Shark Week

The BEST episodes of Shark Week

Every episode of Shark Week ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Shark Week!

Every year we dedicate a full week to sharks, this includes newly made specials each year all featuring sharks and their attacks.

Last Updated: 9/23/2022Network: Discovery
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Shark After Dark
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Shark After Dark

Season 2009 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/6/2009

In this Episode we will see the Shark after Dark. Sharks are most aggressive and most active in the dark but the fact is we know extremely small things about the nocturnal nature of these creatures. In this Episode, a team of diver’s travel around the world and go down into the shark dangerous after-dark hunting grounds. Their goal is to learn more about how Great Whites, Six-Gills, and Tiger Sharks behavior after the sun goes down.

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When Fish Attack 3
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10.00
3 votes

#2 - When Fish Attack 3

Season 2011 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/4/2011

Travel the waters of the world to meet people who made some pretty dumb mistakes around dangerous sea creatures, including sharks, as well as folks who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Each story includes actual footage of the events and expert analysis.

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Shark Alley: Legend of Dynamite
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10.00
1 votes

#3 - Shark Alley: Legend of Dynamite

Season 2015 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/29/2015

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World's Scariest Animal Attacks
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9.33
3 votes

#4 - World's Scariest Animal Attacks

Season 2012 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/15/2012

Ten of the most terrifying animal attacks filmed by eyewitnesses. Some of the world's biggest predators - a 15 foot shark, raging elephants, and a half ton bull turn their attention towards people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Great White Battleground
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9.25
4 votes

#5 - Great White Battleground

Season 2022 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/24/2022

Sharkologist, Michelle Jewel believes the leaping great whites of South Africa do more than just hunt for their favorite prey. Join Michelle as she embarks on a journey to prove these sharks are actually breaching to communicate with each other.

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Return to Shark Vortex
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9.00
2 votes

#6 - Return to Shark Vortex

Season 2021 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/17/2021

As the Shark Vortex retreats in the fall, sharks battle it out for dominance in New England's icy waters. Experts brave rough oceans and fierce predators to capture new footage and insight of the phantom shark and reveal which shark reigns supreme.

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Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek
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8.67
3 votes

#7 - Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek

Season 2021 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2021

Josh Gates links up with his childhood hero, William Shatner, to boldly go where Shark Week has never gone before. The mission: enter shark-infested waters to understand the nature of fear and come face to face with an apex predator. This is Shark Trek.

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Ridiculous Cakes: 30th Anniversary of Shark Week
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8.60
5 votes

#8 - Ridiculous Cakes: 30th Anniversary of Shark Week

Season 2018 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/16/2018

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Shark Week" with a 4-foot-tall cake; the hunt for Bigfoot leads to a sweet encounter for a Seattle cake artist; an entire cake is decorated with only buttercream frosting.

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Monster Mako: Perfect Predator
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8.60
5 votes

#9 - Monster Mako: Perfect Predator

Season 2019 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/1/2019

The search is on for the elusive grander mako, the largest of its kind in the world. Brand new footage captured off the coast of California reveals rare mako behavior.

Watch Now:Amazon
Alien Sharks of the Deep
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8.55
11 votes

#10 - Alien Sharks of the Deep

Season 2013 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/8/2013

Follow American and Japanese scientists as they descend into the deepest and darkest unexplored oceans on Earth in search of some of the more incredible and bizarre sharks on the planet.

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Mythbusters: Shark Special
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8.50
4 votes

#11 - Mythbusters: Shark Special

Season 2008 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/27/2008

Using their signature sci-tech style of explosive experimentation, the MythBusters hit the deep blue from California to the Bahamas to investigate myths about sharks. They are honing in on some doozies this year: Do dogs attract sharks? Do the vibrations caused by a flapping injured fish attract sharks? Does chili powder repel sharks? And hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman create the ultimate SHARK WEEK build – a 16-foot-long robo-shark!

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Return to Lair of the Great White
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8.50
2 votes

#12 - Return to Lair of the Great White

Season 2021 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/14/2021

Dr. Craig O'Connell and Marc Payne return to where they unexpectedly filmed a juvenile great white during a past mission. Believing there's a nursery nearby, they follow the trail to a discovery that could change everything we know about great whites.

