1975 — Jaws
In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws filled millions of people with a deep fear of the ocean. Off the shores of Amity Island, Sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) comes across a shark attack victim. While Brody’s first thought is to close the beaches to swimmers until it is safe, Mayor Larry Vaughn decides to keep the beaches open — as the summer is a lucrative time for the town.
That weekend, Brody’s worst fears are realized as a young boy is killed by a shark. Brody, local fisherman, and others in search of collecting a bounty reward (placed on the shark by the deceased boy’s mother) begin to hunt the monster shark. Jaws is an all-time classic, buoyed by an outstanding score (John Williams) and one of the most terrifying villains in cinema history.
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