In 1999, Deep Blue Sea swam its way into movie theatres. The action-adventure movie, about a collection of genetically engineered sharks that cause death and destruction wherever they swim, was a surprise hit with audiences and led to sequels.
It was also bloody good!
But how many Deep Blue Sea movies are there? If you think it’s just one, you would be wrong.
The Deep Blue Sea movies in order
To date, there are three Deep Blue Sea movies. The first movie arrived in 1999, but it was almost twenty years before the next movie made its debut.
The Deep Blue Sea movies are as follows:
- Deep Blue Sea (1999)
- Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
- Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
Are all of the Deep Blue Sea movies part of the same series?
All three Deep Blue Sea movies are part of the same series, and all centre around genetically engineered bull sharks. However, Deep Blue Sea 2 is effectively a retread of the original.
It should be noted, out of the three movies, only the first film was released theatrically. Both Deep Blue Sea 2 and Deep Blue Sea 3 were released direct to video.
Who are the cast of the Deep Blue Sea films?
Notable cast members in the Deep Blue Sea series include Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Stellan Skarsgård, Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Nathaniel Buzolic, Tania Raymonde, and Emerson Brooks.
Is the Deep Blue Sea series the work of the same director?
The Deep Blue Sea movies are the work of multiple directors. Renny Harlin directed Deep Blue Sea, Darin Scott directed Deep Blue Sea 2 and John Pogue directed Deep Blue Sea 3.
What is the best Deep Blue Sea movie?
According to IMDb, the Deep Blue Sea films are ranked as follows:
- Deep Blue Sea (1999) – 5.9/10
- Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018) – 3.3/10
- Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) – Not yet rated
Can I just take this opportunity to say I believe Deep Blue Sea is criminally underrated by IMDb. Deep Blue Sea is a great shark/monster movie and deserves a much higher score than that!
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