Environmental issue movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant environmental issue movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, feel good, exciting and realistic films and TV shows about / with environmental issue, environmental, environment, danger, suspense, nature, environmentalism, ecology, catastrophe and greed plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as environmental issue: Erin Brockovich (2000), Reminiscence (2021), Forest Warrior (1996), La Belle verte (1996), The Mermaid (2016), Sky Blue (2003), Night Moves (2013), Crocodile and the Plover Bird (2019), The Sage Hunter (2005), Spoor (2017).

List of environmental issue movies

Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: inspirational, factual, touching, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: environmental, lawyer, court, justice, contamination, small town, investigation, corporate crime, against the odds, single mother, corruption, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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Reminiscence (2021)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nicolas Bannister, a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a dangerous occupation: he offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire. His life changes when he meets a mysterious ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, thought provoking, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory, flood, future dystopia, love, femme fatale, riot, environmental issue, inheritance, piano, female singer, veteran, nightclub ...
Time: near future, future
Place: new orleans, miami
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Forest Warrior (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: John McKenna is a spiritual being who is able to transform into bear, wolf or eagle. He lives in the forests of Tanglewood and has dedicated his life to protect them. One day a gang of evil lumberjacks led by Travis Thorne arrive Tanglewood to chop ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, sincere, surprise ending
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, adventurer, environmental issue, bear, heroic mission, young heroes, good versus evil, wilderness, rescue, ghost, superhero, father daughter relationship ...
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La Belle verte (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As part of an intergalactic coalition, a well-meaning space alien volunteers to bring a message of self-actualization and harmony with nature to the one planet rejected by all her peers as incorrigible: Earth.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous, spiritual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: utopia, ecology, human nature, spirituality, society, nature, space and aliens, environmental issue, benign alien, peaceful mission, environmental, anarchist ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Mermaid (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A playboy business tycoon, Liu Xuan, purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the ...
Style: disturbing, light, sincere, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: mermaid, merman, environmental issue, amusement park, wealth, friendship, escapades, friends, teenage life, supernatural ability, hopes, teenager ...
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Sky Blue (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. The citizens of Ecoban need to continue creating this ...
Style: anime, atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, distopia, save the world, cyberpunk, survival, resistance movement, environmental issue, heroic mission, leadership, resistance, society, chaos ...
Time: future, 2000s, 22nd century
Place: japan, korea, asia, tokyo
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Night Moves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Style: suspenseful, intense, meditative, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: suspense, terrorism, dam, crime gone awry, character study, environmental issue, rebellion, radical, environmentalism, bomb, gang, society ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: oregon, california, usa
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects that guard it. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the ...
Style: anime, exciting, captivating, serious, cerebral ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: post apocalypse, ecology, environmental, nature, apocalypse, female protagonist, giant insect, steampunk, teenage girl, insect, distopia, death of father ...
Time: future, year 1984, middle ages
Place: tokyo, japan
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Crocodile and the Plover Bird (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: China
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Story: A story about young people hoping to pioneer architectural improvements that will benefit the generations to come. A stone-faced genius meets his opposite and they clash from the start. Hate turns to love between these two people who first meet at ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: environmental issue, love affair, architect, fall in love, love story, environmentalism, male female relationship, couple relations, relationships, love and romance, romantic relationship, in love ...
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The Sage Hunter (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: THE SAGE HUNTER chronicles the real life adventures of the Taiwanese indigenous hero, Sakinu, a forest ranger who is determined to protect his family's and community's rich traditions. We take in the magnificent panorama of the lush forest ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: heroes, nature, environmental issue, family relations, tribe, indigenous people, hunter, animals, chinese, wild boar
Place: taiwan
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Spoor (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A story about Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, who lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who (or what) is the murderer, but nobody believes her.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, touching, allegory, feminist film
Plot: nature, suspense, animal rights, murder investigation, murder mystery, strong female character, environmental issue, murder, hunting, poacher, neighbor neighbor relationship, eccentricity ...
