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1. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 935,889 | Gross: $760.51M

2. Mei ren yu (2016)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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69 Metascore

Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan, a developer who threatens the ecosystem of her race, but ends up falling in love with him instead.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Chao Deng, Show Lo, Yuqi Zhang, Yun Lin

Votes: 5,237 | Gross: $3.23M

3. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

8.4
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Eddie Albert, Lindsey Allen, Jake Awa, Kelly Ayotte

Votes: 16,384

4. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 43,836 | Gross: $2.27M

5. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

Votes: 19,994 | Gross: $24.72M

6. Medicine Man (1992)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close ... See full summary »

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, José Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre

Votes: 18,171 | Gross: $45.50M

7. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald J. Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald J. Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 1,954 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Trashed (2012)

98 min | Documentary

7.6
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71 Metascore

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, ... See full summary »

Director: Candida Brady | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Evangelos Kalafatis, Clive Oxenden, Lynn Parker

Votes: 433

9. Avatar: The Game (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Deep into the heart of Pandora is an alien planet that is beyond imagination. But when conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources... See full summary »

Director: Kun Chang | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 566

10. The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994 TV Movie)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Raul Julia, Carmen Argenziano, Sonia Braga, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 548

11. To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)

148 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

Directors: Richard Viktorov, Nikolay Viktorov | Stars: Yelena Metyolkina, Vadim Ledogorov, Uldis Lieldidz, Yelena Fadeyeva

Votes: 881

12. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,781 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Dirt! The Movie (2009)

86 min | Documentary

7.2
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The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.

Directors: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Eleonore Dailly | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Logan, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra

Votes: 414

14. A Dangerous Game (II) (2014)

102 min | Documentary

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This sequel to You've Been Trumped (2011) investigates how land developers like Donald J. Trump use golf as an excuse to build huge luxurious resorts at the expense of the locals and their ecosystem, and abuse natural resources.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Anthony Baxter, Michael Forbes, Donald J. Trump, Molly Forbes

Votes: 95

15. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 751 | Gross: $0.17M

16. Indio (1989)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Action

5.3
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"Indio", a half-Indian ex-Marine, fights to save the rainforest against the forces of a mega corporation that is trying to destroy it to make money, headed by a former US Army colonel.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Francesco Quinn, Brian Dennehy, Rene Abadeza

Votes: 146

17. Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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Truck driver travelling along the Transamazonic Road, a huge highway in Brazil that crosses the Amazon forest, meets a prostitute and slowly becomes aware of the problems in that region.

Directors: Jorge Bodanzky, Orlando Senna | Stars: Paulo César Peréio, Edna de Cássia, Lúcio Dos Santos, Elma Martins

Votes: 213

18. The Pipe (2010)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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What do people do, when the law prevents them from protecting themselves? Documentary film on the small Irish village that stood up to Big Oil.

Director: Risteard O'Domhnaill | Stars: Bertie Ahern, Mary Corduff, Willie Corduff, Maura Harrington

Votes: 223

19. Road (2005)

92 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Two exes take a dual-purpose road trip: allow Margaret (Catherine Kellner), a freelance photographer, to complete her assignment to check up on toxic waste sites along the U.S.-Canadian ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie McCleave | Stars: Catherine Kellner, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, James Urbaniak, Peter Appel

Votes: 51

20. Greedy Lying Bastards (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

5.7
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56 Metascore

Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Record heat waves. Climate change is no longer a... See full summary »

Director: Craig Scott Rosebraugh | Stars: Enoch Adams, George W. Bush, Philip Cooney, Kert Davies

Votes: 220 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Indio 2 - La rivolta (1991)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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A corporation building a highway through the rainforest hires a gang of mercenaries to get rid of the local Indians, who don't want the highway built through their lands. The mercenaries ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Frank Cuervo, Dirk Galuba, Maurizio Fardo

Votes: 83

22. The Burning Season (2008)

89 min | Documentary

7.0
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Every year, deliberately lit fires rage across Indonesia. They destroy pristine rainforest, endanger orangutans and contribute to climate change. A young carbon trading entrepreneur goes in search of a solution.

Director: Cathy Henkel | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Lone Drøscher Nielsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barnabas Suebu

Votes: 62

23. Chrysalis (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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As our world suffers the ravages of humankind, scientists look for ways to sustain life. When one of them falls ill and a chrysalis forms around him, a tug of war ensues about the future of the stricken scientist.

Director: Tony Baez Milan | Stars: John Klemantaski, Darren Kendrick, Glen Vaughan, Corey Landis

Votes: 276

24. Trouble in the Peace (2012)

94 min | Documentary

8.3
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TROUBLE IN THE PEACE is the story of a growing grassroots revolution against the multinational energy extraction industry. The film offers an unflinching look into the dark viscous world of... See full summary »

Director: Julian T. Pinder

Votes: 7

25. Fall and Winter (2013)

102 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

6.0
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A journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document... See full summary »

Director: Matt Anderson | Stars: Dean Blanchard, Grace Lee Boggs, Kevin Curole, Margaret Curole

Votes: 23

26. Crude Independence (2009)

71 min | Documentary

7.2
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Crude Independence is a documentary film about the heartland in the process of transplanting itself, and the new heart is pumping oil. In 2006, the United States Geological Survey estimated... See full summary »

Director: Noah Hutton

Votes: 37

27. Cronicamente Inviável (2000)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

Director: Sergio Bianchi | Stars: Umberto Magnani, Cecil Thiré, Dira Paes, Betty Gofman

Votes: 542

28. Delta Force (1995)

54 min | Documentary

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Nigeria's military government attracted international condemnation for its oppression of the Ogoni people of the Niger Delta. Ogoni villages were destroyed, their inhabitants ... See full summary »

Director: Glen Ellis | Star: Ken Saro-Wiwa

29. Dirty Business (2009 Video)

89 min | Documentary, News

6.8
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A documentary about the myth of clean coal. The film reveals the true, hidden environmental and social costs of the 'cheap' nineteenth century technology that still provides more than half ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bull | Star: Jeff Goodell

Votes: 25

30. Climate of Change (2010)

86 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.

