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The 10 Best Shark Movies of All Time

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The 10 Best Shark Movies of All Time

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The 10 Best Shark Movies of All Time

Let’s not fool ourselves: There’s only one truly great film with a killer shark at its center. And that’s not likely to change anytime soon, or until we see a film about Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance, or one about those mysterious sharks that live inside that active underwater volcano in the Solomon Islands (and that are being investigated by robots!). This week marks the release of 47 Meters Down, the story of two sisters (played by Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) who get into a shark cage off the coast of a Mexican beach and subsequently find themselves having to contemplate if swimming toward a limited-edition vinyl copy of Radiohead’s The Bends is worth it if it means avoiding being eaten alive by a school of sharks. [Editor’s Note: The bends, also known as divers’ disease, is a condition that occurs in scuba divers or at high altitude when dissolved gasses come out of solution in bubbles and can affect any body area, including the heart and brain. Also, Radiohead’s album is pretty great.] Before catching up with the adventures of these two white girls who put way too much trust in two hot Mexican dudes and shark-watcher extraordinaire Matthew Modine, join us in revisiting some of the more impressive appearances in cinematic history. Alexa Camp

A Movie a Day, Day 24: Oceans

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A Movie a Day, Day 24: <em>Oceans</em>
A Movie a Day, Day 24: <em>Oceans</em>

With the BP gusher in its eighth week, yesterday seemed like a good time to meditate on what we’re screwing up, so I checked out Oceans, Disney’s latest live-action postcard from Mother Earth. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud also brought us Winged Migration, and they get just as close to the underwater creatures here as they did to those birds, capturing some similarly dramatic and touching moments. But where Winged Migration’s story was almost as gripping as its images, detailing the challenges, perils, and sheer scale of migration, Oceans skips along the surface of its subjects’ lives like a stone bouncing across a lake.