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1. Fortress (1992)

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

5.8
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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 »

Writers: Troy Neighbors, Steven Feinberg, David Venable, Terry Curtis Fox | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 22,286

2. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,408

3. 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 »

Writers: Frank De Felitta, Max Ehrlich | Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento

Votes: 736

4. Earth Days (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 146

5. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 876

6. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

60 min | Documentary, News

7.8
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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: 108

7. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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In a badly-overpopulated future, where each couple is only allowed one child and where people over 65 are forbidden medical care under a very draconian set of laws, a young couple, pregnant... See full summary »

Writer: Peter S. Fischer | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

Votes: 115

8. The Possibility of Hope (2007 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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A look at different matters of the world such as immigration, global warming and capitalism through the eyes of scientists and philosophers.

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Juan Elias | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Fabrizio Eva, John Gray, Naomi Klein, James Lovelock

Votes: 248

9. By Day and by Night (2010)

Sci-Fi

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Writers: Roberto Garza, Alejandro Molina | Director: Alejandro Molina | Stars: Sandra Echeverría, Manuel Balbi, Ari Brickman, Gala Montes

Votes: 60

10. Pigs Is Pigs (1954)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Flannery is a station master who does everything by the book. One day, a package of guinea pigs arrives at his station. Flannery assumes by their name that they are pigs but one customer, ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo Salkin, Ellis Parker Butler | Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Bob Hamlin, Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Gary Owens

Votes: 221

11. How to Boil a Frog (2009)

88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 54

12. Last Days on Earth (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 80 min | Documentary, News

7.2
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Writer: George Kachadorian | Stars: Kennette Benedict, Steven M. Block, Robert R. Butterworth, Clark Chapman

Votes: 68

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

123 min | Documentary

7.3
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Writer: Timothy S. Bennett | Director: Timothy S. Bennett | Stars: Hannah Bennett, Thomas Berry, William R. Catton, Gerald Cecil

Votes: 110

14. Here to Stay (2009)

87 min | Documentary

7.3
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Urban sprawl, extinct species, depletion of natural resources and global warming are all causes of deep anxiety. Here to stay takes an uncompromising look at Planet Earth today, in all its ... See full summary »

Directors: Pierre Barougier, Olivier Bourgeois | Stars: Mikhail Gorbachev, James Lovelock, Wangari Maathai, Edgar Morin

Votes: 32

15. No Vacancy (2005)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Global responses to the Human Population Explosion; impact on the environment and biodiversity.

Writers: Michael Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison, Bob Gillespie, Elizabeth Hughes | Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Kalpana Apte, Rofina Asuru, John Awoonor-Williams

Votes: 15

16. 2050 (2006)

Documentary

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A 2004 Pentagon report warns the US President that an abrupt climate change will take the planet earth on the brink of anarchy and nuclear war for access to basic resources like food and ... See full summary »

Writer: Alfonso de la Puente Vaquero | Directors: Ruth Chao, Javier Silva | Stars: Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Patrick McCully, Malte Meinshausen, Bettina Menne

Votes: 9

17. Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave (2006 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

7.3
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Teen detective Nancy Drew teams up with the Hardy Boys to investigate a legendary creature that may be causing the strange things happening in the Hawaiian rain forest.

Writers: Anne Collins, Mike Paganini, Robert Riedl | Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Jonah Von Spreecken, Robert Jones, Scott Carty

Votes: 40

18. Population Explosion: The Human Bomb (1968 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writers: Anne H. Ehrlich, Paul Ehrlich, Thomas Fuchs | Stars: Bill Burrud, Alan Gutmacher

19. 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.

Writer: Michael Tobias | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Michael Tobias

Votes: 9

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

55 min | Documentary

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 11

21. Call of Life (2010)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Monte Thompson, Greg Tennant, Chera Van Burg | Director: Monte Thompson | Stars: Steven Beissinger, Sally Bingham, Ignacio Chapela, Peter Coyote

Votes: 20

22. There's No Tomorrow (2012)

35 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

8.0
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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.

