By Gabriela Cowperthwaite

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2013-07-19
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Production Company: Manny O Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 1,046 Ratings


Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who — unlike any orca in the wild — has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. Blackfish expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.




  • This is why you don’t hold orcas captive.

    By Manw1Sprite
    Because you shouldn’t. They’ll go insane bc they’re stuck in a bathtub, being forced to perform useless tricks, having their calves separated, and they’re being fed fish, which is the wrong diet, with stupid SEAWORLD saying that its all good! And THEY'RE lying on how a collapsed fin is normal. And also, they’re called KILLER whales, not CUDDLE whales FYI, SEAWORLD. Jeez, thank Goodness for Blackfish. And STUPID SEAWORLD KEPT POOR TILIKUM TILL HE DIED. Swim free Tilly.
  • Political Garbage

    By pgwhereami
    Creator manipulated video clips and interviews to fit personal agenda.
  • Not a true documentary.

    By Kenzo1138
    I watched this film when it first came out and I must say that it’s all slander. A true documentary shows all sides with no judgment and lets the viewers decide but this does none of that. It only shows one side and one must make a quick look and note that the family of the deceased was not happy when they found out that the death of their daughter was used in this manner.
  • Slavery by another name

    By native cali chic
    It's not humans, it's whales. what shocks me is no one ever acknowledges this. Who goes and take another living creature, enslaves them, enjoys the profits and refuses to let go of their cash source due to a misguided moral compass? Enjoy looking at them from a boat, hop in the ocean to swim with them at your own risk (aka stupidity), and leave them alone. People need to learn the meanings behind the words: boundaries, freedom, and entitlement. SeaWorld needs to stop operating altogether because they clearly lack consciousness.
  • Really biased.

    By cutekitty456
    Showing only one side of the story and tooling with the audiences mind.
  • Everybody should watch this

    By Riri's IPAD
    Then if you are skeptical go online and follows orcas preservation organizations, orcas researchers and read their experts reports. I will never go to a marine park for me there is no space for captivity.
  • Sea world 🗺 lies

    By Lul1254
    Orcas must be free they all must be free so never trust them sea world 🗺 must die blood must be on them and they will be arrested so orcas must be free
  • What a great way to change the future!

    By Gil619
    No seriously, because there are some bad human who mistreated animals. And now all you animal advocates think freeing these whales back in the water is the best idea?? Did anybody ever thing maybe this is what the whale hunters out there want you too think this is a great idea, so they can hunt them down. Or maybe just sit here and watch these beautiful creatures become extinct in the future. All because we can't keep a close watch no study the animals so we can better ourself in helping them when the time is needed? Well way to go people always thinking your doing good but in reality your not. I'm going to be honest I agreed with the notion that some of these trainer and the facility need some changes. As for the shows, well they were trying to raise money to keep the animals feed and taken care of. Maybe there should be a lot less shows. But don't worry Sea World will finally close its doors and every fish we were trying to protect will be released back into the ocean. This movie on showed the negative side of the story. Never show the people the truth of reason why the place was built in the first place, which was to protect and study these animals in hope in understanding there intelligence. Instead of protesting to close down Sea World, you all should have protested to fire the trainers and have them build a bigger aquarium for the animals. Way to go people, can't wait and see how you dumb peep are going to close down the Zoo next.
  • Love it!

    By graciekwak
  • Blackcrap

    By COAST GUARD 60003
    One sided documentary which is really an Anti-SeaWorld propaganda film made up by a bunch of loser activists that are just waiting to get a smack in the face and Coperwaithe is an idiot woman