The Top 10 Environmental Documentariesby IMDBLists | created - 02 Jan 2013 | updated - 09 Jan 2013 | Public
The most influential documentaries made relating to environmental issues with respect to causing changes in international policy for the better.
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1. The Polar Explorer (2011)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary
A report on the effects of climate change in the polar regions, including coverage of a historic scientific expedition crossing the Northwest Passage exploring previously inaccessible areas for the very first time.
5. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, 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: 50,066 | Gross: $0.87M
7. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, News
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 83,900 | Gross: $23.81M
9. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
G | 99 min | Documentary
Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Votes: 18,668 | Gross: $0.94M
10. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)
107 min | Documentary
A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.
Votes: 5,576 | Gross: $0.20M