A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a part-time sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.
Only the genre's greatest masterpieces feature in our list of horror classics, with everything from Stephen King's 'The Shining', to 'The Exorcist', 'Wicker Man', and the original 'Texas Chainsaw'. Slashers, supernatural, and psychological - this collection has it all!
This list of Spielberg classics could quite easily be mistaken for a list of the best movies of all time, including 'Saving Private Ryan', 'E.T.', and 'Jaws'. Oh, and you simply won't find a higher concentration of world-class theme music either (thanks John Williams!).
While the movies on this list fall into two categories in terms of critical reception, Jaws and not Jaws, that doesn't mean there isn't value to be had in the modern 'Sharksploitation' movement. All must watch movies if you're thinking of taking up surfing!
'The Godfather', 'Apocalypse Now', 'The Last Picture Show' - has cinema reached these heights since? Make up your own mind, but only after you check out this collection of films nominated for the Oscars best-picture award during the 1970s.
What happens at your typical Academy Awards? Some namby pamby drama nabs the big categories, while all the really exciting stuff gets a cold shoulder. Well, not always - these horror films, directed on a blue moon, actually took home a wee golden man!
No modern director in the adventure genre has escaped Spielberg's influence after hits like 'Jurassic Park', 'E.T.', and 'Indiana Jones'. And why would you want to? For some modern adventure with a vintage feel, check out Spielberg's milennial flicks, including 'War of the Worlds', 'Super 8', and the 2008 'Indiana Jones' reboot.
Known as the slasher's heyday, the 70s has a lot to offer horror-hounds, and we've collected the cream of the crop. Check out 'The Other' for a suitably creepy hidden-gem featuring a set of twins on an isolated farm; one seems like a norma little boy, the other... not so much.
Watch nature strike back with this collection of movies featuring killer crocs, hogs, spiders, and - of course- sharks! Well, in a hypothetical world where animals could make films, think about the horror movies they would make about us! Check our 'Goofy Creature Feature' list for the more schlocky stuff!
Only the very best thrillers from the 1970s have made it on to this collection, including Jack Nicholson's neo-noir masterpice 'Chinatown' and Robert De Niro's dark psychological character-study 'Taxi Driver'!