Jaws

Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.


Icon Age rating
Age rating:
PG
Icon Director
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Icon Duration
Duration:
2h 4m
Icon Genre
Genre:
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Icon Release date
Release date:
1975-06-20
Icon Stars
Stars:
Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

29 comments

  • #1
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2017
    "Jaws is the classic horror thriller. I remember seeing it for the first time when I was a child. Why someone thought this was a good film for a child to see, I don't know, but I recall the next time we went to the beach, I was too afraid to go in. Definitely keeps you at the edge of your seat wanting to see what happens next. Brilliant directing from Steven Spielberg. Highly recommended."
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    Anonymous
    May 23, 2018
    "It is one of the few movie transitions that closely follows the book from which it was adapted. The movie itself has lost none of its appeal although the fashion of the time does make for some comical moments. It is rare that a movie can combine the dynamics of three powerful actors and have it work so well together. Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss pull it off superbly."
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    Anonymous
    September 25, 2018
    "Recently just watched this movie while i was in Asia after more than 35 years since i saw it for the first time. I must admit that it didnt quite have the shock factor when i first saw it but the acting and script felt quaint. Anyway, now i am back home and i can no longer find this on Netflix again i just watched it a few months ago eh."
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  • #4
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "I love Jaws! I remember watching this as a kid, and I was terrified. We took a vacation on the coast shortly thereafter, and I remember staying as far away from the water as possible. Despite the fact that it was terrifying, I find myself sitting down every once in a while for a guilty indulgence of watching and clenching my teeth."
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    Anonymous
    July 4, 2018
    "Color me confused, but I have no idea how Jaws got into this list. But hey, if you genuinely enjoy spending the 4th of July watching American teenagers get eaten by great whites, then who am I to judge? Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie, a perfect 10, I'm just a little addled as to how this got here lmao"
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  • #6
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    Anonymous
    May 29, 2019
    "This movie was shown a loooong time ago but every time I see people watch this, it still invites me to go sit down and enjoy it. It's one of those movies that were made really for sole entertainment without the hassle of thinking about too much. Spielberg is really a genius for this popcorn flick"
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  • #7
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    Anonymous
    May 26, 2018
    "Not only is this book at the very top (best) of classic horror stories, there is a true story that this book is based on and it scared allot Americans from even entering the water at that time period. This book made people immensely afraid of sharks like Arachnophobia did for spiders."
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  • #8
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    Anonymous
    January 5, 2018
    "Jaws is one of the all time great movies ever made. I have personally seen it over a dozen times over the years. Back when it came out in the 1970's, it was one of the scariest movies ever shown. Although Steven Spielberg has made many great movies, for me Jaws is still number one."
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  • #9
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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2018
    "Jaws is really scary for me. This movie made me hate the waters. Not simple plain water but the ocean and the sea. Thinking of a great white shark swimming in the pool has also become one of my irrational childhood fears ever since I watched this film. "
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  • #10
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    Anonymous
    May 20, 2018
    "A timeless classic in 'true' horror. Even if graphics are terrible - remember this film is from 1975! - the horror and fear comes through. This is a movie not to be missed. Brace yourself and try to figure out how to feel safe at the beach and on a boat again!"
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  • #11
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    Anonymous
    July 4, 2018
    "It got here because in the Story, the events were all in the context of the upcoming July 4th weekend. It literally was about whether the 4th of July Celebration would be celebrated in this little tourist attraction town. Tenuous, but still valid."
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  • #12
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    Anonymous
    July 30, 2018
    "No matter how many shark movies are made in the 21st century, no one can deny that Jaws is the best shark movie of all time. This is one of Steven Spielberg's finest work in his career. I will rewatch this epic film through my prime subscription."
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  • #13
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    Anonymous
    March 23, 2018
    "I think everyone has seen Jaws And despite its age it has held up quite well. And now it's on Netflix so you can watch it anytime you want to. You can get scared of swimming all over again. It's still one of the best shark movies ever made."
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    Anonymous
    January 31, 2017
    "I love Netflix due to it's wide selection of movies and TV shows. They make sure to have something for everyone and always have the most popular choices. They make it easy to be able to search for anything that comes to mind."
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  • #15
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    Anonymous
    July 27, 2018
    "Can't see this on the Netflix app because I wanted to rewatch it, I think they removed it from the library of something. I'd imagine it would be one of the most watched Netflix films if it was in the app. Great movie nontheless"
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  • #16
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    Anonymous
    October 24, 2017
    "Jaws was one those movies that i watched over and over as a kid even though it scared the heck out of me. This movie will have you in fear of swimming in the ocean next time you visit the beach. Great movie overall!"
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    Anonymous
    February 9, 2017
    "Jaws is one of the best shark horror movies out there. I've watched it dozens of times and haven't got bored of it once. The shark special effects at the ending are definitely the best part!"
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  • #18
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    Anonymous
    May 25, 2018
    "The other day I wanted to watch a movie that was scary, but not too scary. Jaws fit the bill perfectly. It is suspenseful and in my opinion, one of the best monster movies of all time."
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  • #19
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    Anonymous
    July 29, 2017
    "I was looking for horror movies on Netflix and found this, and it didn't hold my attention at all. It's basically not even a horror movie. Cheesy and kind of old, not that great."
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  • #20
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    Anonymous
    July 4, 2018
    "I didn't dare go into the sea after watching this film. It has one of the most iconic soundtracks of all time and with a story that matches its eerieness. A great watch."
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  • #21
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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2018
    "It just wouldn't be summer without thinking of getting eaten by a shark. This book can be read over and over again. A perfect read for days on the beach or on the deck."
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  • #22
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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2018
    "This movie is always a great summer list watch. It's a classic and you can't have a summer go by without watching it especially right before you go to the beach."
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  • #23
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    Anonymous
    May 14, 2018
    "Based on the reviews which were hiogh and the fact it is about a summer reort town and the summer I would agree with tis but keep the rating just under 5"
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  • #24
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    Anonymous
    July 9, 2018
    "Definitely Spielberg's best movie IMO. It's not just a great movie, it also established a lot of the suspense tropes that we all love today!"
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  • #25
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    Anonymous
    March 16, 2018
    "Jaws i am pretty sure is one of the best movies of all time and the book itself does a really good job as well even by today's standards."
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  • #26
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2018
    "I remember watching this as a Kid and never wanting to go near huge bodies of water. Jaws will always be a classic thriller film"
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  • #27
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    Anonymous
    December 11, 2018
    "Jaws started it all and still iconic up until now. When it comes to American shark films, Jaws comes first in my mind. 👌"
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    Anonymous
    February 1, 2017
    "An absolute classic! If you haven't seen this movie, what in the world are you waiting for?"
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  • #29
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2018
    "one of the best movie ever made"
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