Environmental Movies

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day? Ready to go green for your next family movie night? Then you've come to the right place. These eco-friendly movies are full of beautiful images -- and powerful themes about nature and the environment. Whether you like animated classics, moving animal documentaries, or epic sci-fi films that make you think, we've got you covered. Learn about the importance of protecting the planet with one of these picks. And for more eco-friendly movies, check out our favorite films about climate change.

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Curious George Swings into Spring Movie Poster Image
Friendly monkey's escapades teach tots about nature.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear Movie Poster Image
Immersive nature docu offers scenic awe and animal awwws.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Happy Feet Movie Poster Image
Ultra-cute kid flick has a few scary, emotional moments.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Movie Poster Image
Nature docu explores fascinating world & history of lemurs.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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African Cats Movie Poster Image
Nature docu emphasizes a mother's love and sacrifice.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Arctic Tale Movie Poster Image
Kid-friendly film serves up inconvenient truth.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction Movie Poster Image
IMAX nature docu proves human efforts can make a difference.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Backyard Wilderness Movie Poster Image
Nature triumphs over devices in inspiring nature docu.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Bears Movie Poster Image
Some tense moments in Disney's nature documentary.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A Beautiful Planet Movie Poster Image
Stunning look at Earth -- and man's sobering impact on it.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Born Free Movie Poster Image
Compelling classic nature story with some animal violence.
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(Release Year: 1966)
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Born in China Movie Poster Image
Nature docu has gorgeous vistas, moments of peril.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Dolphin Reef Movie Poster Image
Entertaining, educational nature docu has some peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Earth Movie Poster Image
Dazzling wildlife docu has a few intense moments.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Elephant Movie Poster Image
Nature docu has stunning visuals, positive messages, peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Elephant Queen Movie Poster Image
Big-hearted, beautiful docu about matriarchal elephant herd.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest Movie Poster Image
Family favorite features strong environmental message.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Growing Up Wild Movie Poster Image
Intimate look at baby wildlife; some violence, peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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March of the Penguins Movie Poster Image
Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step Movie Poster Image
Another beautiful, fascinating penguin docu; some peril.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Microcosmos Movie Poster Image
Breathtaking docu zooms in on insect life in vivid color.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Monkey Kingdom Movie Poster Image
Tina Fey-narrated monkey documentary is funny, educational.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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National Parks Adventure Movie Poster Image
Beautiful documentary celebrates "America's best idea."
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Pandas Movie Poster Image
Educational doc about scientists training pandas to go wild.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Penguins Movie Poster Image
Funny narration makes Arctic docu particularly kid-friendly.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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A Reindeer's Journey Movie Poster Image
Captivating reindeer docu has natural beauty, perils.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Terra Willy Movie Poster Image
Animated alien adventure has learning, empathy, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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To the Arctic Movie Poster Image
Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Under the Sea 3D Movie Poster Image
Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Wings of Life Movie Poster Image
Lovely, kid-friendly nature docu focuses on bees, birds.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Boy and the World Movie Poster Image
Poignant hand-drawn story promotes family, environmentalism.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Seasons Movie Poster Image
Beautifully filmed docu tells story of European wildlife.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Turtle Odyssey Movie Poster Image
Docu thoughtfully shows life, travels of a green sea turtle.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Winged Migration Movie Poster Image
As pretty and light as a feather on the wind.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Wonders of the Sea Movie Poster Image
Docu beautifully highlights oceans' delicate balance.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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180 Degrees South Movie Poster Image
Eco-minded travel docu inspires serious wanderlust.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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2040 Movie Poster Image
Hopeful docu about ways to help save the environment.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Biggest Little Farm Movie Poster Image
Poignant, thought-provoking docu about sustainable living.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos Movie Poster Image
Stunning tale of annual migration -- predators included.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Flight of the Butterflies Movie Poster Image
Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Hoot Movie Poster Image
Sweet, clumsy family film about saving owls.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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The Last Unknown: The Aleutian Islands Movie Poster Image
Interesting docu provides glimpse of remote location.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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My Octopus Teacher Movie Poster Image
Octopus befriends troubled diver and teaches him about life.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Oceans Movie Poster Image
Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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A Ring of Endless Light Movie Poster Image
Environmental teen drama has positive themes and dolphins.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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She Is the Ocean Movie Poster Image
Girl-power docu offers soothing assurance and eco plea.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Untamed Romania Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, kid-friendly nature doc has some animal peril.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Movie Poster Image
Fall in love with these brave and beautiful birds.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Wolfwalkers Movie Poster Image
Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Xico's Journey Movie Poster Image
Pro-nature tale is beautiful and sweet, has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Antarctica: A Year on Ice Movie Poster Image
Incredible docu captures human details of remote existence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Saving Atlantis Movie Poster Image
Earnest docu about corals hopes research will find answers.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Aquarela Movie Poster Image
Powerful docu captures beauty and devastation of water.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Before the Flood Movie Poster Image
Looking at climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio finds hope.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Brave Blue World Movie Poster Image
Clear, hopeful documentary about the world's water crisis.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet Movie Poster Image
Attenborough's stark documentary is essential viewing.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Enchanted Kingdom Movie Poster Image
Nature docu discovers beauty in remote corners of Africa.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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I Am Greta Movie Poster Image
Intimate portrayal of global activist has valuable lessons.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Kiss the Ground Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful docu addresses solutions to soil erosion crisis.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Mountain Movie Poster Image
Ecology doc sparks senses with awe-inspiring cinematography.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image
Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Pom Poko Movie Poster Image
Anime tale with environmental message; some peril, sadness.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Public Trust Movie Poster Image
Engaging docu about outdoor access sparks critical thinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Poster Image
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Bag It! Movie Poster Image
Enlightening docu about saving the planet from plastics.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Poster Image
Superb true tale of remarkable teen; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Movie Poster Image
Climate change docu sequel is fragmented, still essential.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Everest Movie Poster Image
Compelling tale of real-life expedition is intense, moving.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Princess Mononoke Movie Poster Image
Epic, compelling, and violent anime classic.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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The 11th Hour Movie Poster Image
DiCaprio headlines talky global-warming docu.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Avatar Movie Poster Image
Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Chasing Ice Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Fantastic Fungi Movie Poster Image
Fabulous docu finds hope in "magic" mushrooms.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Gather Movie Poster Image
Docu on food sovereignty has positive messages, role models.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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An Inconvenient Truth Movie Poster Image
Moving, earnest documentary on global warming.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story Movie Poster Image
Poignant but intense docu on plight of Asian elephants.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Sacred Cow: The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat Movie Poster Image
Informative docu about improving farming practices.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Can You Dig This? Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu about urban gardening; some profanity, drugs.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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This Changes Everything Movie Poster Image
Riveting climate-change docu encourages grassroots action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Cowboys Movie Poster Image
Touching father-son drama centers on gender identity.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Erin Brockovich Movie Poster Image
Legal drama based on a true story has lots of cursing.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Okja Movie Poster Image
Extreme peril, swearing in violent eco-fable.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Seaspiracy Movie Poster Image
Docu shows grim costs of commercial fishing; violence.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Into the Wild Movie Poster Image
Powerful, tragic true story is too heavy for kids.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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