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1. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 25,304 | Gross: $2.60M

2. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 13,830

3. Jungletown (2017– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

6.6
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In the depths of the Panamanian jungle, an American entrepreneur and hundreds of young people are building the world's "most sustainable modern town".

Votes: 53

4. 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: 5,190 | Gross: $0.70M

5. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

8.2
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,033

6. Mindwalk (1990)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ... See full summary »

Director: Bernt Amadeus Capra | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye

Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $0.77M

7. Time to Choose (2015)

100 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Peter Agnefjall, Tasso Azevedo, Neal Barnard

Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Code of Survival (2017)

95 min | Documentary

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A documentary to inspire a different way of thinking and living. Can organic agriculture really feed the world? Or must we continue to poison ourselves and destroy the soil with genetic engineering and artificial chemicals?

Director: Bertram Verhaag

9. Urbanized (2011)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Amanda M. Burden, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster

Votes: 1,742

10. Greensburg (2008– )

Reality-TV

8.5
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A reality series in which an American town is reconstructed as a green utopia of tomorrow.

Star: Alanna Goodman

Votes: 234

11. Death by Design (2016)

73 min | Documentary

6.9
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Consumers love - and live on - their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Williams

Votes: 31

12. 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: 417

13. Portlandia (2009)

133 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Laura Spitze | Stars: Ian Anderson-Priddy, Alex Ansary, Charles Ayers, Zachary Ayers

Votes: 9

14. Symphony of the Soil (2012)

104 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.7
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Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Ignacio Chapela, Dan Barber, Vandana Shiva, Daniel Hillel

Votes: 99

15. Escape to Costa Rica (2017)

180 min | Documentary

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Science writer and explorer Gaia Vince visits Costa Rica to discover how this remarkable little republic has become the happiest and most sustainable country on earth.

Stars: Gaia Vince, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera

16. The Man Who Stopped the Desert (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate farmer from Burkina Faso has transformed the lives of thousands of people across West Africa. Over cinematic reconstruction Sawadogo tells his incredible story of his battle with nature and man.

Director: Mark Dodd

Votes: 16

17. Bitter Seeds (2011)

88 min | Documentary

8.2
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India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Micha X. Peled | Stars: Manjusha Ambarwar, Ram Krishna, Mahhav Shande, Vandana Shiva

Votes: 96

18. Rooted in Peace (2016)

88 min | Documentary

5.8
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ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

Director: Greg Reitman | Stars: Pete Seeger, Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, David Lynch

Votes: 19

19. Switch (I) (2012)

98 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

6.6
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50 Metascore

What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? SWITCH goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world's most restricted energy sites, to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lynch | Star: Scott Tinker

Votes: 43

20. Well Fed (2017)

Documentary

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Two thirty-something city boys from Amsterdam get into an argument about GMOs and go on a seach for truth.

Director: Karsten de Vreugd | Stars: Hidde Boersma, Karsten de Vreugd

21. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )

Documentary

8.3
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A six-part series about international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture.

Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, William McDonough

Votes: 70

22. Solutions locales pour un désordre global (2010)

113 min | Documentary

7.6
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Heroic machist industrial agronomy producing heavily contaminated and modified food and arid wastelands is challenged by several world examples of sensitive organic approach to producing food.

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Dominique Guillet, Vandana Shiva, Ana Primavesi, Philippe Desbrosses

Votes: 259

23. L'éveil de la permaculture (2017)

82 min | Documentary

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Director: Adrien Bellay | Stars: Cécile Arnaud, Jean-Philippe Beau-Douëzy, Paul Blavoet, Hugo Carton

24. Greenlit (2010)

50 min | Documentary

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Follows Miranda Bailey, an indie film producer, to the realization that making movies has a tendency to be extremely wasteful and damaging on our environment.

Director: Miranda Bailey | Stars: Miranda Bailey, Zach Gilford, Matthew Leutwyler, Josh Murphy

Votes: 41

25. Belonging (II) (2008)

52 min

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Directors: Audrey Brohy, Gerard Ungerman | Star: Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 16

26. In Organic We Trust (2012)

82 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?

Director: Kip Pastor | Stars: Nyeila Grissom, Linda Domeyer, Ben Skolnik, Lisa McClain

Votes: 80

27. 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

28. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

60 min | Documentary, News

7.7
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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: 120

29. Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet. The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by him asking the question: What is the future for our world?

