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The Cove - Watch Now

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Jan 01, 2025

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American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States of America, Virgin Islands, U.S., Northern Mariana Islands

Brought to you by

Oceanic Preservation Society

About the film

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.




1h 32m




Louie Psihoyos


Paula DuPré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens, Olivia Ahnemann


Mark Monroe

Awards & recognition

Academy Award®

2010 Best Documentary Feature

Sundance Film Festival

2009 Audience Award – U.S. Documentary

Directors Guild of America Award

2010 Outstanding Directing – Documentaries

Writers Guild of America Award

2010 Best Documentary Screenplay

Producers Guild of America Award

2010 Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Critics’ Choice Movie Award

2010 Best Documentary Feature

American Cinema Editors Award

2010 Best Documentary Editing

Blue Ocean Film Festival

2009 Best of Festival

Sydney Film Festival

2009 Audience Award

What people are saying

Truly harrowing pure cinema.

Justin Chang


Very powerful. Indignant and forceful.

A.O. Scott

The New York Times

A cross between 'Flipper' and 'The Bourne Identity.'

Peter Travers

Rolling Stone

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