10. Jaws (1975)
The prototypical summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg burst onto the scene as cinema’s newest wunderkind and just happened to revolutionize the entire industry for good measure.
It seems hard to believe that Jaws went down in history as one of the most tortured and troublesome productions of all-time, especially when the end product turned out to be jaw-droppingly spectacular.
The highest-grossing movie ever made at the time, Jaws’ influence simply cannot be overstated. Spielberg’s breakthrough doubles as a masterclass in thrilling genre filmmaking and a watershed moment for Hollywood as a whole.