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Top 5 Animal Horror Movies

If you are looking for scary animal horror movies, you should definitely check our picks for the best 5 animal horror movies. 

We hope you will enjoy the following ranking. Please let us know your favorite in the comments.

5 Best Animal Horror Movies

Among all horror movies with scary animals as killer monsters, we have chosen for you the best 5 animal horror movies.

5. Piranha 3D (2010)
4. Crawl (2019)
3. The Birds (1963)
2. The Fly (1986)
1. Jaws (1975)

Keep reading for more information about each movie on this list.

5. Piranha 3D (2010)

Piranha 3D (2010)

Director: Alexandre Aja   Writers: Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg

The 2010 American 3D horror comedy film, Piranha 3D, serves as a loose remake of the comedy horror film Piranha (1978) and an entry in the Piranha film series. The film follows the story of an unlikely group of strangers who must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area’s new razor-toothed residents after a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish.


  • Elisabeth Shue
  • Jerry O’Connell
  • Richard Dreyfuss

4. Crawl (2019)

Crawl (2019)

Director: Alexandre Aja  Writers: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen

Crawl is a 2019 American natural horror film that follows the story of a young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, who finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.


  • Kaya Scodelario
  • Barry Pepper
  • Morfydd Clark

3. The Birds (1963)

The Birds (1963)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock  Writers: Daphne Du Maurie and Evan Hunter

The Birds is a 1963 American natural horror-thriller film that loosely based on the 1952 short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The film focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California, over the course of a few days.


  • Rod Taylor
  • Tippi Hedren
  • Jessica Tandy

2. The Fly (1986)

The Fly (1986)

Director: David Cronenberg   Writers: George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue, and David Cronenberg

 The 1986 American science fiction horror film, The Fly (1986), is loosely based on George Langelaan’s 1957 short story of the same name and the 1958 film of the same name. The film tells of an eccentric scientist who, after one of his experiments goes wrong, slowly turns into a fly-hybrid creature.


  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Geena Davis
  • John Getz

1. Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Director: Steven Spielberg   Writers: Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb

Based on the 1974 novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws 1975 stars Roy Scheider as police chief Martin Brody, who, with the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw), hunts a man-eating great white shark that attacks beachgoers at a summer resort town. Murray Hamilton plays the mayor, and Lorraine Gary portrays Brody’s wife. 


  • Roy Scheider
  • Robert Shaw
  • Richard Dreyfuss

This was our list of the 5 best animal horror movies. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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