environmental causes (movies)by Hayduke555 | created - 21 Aug 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
Good movies about environmental issues, conservation issues and environmentalism. Movies supporting eco-activists causes.
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1. Rosa blanca (1961)
105 min | Drama, Thriller
An illiterate Indian (Ignacio Lopez Tarso) lives an idyllic existence as a landowner on Mexico's Gulf Coast until the greed of a US oil company gets in the way. He is murdered and the lives... See full summary »
2. Always Further On (1965)
105 min | Drama
A worker of the Mexican Indigenist Institute tries to help the Tarahumara Indians to protect and keep their lands, but he must face corrupt landowners and politicians.
4. Silent Running (1972)
G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
Votes: 26,865 | Gross: $0.69M
5. Smog (1973 TV Movie)
86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Every day they clean the dirty windows of their cars from the filthy film that has formed overnight. Measuring stations call a low smog warning. But one day a soccer player collapses on the pitch with breathlessness.
7. Guardian of the Wilderness (1976)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Western
Based on the life of Galen Clark, whose determined efforts led to the creation of Yosemite National Park. When he is diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis, and disappointed that he hasn't ... See full summary »
8. Fighting Mad (1976)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama
An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.
9. Trollsommar (1980)
85 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Three city kids are taken somewhat reluctantly to a farm out in the forests of Sweden. There they meet the resident country kids who's rosy cheeks and youthful antics mirror the apathy and ... See full summary »
10. Wizards (1977)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.
Votes: 10,672 | Gross: $9.00M
11. Brontosaurus (1980)
71 min | Family
Tomás' hobby is to search for rare birds and to take care of nature and animals. He and his friends use their free time to clean the forest of debris left by others, using the material to build a sculpture of a brontosaurus.
12. Bitter Harvest (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned.
14. El Norte (1983)
R | 141 min | Adventure, Drama
After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to "El Norte": the United States.
15. Unfinished Business (1984)
99 min | Drama
Seventeen year old Isabelle Marks lives in Toronto with her divorced mother and finds her life directionless. Isabelle becomes involved with an anti-nuclear group that her boyfriend Jessie ... See full summary »
16. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Votes: 152,396 | Gross: $0.50M
17. The Emerald Forest (1985)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.
Votes: 9,388 | Gross: $24.47M
19. Killing Cars (1986)
R | 104 min | Action, Thriller
In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the ... See full summary »
20. Taffin (1988)
R | 96 min | Action, Thriller
An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $0.16M
23. The Journey to Melonia (1989)
104 min | Animation, Family, Adventure
When a ship sinks during a storm, a slave from the industrial island of Plutonia is washed up on the beaches of paradise island Melonia, where the "all-powerful" wizard Prospero and his strange friends reside.
24. Indio (1989)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Action
"Indio", a half-Indian ex-Marine, fights to save the rainforest against the forces of a mega corporation that is trying to destroy it to make money, headed by a former US Army colonel.
25. Widget, the World Watcher (1990– )
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Widget is an alien that has come down from the sky to learn about humans with the aid of his sidekick, Brain. They explore the world and educate kids on health, safety, emotions and dangers.
26. Amazon (1990)
R | 96 min | Drama
Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and ... See full summary »
27. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)
TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.
29. Indio 2 - La rivolta (1991)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure
A corporation building a highway through the rainforest hires a gang of mercenaries to get rid of the local Indians, who don't want the highway built through their lands. The mercenaries ... See full summary »
30. Medicine Man (1992)
PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In the beautiful and dangerous Amazon rainforest, dissimilar people must make their choices between business, science, and love.
Votes: 21,538 | Gross: $45.50M
32. Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
33. The Rainbow Warrior (1993 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Drama
This film tells the true story of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior (commanded by Jon Voight), in Auckland Harbor in 1984, and the subsequent investigation by the New ... See full summary »
34. Divine Fate (1993)
11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
An environmental morality tale. A divine gate gives one all that one desires, on the condition that one takes only what one needs and one gives something good in return.
35. The Airzone Solution (1993 Video)
65 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
It is the near future and, thanks to the Industrial age, an environmental catastrophe looms. The public is given gas masks as Toxic Air Alerts increase and it looks like the Earth is slowly... See full summary »
36. Fire on the Amazon (1993)
R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Deforestation of the Amazon is forcing indigenous Indians away, so few men can profit from cattle. Opposition gets killed. A US photojournalist tries to investigate. Activist Alyssa helps him.
The X-Files (1993–2018)
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A group of loggers working in a remote forest unearths thousands of deadly insectlike creatures that paralyze and cocoon their victims. Scully, Mulder and a few others end up trapped there.
40. The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994 TV Movie)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »
41. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)
25 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Set against the beauty of Far North Queensland, Ocean Girl is the story of Neri, a mysterious young girl from the ocean, who is discovered by the young inhabitants of an underwater research colony.
42. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.
Votes: 17,200 | Gross: $30.08M
46. Gift (1996)
15 min | Short