drawn to earth from the CO2 pollution in search of blood. Del, a government agent, loses loved ones to the creature and is on a personal vendetta while... See full summary »

Director: Michael Peterson | Stars: Pasquale Pilla, Arielle Cezanne, Harrison Matthews, Sarah French

Votes: 675

Tentacled alien monster. USA

Behaves like Jaws at the beginning

35. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 129,282 | Gross: $143.01M

Beginning has the adventurous music when they set out to hunt with Quinn. This is repeated.

Boat is a character and followed by the shark

When the shark goes down the first time, a sound similar to but lighter is played

Fun at the beach attack scene

36. Blood Hook (1986)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

During a local fishing contest, people are being violently dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Mark Jacobs, Lisa Jane Todd, Patrick Danz, Sara Hauser

Votes: 930

Slasher film where the victim is snagged by a fishing lure and drug into the water.

1. Similar stalking method from the lure. 2. This is the biggest tourist day of the year and we can't have people staying at home over one possible death 3. Grizzled, war veteran Quinn like character who educates about and foreshadows the villain

37. Crocodile (1996)

102 min | Drama

A woman forms a twisted bond with a homeless violent thug who prevented her suicide.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-Hyun Cho, Jae-Hong Ahn, Mu-song Jeon, Yun-kyeong Woo

Votes: 1,471

Crocodile. USA

Monster shown more towards the end

38. Boar (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

Director: Chris Sun | Stars: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley

Votes: 2,016

Boar. Australia

See Razorback above. Similar boardroom/ bar meeting discussing how to take down the monster

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