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1. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 176,406 | Gross: $88.25M

2. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 533,161 | Gross: $412.56M

3. The Lorax (2012)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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46 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda | Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms

Votes: 96,071 | Gross: $214.03M

4. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 328,746 | Gross: $2.38M

5. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 407,315 | Gross: $186.74M

6. Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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58 Metascore

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organisation from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

Votes: 396,592 | Gross: $168.37M

7. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 170,078 | Gross: $125.60M

8. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 143,924 | Gross: $0.50M

9. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 76,884 | Gross: $109.71M

10. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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This show follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have televisions, refrigerators, et cetera. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 15,618

11. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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65 Metascore

Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 102,846 | Gross: $86.93M

12. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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70 Metascore

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

Votes: 37,176 | Gross: $27.93M

13. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

9.3
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David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns, François Morel

Votes: 30,339

14. The Colony (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Director: Jeff Renfroe | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan

Votes: 42,441

15. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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The life of an adventurous family, from the point of view of an eleven-year-old girl gifted with animal language.

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 12,516

16. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulyov

Votes: 22,876

17. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.6
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33 Metascore

A mystical martial artist/environmental Agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 21,778 | Gross: $38.59M

18. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 9,129 | Gross: $24.47M

19. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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43 Metascore

When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell, who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder to get through to him.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

Votes: 31,325 | Gross: $34.10M

20. Prophecy (1979)

PG | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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41 Metascore

A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

Votes: 4,297 | Gross: $18.39M

21. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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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.

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,673

22. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 10,335

23. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

8.3
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 25,644

24. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 7,498 | Gross: $29.60M

25. A Thousand Acres (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.1
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"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,996 | Gross: $7.93M

26. Edge of Darkness (1985)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When his daughter Emma is murdered, cop Craven discovers, that she was in a GAIA group of activists occupied with exposing Northmoor nuclear waste storage facility for illegal activities.

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,434

27. Salt and Fire (2016)

98 min | Thriller

4.2
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44 Metascore

A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Volker Michalowski

Votes: 2,330

28. The Odyssey (2016)

PG | 122 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 4,791

29. Janatha Garage (2016)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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An environmental activist comes to Hyderabad to attend a seminar, where an unexpected encounter with a man who runs an organization for the oppressed, changes his purpose in life.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mohanlal, N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen

Votes: 5,627

30. Danger Bay (1984–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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The adventures of a marine biologist and his family as they fight environmental crimes and other problems.

Stars: Donnelly Rhodes, Christopher Crabb, Ocean Hellman, Hagan Beggs

Votes: 404

31. The Lorax (1972 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.0
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A ruined industrialist tells his tale of his environmentally self-destructive greed despite the warnings of an old forest creature.

Director: Hawley Pratt | Stars: Eddie Albert, Bob Holt, Athena Lorde, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 2,456

32. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 21,161

33. Taffin (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

5.6
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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 »

Director: Francis Megahy | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Ray McAnally, Alison Doody, Jeremy Child

Votes: 1,421 | Gross: $0.16M

34. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 20,202 | Gross: $1.88M

35. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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65 Metascore

An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker, Franklin Chang-Diaz

Votes: 3,318

36. State Park (1988)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.8
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A business man plans to dump toxic waste in a state park, but it doesn't go according to plan.

Directors: Kerry Feltham, Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Kim Myers, Isabelle Mejias, James Wilder, Jennifer Inch

Votes: 287

37. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $0.03M

38. The Raccoons (1985–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends.

Stars: Michael Magee, Len Carlson, Marvin Goldhar, Bob Dermer

Votes: 1,699

39. 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: 5,534 | Gross: $0.70M

40. Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Celia Milius, Larry Domasin, Ann Daniel, Carlos Romero

Votes: 402

41. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 959

42. Flint (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama

6.2
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A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Marin Ireland, Queen Latifah, Betsy Brandt, Rob Morrow

Votes: 279

43. Cold Zone (2017)

Unrated | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A storm is coming. No one could predict it. No one can measure it.Now one family must survive it. You can't come in from the cold.

Director: John MacCarthy | Stars: Martin Cummins, Kirsten Robek, Nick Purcha, Sarah Desjardins

Votes: 584

44. The Lion King (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

8.0
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To survive and grow into a powerful adult lion, Simba must perfect his savage pounce and master fighting with all four paws. Scrap with hyenas, dash through an elephant graveyard, defeat your evil uncle Scar and recapture the Pridelands.

Stars: Jeremiah Hake, Robert Guillaume, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones

Votes: 1,589

45. Origin: Spirits of the Past (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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It is 300 years into the future. Earth's environment had been devastated by mankind's own foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which they have awoken. The ... See full summary »

Director: Keiichi Sugiyama | Stars: Ryô Katsuji, Aoi Miyazaki, Yûko Kotegawa, Masaru Hamaguchi

Votes: 4,409

46. YooHoo and Friends (2011– )

Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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Five executives who worked for Nasty Corporation are turned into animals by Father Time. They have to fix all the environmental disasters they've caused in return for gems so that they may become humans again.

Stars: Sang Hyun Uhm, Jeon Sook Kyung, Lee Won Chan, Sin-Jeong Han

Votes: 30

47. The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994 TV Movie)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Raul Julia, Carmen Argenziano, Sônia Braga, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 621

48. Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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In 1927, in Kingdom County, Vermont, a large dam is to be built, however, Noel Lord, a logger and cedar-oil harvester, won't give up his lifetime lease on land that will be flooded. The dam... See full summary »

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Mark Margolis

Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.60M

49. Virus (I) (1996)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller

2.8
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A United States Presidential bodyguard risks everything to save the day when a truck chock full of biological weapons contrives to crash in a National Park.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Leah Pinsent, David Fox, Daniel Kash

Votes: 522

50. The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1966–1976)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.6
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The aquatic explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso.

Stars: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Rod Serling, Joseph Campanella, Philippe Cousteau

Votes: 372



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