Movies like The Shallows

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The Shallows (2016)
 6.3
 121K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, 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, psychotronic, tense, exciting, absurd, harsh, suspenseful, intense, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, animal horror, ocean, animal attack, surfing, island, fear, killer shark, swimming, sea, stranded, shark attack, against the odds, courage, danger, attack, death, young woman, chase, beach, surfer, great white shark ...
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, psychotronic and serious films with plots about survival, danger, underwater scene, death, blood, boat and deadly mostly in Thriller, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like The Shallows: Crawl (2019), The Meg (2018), 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019), In the Deep (2017), Megalodon (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 69K
Crawl (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Serbia, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While struggling to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped inside a flooding house and fighting for her life against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.
Style: suspense, disaster movie, psychotronic, awful, surprise ending
Plot: alligator, animal attack, flood, hurricane, animal horror, trapped, survival, tsunami, predator, father daughter relationship, chase, natural disaster ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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100%
 5.6
 151K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, ocean, giant animal, survival, giant creature, sea monster, danger, catastrophe, ancient, swimming, giant, predator ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, california, china, shanghai, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five backpackers, diving in a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they are not alone in the submerged caves.
Style: suspense, bloody, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, diving, ruins, underwater, cave, great white shark, animal attack, research, underwater scene, secret place, fear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 49K
In the Deep (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
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: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, ocean, diving, survival horror, underwater, sibling relationship, rescue, sister, sole survivor, sister sister relationship, vacation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 2.9
 2K
Megalodon (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A military vessel on the search for an unidentified submersible finds themselves face to face with a giant shark, forced to use only what they have on board to defend themselves from the monstrous beast.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: shark, prehistoric creature, shark attack, monster, giant animal, military, rescue, animal attack, underwater scene, underwater, violence, mad ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 64K
Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, sea monster, giant monster, giant creature, monster, animal attack, sea creature, lovecraftian, ocean, water, explorer, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 18K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary
Plot: shark, survival, ocean or sea, boat accident, animal horror, underwater, ocean, shark attack, dangerous animal, tourist, great white shark, underwater scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: autism, tiger, wild animal, dangerous animal, danger, animal attack, trapped, woman in danger, survival, deadly, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.8
 241K
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: bad ending, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, air disaster, snow, male camaraderie, struggle for survival, wolf pack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 28K
Rogue (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
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, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crocodile, monster, dangerous animal, animal attack, animal horror, gory, danger, river, survival, isolation, island, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
12 Days of Terror (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: July of 1916 was a time of record heat, a polio epidemic, and a World War in Europe. But beachgoers in New Jersey are threatened by a even greater terror: a shark that has suddenly developed a taste for human flesh. Starting July 1st and lasting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: shark, shark attack, animal attack, beach, danger, deadly, death, brutality, survival, killer shark, blood, creature feature
Time: year 1916, 1910s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 48K
Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, disaster movie ...
Plot: survivor, storm, survival, love, sailboat, human spirit, hurricane, underwater, death, female protagonist, power of love, surfing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
⇓ 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, underwater, underwater scene, rescue, great white shark, caribbean sea, shark attack, vengeance, revenge, survival, death, ocean or sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 4K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, island, survival, kidnapping, rescue, supernatural, isolation, heroic mission, missing person, against the odds, time travel ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 14K
Black Water (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary, serious ...
Plot: crocodile, animal horror, tourist, river, swamp, survival, rescue, danger, couples, tour guide, animal attack, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant, she is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, disturbing, psychotronic ...
Plot: shark attack, shark, scientist, flooding, killer shark, survival, research, animal attack, female scientist, experiment, mutation, eaten alive ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 51K
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, rough, suspense ...
Plot: shark, survival, stranded, isolation, panic, ocean, shark attack, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, abandonment, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 545K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, 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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, fear, monster, animal horror, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, survival, police chief, chief of police, underwater ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: survival, hunting, cave, animal horror, animal attack, crocodile, beast, dangerous animal, stranded, adventurer, forces of nature, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 8K
Dark Tide (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, France
Duration: 114 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, tense, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: shark, survival, shark attack, diver, ocean or sea, underwater scene, dangerous animal, scuba diving, underwater, escapades, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 99K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, drowning, shipwreck, ocean, forces of nature, adventure, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 71K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, 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: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, rescue, boat accident, great white shark, mayor, panic, survival, ocean, island, teenager, death, swimming ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 11K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, deadly, danger, deadly creature, chaos, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Semester at Sea ship is attacked and sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, and the survivors seek refuge on a deserted atoll. The coeds, however, are no longer safe when the atoll starts flooding.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, absurd, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, shark, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, deadly creature, ocean or sea, survival, escapades, mutant, shark attack, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, suspense, realistic, tense ...
Plot: natural disaster, courage, oil rig, rescue, trapped, explosion, survival, catastrophe, sea, disaster film, oil, greed ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
6-Headed Shark Attack (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What is supposed to be a marriage boot camp on a remote island turns into the ultimate test for survival when a 6-headed shark starts attacking the beach. Trapped with minimal weapons they try to fight off the shark, but quickly discover that no one ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, absurd, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, monster, mutant, fight, storm, boat, husband wife relationship, killer shark, animal horror, danger, chases and races ...
Time: year 1984
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, sea, against the odds, whale, desert island, shipwreck, ocean or sea ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, snake, adventure, animal horror, dangerous animal, treasure hunt, expedition, rescue, danger, research, survival, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.2
 16K
Bait (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, Singapore, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building ... along with a 12-foot great white shark.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: tsunami, flood, shark attack, survival, shark, flooding, supermarket, killer shark, deadly, danger, dangerous animal, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, coast guard, rescue mission, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%