Director: Brian Hill | Star: Tilda Swinton

Votes: 37

31. Coal Country (2009)

84 min | Documentary

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Director: Phylis Geller | Stars: Judy Bonds, Joe Lovett, Randall Maggard, Chuck Nelson

Votes: 14

32. Earth and the American Dream (1992)

Documentary

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Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Edward Asner, Alec Baldwin, Ned Beatty, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 65

33. Dark Side of the Greens (2015 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary

6.5
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TV follow-up to You've Been Trumped (2011) about the continued opposition to Donald J. Trump's plan to build a huge golf course on Aberdeenshire coastal wilderness. Baxter now looks at other global beauty spots under threat.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Anthony Baxter, Molly Forbes, Donald J. Trump, Michael Forbes

Votes: 24

34. The 3rd Letter (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Director: Grzegorz Jonkajtys | Stars: Rodrigo Lopresti, Dulcie Anne Rosales, Can Tuncer

Votes: 149

35. Green: Death of the Forests (2009)

48 min | Documentary

7.6
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'Green' is about deforestation in Indonesia and the present extinction of the orangutans.

Directors: Moez Moez, Patrick Rouxel

Votes: 7

36. West Papua: The Secret War in Asia (2007)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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The film tells the story of the situation of the West Papuan refugees in Papua New Guinea as well as the history of the annexation by Indonesia and exploitation of natural resources. It also includes an interview from Mathias Wenda.

Stars: Arnold Gambirob, Ester Elsye Game, Willy Mandowen, Mathias Wenda

37. Amazonas, Amazonas (1965)

15 min | Short, Documentary

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Glauber Rocha presents to audiences a brief look at the state of Amazonas, its population, their costumes, the rich nature and its importance to Brazil and the world. And above all, he ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha

Votes: 38

38. Lucia (1992)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Mel Chionglo | Stars: Gina Alajar, Elvira Baldomero, Suzette Ranillo, Lolita Rodriguez

Votes: 10

39. The Naked Option: A Last Resort (2011 Video)

75 min | Documentary

8.2
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The Naked Option: A Last Resort tells the story of Niger Delta women who take a stand. Bucking transnational corporations, the corrupt Nigerian government, and a culture which dictates ... See full summary »

Director: Candace Schermerhorn

Votes: 5

40. Drowned Out (2002)

75 min | Documentary

7.7
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An Indian family decide to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada dam Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at ... See full summary »

Director: Franny Armstrong | Stars: Arundhati Roy, Bulgi Sonkaria, Luhariya Sonkaria

Votes: 52

41. Mountaintop Removal (2007)

74 min | Documentary

8.8
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Hard-hitting documentary on the effects of the radical and environmentally disastrous form of coal mining known as "Mountaintop removal."

Director: Michael Cusack O'Connell | Stars: Judy Bonds, Larry Gibson, Maria Gunnoe, William Mapother

Votes: 19

42. Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain (2009)

16 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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What will one tribe have to do to save everything they know? Mine, narrated by Joanna Lumley, tells the story of the remote Dongria Kondh tribe's struggle to protect the mountain they ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Nicholas | Star: Joanna Lumley

Votes: 8

43. Zelená púst (2012)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Michal Gálik | Stars: Mohammad Ali Daut, Danielle Kreb, Stanislav Lhota, Rusna Niron

Votes: 9

44. To Protect Mother Earth (1989)

Documentary

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Director: Joel L. Freedman | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 15

45. Spoil (2011 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.1
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The International League of Conservation Photographers and the Gitga'at first nation people of British Columbia in their search for the illusive spirit bear. Their mission is to create ... See full summary »

Director: Trip Jennings | Stars: Ian McAllister, Cristina Mittermeier, Paul Nicklen, Thomas Peschak

Votes: 7

46. Hell in the Pacific (1993)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Glen Ellis | Star: Michael Kitchen

47. On Coal River (2010)

82 min | Documentary

8.5
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Shot over a five year period, ON COAL RIVER follows the transformation of four remarkable individuals as they fight for the valley they love and for future generations making dramatic changes against all odds.

Directors: Francine Cavanaugh, Adams Wood | Stars: Judy Bonds, Debbie Jarrell, Maria Lambert, Bo Webb

Votes: 17

48. Parinamam (2003)

125 min

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Parinamam tackles the age-old issue of loneliness and redundancy among the aged. In parallel, Balakrishna Marar faces callous treatment from his family after his retirement.

Director: P. Venu | Stars: Madambu Kunhukuttan, Nedumudi Venu, Asokan, T.P. Madhavan

49. Saviors of the Forest (1993)

Documentary

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Director: Bill Day | Stars: Michelle Anton Allen, Terry Schwartz

Votes: 11

50. Taking on Tarmageddon (2012)

53 min | Documentary, News

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Taking on Tarmageddon follows two groups of young campaigners on an emotional journey exploring the human cost of the biggest industrial project on the planet: the Canadian Tar Sands. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Zoe Broughton, Pete Speller | Stars: Liam Barrington-Bush, Gene Cardinal, Philippa de Boissiere, Izzy Edwards