The Netflix original megahit Okja follows a young girl as she embarks on a crazy, thrilling rescue mission to save her beloved animal companion and best friend Okja from certain death on a farm. The movie tackles the horrors of eating animals, the meat industry, and the unbreakable bond between humans and animals.
We’ve all seen those features in celebrity magazines declaring, “Stars—they’re just like us!” And this summer, celebrities are expressing strong reactions to Okja—just like we are:
— Jamie Chung (@jamiechung1) August 3, 2017
— Lily Collins (@lilycollins) July 3, 2017
"okja" represents every living animal.
— Lucy Watson (@imLucyWatson) July 20, 2017
Oh sweet jesus, OKJA is so beautiful & I cried so loudly &so fully & I just love it so much. Pls watch it. It's on @netflix right now. ❤
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) July 4, 2017
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) July 11, 2017
anyone see Okja on Netflix? incredible movie.
— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) July 30, 2017
if you dont want to cry for 40 years, dont watch okja.
— justine (@biticonjustine) July 2, 2017
I loved Okja!
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) July 5, 2017
I saw OKJA last night on Netflix and it is perfect! It's like ET times ten! Do yourself a favor and watch.
— Marci Liroff (@marciliroff) July 5, 2017
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) July 3, 2017
Still thinking about 'OKJA', yet another great film by one of my fav directors, Bong Joon-Ho. Must say I do want to see on a big screen.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 6, 2017
OKJA !!!!!! Is. Everything. Watch this film.
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) July 6, 2017
Okja‘s acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho has said, “I do want my audience to consider, at least once, where the food on their plate comes from.” His film, like Netflix’s documentary What the Health, has undoubtedly had a major impact on vegans and nonvegans alike, persuading many people to consider cutting animal-derived ingredients from their diet.
Like Okja, cows are gentle giants, curious and clever; chickens are inquisitive and social; and pigs are friendly, loyal, and intelligent.
Get Inspired by Animal Rights Films
Catch Okja on Netflix. And when it leaves your soul aching with a profound case of the feels, click the buttons below to check out some other eye-opening films available for streaming—and to pledge to go vegan: