A great white shark terrorizes a beach community, prompting a
police chief, a marine biologist, and a fisherman to find and kill it.
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss,
Robert Shaw, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Based on the novel by Peter Benchley
Oscar Wins - Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing,
Best Original Score (John Williams)
Oscar Nominations - Best Picture
Jaws is one of the greatest horror films of all time and the undisputed champion of ocean terror. After all, who isn't afraid of sharks? The practical effects continue to strike fear into our hearts to this day, looking as fresh and terrifying as the day the film was released. Of course, it'd be criminal not to mention the legendary performance of Robert Shaw as the fisherman Quint and his infamous U.S.S. Indianapolis speech. This film will forever be a horror staple, scaring us out of the water for decades to come.