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The Classic Thriller Sinking Its Hooks Into Netflix Subscribers

While Netflix has solidified itself as a leader in Hollywood with its original films and series, it is, at its core, a platform for streaming. Thinking back to the dawn of Netflix, you'll remember when the company marked itself as a mail-in DVD service. While the option is still available, it's become an entirely massive enterprise. Netflix not only shells out some of the most popular projects of the current era but has changed the landscape of movie-making in general. Its legitimacy is solidified with massive deals with filmmakers from Ryan Murphy to Shonda Rhymes to Steven Spielberg.

Although Netflix is full of new content, it also doesn't shy about adding older flicks to its ever-changing roster. When taking a quick look through their classic film offerings, you'll see major names like "Saving Private Ryan," "Rain Main," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." And while Netflix's spinoff series "Cobra Kai" has been a massive hit, they still offer the original "The Karate Kid" for viewers to understand its origins. Most recently, a classic thriller film has been making waves in the U.S. Top 10, and for a good reason.

Jaws is seeing a resurgence on Netflix

As of late, Steven Spielberg's smash-hit thriller "Jaws" has been taking over Netflix. The 1975 film stands the test of time — with memorable one-liners and absolutely bone-chilling scenes that still terrify us to this day. The movie essentially invented what we know as a blockbuster film and made everyone who watched it a little more wary of going back into the water. You know, because of the fear of being eaten by a terrifying great white shark. 

So many aspects of "Jaws" are truly iconic. It's a critical masterpiece. It won three Academy Awards in 1976, in addition to several Golden Globes and even a Grammy for its horrific score by the great John Williams. The two notes in the score's intro alone are enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It's arguably one of the best movies of all time, so it's no surprise that decades later, it's still a popular pick for Netflix subscribers to stream.