Movies That Teach Kids About Climate Change

Climate change is tough to discuss with kids, but these kid-friendly movies are an excellent way to start the conversation. Documentaries such as A Beautiful Planet and Chasing Ice offer kids a vivid window onto the forces that shape the planet and give them a deeper appreciation of Mother Earth. Animated treats such as Ice Age: The Meltdown and Happy Feet Two are a great way to expose young kids to the concept of global warming. And for older kids, docs such as An Inconvenient Truth and The 11th Hour may inspire kids to do their part to preserve the planet. For more pro-environment picks, check out our lists Environmental Movies, Environmental Websites, Green Games, Green TV, Environmental Books, and Movies That Inspire Kids to Change the World

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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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Police Patrol Movie Poster Image
Computer-animated film with strong pro-environment message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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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A Fish Tale (Help! I'm a Fish) Movie Poster Image
Animated sea adventure with kid heroes, music, mild scares.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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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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Ice Age: The Meltdown Movie Poster Image
Funny, but contains some crude humor and mild profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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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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Adventure Planet Movie Poster Image
Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Before the Flood Movie Poster Image
Looking at climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio finds hope.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Time to Choose Movie Poster Image
Climate-change doc is visually beautiful but oversimplified.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Tomorrow Movie Poster Image
Upbeat docu about fighting climate change, saving the world.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Cool It Movie Poster Image
Controversial but hopeful global warming documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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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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Chasing Ice Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Merchants of Doubt Movie Poster Image
Docu raises important questions about media reliability.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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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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ReGeneration Movie Poster Image
Rousing docu encourages teens to think, question, and act.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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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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