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1. Addicted to Plastic (2008)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A Canadian documentary on modern society's 'addiction' to plastic; our prolific use of this product, its effects on the earth and on us, and where our unwanted plastic ends up.

Director: Ian Connacher

Votes: 298

2. Sawan baan na (2009)

122 min | Drama

7.6
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72 Metascore

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Director: Uruphong Raksasad | Stars: Prayad Jumma, Sai Jumma, Sompong Jumma, Nikorn Mungmeung

Votes: 89

3. Climate Refugees (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.2
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Filmmaker Michael Nash investigates mass migration caused by our changing climate.

Director: Michael P. Nash | Stars: Lester Brown, Yvo de Boer, Paul Ehrlich, Newt Gingrich

Votes: 80

4. A Chemical Reaction (2009)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Canada has spoken and toxic lawn and garden pesticides are now banned in most of the nation. A Chemical Reaction examines how Hudson, Quebec, became the first town in North America to ban ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Plymale

Votes: 10

5. Colony (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.5
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Several beekeepers around the U.S. cope with colony collapse disorder - the phenomenon that has caused millions of bees to mysteriously disappear.

Directors: Carter Gunn, Ross McDonnell

Votes: 131

6. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,251 | Gross: $3.17M

7. Black Gold (2006)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

7.2
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69 Metascore

An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.

Directors: Marc J. Francis, Nick Francis

Votes: 809 | Gross: $0.09M

8. Dar Fur: War for Water (2008)

89 min | Documentary

8.5
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Dar Fur - War for Water is about a mission, that Tomo Kriznar, a human rights activist and (former) Slovenian President Janez Drnovsek's special emissary in Darfur, made.

Directors: Tomo Kriznar, Maja Weiss | Stars: Adam Bakhit, Janez Drnovsek, Suleiman Jamous, Tomo Kriznar

Votes: 39

9. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,027 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Earth Days (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

The story of our growing awareness and understanding of the environmental crisis and emergence, during the 1960's and '70's, of popular movement to confront it.

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Rachel L. Carson, Bill Clinton, Paul Ehrlich

Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Earth Keepers (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Action, News

7.2
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This film chronicles the quest of Mikael Rioux to find concrete solutions to the problems faced by our planet. The innovative projects developed by the planetary visionaries he meets are a ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvie Van Brabant | Stars: Ashok Khosla, Wangari Maathai, Marilyn Mehlmann, Mikael Rioux

Votes: 8

12. Fuel (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary

7.6
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50 Metascore

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 »

Director: Joshua Tickell | Stars: Joshua Tickell, Barbara Boxer, Richard Branson, George W. Bush

Votes: 588 | Gross: $0.17M

13. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 135

14. Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Amiina, Hildur Arsaelsdottir, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason

Votes: 7,291

15. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 45,793 | Gross: $4.42M

16. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,604 | Gross: $1.68M

17. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.6
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,783

18. Unser täglich Brot (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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86 Metascore

OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter | Stars: Claus Hansen Petz, Arkadiusz Rydellek, Barbara Hinz, Renata Wypchlo

Votes: 2,219

19. Big River Man (2009)

100 min | Documentary

7.3
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68 Metascore

Martin Strel attempts to cover 3,375 miles of the Amazon River, the longest continuous swim in history.

Director: John Maringouin | Stars: Matthew Mohlke, Borut Strel, Martin Strel

Votes: 1,422

20. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 73,552 | Gross: $23.81M

21. No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

6.7
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66 Metascore

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.

Directors: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein | Stars: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin

Votes: 1,388 | Gross: $0.10M

22. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,763 | Gross: $10.76M

23. Bébé(s) (2010)

PG | 79 min | Documentary

7.1
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63 Metascore

A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

Director: Thomas Balmès | Stars: Bayar, Hattie, Mari, Ponijao

Votes: 6,347 | Gross: $7.29M

24. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,255 | Gross: $0.70M

25. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,383 | Gross: $77.44M

26. Staub (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.3
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A look at the pervasive power of dust from its tiny particles settling in unseen places to its ability to cause illnesses and create the cosmos.

Director: Hartmut Bitomsky | Stars: Marga Beck, Cornelia Hoepfner, Ayni Iloar, Hiltrud Jehle

Votes: 111

27. The Anchorage (2009)

87 min | Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Ulla lives alone on a rugged forest island in the Stockholm Archipelago. Three days pass. "The wind bloweth where it listeth."

Directors: Anders Edström, C.W. Winter | Stars: Ulla Edström, Marcus Harrling, Elin Hamrén, Bengt Ohlsson

Votes: 42

28. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 43,044 | Gross: $0.86M

29. Sweetgrass (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western

6.9
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80 Metascore

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.21M

30. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,110 | Gross: $0.94M

31. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.6
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75 Metascore

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez

Votes: 758 | Gross: $0.17M

32. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War

7.9
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack, Reto Caduff | Stars: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Roscoe Bartlett

Votes: 1,857

33. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

8.1
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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 »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,558

34. Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

7.3
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The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world.

Director: Ron Bowman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Richard Betts, Duarte Borba, Jamais Cascio

Votes: 308

35. Tapped (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.3
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Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindsey | Stars: Sally Bethea, Earl Blumenauer, Amanda Brown, Eugene Brown

Votes: 1,156

36. Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

93 min | Documentary

7.7
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Irena Salina | Stars: Bill Alexander, Maude Barlow, Basil Bold, Shelly Brime

Votes: 1,046 | Gross: $0.14M

37. The End of Poverty? (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

7.4
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A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy.

Director: Philippe Diaz | Stars: Martin Sheen, Amartya Sen, John Perkins, Eric Toussaint

Votes: 408 | Gross: $0.06M

38. The End of the Line (I) (2009)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Rupert Murray | Stars: Ben Bradshaw, Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi, Charles Clover, John Crosbie

Votes: 964

39. The Garden (II) (2007)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Stephen Abatiell

40. The Human Footprint (2007 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentray examining the amount of products consumed in a lifetime and the impact it has on the environment.

Director: Nick Watts | Stars: Catherine Collins, Oliver Curry, George Monbiot, Jeremy Penzer

Votes: 84

41. Up the Yangtze (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.5
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84 Metascore

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.78M

42. Waterlife (2009)

109 min | Documentary

7.3
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A look at the natural beauty and environmental crisis surrounding the Great Lakes.

Director: Kevin McMahon | Stars: Bruce Baur, Ernest Benedict, John K. Bruce, Robert Budds

Votes: 80