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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: 22,651 | Gross: $2.60M

2. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary

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: 12,718

3. 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: 4,972 | Gross: $0.70M

4. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

8.3
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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: 15,431

5. 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: 2,317 | Gross: $0.77M

6. 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: 169

7. 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: Norman Foster, Robert Hammond, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl

Votes: 1,615

8. 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: 399

9. Symphony of the Soil (2012)

104 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.7
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63 Metascore

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: 91

10. 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: 41

11. Death by Design (2016)

73 min | Documentary

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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

12. Rooted in Peace (2016)

97 min | Documentary

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

13. 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

14. 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: 78

15. Belonging (II) (2008)

52 min

5.8
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Directors: Audrey Brohy, Gerard Ungerman | Star: Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 16

16. 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

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: 93

18. 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: 247

19. 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: 15

20. 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

21. YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip (2011)

113 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Evans | Stars: Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Bob Berkebile, Mark Dixon

Votes: 85

22. 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: 127

23. 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

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

Documentary

8.4
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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: 66

25. World War III (1995 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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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

26. 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: 28

27. Call of Life (2010)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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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

28. 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: 34

29. 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

30. Permakultur - Landwirtschaft im Einklang mit der Natur (2000 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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Director: Heidi Snel | Stars: Sepp Holzer, Veronika Holzer

Votes: 10

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

55 min | Documentary

8.2
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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

32. Pig Business (2009)

76 min | Documentary

8.0
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An investigative documentary into the corporate takeover of pig farming and the devastating impacts this is having on our environment, local communities, small farmers, human health and animal welfare.

Director: Tracy-Louise Ward | Stars: Tracy-Louise Ward, David Cameron, Rick Dove, Robert Kennedy Jr.

Votes: 33

33. Shift Change (2012)

69 min | Documentary

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Directors: Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young

34. The Archipelago (2015)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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The Faroe Islands: a gathering of dramatically weathered islands in the vast North Atlantic Sea. While it is a society connected to modern norms and technologies, it is also a place where ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Huguet

Votes: 8

35. 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

36. Out of the Past (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

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Our grandparents were mostly farmers and ranchers, but now food is produced by less than 3% of the population. Our migration from rural to urban environments has disconnected us from the ... See full summary »

Director: Cody Sheehy

37. Our Little Garden (2015)

Documentary

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Jon has climbed Mt Everest, walked to the South and North Poles, and has walked alone across Australia too. Suzy has been a nurse, trained as a mid wife, has a black belt in karate and ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Darling | Stars: Jon Muir, Suzan Muir

38. Dennis Weaver's Earthship (1990 Video)

Documentary, Short

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

39. Greenlit (2010)

50 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 40

40. Fixing the Future (2010 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

8.9
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David Brancaccio visits people and organizations reinventing the American economy. Communities are creating jobs and building prosperity using sustainable and innovative approaches. It's a revolution from the ground up

Director: Ellen Spiro | Stars: Medrick Addison, Sylvia Barrios, Stephen Beckett, Matthew Bishop

Votes: 7

41. Our Daily Bread (I) (2009)

Documentary, Short

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"Our Daily Bread" is a documentary featuring the Freegan movement of New York City. This documentary follows a group of Freegans on a "trash tour" as they reveal how much edible food is ... See full summary »

Director: Jung Euon Kim

42. Designing the New World: Turning Crisis Into Potential (2009)

10 min | Short

9.0
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There has never been a more exciting time to live, allowing new and old generations alike to rethink and redesign the way we live our lives on a personal, economic and global level. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Mendeluk | Stars: Daryl Hannah, William A. Siebold

Votes: 5

43. Sense & Sustainability: Is a Species Set on Endless Growth Sustainable? (2015)

80 min | Documentary

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In the feature-length documentary film Sense and Sustainability we ask the question, "Is a species set on endless growth sustainable?" In answering this question we explore the scale of the human endeavor and its impact on the environment.

Director: Michael Connolly | Stars: Edwin Barry, Laura Carroll, Brian Czech, Rob Dietz

44. 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

45. Life Running Out of Control (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

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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. The Final Frontier (2007)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A British couple, a nature warden, a member of Parliament, three lighthouse keepers and a dog constitute the cast of this documentary on life on the Savage Islands, a unique and paradoxical ecosystem miles away from the civilization.

Director: Filipe Araujo | Stars: Fernão Rebelo Freitas, Manuel José, Rafael Matias, Cristina Medeiros

47. Fixing the Future (2012)

97 min | Documentary

7.8
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Do people exist to serve the economy, or should the economy exist to serve the people? In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio's Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits ... See full summary »

Directors: Mary Olive Smith, Ellen Spiro | Star: David Brancaccio

Votes: 6

48. Black Box (2006)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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A heartwarming tale of people and their recycling, it's not easy being green.

Director: Emily Blickem | Stars: Christopher Dane, Emma Deakin, Peter Halpin, Kate Madison

49. 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

50. In Lakech Ala Kin (2010)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Catherine Cunningham | Stars: Cesar Ramos, Antonio Cabral Reto, Gloria Aura, Alexander Holtmann