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Voodoo Sharks
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8.45
11 votes

#13 - Voodoo Sharks

Season 2013 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/5/2013

Bull Sharks have moved to the bayous of Louisiana, nicknamed "Voodoo Sharks" by the local shrimp fishermen. These dominant and startling predators can live in both salt and fresh water.

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Spawn of Jaws: The Birth
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8.40
5 votes

#14 - Spawn of Jaws: The Birth

Season 2014 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/13/2014

Dr. Michael Domeier has spent years scouring the Pacific Ocean hoping to solve one of the greatest mysteries of shark science: the location of great white pupping grounds. In 2013, he set the process in motion by successfully tagging a pregnant female shark that he called Gil Rakers. Now he’s returning to the sea in Spawn of Jaws 2: The Birth to follow her journey and be the first to capture the birth of a baby great white shark.

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Top 10 Sharkdown
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8.36
14 votes

#15 - Top 10 Sharkdown

Season 2013 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/7/2013

TOP 10 SHARKDOWN updates the international shark attack files for the 21st century and takes a closer look at the sharks viewers won't want to meet at the beach this summer - and the ones swimmers and surfers are most likely to encounter. From the weird - the feisty cookie cutter, which bites cookie-shaped circles out of its prey; to the macabre, like the Sand Tiger, whose cannibalistic young devour each other in the womb; to the infamous Great Whites, Tiger Sharks and Bull Sharks - TOP 10 SHARKDOWN ranks these amazing predators.

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Shark School with Michael Phelps
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8.29
7 votes

#16 - Shark School with Michael Phelps

Season 2017 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/30/2017

Michael Phelps joins Doc Gruber and Tristan Guttridge of the Bimini Shark Lab to get a crash course on everything ‘shark.’ They’ll dispel the myths and common misconceptions, teach him how to safely dive with sharks - including how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face - and will get Michael Phelps up close and personal with the incredible power of a Great White. Produced by Peacock Productions.

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Mechashark
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8.25
4 votes

#17 - Mechashark

Season 2021 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/14/2021

To track down New Zealand's monster great whites, researchers build a submersible designed to look like a shark and pilot it deep into what they believe could be a mating ground - the Holy Grail of shark science.

Watch Now:Amazon
Great White Open Ocean
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8.25
4 votes

#18 - Great White Open Ocean

Season 2022 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/24/2022

In 2020, expert shark diver Jimi Partington nearly died in the jaws of a great white. A year later, he looks to overcome his PTSD and get back in the water with the ocean's megasharks. But what starts off well, turns into a battle between life and death.

Watch Now:Amazon
Great White Serial Killer: Fatal Christmas
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8.25
4 votes

#19 - Great White Serial Killer: Fatal Christmas

Season 2022 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/25/2022

After a surfer dies off Morro Bay, California on Christmas Eve, shark attack investigators Ralph Collier and Brandon McMillan use forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts to ID the suspected killer: an 18 foot great white shark.

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Great White Gauntlet
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8.22
9 votes

#20 - Great White Gauntlet

Season 2013 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/8/2013

Abalone diving can be both lucrative and dangerous when it happens in one of the most deadly shark feeding grounds, known as the "Great White Gauntlet", off the south coast of Australia.

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Air Jaws Strikes Back
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8.22
9 votes

#21 - Air Jaws Strikes Back

Season 2019 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2019

Neil Hammershlag and Enrico Gennari use a drone-towed seal decoy to study and capture harrowing and dramatic battles between sharks and seals in the waters off South Africa.

Watch Now:Amazon
Nuclear Sharks
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8.21
29 votes

#22 - Nuclear Sharks

Season 2016 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/30/2016

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Return to Shark Island
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8.20
5 votes

#23 - Return to Shark Island

Season 2019 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/1/2019

Reunion Island shark encounters are on the rise leaving the locals afraid to get in the water. Shark scientists investigate the ongoing shark crisis to find a way for sharks and people to coexist and live peacefully.

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Shark Trek
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8.19
27 votes

#24 - Shark Trek

Season 2015 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/5/2015

Shark expert, Greg Skomal and a team of engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution embark on a mission to find out why Great White sightings in Florida are on the rise. It's the biggest study ever of Atlantic great whites.

Watch Now:Amazon
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
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8.18
17 votes

#25 - Megalodon: The Extended Cut

Season 2014 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/15/2014

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