Stay out of the Water!

by The-Plague | created - 05 Aug 2014 | updated - 06 Aug 2014 | Public

About 70% of the Earth is covered in water so it is pretty much unavoidable. Different creatures that can mess your day up lurk in that 70%, which would you be afraid of coming in contact with the most?

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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 522,147 | Gross: $260.00M

Sharks: Sharks are big and hungry and they can smell one drop of blood from three miles away. That is enough to certainly make someone want to stay on land!

2. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

53 Metascore

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Votes: 83,217 | Gross: $25.00M

Piranhas: Although realistically Piranhas are only indigenous to Amazon basin, I still wouldn't want to take a chance meeting them in the ocean. They come in numbers like little wolf fish!

3. Octopus (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Jay Harrington, Ravil Isyanov, David Beecroft, Carolyn Lowery

Votes: 1,798

Octopus: I don't know if they actually attack humans, but they scare me enough to keep me in bath tubs and pools only!

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

Crocodiles: Any creature that bites you, then rolls its body to tear a piece of you off is pretty intimidating.

5. Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

In a small town, the silence is shattered by a rash of disappearances at the swamp near the old deserted factories. Bodies are being discovered with no blood left in their bodies. It's up ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Kelly | Stars: Mark Courneyea, Kerri Draper, Kevin Preece, Shawna McSheffrey

Votes: 229

Leeches: Little blood sucking buggers that cling on to you and suck you dry faster than your ex-wife?! I think I will stay on land.

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

Killer Whales: I have seen videos of killer whales eating seals and dolphins, so who is to say one wouldn't take a bite out of me?!

7. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane

Votes: 149,931 | Gross: $182.62M

Storms: The last thing a person needs is to have their boat wrecked and end up doggie paddling in the middle of the ocean getting pummeled with waves.

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: 90,254 | Gross: $65.89M

Snakes: I know we usually thing of snakes as more of land dwellers, sea-snakes do exist, and they can certainly kill you.

9. Flipper & Lopaka (1999–2005)
Episode: The Sting of the Stonefish (1999)

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Some stonefish are ostracised in Quetzo and one of them accidentally poisons Nola. Lopaka provides the cure and the stonefish earn their place.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Robyn Moore, Jamie Oxenbould, Keith Scott

Stonefish: Master of disguise and venomous!

10. The Octonauts (2010– )
Episode: The Octonauts and the Porqupine Pufferfish (2012)

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation

The Octonauts venture inside a whale shark again (see Series 1, episode 1), this time to rescue a porcupine puffer fish.

Director: Nicky Phelan | Stars: Ross Breen, Teresa Gallagher, Wayne Grayson, Simon Greenall

Pufferfish: Has a toxin stronger than cyanide.



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