Movies like The Shallows

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The Shallows (2016)
 6.3
 105K
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, shark, island, surfing, ocean, death, shark attack, lone hero, strong female character, young woman, stranded, chase, eaten alive, beach, great white shark, surfer, victim, underwater, monster, swimming, tourist, stalking, villain, against the odds ...
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 scary films with plots about danger, survival, death, escapades, blood, fear and chase mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Shallows: In the Deep (2017), Burning Bright (2010), Open Water (2003), Jaws 2 (1978), The Meg (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 38K
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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: shark, shark attack, sibling relationship, diving, ocean, oxygen, sister, vacation, rescue, underwater, scuba diving, sister sister relationship ...
Place: mexico
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
Plot: danger, trapped, tiger, autism, dangerous animal, survival, deadly, social misfits, animal attack, blood, panic, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 48K
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, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, survival, shark, panic, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, stranded, husband wife relationship, fear, abandonment, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 63K
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: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, shark, survival, island, panic, sailing, police chief, great white shark, boat accident, shark attack, water skiing, mayor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 106K
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, historian, diver, blood, navy, predator ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
Place: usa, china, california, shanghai china, thailand
⇓ 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, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, vengeance, revenge, underwater, rescue, shark attack, survival, escapades, crimes, adventure, anti heroes, heroic mission ...
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, danger, isolation, against the odds, whale, hopes, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 175K
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: suspense, realistic, touching, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, courage, natural disaster, family in danger, forces of nature, fear, tragic event, parents and children, tragedy, survivor, separation from family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 503K
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, shark, police chief, survival, small town, animal horror, shark attack, great white shark, danger, underwater, beach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 227K
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, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, wilderness, dangerous animal, death, stranded, eaten alive, wolf, male camaraderie, air disaster, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 15K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, scary
Plot: survival, tourist, ocean or sea, underwater, shark, boat accident, boat, dangerous animal, deadly, danger, escapades, hysteria ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 25K
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, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, island, danger, isolation, gory, monster, animal horror, rescue, stranded, lake or river, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.0
 1K
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, tense, suspenseful
Plot: shark attack, military, shark, monster, rescue, animal attack, underwater, underwater scene, submarine, survival, violence, attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, survival, youth, danger, gory, deadly, dangerous animal, friends, murder, eaten alive, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 8K
Dark Tide (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, 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, tense, suspense, scary, serious ...
Plot: survival, diver, shark, shark attack, dangerous animal, haunted by the past, adventure, escapades, danger, underwater, ocean or sea, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 91K
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, giant wave, race against time, sea disaster, adventure, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, courage, adventure, rescue mission, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, danger, boat, natural disaster ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, harsh, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, blood, desert, incest, kidnapping, rape, survival, stalking, gory, family in danger, danger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, mine, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, danger, death, air disaster, youth, characters killed one by one, life & death, survival, airplane accident, psychic, race against time, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.6
 35K
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: scary, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, rescue, giant animal, killer shark, water skiing, theme park, scuba diving, adventure, survival, anti heroes, investigation, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 12K
Black Water (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.
Style: realistic, rough, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: tourist, swamp, pregnancy, rescue, survival, danger, tour guide, river, crocodile, lake or river, couples, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: pirate, island, survival, kidnapping, rescue, isolation, adventure, sunken ship, supernatural, gory, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, kidnapping, bunker, paranoia, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, psychological manipulation, disposing of a dead body, farmhouse, loneliness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, isolation, couples, deadly, prison life, prison, missing person, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 9K
DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, race against time, rescue, sea, ocean, dangerous animal, androids and robots, deadly creature, heroic mission, anti heroes, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
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, victim, rape, escape attempt, danger, fear, kidnapping, trapped, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 626K
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, plague, loneliness, zombie, danger, heroes, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, infection, eaten alive, blood, apocalypse, virus, survival, military, bunker, teacher ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, animal horror, snake, expedition, rescue, danger, treasure hunt, research, paralysis, betrayal, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 8K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, friends, manhunt, island, chase, communication problem, self defense, woman in danger, confined, reunion, isolation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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