Jaws should be a horror film

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I did a imdb search for highest rated horror movies of the 1970s and Jaws (One of the greatest horror movies of all time) was nowhere to be seen. Turns out Jaws is an adventure-drama on IMDB and not a horror film. Even though all its less frightening sequels are all horror.

Please make Jaws primary genre horror like it obviously should be.

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Jeorj Euler

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Content such as gore, macabre, ambush, grotesquery or supernature, in combinations, are not really significant staples of Jaws, so omission between the particular movie and the horror genre is understandable. Apropos, genre assignments on IMDb do not have ranks or priorities, so there is no primary, secondary or tertiary genre of a movie.
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Hi Zantar95 -

Please keep in mind that the Horror Genre is subjective.  For the title "Jaws" in particular, the "Thriller" genre is more applicable to the film than "Horror", as the film narrative is fear based and contains more sensational or suspenseful scenes.