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1. Bag It (2010)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion ... See full summary »

Director: Suzan Beraza | Stars: Jeb Berrier, Jared Blumenfeld, Martin Bourque, Michael Braungart

Votes: 643

2. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

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, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,692 | Gross: $1.33M

3. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,640 | Gross: $4.42M

5. No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Directors: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein | Stars: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin

Votes: 1,429 | Gross: $0.10M

6. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,915 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,987 | Gross: $0.19M

8. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,080 | Gross: $23.81M

9. Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security (2014)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, News

Featuring narrator Matt Damon, "Extreme Realities" investigates one of the most critical issues of our time: the link between severe weather events, climate change, and threats to our ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Weiner | Star: Matt Damon

Votes: 6

10. Emptying the Skies (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Action, Thriller

As the migratory songbirds are sold by the thousands to the black market, the members of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter wage war against the poachers. But, can they change the world's point of view, freeing one bird at a time?

Directors: Douglas Kass, Roger Kass | Stars: Peter Berthold, Sergio Coen Tanugi, David Conlin, Jonathan Franzen

Votes: 56 | Gross: $0.01M

11. GMO OMG (2013)

90 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Seifert | Stars: Jeremy Seifert, Vandana Shiva, Cary Fowler, Dennis Kucinich

Votes: 1,338 | Gross: $0.04M

12. The Gleaner's Kitchen (2014)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Dumpster diver Maximus Thayer struggles to open an underground restaurant that serves food reclaimed from supermarket dumpsters.

Director: Patrick H. Johnson

13. Trashed (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, ... See full summary »

Director: Candida Brady | Stars: Paul Connett, Jeremy Irons, Evangelos Kalafatis, Charles Moore

Votes: 513

14. Tapped (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindsey | Stars: Sally Bethea, Earl Blumenauer, Amanda Brown, Eugene Brown

Votes: 1,198

15. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,838 | Gross: $1.68M

16. Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Smith | Stars: Lisa Oz, Robin Bernhoft, Myrto Ashe, Doris Rapp

Votes: 221

17. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,054 | Gross: $0.87M

18. 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.

Director: Mark Terry | Stars: Matthew Asplin, Lisa Earle, Joannie Ferland, Jonathan Gagnon

Votes: 27

19. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,193 | Gross: $0.20M

20. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

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: 5,384 | Gross: $0.70M

21. Last Call at the Oasis (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A documentary on the world's water crisis.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Erin Brockovich-Ellis, Jay Famiglietti, Peter H. Gleick, Tim Barnett

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.04M

22. DamNation (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure

52 Metascore

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | Stars: Edward Abbey, Bruce Babbitt, Lori Bodi, Yvon Chouinard

Votes: 636

23. Elemental (2012)

TV-G | 92 min | Documentary, News

63 Metascore

Elemental follows three outsiders who are obsessed by nature and driven by a deep desire to change the status quo. Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, mounts a ... See full summary »

Directors: Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | Stars: Chief Alan Adam, Francesca Bertone, Kelsey Chapman, Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Votes: 25

24. Unacceptable Levels (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography

Our bodies are changing, as synthetic chemicals are becoming an everyday experience for all of us. Every single human being on this planet is experiencing this, as we are constantly exposed... See full summary »

Director: Ed Brown | Stars: Ken Cook, Christopher Gavigan, Jeffrey Hollender, Stacy Malkan

Votes: 39

25. Forget Shorter Showers (2015)

12 min | Documentary, Short

A short film about what can be done to stop this culture from killing the planet.

Director: Jordan Brown

Votes: 12

26. Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2013)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

Angela Sun's journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she ... See full summary »

Director: Angela Sun | Stars: Lewis Goldsmith, Wallace J. Nichols, Angela Sun

Votes: 415

27. Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession (2013)

54 min | Documentary, History

Plastic Paradise is the first documentary to chronicle the rise, fall, and resurgence of tiki, or Polynesian pop, one of the defining cultural trends of postwar America. Think South Pacific... See full summary »

Director: Brett O'Bourke | Stars: Josh 'Shag' Agle, Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry, Drew Birch, Richard Boccato

Votes: 10

28. Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010)

75 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

Director: Michael Madsen | Stars: Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,674 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 56,194 | Gross: $2.06M

30. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,057 | Gross: $0.23M

31. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

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, Jan Gehl, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Amanda M. Burden

Votes: 1,910

32. Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Baldwin | Stars: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer, Dana Gunders, Jonathan Bloom

Votes: 571

33. Oil & Water (I) (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

'Oil & Water' is the story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world's worst toxic disasters: the contamination of Ecuador's Amazon region by reckless oil drilling. Hugo ... See full summary »

Directors: Laurel Spellman Smith, Francine Strickwerda

Votes: 35

34. Unearthed (III) (2014)

93 min | Documentary

A young South African woman swallows her optimism on the potential shale gas could bring to her people after traveling to ground zero and uncovering the dirty secrets of the fracking ... See full summary »

Director: Jolynn Minnaar | Star: Jolynn Minnaar

Votes: 16

35. The Tale of a Tail (2017)

10 min | Short, Drama

A young man is looking for a friend but is rejected by everyone because he has a tail. He finds out there is a way to become normal like everyone else and has to make a decision whether he wants to be like everyone else or be who he is.

Director: Diana Boyak | Stars: Kevin Kashani, Breeanna Booth, Martin Huss, Kait Sealy

36. Wrenched (2013)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey's anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the seventies and eighties. Through interviews, ... See full summary »

Director: M.L. Lincoln

37. The Age of Stupid (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

Director: Franny Armstrong | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jehangir Wadia, Alvin DuVernay, Layefa Malini

Votes: 3,947

38. Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)

G | 95 min | Documentary, Family

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber | Stars: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan

Votes: 1,831 | Gross: $0.08M

39. Il était une forêt (2013)

78 min | Documentary

From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural ... See full summary »

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Francis Hallé, Michel Papineschi

Votes: 510

40. Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012– )

50 min | Documentary

3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Tim Cragg, Anthony Geffen, Robert Hollingworth

Votes: 717



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