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Robbie Parry
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Please pick only three. No honourable mentions or ties.

Here are mine:

JAWS
DEEP BLUE SEA
OPEN WATER

It'll be interesting to a) see if anyone doesn't list JAWS as a choice, and b) if anyone picks one of those dire shark films. ;-)
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The one I watch most frequently: JAWS 3. Even though it's hilariously terrible, I love it.

The first JAWS is wonderful, but I only watch it every few years lest I become overly familiar with it.

JAWS 2 was my favorite as a kid, but it's dropped on my list due to a somewhat slow first half. Great score, though.

Forgot all about OPEN WATER; need to revisit that sometime...!
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Petter Myhr Ness
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There's only one shark film. JAWS. 
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JAWS
BAIT (3D)
DEEP BLUE SEA

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Marc Baptiste
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What Petter said: There was only ONE: JAWS!!

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I think the only shark movies I've seen entirely are Jaws 3 and 4 (revenge). Part 3 I saw in the theater and was interesting for the 3-d effects. Part 4 was simply  stupid.

I've seen parts on 1 and 2. Including the endings of both.

I'm sure there are shark that have appeared in other movies I've seen, but I don't really get the appeal.

Such as Finding Nemo, which I thought was just average.
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Easiest movie list (for me), ever!

JAWS
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Brian Rhodes
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Also a list of one for me:

JAWS
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SHARKNADO 2? I realize that the only JAWS Iíve seen is the fourth one, which deterred me from seeing the other ones. 
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JAWS

JAWS 2

JAWS 3-D

(I apologize for nuthin'!)



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SHARKNADO 2? I realize that the only JAWS Iíve seen is the fourth one, which deterred me from seeing the other ones.

You can't make a judgment about JAWS without seeing the original...in its entirety.

It's the best shark film because it's not necessarily all about the shark.

You REAALLY need to see the first JAWS if JAWS 4 or... *shudder*...SHARKNADO 2 is the best shark movie you've seen.



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Judging JAWS based on JAWS 4 is like judging THE WRATH OF KHAN based on THE FINAL FRONTIER. Or BATMAN BEGINS based on BATMAN AND ROBIN. And even that is pushing it

One is a masterpiece and the other I have no words for at all.
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JAWS yes, number one by a long shot.  But if you haven't seen THE SHALLOWS, do so now.  It's a fantastic shark movie that has a lot more depth than you'd expect from the genre.  
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 Michael Roberts wrote:
I realize that the only JAWS Iíve seen is the fourth one, which deterred me from seeing the other ones.

Shame on you!  I thought you were smarter than that!  The original is a classic for a reason.
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Shame on you!  I thought you were smarter than that!  The original is a classic for a reason.

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Well, I was also 12, and it left a long impression. By the time I was older, it just felt like one of those movies that might not live up to the hype, so I left it alone.

ETA: Actually I was 11! Not sure how I talked my parents into letting me see that one by myself.


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JAWS

AUSTIN POWERS
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 Michael Roberts wrote:
Actually I was 11! Not sure how I talked my parents into letting me see that one by myself.
 

So you were born roughly 1976.  I was born 1967 and I can still appreciate BONNIE & CLYDE, THE STING, THE GODFATHER and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN.  Classic films that were made roughly a decade from when I was born.  And you can't watch the original classic film because a crap third sequel "left a long impression"?!?  Get over yourself!  You're in your 40s!  

WATCH IT!!!!
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 Matt Reed wrote:
It's a fantastic shark movie that has a lot more depth than you'd expect from the genre.

A lot more depth? Was that an intentional pun, Matt? If so, well done; if not, well done, anyway.

Thanks for the heads-up, I shall look for it.
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Judging JAWS based on JAWS 4 is like judging THE WRATH OF KHAN based on THE FINAL FRONTIER.

I almost used that same comparison.

Or judging ROCKY by ROCKY V.
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And yes, THE SHALLOWS was pretty good. If I had to look beyond JAWS, that's a contender.
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Plural?
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Jaws.
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Truly, I can only come up with the two most oft
mentioned so far - Jaws and Deep Blue Sea. I saw the
first Sharknado and enjoyed it enough as big dumb fun,
but can't, in good conscience, call it a "favourite"
next to how much I enjoyed those other two. And the
only other one I've seen is Open Water and I didn't care
for it as much as others seem to have. I will check out
The Shallows though.
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Not a big fan of Jaws, but the only one I remember liking with a fairly noticeable shark is...

Finding Nemo.

Let the mockery begin.
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Robbie Parry
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Cartoons don't count, Eric. ;-)

(Just kidding).
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