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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: 920,666 | Gross: $760.51M

2. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.2
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20 Metascore

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

Votes: 123,016 | Gross: $131.56M

3. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 236,559 | Gross: $2.30M

4. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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94 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 759,853 | Gross: $223.81M

5. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 140,309 | Gross: $125.55M

6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

Votes: 143,101 | Gross: $79.36M

7. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 102,524

8. 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: 14,870

9. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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77 Metascore

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 138,624 | Gross: $197.99M

10. To the Wonder (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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58 Metascore

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 22,137 | Gross: $0.59M

11. The Colony (I) (2013)

95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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28 Metascore

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Director: Jeff Renfroe | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan

Votes: 36,308

12. The East (2013)

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

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: 43,313 | Gross: $2.27M

13. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Director: Bill Kroyer | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams, Tim Curry

Votes: 21,468 | Gross: $24.65M

14. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 48,752 | Gross: $2.06M

15. 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: 4,728 | Gross: $3.23M

16. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 14,510 | Gross: $35.60M

17. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.9
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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: 43,958 | Gross: $4.42M

18. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.9
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Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt

Votes: 13,278 | Gross: $30.08M

19. Night Moves (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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75 Metascore

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 10,600 | Gross: $0.25M

20. Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.6
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A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry

Votes: 7,359 | Gross: $3.52M

21. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 21,278 | Gross: $1.00M

22. 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: 41,703 | Gross: $0.87M

23. 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: 70,050 | Gross: $23.81M

24. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

Votes: 27,851 | Gross: $34.10M

25. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.4
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 18,622 | Gross: $38.59M

26. 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: 17,940 | Gross: $45.50M

27. Hoot (2006)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.6
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46 Metascore

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director: Wil Shriner | Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 6,767 | Gross: $8.08M

28. 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: 19,644 | Gross: $24.72M

29. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 7,623 | Gross: $24.47M

30. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 5,090

31. Battle for Terra (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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54 Metascore

A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen

Votes: 10,175 | Gross: $1.65M

32. Swing Vote (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll

Votes: 15,407 | Gross: $16.28M

33. 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: 5,147 | Gross: $0.70M

34. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

6.0
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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 2,883 | Gross: $0.31M

35. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 1,919 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age. Don't you hate when that happens? Even more shocking: Bender's in love with... See full summary »

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 14,942

37. Fire on the Amazon (1993)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.5
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In Bolivia's Amazon basin, corporate cattle ranches are replacing the rain forest. When Santos, charismatic leader of the union of rubber tappers, forges an alliance with Indians to protest... See full summary »

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Sandra Bullock, Juan Fernández, Judith Chapman

Votes: 2,135

38. GasLand (2010)

107 min | Documentary

7.7
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,533 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Forest Warrior (1996)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Terry Kiser, Max Gail, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 2,055

40. Les saisons (2015)

PG | 97 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Votes: 526 | Gross: $0.12M

41. Killing Cars (1986)

104 min | Action, Thriller

4.2
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In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Senta Berger, Agnès Soral, Daniel Gélin

Votes: 131

42. 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: 90

43. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 18,982

44. 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: 1,342 | Gross: $0.10M

45. 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: Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 559

46. 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: 1,114

47. Sky Blue (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Action, Fantasy, Animation

6.8
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53 Metascore

Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. ... See full summary »

Director: Moon-saeng Kim | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung, Mark Lindsay

Votes: 8,256

48. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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The geologist Lance Hackett is employed by an Australian mining company to map the subsoil of a desert area covered with ant hills prior to a possible uranium extraction. His work is ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,580

49. Arctic Tale (2007)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Family

7.0
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64 Metascore

Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

Directors: Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson | Stars: Queen Latifah, Katrina Agate, Zain Ali, Preston Bailey

Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $0.83M

50. Dirt! The Movie (2009)

86 min | Documentary

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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: 410