The Shallows (2016)

body horrorno
violence toward animalsspoiler, yes
Bechdel-Wallace testpassed
Mako Moripassed
X was the real YIt turns out humanity was the real malicious shark

I love movies with a single character (or almost, in this case)

I also really love horror movies where a single protagonist is trying to escape a singular threat. Technically, there are a few supporting characters (who, spoiler, get jawsed), but they barely appear and their deaths aren't lingered on. This movie is just a known threat, and an attempt to escape that threat.

And finally, I really enjoy horror movies without supernatural elements. In this case, the shark is unrealistically malicoius, but not in a way that detracts from the film.

Parts of the ending of this got a little silly, but I liked this a lot. I think Blake Lively did a great job in this.