Lists: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast."

Overall Ranking: 206 (Rank from 1975: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 27.78%
Half-Popped 5.56%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Patrick Devitt100
CineKatz Vivek98
David Baruffi97(full review)
Colin Flanagan92.6 - "Jaws" was the birth of the blockbuster. It still terrifies today.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 9
Thomas Pollock90
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - One of the best.
(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Morgan On Media80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch79 - It depends on how you view it, quite frankly. A thriller? A compelling one, to be sure. But a true horror? Well, let's just say it's not as big of a fish as it thinks it is.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78Comedy: 3
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 6
Mario L70
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less70(full review)
Carrie B50

People Involved

  • Roy Scheider (Police Chief Martin Brody)
  • Robert Shaw (Quint)
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Matt Hooper)
  • Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody)
  • Murray Hamilton (Mayor Larry Vaughn)
  • Carl Gottlieb (Ben Meadows)
  • Jeffrey Kramer (Deputy Leonard Lenny Hendricks)
  • Susan Backlinie (Christine Chrissie Watkins)
  • Jonathan Filley (Tom Cassidy)
  • Chris Rebello (Michael Mike Brody)
  • Jay Mello (Sean Brody)
  • Lee Fierro (Mrs. Kintner)
  • Jeffrey Voorhees (Alex M. Kintner)
  • Craig Kingsbury (Ben Gardner)
  • Dr. Robert Nevin (Medical Examiner)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws 3-D
  • Jaws: The Revenge
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Sharks Attack
  • Podcasts

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