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1. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 463,047 | Gross: $27.00M

2. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 339,074 | Gross: $93.05M

3. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 204,041 | Gross: $13.40M

4. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 44,162

5. Code 46 (2003)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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57 Metascore

A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Om Puri, Togo Igawa

Votes: 18,143 | Gross: $0.20M

6. Fortress (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 23,436 | Gross: $6.74M

7. City of Joy (1992)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

6.4
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Hazari Pal lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his dad, mom, wife, Kamla, daughter, Amrita, and two sons, Shambhu and Manooj. As the Pal are unable to repay the loan they had ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $14.68M

8. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 800

9. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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59 Metascore

Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of... See full summary »

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,529 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Z.P.G. (1972)

PG | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento

Votes: 768

11. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.

Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Jameel Ahmad, Janine Benyus, Malcolm Bowman, Reinhard Buetikofer

Votes: 904

12. 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: 149 | Gross: $0.03M

13. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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Van Heflin As Sen. Quincy George.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

Votes: 123

14. Calcutta (1969)

105 min | Documentary

7.3
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With minimal narration by the director and very little context this is a kaleidoscope of stunning visuals from Calcutta, a city of 8,000,000 in the late 1960's: rich and poor, exotic and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Louis Malle

Votes: 411

15. Bye Bye Jupiter (1984)

130 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.1
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While extracting water from the Martian polar ice caps, ancient carvings are uncovered describing an alien spacecraft crashing into Jupiter, postponing plans to turn Jupiter into a second Sun.

Directors: Koji Hashimoto, Sakyo Komatsu | Stars: Tomokazu Miura, Dangely Diane, Miyuki Ono, Rachel Huggett

Votes: 169

16. The Late Great Planet Earth (1979)

PG | 91 min | Documentary, Drama

3.5
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Events that are prophesied in the Bible are illustrated to show that civilization is headed for doomsday.

Directors: Robert Amram, Rolf Forsberg | Stars: Orson Welles, Hal Lindsey, Babetta, Emile Benoit

Votes: 207

17. By Day and by Night (2010)

Sci-Fi

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Dystopian sci-fi about an over-populated world in which the solution has been to program people to operate solely in either day or night, meaning that the population are only conscious half the day and can never interact with each other.

Director: Alejandro Molina | Stars: Sandra Echeverría, Marius Biegai, Manuel Balbi, Ari Brickman

Votes: 57

18. Climate Refugees (2010)

95 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 75

19. Population Boom (2013)

91 min | Documentary

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A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth's population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change-the results of ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Boote | Stars: Farida Akther, Werner Boote, Benjamin Fulford, Betsy Hartmann

Votes: 89

20. A Thirsty World (2012 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

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Today, against a backdrop of sharply increasing demand, growth in the world population and the growing impact of an unsettled climate, water has become one of the most precious natural resources of our planet.

Directors: Thierry Piantanida, Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire | Stars: Catarina de Albuquerque, Vandana Shiva

Votes: 81

21. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

60 min | Documentary, News

7.9
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Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Esraa Bani, Albert Bartlett, Lester Brown, Martha Campbell

Votes: 114

22. Bij de beesten af (1972)

G | 104 min | Documentary

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Director: Bert Haanstra | Stars: Anton Koolhaas, Stephen Murray, Alexander Scourby, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 190

23. DNA² (1994– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A female time traveler must work with a teenage boy who is in danger of becoming a future menace because of her interference.

Stars: Keiichi Nanba, Mîna Tominaga, Hiroko Kasahara, Hekiru Shiina

Votes: 218

24. Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (1982– )

25 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

3.9
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An space exploration expedition is protected by an unique armored combat group that can combine into one giant robot when necessary.

Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Katsuji Mori, Keiko Han, Satomi Majima

Votes: 32

25. México, México, ra ra ra (1976)

137 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Director: Gustavo Alatriste | Stars: Héctor Suárez, Abel Woolrich, Adolfo G. Rivera, Adrian Castell

Votes: 35

26. Critical Mass (I) (2012)

100 min | Documentary

8.1
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Things aren't looking good for the world's population; as we multiply at an alarming rate there is not enough food, space... or sense. This intelligent film interweaves a fascinating 1960s ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Freedman | Star: Robert Rapier

Votes: 35

27. Unearthed (II) (2010)

23 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In the near future... The world is in turmoil. Pollution is thick and heavy and energy sources are nearing exhaustion. The situation is out of control. In an urgent bid to solve the problem... See full summary »

Directors: Lindsay Harris, Stuart Leach | Stars: Jules de Jongh, Wayne Forester, Robbie Stevens

Votes: 61

28. What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007)

123 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Timothy S. Bennett | Stars: Hannah Bennett, Thomas Berry, William R. Catton, Gerald Cecil

Votes: 113

29. GrowthBusters (2011)

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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This film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Gardner | Stars: Albert Bartlett, Herman Daly, Paul Ehrlich, Dave Gardner

Votes: 34

30. Call of Life (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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The first feature-length documentary film to fully investigate the growing threat to Earth's life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity. If current trends continue, scientists warn ... See full summary »

Director: Monte Thompson | Stars: Steven Beissinger, Sally Bingham, Ignacio Chapela, Peter Coyote

Votes: 28

31. Planet in Peril (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.7
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A documentary in which CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta report on global issues from 13 countries around the world.

