Best Terrific Movies

  • Jaws

    Jaws (PG, 1975)

    Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
    Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard fo... read morer the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach. Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns. When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert. After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White--especially since the price is right. The three ride off on Quint's boat "The Orca," soon coming face to teeth with the enemy. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
    • MikeFire
      MikeFire: Such a terrific horror based picture. Intense and flawless, the special effects were great especcially in t
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • calumprice1
      calumprice1: anything can be in it!The music by John Williams is great and the direction by Steven Spielberg is terrific!Jaws has three other sequels but they aren't classics like this!If you like shark movies an
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • PenIsMightierThanTheSword
      PenIsMightierThanTheSword: .

      The music was great, though. One of the best. It's so sad that terrific music is wasted on this film.

      Btw, why did this film have LOTS of talking scenes? This is
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner (PG-13, 2007)

    Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Zekiria Ebrahimi, Shaun Toub, Said Taghmaoui
    Finding Neverland director Marc Forster adapts author Khaled Hosseini's critically acclaimed novel a... read morebout two childhood best friends forever torn apart as their country is ravaged by endless war and bitter strife. As children, Amir (Khalid Abdalla) and Hassan were inseparable; their long days under azure Kabul skies often spent getting into innocent mischief or preparing for the highly anticipated kite-fighting tournament. When the day of the tournament arrives, however, a glorious victory is quickly offset by a timorous act of betrayal that ultimately serves as the catalyst for catastrophe. Not long after that fateful day, Amir moves away to America, leaving his old friend behind just as the ominous specter of war turns tragically tangible. Two decades later, Amir returns to Afghanistan to find his beloved homeland has now fallen under the iron-fisted rule of the Taliban. Still, all hope for redemption hasn't been lost just yet, because now that Amir stands face to face with the irrepressible secrets that he struggled so vigilantly to bury, he will receive one last chance to make peace with the past, and lay the groundwork for a brighter future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • lennyd44
      lennyd44: . Marc Foster did a fine job, not to mention terrific performance from these unknown actors. It is quite moving especially the first half of the
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • levelboss15
      levelboss15: Terrific performances all around. Moving and emotional without ever becoming trite or too sentimen
      Reviewed 6 years days ago