An otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. An implausible commando consisting of a gentle Soviet spy, a mute feminist, a janitor and an old painter try to save an amphibious creature from a secret lab in the early '60s, and tracked by an unlikable military agent. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.
Nominated for 13 Oscars. Another 72 wins & 219 nominations.