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: 177 (Rank from 1975: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 68.42%
Regular 26.32%
Half-Popped 5.26%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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    Colin Flanagan92.6 - "Jaws" was the birth of the blockbuster. It still terrifies today.
    Thomas Pollock90
    Lisa Marie Bowman90 - One of the best.
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    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.
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest78
    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)
  • John M. Dwyer (Director)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)