Movies like The Shallows

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The Shallows (2016)
 6.3
 102K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense, bad ending, absurd, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: survival, trapped, island, shark, surfing, ocean, death, shark attack, strong female character, stranded, eaten alive, great white shark, underwater, beach, surfer, young woman, lone hero, chase, animal horror, victim, monster, swimming, tourist, stalking, villain ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas

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Most similar movies to The Shallows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and intense films with plots about survival, danger, death, catastrophe, dialogue, blood and chase mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Shallows: In the Deep (2017), Open Water (2003), Jaws 2 (1978), The Meg (2018), Burning Bright (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 36K
In the Deep (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Dominican Republic
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: shark, diving, shark attack, sibling relationship, ocean, vacation, oxygen, rescue, sister, scuba diving, underwater, sister sister relationship ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 47K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: isolation, survival, shark, boat, diving, scuba diving, panic, ocean or sea, nightmare, scuba, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 61K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, shark, island, survival, great white shark, shark attack, boat accident, police chief, sailing, water skiing, mayor, panic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 97K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, dark, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, shark, ancient, danger, survival, swimming, deadly, diver, navy, blood, historian, predator ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
Place: usa, shanghai china, thailand, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Burning Bright (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to buy a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's situation worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: danger, tiger, trapped, autism, dangerous animal, survival, deadly, social misfits, animal attack, blood, panic, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 14K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, underwater, shark, boat accident, tourist, boat, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, escapades, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, revenge, underwater, vengeance, shark attack, rescue, anti heroes, ocean or sea, gory, survival, adventure, dangerous animal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, isolation, whale, danger, against the odds, lost at sea, death, starvation ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 489K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, survival, shark, small town, police chief, shark attack, great white shark, beach, danger, gory, animal horror ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 223K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, atheist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 170K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, courage, forces of nature, fear, parents and children, separation from family, tragic event, survivor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 24K
Rogue (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the director of Wolf Creek comes this terrifying look at nature's perfect killing machine. When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mud ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, island, gory, danger, isolation, animal horror, adventure, stranded, lake or river, rescue, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.0
 23K
Shark Night 3D (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: shark, survival, dangerous animal, gory, danger, deadly, youth, friends, creature feature, eaten alive, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 7K
Dark Tide (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as "Shark Alley."
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: diver, survival, shark, dangerous animal, underwater, adventure, danger, haunted by the past, ocean or sea, escapades, deadly, loss of partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 15K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, lost, camping, danger, bear attack, bear, blood, nature, couple relations, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, death, danger, youth, airplane accident, air disaster, survival, life & death, characters killed one by one, race against time, psychic, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, survival, cannibalism, kidnapping, danger, victim, rape, escape attempt, family in danger, brutality, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.6
 89K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, giant wave, race against time, adventure, daring rescue, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, blood, survival, rape, gory, kidnapping, incest, family in danger, stalking, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 3K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: pirate, island, survival, kidnapping, rescue, gory, adventure, sunken ship, isolation, adventurer, martial arts, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, survival, expedition, snake, research, treasure hunt, adventure, rescue, orchid, danger, dangerous animal, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: danger, attic, missing person, psychopath, prison, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples, twins, couple relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.1
 91K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, first contact, adventure, psychologist, danger, survival, ocean or sea, supernatural, imagination, book, psychology, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 252K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, deadly creature, trapped, fear, fog, fight, supermarket, insanity, small town, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 70K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, deaf, isolation, murder, blood, trapped, alone, disability, home invasion, masked killer, survival ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 33K
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, water skiing, theme park, killer shark, giant animal, scuba diving, rescue, adventure, gory, anti heroes, survival, dangerous animal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: tourist, stranded, radiation, mutant, death, brutality, nuclear power plant, group of friends, survival, abandoned building, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: suspense, dark, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, children, little girl, scientist, eaten alive, infection, blood, apocalypse, virus, survival, bunker, military ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, zombie, plague, loneliness, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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