7.9/10
1,202
7 user 2 critic

A Plastic Ocean (2016)

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig ... See full summary »

Director:

Craig Leeson

Writers:

Craig Leeson, Mindy Elliott (additional writing)
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani
Stars: Andrea Crosta, Ian Stevenson, Prince William
Chasing Coral (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Director: Jeff Orlowski
Stars: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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
Mission Blue (2014)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

Directors: Robert Nixon, Fisher Stevens
Stars: Barbara Block, James Cameron, Michael deGruy
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?

Director: Shalini Kantayya
Chasing Ice (2012)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski
Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen
Fire Chasers (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As the 2016 fire season rages in California, The brave backcountry firefighters race to put out the flames, save lives and protect homes in this docuseries.

Virunga (2014)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
Stars: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby
The True Cost (2015)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan
Stars: Livia Giuggioli, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the lives of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson as they traveled across America.

Stars: Andrew Robertt, Robert I. Mesa, Ben Woollen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella
Stars: Dan Harris, Joshua Becker, Shannon Whitehead
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
David Attenborough ... Himself - Special Contributor (as Sir David Attenborough)
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle ... Herself - Special Contributor (as Dr. Sylvia Earle)
Ben Fogle ... Himself (Royal Geographical Society)
Craig Leeson Craig Leeson ... Himself
Barack Obama ... Himself
Jo Ruxton Jo Ruxton ... Herself (marine conservationist)
Tanya Streeter Tanya Streeter ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We need a wave of change.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Пластиковый океан See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Dr. George Bittner: Over ninety percent of all plastics that don't have BPA nonetheless release chemicals having estrogenic activity.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Finding Story (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Flat earth on the types of plastics causing the problme
15 February 2018 | by M34See all my reviews

This film is so anxious to blame the US with its net non recycled production of all plastic slightly higher than Europe that it fails to even mention once that the types of plastics that are believed by the science to be the biggest contributors are in fact sourced form Asia and Europe at much higher rate per capita. It also when needed for its narrative switches between consumption and production, as if Europe's higher consumption than production makes it more benign. kind of reminds me of "Inconvenient Truth" and its manipulation of data, making the US the leading contributor to carbon output when not mention hat because of the huge efficiencies of the US, the US is producing more goods and food with less carbon per ton grown than Asia, Africa or Europe. The reason for the low acceptance of the science on global warming is an effect of the obscene level of manipulation of figures on production and consumption to resulting production, that allows the US to be blamed, and using this to rationalize subjecting the US to super-national redistribution of money and wealth. The science on the problem is real, the science on the solutions is flat earth junk science and statistical manipulation. Productivity in its ratio to carbon and plastic use matters.

the makers of this film would have been much better off in science communications if they had stuck to the science, instead of promulgating poltical diatribes that do not stand scrutiny of some basic logical controls


0 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed