WE’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER BOAT: Spielberg Classic JAWS Tops The List Of Films People Wish They Had Seen In The Cinema
As cinemas in the UK are set to reopen from 10th July, the world’s fastest-growing online marketplace has named Jaws the film people most wish they had first seen on the big screen. The original Star Wars trilogy and The Shining complete the top three following the poll of more than 1,500 customers, as more than a third (34%) said the cinema was the top leisure activity they missed during lockdown.
Cult shark thriller Jaws has been crowned the film people most wish they had seen at the cinema by movie lovers.
The iconic Spielberg flick, first released in December 1975, beat out the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983), and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) to the top spot. Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003) took fourth place, while romantic comedy The Princess Bride (1987) was a surprise entry to complete the top five.
The list of the 20 best films to see on the big screen has been compiled by OnBuy.com, the world’s fastest-growing online marketplace, which polled 1,513 of its customers following the news UK cinemas plan to reopen from 10th July.
The top 10 films are:
- Jaws - 93%
- Star Wars (original trilogy) - 91%
- The Shining - 83%
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy - 82%
- The Princess Bride - 80%
- Alien - 78%
- Raiders of the Lost Ark - 74%
- Saving Private Ryan - 69%
- Jurassic Park - 67%
- The Exorcist - 63%
The full list of the 20 best films to see on the big screen, along with the full survey results here.
More than half of those polled (53%) said sci-fi/fantasy is the best genre to watch in the cinema, while nearly a third (32%) said horror. Just 6% said rom-coms were better on the big screen. The film people were most disappointed about being postponed was Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond in No Time To Die, followed by Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984 respectively.
When asked, more than a third of people (34%) told OnBuy that the cinema was the top leisure activity they missed during lockdown. The most missed leisure activity was going to the pub, with 37% of the vote. Looking at its internal data, OnBuy.com has seen a 365% increase in sales of at-home projectors since lockdown began as people seem keen to recreate the experience at home.
As the fastest-growing marketplace in the world, OnBuy offers competitive prices on millions of products supplied by thousands of trusted online retailers. From household names to independent sellers, buyers can shop securely for products from a range of categories, such as electricals, baby and toddler, home and garden, and cars and automotive.
Cas Paton, founder and CEO of OnBuy, said, “Jaws is an iconic film and a very worthy winner from our poll. There’s nothing better than escaping reality for a few hours, so it’s no surprise people have been missing the cinema. We’re glad to have been able to help our customers bring a little of that escapism into their homes during lockdown with sales of projectors rising across all brands, however it seems when it comes to that film experience you just can’t beat the real silver screen.
The only question now is: come July 10th, what will you see first?”