Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lists: Drama, Best director nominees, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother."

Overall Ranking: 643 (Rank from 2012: # 22)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 53.57%
Regular 32.14%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Quvenzhané Wallis (Hushpuppy)
  • Dwight Henry (Wink)
  • Levy Easterly (Jean Battiste)
  • Gina Montana (Miss Bathsheeba)
  • Lowell Landes (Walrus)
  • Pamela Harper (Little Jo)
  • Amber Henry (LZA)
  • Jonshel Alexander (Joy Strong)
  • Nicholas Clark (Boy with Bell)
  • Joseph Brown (Winston)
  • Henry D. Coleman (Peter T)
  • Kaliana Brower (T-Lou)
  • Phillip Lawrence (Dr. Maloney)
  • Hannah Holby (Open Arms Babysitter)
  • Jimmy Lee Moore (Sgt. Major)
  • Benh Zeitlin (Director)
  • Dan Janvey (Director)
  • Michael Gottwald (Director)