14A, 124 minutes
Richard Dreyfuss; Robert Shaw; Roy Scheider
An East Coast resort, Amity Island, is plagued by attacks on swimmers by a 28-foot great white shark. A looming, terrifying catch of the day, JAWS was the summer mega-hit that established Steven Spielberg. It must be seen for its unexpected editing, driving score, and careful build toward shock images so big they feel like they're jumping into your lap.