Last Updated on 17 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 150 best “animal horror” or “animal attack” movies of all time.

I found 31 different ranked lists online of “best animal horror movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 31 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Jaws (1975)
  2. The Birds (1963)
  3. Cujo (1983)
  4. Arachnophobia (1990)
  5. Anaconda (1997)
  6. Lake Placid (1999)
  7. Rogue (2007)
  8. Crawl (2019)
  9. Pet Sematary (1989)
  10. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  11. Alligator (1980)
  12. Black Water (2007)
  13. The Reef (2010)
  14. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
  15. The Shallows (2016)
  16. Piranha 3D (2010)
  17. Razorback (1984)
  18. Monkey Shines (1988)
  19. The Grey (2011)
  20. Piranha (1978)
  21. The Edge (1997)
  22. Squirm (1976)
  23. Backcountry (2014)
  24. Willard (2003)
  25. Long Weekend (1978)
  26. King Kong (1933)
  27. Grizzly (1976)
  28. Mimic (1997)
  29. Black Sheep (2006)
  30. Them! (1954)
  31. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
  32. Ticks (1993)
  33. Roar (1981)
  34. Dark Age (1987)
  35. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  36. Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
  37. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
  38. Night of the Lepus (1972)
  39. Slugs (1988)
  40. Burning Bright (2010)
  41. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  42. Orca (1977)
  43. The Fly (1986)
  44. Boar (2017)
  45. White God (2014)
  46. Creepshow (1982)
  47. Tremors (1990)
  48. Day of the Animals (1977)
  49. Empire of the Ants (1977)
  50. Food of the Gods (1976)
  51. Open Water (2003)
  52. The Witch (2015)
  53. Prophecy (1979)
  54. The Beast (1996)
  55. Jurassic Park (1993)
  56. Shark Night (2011)
  57. Feral (2017)
  58. Frozen (2010)
  59. The Breed (2006)
  60. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
  61. Man’s Best Friend (1993)
  62. Jaws 2 (1978)
  63. 47 Meters Down (2017)
  64. Frankenfish (2004)
  65. Frogs (1972)
  66. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
  67. White Dog (1982)
  68. Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
  69. Savage Harvest (1981)
  70. The Thing (1982)
  71. Zoombies (2016)
  72. Komodo (1999)
  73. Bats (1999)
  74. The Swarm (1978)
  75. Godzilla (1998)
  76. Spiders (2000)
  77. Tarantula (1955)
  78. The Pack (2015)
  79. Willard (2003)
  80. Primeval (2007)
  81. Grizzly Man (2005)
  82. The Black Scorpion (1957)
  83. Watership Down (1978)
  84. Sharktopus (2010)
  85. Congo (1995)
  86. Shakma (1990)
  87. Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
  88. King Kong (2005)
  89. Pet Sematary (2019)
  90. Sharknado (2013)
  91. Arctic (2018)
  92. Hunter Hunter (2020)
  93. Stung (2015)
  94. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  95. Prey (2007)
  96. Leviathan (1989)
  97. Strays (1991)
  98. The Swarm (2020)
  99. Mosquito (1994)
  100. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
  101. Link (1986)
  102. Food of the Gods II (1989)
  103. Moby Dick (1956)
  104. The Meg (2018)
  105. Gremlins (1984)
  106. The Naked Jungle (1954)
  107. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
  108. Ben (1972)
  109. Crocodile (1979)
  110. Bait (2012)
  111. The Revenant (2015)
  112. Piranha 3DD (2012)
  113. Deadly Eyes (1982)
  114. The Wicker Man (2006)
  115. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  116. Kaw (2007)
  117. Dark Tide (2012)
  118. Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
  119. Jurassic World (2015)
  120. Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2008)
  121. Black Water: Abyss (2020)
  122. Lavalantula (2015)
  123. Big Ass Spider! (2013)
  124. Attack of the Sabertooth (2005)
  125. Grizzly Park (2008)
  126. Of Unknown Origin (1983)
  127. Venom (1981)
  128. Beyond Loch Ness (2008)
  129. Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012)
  130. Wild Beasts (1984)
  131. Ghost Shark (2013)
  132. Piranha (1995)
  133. The Devil Bat (1940)
  134. Beneath (2013)
  135. Dinoshark (2010)
  136. Dogs (1977)
  137. Grizzly Rage (2007)
  138. Dinocroc (2004)
  139. Harbinger Down (2015)
  140. King Kong (1976)
  141. Razortooth (2007)
  142. Blood Monkey (2007)
  143. 5-Headed Shark Attack (2017)
  144. The Killer Snakes (1974)
  145. The Wolfman (2010)
  146. Graveyard Shift (1990)
  147. Bear (2010)
  148. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  149. Lake Placid 3 (2010)
  150. The Deadly Mantis (1957)

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