The first Shark Week premiered in July 1988 on the Discovery Channel and it immediately changed the way we viewed sharks. A week-long TV special, Shark Week has since become a highly-anticipated annual affair, enthralling viewers and shark lovers the world over.
This year, its back for the 32nd year running with bigger sharks and breath-taking breaches. From Monday, 31 August to Sunday, 6 September, Shark Week 2020’s “fincredible” line-up will deliver magnificent shark stories and celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Air Jaws’.
But as we wait for Shark Week 2020 surface, rest assured there are plenty of fin-tastic shows to stream in the meantime. Here are some choice shark-flicks that will get you in a frenzy just in time for this year’s week-long shark special.
Deep Blue Sea
Directed by Renny Harlin, Deep Blue Sea takes place on a secret undersea lab called the Aquatica where scientists have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to help cure Alzheimer’s. However, unbeknownst to the researchers, their experiments have enhanced the sharks making them meaner and smarter. When a storm wrecks their facility, the sharks begin to hunt down the survivors in systematic fashion.
Shark Water Extinction
In this engaging and thrilling feature documentary, filmmaker Rob Stewart travels the globe to expose the massive illegal shark fin trade. Shark Water Extinction is a thrilling and inspiring journey that not only helps highlight the importance of shark conservation but also the far reaching implications behind the illegal activity.
In The Shallows Blake Lively stars as Nancy, who is surfing on a secluded beach, only to find herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of her ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
Campy yet highly-entertaining, The Meg tells the story of the discovery of a secret layer beneath the ocean depths. When scientists go to investigate, they inadvertently set loose a 75-feet long prehistoric shark that begins a reign of terror. Jason Statham stars as Jonas Taylor, an experienced deep sea diver who is hired to save the crew and stop the monster shark in its tracks.
Surely the most famous and arguably the best shark movie ever made, Jaws is a 1975 American thriller set in the fictional resort town of Amity Island, which is terrorized by a Great White Shark. Aiming to put a stop to the terror, the police chief, marine biologist and professional shark hunter, set out on a boat to kill the beast.