Welcome to our complete and always up-to-date list of every Jaws movie. To date, there are a total of four (4) movies in the Jaws film franchise. The original movie debuted almost 45 years ago in 1975. While the series has seen a ton of imitations, the most recent Jaws movie was over thirty years ago in 1987.
Here’s the complete list of every Jaws movie, along with basic cast & crew information, trailers, and handy IMDb links for your convenience:
Jaws is the first film in the franchise. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Peter Benchley & Carl Gottlieb, and stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. Jaws has a runtime of 124 minutes.
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again.
Jaws 2 is the second movie in the Jaws franchise. The film is directed by Jeannot Szwarc, written by Carl Gottlieb & Howard Sackler, based on characters created by Peter Benchley, and stars Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton. Jaws 2 has a runtime of 116 minutes.
The resort town of Amity is still recovering from the events of Jaws four years earlier when Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) receives disturbing news of fresh attacks. As Brody tries to convince the locals of the nearby threat, his own teen son ignores the warnings and braves the waters with a group of naive friends.
Jaws 3-D is the third film in the Jaws franchise. The movie is directed by Joe Alves, written by Richard Matheson, Carl Gottlieb, Guerdon Trueblood, and Michael Kane, based on characters created by Peter Benchley, and stars Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr., John Putch, and Lea Thompson. Jaws 3-D has a runtime of 99 minutes.
Police Chief Brody’s son, Mike (Dennis Quaid), now works as the chief engineer at Florida’s Sea World for his friend Calvin Bouchard (Louis Gossett Jr.). He, like the rest of his co-workers, is thrilled with the opening of the new “Undersea Kingdom”… until an old family foe takes a bite out of the opening ceremonies. As the human body count rises, will Mike’s former experiences help him get the park visitors away from the 35-foot killer?
Jaws: The Revenge
Jaws: The Revenge is the fourth movie in the Jaws franchise. The film is directed by Joseph Sargent, written by Michael De Guzman, based on characters created by Peter Benchley, and stars Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young, and Michael Caine. Jaws: The Revenge has a runtime of 89 minutes.
Police Chief Brody’s widow, Ellen (Lorraine Gary), faces her worst nightmare when her son, Sean, is killed by a colossal, bloodthirsty shark. Determined to be with the rest of her grieving family, she flies to the Bahamas, where she meets a charming airplane pilot (Michael Caine). Just as it looks like she might have a chance to start anew, her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar Great White. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen heads out on the waters for a showdown to the death.
That wraps up our list of every movie in the Jaws film franchise. We’ll update this page whenever new films are announced.