global warming (documentaries)

by Hayduke555 | created - 27 Sep 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Good documentary films about man made global warming.

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1. The Unchained Goddess (1958 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

A scientist and a writer explain the various meteorological phenomena to Meteora, the goddess of weather, while giving an insight into the technology involved in predicting them and warning about the threat of global climate change.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Bernard C. Hunt, Mel Blanc

Votes: 94

3. The Fateful Balance (1990 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

Atmospheric physicists, space-based observations and scientist in many areas of specialization debate and discuss the prospective consequences of global climate change, and tackle the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Jackson

Votes: 13

4. Antarctica (1991)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short

This large format film explores the last great wilderness on earth. It takes you to the coldest, driest, windiest continent, Antarctica. The film explores life in Antarctica, both for the ... See full summary »

Director: John Weiley | Star: Alex Scott

Votes: 335 | Gross: $100.00M

5. On the Edge (I) (1998)

52 min | Documentary

"On the Edge" is reminder that Western civilization can't continue with business as usual. Every 12 hours, the world population increases by 100,000 people. There is no more land to grow ... See full summary »

Directors: Ron Dexter, Douglas Gillies | Stars: Ted Turner, Mikhail Gorbachev, Oren Lyons, Jane Goodall

7. S.O.S. Planet (2002)

40 min | Documentary, Short

Join Walter Cronkite on an investigative journey covering three of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: global warming, ocean habitat destruction, and deforestation.

Director: Ben Stassen | Star: Walter Cronkite

Votes: 50

8. The Disappearing of Tuvalu: Trouble in Paradise (2004)

75 min | Documentary

A detailed overview of contemporary life in the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu, this film documents the earth's first sovereign nation faced with total destruction due to the effects ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Horner | Star: Lambert Wilson

9. Before the Flood (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul Lindsay

Votes: 16

11. Global Warming: The Signs and Science (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min

60 minute documentary about people across America living with the grave consequences of a changing climate and the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future.

Director: Michael Taylor | Stars: Zhou Dadi, Paul R. Epstein, Ross Gelbspan, Laurence S. Kalkstein

Votes: 8

12. The Great Warming (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

Scientist and theologians come together to raise global warming awareness and many common people from all over the world explain how global warming has impacted their lives in a negative way.

Stars: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Alanis Morissette, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 38

13. Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet. The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by him asking the question: What is the future for our world?

Directors: Nicolas Brown, Stephen Cooter | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 140

14. Too Hot Not to Handle (2006 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

A documentary on the effects of global warming in the United States.

Directors: Maryann DeLeo, Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Stars: Michael Oppenheimer, Donald Kennedy, Stephen Schneider, Laurence S. Kalkstein

Votes: 136

15. Last Days on Earth (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 80 min | Documentary

A special expanded edition of 20/20 that chronicles 7 of the deadliest threats to humanity. It starts at number 7 (least likely), the death of stars, including the risk of gamma ray bursts ... See full summary »

Stars: Kennette Benedict, Steven M. Block, Robert R. Butterworth, Clark Chapman

Votes: 79

16. Can We Save Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The show presents potential solutions to global warming, followed by a panel discussion about the road ahead. Acknowledging the scientific consensus on the issue, the debate will steer ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Brown | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 61

17. Crude Impact (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, History

An examination of the interconnection of human domination of the planet and the use of petroleum, and offers solutions for how we can stop our progression down this destructive path.

Director: James Jandak Wood | Stars: Thom Hartmann, William Rees, Richard Heinberg, Michael Economides

Votes: 248

18. 2050 (2006)


A 2004 Pentagon report warns the US President that an abrupt climate change will take the planet earth on the brink of anarchy and nuclear war for access to basic resources like food and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ruth Chao, Javier Silva | Stars: Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Patrick McCully, Malte Meinshausen, Bettina Menne

Votes: 8

20. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

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: 77,783 | Gross: $23.81M

22. 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: 5,437 | Gross: $0.70M

23. Arctic Tale (2007)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Family

64 Metascore

Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

Directors: Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson | Stars: Queen Latifah, Katrina Agate, Zain Ali, Preston Bailey

Votes: 1,729 | Gross: $0.83M

25. Energy Crossroads: A Burning Need to Change Course (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

Most experts agree that global peak oil production, when demand exceeds supply, will occur within the next 15 years and will drastically change the very fabric of our industrialized world. ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Steve Andrews, James Hansen, David Stuart, Randy Udall

Votes: 8

26. Everything's Cool (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled to rouse the public and the federal government to take action on global warming. ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand | Stars: Daniel B. Gold, Ross Gelbspan, Bill McKibben, John 'Bish' Neuhauser

Votes: 199

27. Planet in Peril (2007 TV Movie)


A documentary in which CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta report on global issues from 13 countries around the world.