Directors: Nicolas Brown, Stephen Cooter | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 134

30. Bringing It Home (2013)

52 min | Documentary, News

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Hemp - it's not just for hippies anymore. Today they're making everything from salad dressings to buildings with it. Despite the inevitable jokes when hemp is mentioned, industrial hemp is ... See full summary »

Directors: Linda Booker, Blaire Johnson | Star: Philip Powell

31. Trashed... (2007)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Trashed is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture...... See full summary »

Director: Bill Kirkos | Stars: Lee Addleman, Ray Anderson, Kathy Angerer, Rick Anthony

Votes: 15

32. Call of Life (2010)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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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: 29

33. Bidonville: Architectures de la ville future (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: 26

34. High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos (2008 TV Movie)

60 min

8.2
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A discussion of the mathematics of chaos that tries to tie it to climate change and fluctuating financial markets.

Directors: David Malone, Mark Tanner | Stars: James Lovelock, David Malone

Votes: 31

35. Kommen Rührgeräte in den Himmel? (2016)

Documentary

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Director: Reinhard Günzler | Star: Laura Angelina Palacios

Votes: 6

36. Power of Pearl (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, History | Post-production

Hidden in the caldera of a sunken volcanoes, on a small island in the Ring of Fire, deep in the shark infested waters of the furthest reaches of the world, grows earth's only living gem. ... See full summary »

Directors: Ahbra Perry, Robert Taylor Higgins

37. Dennis Weaver's Earthship (1990 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Phil Scarpaci | Stars: Tom Griepenprog, Charles Keeling, Michael Reynolds, Dennis Weaver

38. Urban Conversion (2013– )

Reality-TV

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Businessman and entrepreneur Rodman Schley is inspired to learn more about the sustainability movement in order to get on the same page with his wife, Gina, who is wanting to simplify their fast- paced, modern lifestyle.

Stars: Rodman Schley, Gina Schley, Bell Corwin

Votes: 5

39. Trailblazers: The New Zealand Story (2017)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Thirty years ago New Zealand was on the verge of economic collapse. Today, the country is a driving force in international trade, economic leadership, healthy environmental practices, and ... See full summary »

Directors: James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty | Stars: Roger Beattie, Don Brash, Robert Butson, Bill Cashmore

Votes: 5

40. The Ecological Footprint (2005)

30 min | Short

8.5
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Director: Patsy Northcutt | Stars: John Thwaites, Mathis Wackernagel

Votes: 6

41. Two Fish (2012)

8 min | Short

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Director: Joe Cunningham | Star: Andy Danylchuk

42. GrowthBusters (2011)

97 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: Saleem Ali, Kelly Baker, Albert Bartlett, George Carlin

Votes: 34

43. The Bodhi Wave (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

Situated on Southern Pacific shore of Costa Rica, the small community of Bahia Ballena is at a watershed moment. Through exploration, personal stories and nature, The Bodhi Wave tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Jazeen Hollings

44. Normal Is Over (2017)

103 min | Documentary

8.6
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Unique award-winning Documentary offering various solutions to reverse the path of global decline.

Director: Renee Scheltema | Stars: Lester Brown, Charles Eisenstein, Paul Gilding, Michael E. Mann

Votes: 7

45. Leben ausser Kontrolle (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

7.8
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GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms which have made their debut in plants like corn and soybean, but are now in animals for consumption. The controversy of corporations owning "... See full summary »

Director: Bertram Verhaag | Stars: Alejandro Argumedo, Larry Bain, Bill Clinton, Mark Franz

Votes: 43

46. How Can I Help? (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Family, News

7.2
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San Diego businesses and non-profit groups making a difference by educating, implementing, or currently using green and sustainable practices.

Stars: Ronnie Das, Cecillia Aguillon, Benjamin Airth, Kris Allen

Votes: 27

47. Sustainable Urban Living: A South American Case Study (2003)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Curitiba, Brazil is remarkable for urban planning innovations. This documentary, presented in 5 segments, looks at the management of city waste, the planning of urban parks, an integrated ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Beeh | Stars: Jamie Lerner, Cassio Taniguchi, Marcello Willer

48. Renewal in Sunset Park (2017)

3 min | Documentary, Short

The United States is often noted for its excessive quantities of waste, which includes single-use plastics, cans and packaging. If not properly recycled, these materials pile up in ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Brown | Stars: Eadaoin Quinn, Annabelle Selldorf

49. The Bicycle City (2016)

61 min | Documentary | Completed

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How the Bicycle Brought a War-Torn City New Life.

Director: Greg Sucharew

50. I Love Trash (2008)

77 min | Documentary

8.3
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A documentary to examine the excessive waste in today's culture - an experiment in trash. Two people rent an unfurnished apartment, bringing with them only the clothes they were wearing and... See full summary »

Directors: David Brown, Greg Mann | Stars: David Brown, Greg Mann

Votes: 7