Documentaries About the Environment and Ecologyby SebastiaanVG | created - 30 Jul 2014 | updated - 23 Apr 2016 | Public
A list of documentaries that deal with climate change, conservation, global warming, sustainability, overconsumption, pollution, endagered species, overpopulation... More titles will be added in the future.
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2. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 32,521 | Gross: $1.72M
60 min | Documentary
"Earth First! - The Politics of Radical Environmentalism" documents the rise of the controversial eco-activist group, Earth First!, as told by its founders, its admirers and its opponents, ... See full summary »
4. Ecological Design: Inventing the Future (1994)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
Ecological Design: Inventing the Future features the ideas and prototypes of pioneering designers who have trail-blazed the development of sustainable architecture, cities, energy systems, transport, and industry.
6. Blue Vinyl (2002)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.
8. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)
107 min | Documentary
A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.
Votes: 5,239 | Gross: $0.20M
9. Earth from Above (2004)
Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary
Yann Arthus-Bertrand has flown over hundreds of countries to create an extraordinary aerial portrait of our planet as never seen before. This DVD from the Panoramica Motion Gallery is '... See full summary »
10. Life Running Out of Control (2004 TV Movie)
95 min | Documentary
GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms which have made their debut in plants like corn and soybean, but are now in animals for consumption. The controversy of corporations owning "... See full summary »
12. Crude Impact (2006)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, History
An examination of the interconnection of human domination of the planet and the use of petroleum, and offers solutions for how we can stop our progression down this destructive path.
13. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )
A six-part series about international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture.
15. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, News
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 78,083 | Gross: $23.81M
19. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)
PG | 95 min | Documentary
A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.
Votes: 5,456 | Gross: $0.70M
20. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,920 | Gross: $38.05M
23. The Story of Stuff (2007)
21 min | Animation, Short
For most of the world, consumption has been the unquestioned duty of every individual. Then garbage activist Annie Leonard brought her two-hour lecture to Free Range who helped her turn it ... See full summary »
25. At the Edge of the World (2008)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, under-trained and under-equipped, ... See full summary »
26. Burning the Future: Coal in America (2008)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
Burning the Future: Coal in America examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the Coal Industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by ... See full summary »
27. Flow: For Love of Water (2008)
84 min | Documentary
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
Votes: 1,080 | Gross: $0.14M
29. Fuel (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary
Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »
Votes: 598 | Gross: $0.17M
31. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)
108 min | Documentary
You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »
Tropic of Capricorn (2008– )
Chile to Brazil
Simon starts in Souther Chile's huge Atacama, the world's driest desert, by copper export train and the Altiplano, about 4km above sea level, yet with tropical lakes, where natives explain ... See full summary »
36. The Age of Stupid (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
37. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,666 | Gross: $0.87M
38. The End of the Line (I) (2009)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.
Frontline (1983– )
TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary
Frontline examines at the problem of water pollution in the United States. It focuses on the worsening conditions in the Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay and looks at the threat posed by runoff from agriculture and industry.
42. Lost Land of the Volcano (2009– )
A team of scientists search for new species of insets and animals to a island just north of Australia. This is a place where no one has been to known as the lost land, while on the there ... See full summary »
Natural World (1983– )
A Farm for the Future
Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. With her father ... See full summary »
44. No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
Votes: 1,445 | Gross: $0.10M
45. Oceans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Votes: 8,690 | Gross: $19.42M
91 min | Documentary
This heart-stopping documentary exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Some scientists have gone so far as to ... See full summary »
47. Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History
This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »
48. 2012: Time for Change (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, News
2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.07M
49. Bag It (2010)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama