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After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before

MPAA Rating -

Status Released

Release Date 2020-09-04

Runtime 85 minutes


TMDB 7.9


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sher_free shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Beautiful! So moving 😢"

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marsh_6055 shared a tip "Very pretty. I am a little worried for the filmmakers mental health tho."

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2gmiguel shared a tip "Proves we don't give other life forms enough credit for their intelligence and emotional capacities."

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rhonda_jean_602 shared a tip "5 out of 5 stars"

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danielle_henry_6987 shared a tip "Wow! Such a beautiful film. I’ve never cheered for, and teared up for, an octopus before."

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MHM shared a tip "such a precious film."

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sameer_rajakumar shared a tip "Fantastic Documentary, it’s a must see"

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ujjwal_gupta_1672 shared a tip "Heart touching ❤️"

jennifer_8975 shared a tip "This movie was so beautifully shot and quite a lovely surprise. I had tears in my eyes at the end"

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FilmFan shared a tip "Amazing and very emotional story about the bond between a human and an octopus. Highly recommend."

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mac.xo716 shared a tip "I need this on dvd😩"

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rinett_hays shared a tip "So loved this great scenes and color. Learned a lot to. Touching"

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justin_huddleston shared a tip "Such an amazing heartfelt story"

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miss_bean shared a tip "This was the best feel good documentary I’ve ever seen. You can’t miss it. I promise you will love it."

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kaydon_cameron shared a tip "Absolutely loved this documentary. Super cool."

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karli_blair shared a tip "It was so sweet and heart warming"

charlie_2192 shared a tip "Loved this so much!"

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deena_c shared a tip "Extremely moving"

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grace_kennedy_8791 shared a tip "This is an amazing documentary that is very entertaining and teaches you so much at the same time."

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tishyou79 shared a tip "Watched with my 6 & 7 year old grandson. We loved it. Made me very emotional at the end."

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anna_lynch_3355 shared a tip "If this doesn’t make you cry, you are likely a sociopath or didn’t pay attention."

lindsay_golding shared a tip "If you liked this show you should read The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery!"

kari_mclennan shared a tip "One of a kind! Had anyone else ever made friends with an octopus?!?"

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gregrungetv shared a tip "Very moving documentary!"

mmmmmaaax shared a tip "I've always loved octopus... but now i-😭😭😭 I really love them man😭😭❤️"

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michelleward shared a tip "How did I get emotionally invested in this man and octopus???!"

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jana_pniewski shared a tip "This is a must see. Absolutely amazing relationship! Beautiful!!!!"

susan_mortimer shared a tip "Absolutely enchanting!"

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donovan__bradshaw shared a tip "Please watch 😚❤😊"

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itsveganyo shared a tip "What a wonderful perspective, great build of the story - you may need a box of tissues by your side"

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noah_bertrand shared a tip "It was amazing to watch his connection form with this wild animal that you wouldn’t normally bond with."

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camilla_aubrey shared a tip "Best hour & a half of my life. Cried a few times. Beautiful visuals & a touching story."

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kimberly_butnick shared a tip "Beautiful and touching I've watched it twice."

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kathe_kaufman shared a tip "Fantastic videography/photography, moving, compelling."

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payton_jett_8011 shared a tip "Wonderful, ❤️ warming and touching."

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AB987 shared a tip "Intriguing, heartwarming, tragic, and captivating to the end. Great documentary!"

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julie_white_233 shared a tip "Loved this! So interesting and inspiring. Fascinating creatures. Beautiful story and amazing filming."

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eg7 shared a tip "Incredible"

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nanette_ng shared a tip "Very well narrated. Kept my interest, even though I don’t usually like documentaries."

peggy_kass shared a tip "Best nature movie ever!"

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nudrat_fatima shared a tip "So amazing!! Beautiful visuals. I may have cried in the end."

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tommy_netzband shared a tip "Old yeller meets the sea."

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jenna_green_2576 shared a tip "Amazingly beautiful in vision and story. Also very educational. Beautiful! Must see!! It's fascinating!"

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natasha_s_9175 shared a tip "Amazing connection a human creates with an octopus."

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heather_leblanc_1725 shared a tip "💙💙💙"

Michael Ballard's profile image shared a tip "This is beautiful in so many ways. Visually, emotionally, and spiritual."

