#35. The Shape of Water (2017)


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– Director: Guillermo del Toro

– Stacker score: 88.4

– Metascore: 87


– IMDb user rating: 7.3

– Runtime: 123 minutes

In this surreal film, an amphibious creature held in captivity and a lonely janitor find each other at a research facility in the 1960s. “The Shape of Water” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and grossed $195 million worldwide on a budget of approximately $19 million. Director Kevin Smith was so smitten with the film that after seeing the trailer he tweeted, “Seeing something as beautiful as this makes me feel stupid for ever calling myself a ‘director.'”