Jaws 2 (1978)
Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Tomatometer reading: 57%
Why it's worth seeing: Just to be clear: Jaws 2's inclusion on this list is in no way saying that the film is as good as its predecessor, or that it even comes close to matching the brilliance of Steven Spielberg's original. But if watched on its own, without the pressure of being a sequel to the film that invented the summer blockbuster as we know it, it would be hard to label Jaws 2 as an outright "bad" movie. (Jaws 3-D and Jaws: The Revenge are another story.) Though it lacks the nerdy charm of Richard Dreyfuss' Matt Hooper, Sergeant Brody and his family -- plus America's worst-dressed mayor, Larry Vaughn -- are all back to deal with what Brody suspects is another great white shark gone amok around Amity Island. But yet again, no one wants to believe him. So, ignoring Brody's concerns, the townspeople all merrily go about their seafaring ways, turning themselves into potential chum every time they take a dip, go water skiing, or hop aboard a boat. And yet again, it's up to Brody to find the homicidal fish and make that son of a bitch smile.