The Shape of Water

Lists: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Romance, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 2010s, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape."

Overall Ranking: 414 (Rank from 2017: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 26.67%
Half-Popped 6.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Sally Hawkins (Eliza Esposito)
  • Michael Shannon (Strickland)
  • Octavia Spencer (Zelda)
  • Lauren Lee Smith (Elaine)
  • Richard Jenkins (Giles)
  • Doug Jones (The Asset)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (Hoffstetler)
  • Nick Searcy (Hoyt)
  • Dru Viergever (Military Policeman)
  • John Kapelos (Mr. Arzounian)
  • Morgan Kelly (Pie Guy)
  • Cyndy Day (Pie Guys Fiancée)
  • Madison Ferguson (Tammy)
  • Jayden Greig (Timmy)
  • Marvin Kaye (Burly Russian)
  • Stewart Arnott (Bernard)
  • Jim Pagiamtzis (1960s Ad Man)
  • Cameron Laurie (Car Passenger)
  • Alexey Pankratov (Soviet violinist)
  • Shane Clinton Jarvis (Military Police)
  • Deney Forrest (Lou)
  • Evgeny Akimov (Restaurant Musician)
  • Dave Reachill (Scientist)
  • Matthew Mease (Military Police)
  • Brandon McKnight (Duane)
  • Amanda Smith (Mrs. Peabody)
  • Maxine Grossman (Bus Passenger)
  • David Hewlett (Fleming)
  • (Director)