Pretty solid portion of my generation still stays out of the ocean these days thanks to Jaws.
Movies'll do that
Lol, true. Although, I don't know why sharks get such a bad rap. If the casual person did some research, they'd know you're more likely to get struck by lightning than die from getting eaten alive by a giant great white.
That said, some films are THAT influential. For me, it was Aliens. Before I hit the ripe age of 12, I was fearful of anything to do with space. Of course, I adore Aliens nowadays but I remain apprehensive about traveling into the dark reaches of space.