Top Ten Killer Animal Films

I’m a huge sucker for a good killer animal flick.

So much so I decided to do a list of my top ten, Just remember the list is of real life animals such as crocodiles, sharks, spiders etc not monsters.

So here it is, my list of my ten favourite Killer animal films (the list is not in a favouritism order):


Jaws (1975)

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.


Kingdom Of The Spiders (1977)

In rural Arizona, countless killer tarantulas are migrating through a farm town, killing every living thing in their path. The town’s veterinarian will do everything in his power to survive the onslaught.


The Birds (1963)

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.


Piranha (1978)

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal.


Cujo (1983)

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.


Rogue (2007)

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.


Arachnophobia (1990)

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.


Burning Bright (2010)

A thriller centred on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.


Shakma (1990)

A group of medical students are attacked by an aggressive laboratory animal while competing in an after-hours role-playing game at their school.


Alligator (1980)

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.


Honourable mentions:

Lake Placid (1999)

Nightwing (1979)

Spasms (1983)

Black Water (2007)

47 Meters Down (2017)

Grizzly (1976)

Squirm (1976)

I cannot begin to tell you how hard this was to do, I really had to whittle it down. I’d love to hear what your favourites are. Just write it in the comment box below.

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