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 Earth-friendly family 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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The Animal Train Movie Poster Image
Cute pro-environment story that's best for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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Happy Feet Movie Poster Image
Ultra-cute kid flick has a few scary, emotional moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Movie Poster Image
Nature docu explores fascinating world & history of lemurs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Schoolhouse Rock! Earth Movie Poster Image
Catchy, smart content for kids; green reminder for adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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African Cats Movie Poster Image
Nature docu emphasizes a mother's love and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Arctic Tale Movie Poster Image
Kid-friendly film serves up inconvenient truth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Bears Movie Poster Image
Some tense moments in Disney's nature documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Beautiful Planet Movie Poster Image
Stunning look at Earth -- and man's sobering impact on it.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Earth Movie Poster Image
Dazzling wildlife docu has a few intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest Movie Poster Image
Family favorite features strong environmental message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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March of the Penguins Movie Poster Image
Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Monkey Kingdom Movie Poster Image
Tina Fey-narrated monkey documentary is funny, educational.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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To the Arctic Movie Poster Image
Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Under the Sea 3D Movie Poster Image
Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Wings of Life Movie Poster Image
Lovely, kid-friendly nature docu focuses on bees, birds.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Boy and the World Movie Poster Image
Poignant hand-drawn story promotes family, environmentalism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Winged Migration Movie Poster Image
As pretty and light as a feather on the wind.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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180 Degrees South Movie Poster Image
Eco-minded travel docu inspires serious wanderlust.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Amazon (IMAX) Movie Poster Image
An ambitious and beautiful nature film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos Movie Poster Image
Stunning tale of annual migration -- predators included.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Hoot Movie Poster Image
Sweet, clumsy family film about saving owls.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Oceans Movie Poster Image
Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Movie Poster Image
Fall in love with these brave and beautiful birds.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Man Who Planted Trees Movie Poster Image
Ethereal, serious animated films with environmental themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image
Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The 11th Hour Movie Poster Image
DiCaprio headlines talky global-warming docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Avatar Movie Poster Image
Action-heavy epic has dazzling effects, familiar story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Chasing Ice Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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An Inconvenient Truth Movie Poster Image
Moving, earnest documentary on global warming.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Can You Dig This? Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu about urban gardening; some profanity, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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This Changes Everything Movie Poster Image
Riveting climate-change docu encourages grassroots action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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