Most Popular "Environmental Issue" Titles
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1. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 883,701 | Gross: $760.51M
2. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 220,512 | Gross: $2.30M
3. The Last Airbender (2010)
PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 118,653 | Gross: $131.56M
4. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 715,605 | Gross: $223.81M
5. The Mermaid (2016)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $3.23M
6. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 134,801 | Gross: $125.55M
7. Happy Feet (2006)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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!
Votes: 132,003 | Gross: $197.99M
8. Hoot (2006)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 6,541 | Gross: $8.08M
9. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 139,050 | Gross: $79.36M
10. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
11. The Colony (I) (2013)
95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
12. To the Wonder (2012)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 20,999 | Gross: $0.59M
13. The East (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 41,720 | Gross: $2.27M
14. Blackfish (2013)
PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.
Votes: 44,997 | Gross: $2.06M
15. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.
Votes: 20,658 | Gross: $24.65M
16. Night Moves (2013)
R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Votes: 9,811 | Gross: $0.25M
17. On Deadly Ground (1994)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.
Votes: 17,932 | Gross: $38.59M
18. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 13,911 | Gross: $35.60M
19. 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: 40,390 | Gross: $0.87M
20. Fast Food Nation (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.
Votes: 20,838 | Gross: $1.00M
21. Food, Inc. (2008)
PG | 94 min | Documentary
An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
Votes: 42,279 | Gross: $4.42M
22. Swing Vote (2008)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.
Votes: 15,046 | Gross: $16.28M
23. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 12,678 | Gross: $30.08M
24. Medicine Man (1992)
PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 17,412 | Gross: $45.50M
25. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance.
Votes: 67,454 | Gross: $23.81M
26. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
27. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Votes: 18,911 | Gross: $24.72M
28. Battle for Terra (2007)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 9,945 | Gross: $1.65M
29. Instinct (1999)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 27,156 | Gross: $34.10M
30. The Emerald Forest (1985)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 7,380 | Gross: $24.47M
31. Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.
Votes: 7,022 | Gross: $3.52M
32. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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 »
33. 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: 4,952 | Gross: $0.70M
34. Grey Owl (1999)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.
Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $0.31M
35. Fire on the Amazon (1993)
R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »
36. Forest Warrior (1996)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A shape-shifting mountain man and a group of children team up to protect an enchanted forest from evil lumberjacks.
37. How to Change the World (2015)
110 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life,... See full summary »
38. The Big Fix (2012)
89 min | Documentary
A documentary that examines the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
40. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
R | 100 min | Drama
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 »
41. The Earth Day Special (1990 TV Special)
Comedy, Drama, Music
An Earth Day special about pollution's effects on Mother Earth.
Writers: Armyan Bernstein, Richard Baskin, Neal Marshall, Rocco Urbisci, Marc Abraham, Vince Calandra Jr., Barry Douglas, David Field, Barra Grant, Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner, Pj Torokvei, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Greg Ford, Marc Sotkin, Robert Bruce, Martin Weiss, Marc Cherry, Jamie Wooten, James Vallely, Mitchell Hurwitz, Herbert Sargent, Jerry Juhl, Bill Prady, Robin Williams, Barry Levinson, David Steinberg, John Markus, Carmen Finestra, Gary Kott, Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye, Marcy Vosburgh, Sandy Sprung, Katherine Green, Ellen L. Fogle, Arthur Silver, Kevin Curran, Cherie Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, Phoef Sutton, Brian Pollack, Mert Rich, Dan O'Shannon, Tom Anderson, Dan Staley, Rob Long | Directors: Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson, Terry Hughes, Terry Lennon, Jay Sandrich, Dick Schneider, Dave Wilson | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James Brolin, Downtown Julie Brown
42. Arctic Tale (2007)
G | 96 min | Documentary, Family
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.
Votes: 1,575 | Gross: $0.83M
43. Sky Blue (2003)
Unrated | 86 min | Action, Fantasy, Animation
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 »
Writers: Michael Keyes, Moon-saeng Kim, Jay Lender, Jun-Young Park, Sunmin Park, Yong-jun Park, Howard Rabinowitz, Jeffrey Winter, Micah Wright | Director: Moon-saeng Kim | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung, Mark Lindsay
44. Home (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.
45. Avatar: The Game (2009 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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 »
46. The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994 TV Movie)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
47. Oyster Farmer (2004)
91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.
48. DamNation (2014)
87 min | Documentary, Adventure
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is ... See full summary »
49. Speciesism: The Movie (2013)
94 min | Documentary, Comedy
A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.
50. 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: 1,292 | Gross: $0.10M