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makenna_otten shared a tip "Fun fact: this movie made me cry"

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JettDoodle shared a tip "Such a beautiful documentary"

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gail.aka.G shared a tip "Just finished watching absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended (bring a tissue)"

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Heda shared a tip "Great narative"

mikayla_1261 shared a tip "Brilliant movie! Go and watch it now"

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debbie_lewis_3446 shared a tip "One of the best things I've seen in 2020... and I've seen a lot."

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mssunny2020 shared a tip "It was interesting. A little slow at times but had a good message and I loved learning about and getting to know the octopus"

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terry_martinez shared a tip "Poignant documentary of what we can learn from nature and our world."

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crystal_july shared a tip "Such a sweet story. It was highly recommended by friends. It was educational and sentimental."

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kathy_mclean_4825 shared a tip "Love this so much!"

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carolyn_calimeni shared a tip "Wonderfully visually and emotionally."

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devin_barad shared a tip "Absolutely gorgeous film"

clarissa_j_6713 shared a tip "Prepare to fall in love and ugly cry."

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kim_westenfeld shared a tip "The photography drew me in then the relationship drew me in. I was totally immersed in this world. Highly recommend."

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melissa_harron shared a tip "Octopus are cooler than I could have imagined. This was awesome, so much so that I watched it twice in two days!"

rain_8829 shared a tip "LOVE"

nicole_choukri shared a tip "Loved it! It’s amazing movie!"

sinead shared a tip "AMAZING movie! The best I’ve seen in a long time. An instant new favorite."

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vanessa_wilson_5168 shared a tip "Amazing ❤️"

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vanessa_wilson_5168 shared a tip "Amazing, beautiful"

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nicole_smith_2266 shared a tip "made me cry and never eating octopus again. great movie for anyone"

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kazmarazin shared a tip "An amazing documentary. The images and story are mesmerizing."

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rosanne_friedlander shared a tip "Beautiful"

diane_olsen_3914 shared a tip "Really impressive documentary about a very interesting creature. Loved it."

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alisha_veits shared a tip "Absolutely beautiful. Such respect between nature and humanity. Taught me!"

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silvia_alejandra shared a tip "I was not expecting how emotional this film made me. As a wildlife enthusiast I absolutely loved it."

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queen_ixel shared a tip "This was AMAZING! I Cried..."

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gabriela_ortiz_8991 shared a tip "The documentary I didn’t know I needed .. amazing"

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amanda_gillespie_136 shared a tip "Never imagined myself crying over an octopus! Phenomenal doc."

adam_cooper_8959 shared a tip "I don't usually enjoy 'watching animals' movies, but this has a remarkably strong story and amazing photography."

robin_axelson shared a tip "Amazing! And beautiful."

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amanda_burbank shared a tip "Loved this. Fascinating"

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sharon_hamilton shared a tip "Photography was wonderful. I loved it."

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lynn_james_6900 shared a tip "Beautiful story; beautifully told ❤️"

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madeline_mccalip shared a tip "This is one of the best documentaries I've seen! It's Excellent! Beautifully photographed! I love the music too!"

katie_schmoyer shared a tip "So so good! How we can connect with nature and what the animals can teach us. Loved it!"

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jessica_vanhook shared a tip "This was so cool to watch. A diver develops a friendship with a particular octopus and learns so much from her 💕🐙"

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dee_cargill shared a tip "One of the BEST docs I’ve ever seen! SO beautiful! Truly deserved the Oscar it won for Best Doc."

jennifer_6845 shared a tip "So enjoyably- the story and visual of the sea creatures was amazing"

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xodre shared a tip "Absolutely incredible. Gave me such a new perspective and appreciation for octopus and the ocean as a whole"

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lori_llerandi shared a tip "Amazing story, stunning cinematography and an incredible story."

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harmoni_kennedy shared a tip "Incredible"

andrew_1318 shared a tip "Poignant and beautiful- this is one of the best documentaries ever"

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nisheeth_proshanti shared a tip "It is so fantastic! I cried and I don’t know why."

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gaelstorm shared a tip "Steph"

k._kaplan shared a tip "LOVED THIS!!"

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sarah_giffen-hunter shared a tip "Beautiful story"

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