Writer: Dermot O'Connor | Director: Dermot O'Connor | Star: Amy Penston

Votes: 29

23. Thank You for Not Breeding (2002)

36 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.4
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Writer: Nina Paley | Director: Nina Paley | Stars: Les U. Knight, Warren Hern, Paul Ehrlich, Kelpie Wilson

Votes: 7

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 34

25. Le travail du furet (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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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 »

Writer: Jean-Pierre Andrevon | Director: Bruno Gantillon | Stars: Fabrice Eberhard, Marine Delterme, Mircea Albulescu, Dan Condurache

Votes: 5

26. On the Edge (I) (1998)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Ron Dexter, Douglas Gillies | Stars: Lester Brown, Jane Goodall, Mikhail Gorbachev, Oren Lyons

27. State of the Earth (2011 Video)

Documentary

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Directors: Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Tobias | Stars: Paul Ehrlich, Bob Gillespie, Thomas Gillespie, John Harte

Votes: 5

28. Population Explosion (1968)

15 min | Short, Animation

5.7
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Writer: Pierre Hébert | Director: Pierre Hébert | Star: Patrick Watson

Votes: 14

29. Jam Packed: The Challenge of Human Overpopulation (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Young people and the environment.

Writers: Michael Tobias, Geoffrey B. Holland, Gregory Molina | Director: Michael Tobias | Star: Alexandra Paul

30. Dick Smith's Population Puzzle (2010)

67 min | Documentary

6.1
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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?

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

Votes: 9

31. Survival of Spaceship Earth (1972)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Rene Dubos, John Holdren, Dirk Wayne Summers, Barbara Ward, Barbara Ward-Jackson | Director: Dirk Wayne Summers | Stars: Raymond Burr, Hugh Downs, Maurice Strong, Rene Dubos

Votes: 12

32. People by the Billions (1961)

28 min | Short, Documentary

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Writer: Gordon Burwash | Star: Stanley Burke

33. Birth Control (2004)

30 min | Action, Short

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 19

34. Population (1999)

7 min | Sci-Fi, Short

7.4
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A possible American social outcome of continued global population growth.

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

Votes: 5

35. One of Seven (2012)

58 min | Documentary

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Writer: Venu Nair | Director: Venu Nair | Star: Venu Nair

36. Population: 6 Billion (1999)

Documentary

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Writer: Jonathan Silvers | Director: Jonathan Silvers

37. The Legacy of Malthus (1994)

51 min | Documentary

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Director: Deepa Dhanraj | Star: Thomas Malthus

38. World Population (2000)

7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Director: R. Scott Vance

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

49 min | Documentary

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40. Arithmetic, Population and Energy (2002)

74 min | Documentary

8.1
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Star: Albert Bartlett

Votes: 9

41. Sind wir bald zu viele? (2012)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jörg Daniel Hissen | Stars: Binot Bihari, Lester Brown, Duff Gillespie, Michelle Goldberg

42. Superpoblación (2010)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Guillermo López Barrera

43. Overpopulation: The More the Merrier? (2010)

2 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Director: Rixt Singelsma

44. Man and His Resources (1961)

28 min | Short, Documentary

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Writer: Gordon Burwash | Director: Donald Fraser | Star: Stanley Burke

45. Challenge to Mankind (1961)

28 min | Short, Documentary

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Writer: Gordon Burwash | Star: Stanley Burke

46. Gaia (II) (2009)

18 min | Short

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Writer: Joe Jenkins | Director: Joe Jenkins

47. Rapid Population Decline or Bust (2011)

32 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Director: Jack Alpert | Star: Jack Alpert

48. EcoNews (1987– )
Episode: A Look at: What Is the Limit? (1987)

29 min | Documentary, News

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Director: Nancy Pearlman | Star: Nancy Pearlman

49. Planet Earth (2006– )
Episode: From Pole to Pole (2006)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

9.2
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"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarely seen. Next, they find where water is abundant and where it's scarce.

Writers: David Attenborough, Alastair Fothergill, Gary Parker | Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Mike Holding, Tania Jenkins

Votes: 1,273

50. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)
Episode: Home (1968)

Biography, Drama, History

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"Home" is playwright Megan Terry's tale of overpopulation. Set in an Orwellian-type future, the play focuses on nine people forced to live together in an elevator-size room.

Writers: David Storey, Megan Terry | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Warren Clarke, Irene Dailey, John Gielgud, Dixie Marquis

Votes: 9