Stars: Anderson Cooper, Jeff Corwin, Sanjay Gupta

Votes: 77

28. The Possibility of Hope (2007 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

A look at different matters of the world such as immigration, global warming and capitalism through the eyes of scientists and philosophers.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Fabrizio Eva, John Gray, Naomi Klein, James Lovelock

Votes: 290

30. Global Warming: Our Searing Earth (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

Global Warming: Our Searing Earth lays bare the hidden catastrophe of global warming. Using original interviews with scientists and victims alike we look to the truth behind the controversy... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bluth | Stars: R. Joseph Bluth, Gary Braasch, Jules Dervaes, Becky Marty

31. Recipes for Disaster (2008)

85 min | Documentary

A personal film about climate change.

Director: John Webster | Stars: Anu Webster, Benjy Webster, John Webster, Samuel Webster

Votes: 365

32. The Last Days of Shishmaref (2008)

93 min | Documentary

Shishmaref is a community of about 600 people, located on an island just off the west coast of Alaska. The effects of global warming threaten the very existence of these people- so much ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Louter

Votes: 44

37. The Burning Season (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

Every year, deliberately lit fires rage across Indonesia. They destroy pristine rainforest, endanger orangutans and contribute to climate change. A young carbon trading entrepreneur goes in search of a solution.

Director: Cathy Henkel | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Lone Drøscher Nielsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barnabas Suebu

Votes: 63

38. High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos (2008 TV Movie)

60 min

A discussion of the mathematics of chaos that tries to tie it to climate change and fluctuating financial markets.

Directors: David Malone, Mark Tanner | Stars: James Lovelock, David Malone

Votes: 37

39. Fuel (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary

50 Metascore

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Tickell | Stars: Joshua Tickell, Barbara Boxer, Richard Branson, George W. Bush

Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.17M

40. Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world.

Director: Ron Bowman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Richard Betts, Duarte Borba, Jamais Cascio

Votes: 327

41. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.

Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Jameel Ahmad, Janine Benyus, Malcolm Bowman, Reinhard Bütikofer

Votes: 963

42. Melting Lands (2008)

52 min

"MELTING LANDS" is documentary that explores the affects of Global Warming in a small community in the Canadian North. The ice is melting faster every year. "Melting Lands" will document ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Hemmings | Stars: Aqujaq Qisiiq, Yaaka Yaaka, Peter Kiatainaq, Elisapie Amarualik

43. The Age of Stupid (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News

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: 4,049

44. Designing the New World: Turning Crisis Into Potential (2009)

10 min | Short

There has never been a more exciting time to live, allowing new and old generations alike to rethink and redesign the way we live our lives on a personal, economic and global level. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Mendeluk | Stars: Daryl Hannah, William A. Siebold

Votes: 5

45. Between the Tides (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

The sea level is rising at an alarming 3.14 mm per year in the Bay of Bengal due to climate change. An estimated 125 million people may be rendered homeless in India and Bangladesh by the ... See full summary »

46. A Sea Change (2009)

83 min | Documentary

A life-long sportsman and retired educator, Sven Huseby considers himself a well-informed environmentalist. But he is caught by surprise when he reads about the effect of excess carbon ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Ettinger

Votes: 30

47. Here to Stay (2009)

87 min | Documentary

Urban sprawl, extinct species, depletion of natural resources and global warming are all causes of deep anxiety. Here to stay takes an uncompromising look at Planet Earth today, in all its ... See full summary »

Directors: Pierre Barougier, Olivier Bourgeois | Stars: Mikhail Gorbachev, James Lovelock, Wangari Maathai, Edgar Morin

Votes: 34

48. How to Boil a Frog (2009)

TV-G | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

How to Boil a Frog is an eco-comedy that gives an overview of the Big Mess We're In - environment, energy, economic - and lays out a set of personal solutions that will make your life ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cooksey | Stars: Jon Cooksey, Mark Anielski, Dylan Archambault, Pascal Belanger

Votes: 60

49. Last Supper for Malthus (2009)

52 min | Documentary

With 1 billion of the world's population going to bed hungry at night, documentary film, "Last Supper For Malthus" sheds light on one of the most prevalent and alarming issues of our time, ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Pas | Stars: Paul Bandey, Paul Barrett, Angélique Ahier, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar

Votes: 14

50. Fight for the Planet (2009)

56 min | Documentary