Natural Horror Movies

by zzzorf | created - 29 Dec 2016 | updated - 26 Feb 2017 | Public

The following is a list of horror movies where the setting is based around nature running amok. In other words movies where things like animals or plants attack humans.

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1. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 15,366

2. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 128,154 | Gross: $34.02M

3. Blackfoot Trail (I) (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

Director: Adam MacDonald | Stars: Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Eric Balfour

Votes: 17,135

4. Lake Placid (1999)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

34 Metascore

Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 52,134 | Gross: $31.77M

5. Burning Bright (2010)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, Garret Dillahunt, Meat Loaf

Votes: 6,188

6. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

27 Metascore

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 9,876 | Gross: $14.72M

7. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 554,620 | Gross: $652.27M

8. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 90,249 | Gross: $65.89M

9. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 160,586 | Gross: $11.40M

10. The Reef (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki | Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor

Votes: 15,984

11. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 112,286 | Gross: $55.12M

12. Shark Night 3D (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee

Votes: 23,811 | Gross: $18.87M

13. The Breed (2006)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of five college kids are forced to match wits with unwelcoming residents when they fly to a "deserted" island for a party weekend.

Director: Nicholas Mastandrea | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning, Eric Lively

Votes: 11,798 | Gross: $0.01M

14. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 112,743 | Gross: $25.02M

15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

57 Metascore

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers

Votes: 107,662 | Gross: $101.70M

16. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

40 Metascore

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd, Johnny Messner

Votes: 27,267 | Gross: $32.24M

17. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,887

18. Rogue (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 26,448 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 44,519

20. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 50,988 | Gross: $17.32M

21. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 86,958 | Gross: $103.86M

22. Ice Sharks (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of scientists at a research facility based on Antarctica battle a breed of sharks that have invaded Antarctic waters.

Director: Emile Edwin Smith | Stars: Edward DeRuiter, Jenna Parker, Kaiwi Lyman, Clarissa Thibeaux

Votes: 960

23. 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015 Video)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

As a mutated, three-headed, great white shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers have to fight the deadly predator using anything they can find.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Karrueche Tran, Jason Simmons, Rob Van Dam, Danny Trejo

Votes: 2,657

24. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

Votes: 49,259 | Gross: $30.61M

25. Piranhaconda (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two piranha/anaconda hybrid creatures hunt down the scientist who stole their egg and a film crew making a slasher film in the jungle.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter, Rib Hillis, Terri Ivens

Votes: 3,156

26. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 24,220 | Gross: $1.30M

27. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Men capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 5,090

28. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 2,806

29. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

Votes: 26,164 | Gross: $3.77M

30. Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1981)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

When Kelly Morgan was 11 years old he had a terrifying encounter with Rana, a strange half man/half frog monster living in a lake. The creature killed his father and many other people ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Paul Callaway, Richard Lange, Glenn Scherer, Brad Ellingson

Votes: 409

31. Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, the survivors are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men in order to multiply and start a new human society.

Directors: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer | Stars: Julius LeFlore, RCB, Roddy Piper, William Smith

Votes: 4,518

32. Frogtown II (1992)

PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Action

In the sequel to Hell Comes to Frogtown, the Mutant-Frog leader of Frogtown kidnaps a professor and forces him to make a serum that will turn everyone into Frogs, they also kidnap some ... See full summary »

Director: Donald G. Jackson | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Denice Duff, Kelsey, Linda Singer

Votes: 284

33. Max Hell Frog Warrior (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 69 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

SCOTT SHAW stars as the lone samurai, MAX HELL, on the trail of the Serum which was unleashed to turn all of humanity into Toads.

Directors: Donald G. Jackson, Scott Shaw | Stars: Scott Shaw, Joe Estevez, Conrad Brooks, Jill Kelly

Votes: 92

34. Amphibious Creature of the Deep (2010)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Verdi Solaiman, Mohammad Aditya, Steven Baray, Dorman Borisman

Votes: 937

35. Arachnicide (2014 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

The L9 Commando is a task force composed of 6 of the best soldiers from different Special Forces Units. After a successful drug operation take-down, they are are called on for an important ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Bertola | Stars: Gino Barzacchi, Gabriel Cash, Mark Dodson, Riccardo Serventi Longhi

Votes: 119

36. Arachnid (2001)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A man is taken to a small clinic in Guam with mysterious bites on him. This sparks a search for what could have caused such wounds. A group of men and women fly to the island he lived on to... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Chris Potter, Alex Reid, José Sancho, Neus Asensi

Votes: 2,613

37. Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

67 Metascore

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

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak

Votes: 60,142 | Gross: $53.21M

38. Big Ass Spider! (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Greg Grunberg, Lin Shaye, Ruben Pla, Alexis Kendra

Votes: 6,583

39. The Black Scorpion (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro

Votes: 2,367

40. Camel Spiders (2011 TV Movie)

R | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Dozen of large, man-eating camel spiders first attack soldiers in thr desert of Iraq, then invades the southwestern areas of the United States.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Brian Krause, C. Thomas Howell, Melissa Brasselle, Frankie Cullen

Votes: 1,674

41. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, Susan Morrow

Votes: 1,370

42. The Cyclops (1957)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake

Votes: 828

43. The Spider (1958)

Passed | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4