Stars: Anderson Cooper, Jeff Corwin, Sanjay Gupta

Votes: 76

32. 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: 146

33. Survival of Spaceship Earth (1972)

60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Earth's environmental crisis--brought about by uncontrolled technological progress--is endangering life on a global scale. At the core of the threats to the planet - wars, overpopulation, ... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Wayne Summers | Stars: Raymond Burr, Hugh Downs, Maurice Strong, Rene Dubos

Votes: 13

34. How to Boil a Frog (2009)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.4
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How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cooksey | Stars: Jon Cooksey, Mark Anielski, Dylan Archambault, Pascal Belanger

Votes: 52

35. Le travail du furet (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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In a distant future, science is able to cure any former lethal diseases. Population is therefore growing at a tremendous rate. In order to avoid overpopulation, the ministry of population ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Gantillon | Stars: Fabrice Eberhard, Marine Delterme, Mircea Albulescu, Dan Condurache

36. There's No Tomorrow (2012)

35 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

8.6
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Peak oil has been reached; alternative fuels only a short-term patch; current growth is unsustainable - we have to scale back.

Director: Dermot O'Connor | Star: Amy Penston

Votes: 37

37. World War III (1995 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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A study of the human population explosion and its impact on biodiversity and global ecosystems.

Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Michael Tobias

Votes: 7

38. Last Call (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

6.8
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'Last Call' tells the story of the rise and fall, and today's rebirth of one of the most controversial and inspiring environmental book of all times: 'The Limits to Growth'. Its message is ... See full summary »

Director: Enrico Cerasuolo | Stars: Dennis Meadows, Donella Meadows, Aurelio Peccei, Jorgen Randers

Votes: 16

39. Dick Smith's Population Puzzle (2010)

67 min | Documentary

7.1
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The film follows Dick Smith's public campaign against rapid population growth. It tests the propositions put forward in favour of a Big Australia. Can this popular entrepreneur persuade the nation to change its mind?

Director: Simon Nasht | Stars: Tony Abbott, Anthony Albanese, Mike Archer, Bob Birrell

Votes: 9

40. The Legacy of Malthus (1994)

51 min | Documentary

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Director: Deepa Dhanraj | Star: Thomas Malthus

41. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.6
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From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 24

42. Energy Crossroads: A Burning Need to Change Course (2007 Video)

55 min | Documentary

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Most experts agree that global peak oil production, when demand exceeds supply, will occur within the next 15 years and will drastically change the very fabric of our industrialized world. ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Steve Andrews, James Hansen, David Stuart, Randy Udall

Votes: 9

44. Population: 6 Billion (1999)

Documentary

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Director: Jonathan Silvers

45. Birth Control (2004)

30 min | Action, Short

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In the future, a ban on unapproved births due to overpopulation is enforced by a group of Birth Control agents. When the wife of one of these agents becomes pregnant, the couple go on the run to save their unborn child.

Director: Paul Nguyen | Stars: Quin Dalgleish, Faruk Gumus, Paul Nguyen, Andrei Petrik

Votes: 20

46. The Great Squeeze (2009)

68 min | Documentary

8.6
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Although our actions for the past 150 years have lifted our civilization to new heights, it has come at a tremendous price. We are now at a point where humanity's demands for natural ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Travis, E.O. Wilson, Richard Heinberg, Randy Udall

Votes: 9

47. The Edge of Joy (2010)

61 min | Documentary, News

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The Edge of Joy follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and religious leaders as they battle the world's highest maternal mortality rate. The documentary is a character ... See full summary »

Director: Dawn Sinclair Shapiro

48. No Vacancy (2005)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Global responses to the Human Population Explosion; impact on the environment and biodiversity.

Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Kalpana Apte, Rofina Asuru, John Awoonor-Williams

Votes: 13

49. Der Tag, an dem es zu viele Menschen gibt (2012)

49 min | Documentary

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50. Population (1999)

7 min | Sci-Fi, Short

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A possible American social outcome of continued global population growth.

Director: Benjamin T. Brammeier | Stars: Colin Gregg, Katherine Dischinger, Mark Dischinger, Brad Hodge