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Mon, Nov 19, 2018 12:28 AM

Jaws should be a horror film

I did a imdb search for highest rated horror movies of the 1970s and Jaws (One of the greatest horror movies of all time) was nowhere to be seen. Turns out Jaws is an adventure-drama on IMDB and not a horror film. Even though all its less frightening sequels are all horror.

Please make Jaws primary genre horror like it obviously should be.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/

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3 y ago

Content such as gore, macabre, ambush, grotesquery or supernature, in combinations, are not really significant staples of Jaws, so omission between the particular movie and the horror genre is understandable. Apropos, genre assignments on IMDb do not have ranks or priorities, so there is no primary, secondary or tertiary genre of a movie.

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3 y ago

IMDb's genre guide defines the "horror" genre as having "numerous consecutive scenes of characters effecting a terrifying and/or repugnant narrative throughout the title." On account of the "and/or", I might have to consider this forum topic debatable, since it seems like "and" would appropriately narrow down the criteria as opposed to "and/or".

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3 y ago

? ?

Sharknado  (2013)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/reference
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles,
nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air
as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/trivia
Homage to Steven Spielberg (director of Jaws (1975)...

Genres: Action |  Adventure | Comedy |  Horror |  Sci-Fi
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Sharknado 2: The Second One  (2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3062074/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3062074/reference
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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!  (2015)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3899796/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3899796/reference
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Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens  (2016)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4831420/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4831420/reference
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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming  (2017)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6298780/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6298780/reference
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The Last Sharknado: It's About Time  (2018)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8031422/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8031422/reference

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3 y ago

Hi Zantar95 -

Please keep in mind that the Horror Genre is subjective.  For the title "Jaws" in particular, the "Thriller" genre is more applicable to the film than "Horror", as the film narrative is fear based and contains more sensational or suspenseful scenes.

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3 y ago

I agree the thriller genre is most applicable to Jaws but adventure and drama should not be attached to Jaws over horror. Jaws is definitely more of a horror than an adventure.

Why do Jaws 2 & 3 have the horror genre?

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3 y ago

Two videos showcasing why Jaws is definitely a horror movie.

[Why Jaws is a horror movie]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKXnKvkTNU

[Most influential horror movies of all time]
https://youtu.be/pob6ngBDFzw?t=2027

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3 y ago

I think its disrespectful not labeling Jaws as a horror movie as its main genre.

Arguably one of the greatest and most influential horror movies ever is not a horror movie on IMDB. While movies like Sharknado and its own sequels Jaws 2, Jaws 3D are horror movies...

https://www.themaven.net/theresurgent/contributors/jaws-is-the-greatest-horror-movie-of-all-time-lh8...