The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made

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List Criteria: Horror films that star animals as villains

A list of the scariest animal movies ever made, ranked by the sheer terror you'll feel watching them on the big (or small) screen. Are you looking for a new favorite scary animal movie? Browse through this list of the scariest animal movies ever made to see which ones are considered to be the best by voters just like you. Ranked in order from the most popular scary animal movie to the least popular, it will be easy to find some new great scary animal movies to watch tonight. If you see a animal horror movie that you liked really well that’s at the bottom of the list, go ahead and vote for it to see it get ranked higher on the list. But be warned, you may never look at your pets the same way again.

From the scary sea world of Jaws to the rural charm of Cujo, there are many different types of horror movies about animals to enjoy. If you know of one that isn’t on the list, go ahead and add it so that other scary animal movie enthusiasts can experience new thrills and frights.

Whether your particular favorite scary animal movies pick lies with dogs or dinosaurs, there are unlimited scares to experience by watching movies from this list.
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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter

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    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

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    Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Mila Kunis, Alexandra Paul, Soleil Moon Frye

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    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Keenan Wynn, John Sayles, Barbara Steele

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    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari Wührer

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    Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling

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    Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus

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    Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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    Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett

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    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata

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    Dean Jagger, Sydney Lassick, Robert Forster

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    Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine

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    Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

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    Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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    Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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    Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen, William Sanderson

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    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    Mia Wasikowska, Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

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    Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut

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    Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper

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    Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

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    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    Katrina Bowden, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd

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    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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    James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Gregory Harrison, Chris Haywood, Judy Morris

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    Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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    Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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    Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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    Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett

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    Martin Kove, Dan Martin, James Parks

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