Place: berlin germany, central europe
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Choke Canyon (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pilgrim Corporation has leased Choke Canyon to research physicist David Lowell for 99 years. Lowell has built an impressive research laboratory there. When Pilgrim suddenly needs Choke Canyon for toxic waste storage, they resort to violence to force ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: canyon, toxic, scientist, environmentalist, environmental issue, sabotage, stockholm syndrome, toxic waste, hostage, suspense, exploitation, environmental ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
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The Mine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young and ambitious civil servant Jussi finds himself being in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by a charismatic globe trotting visioner Pekka Perä is introducing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, touching
Plot: mining, nature, environmental issue, investigation, technology, government official, government, environment, interrogation, business, politics, corruption ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
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Woman at War (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iceland, France, Ukraine
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A middle aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her town. She resorts to sabotage and is willing to risk everything for nature and these virgin highlands… until a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Style: feel good, scenic, atmospheric, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: environmental activist, adoption, dog, twins, sister sister relationship, tourist, climate change, environmentalism, strong female character, sabotage, women, ecology ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iceland, ukraine, reykjavik iceland
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The Green Chain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a powerful, funny and thought-provoking film about the people who love trees.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: forest, environmentalism, society, battles, family relations, family business, environmental activism, canadian, deforestation, environmental issue, small town, protest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual, motivational ...
Plot: lawyer, contamination, lawsuit, corruption, environmental, fighting the system, legal investigation, corporate crime, courtroom drama, investigation, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century ...
Place: cincinnati ohio, usa, ohio, west virginia
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Hoot (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: teenager, school, adaptation, fish out of water, justice, environmentalism, bully, save the day, owl, misfit, vandalism, animals ...
Place: florida, montana, usa
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Bear with Me (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned bear cub is adopted by little Emily and her family. They name the cub Masha, raise her and release her back into the wild. Three years go by, and Emily is lost deep in the forest. Cold, frightened and alone in the darkness, she falls and ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sincere
Plot: young heroes, missing child, friendship, getting home, escapades, family life, forest, deforestation, poacher, environmental issue, environmental, youth ...
Time: 90s
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Aruanas (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three friends leading a nonprofit organisation investigate environmental crimes in the Amazon involving a major mining company.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: activism, environmental activism, deforestation, amazon, journalism, environmentalism, environmental issue, teamwork, environmentalist, private investigation, environmental destruction, environmental activist ...
Place: brazil
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The Devil Has a Name (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An oil baron and a farmer standoff after the water on his farm is poisoned by her company.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: oil, farmer, environment, congressman, water, oil company, environmental issue, legal action, environmental destruction, oil industry, environmental health, businessman ...
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Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Peru, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A girl was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon, Colonia, that rests on the back of the most powerful Mother Spirit in the Amazon, Turtle Motelo Mama. One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened and realizes that ...
Style: exciting, feel good, colourful, visually appealing, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: human animal relationship, amazon rainforest, forces of nature, jungle girl, talking animals, amazon jungle, friendship, environmental destruction, heroic mission, grownups, environmental issue, wilderness ...
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Don't Say Its Name (2021)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After environmental activist Kharis Redwater is called back to the living world by her mother Mary Lynn after a questionable “accident” that cost Kharis her life, an ancient spirit is reborn outside of a small northern town out of revenge for ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: murder, killings, indians, environmental activism, environmental issue, indian reservation, serial killer, murder mystery, environmentalism, suspense, murderer, mysticism ...
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Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: 1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilization, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe. It is an encounter that changes his life forever. When the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating, political
Plot: rain forest, jungle, environmental activist, tribe, environment, courage, deforestation, environmental activism, fighting the system, environmentalism, man versus nature, showdown ...
Time: year 1984, year 1991, year 1987, year 1999, year 1988
Place: germany, switzerland, borneo, munich germany
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Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, enigmatic, cynical, allegory ...
Plot: time travel, distopia, alternate reality, memory, post apocalypse, drugs, mad scientist, prophecy, chaos, future dystopia, apocalypse, dishonesty ...
Time: future, year 2005, near future, 2000s, year 2008
Place: los angeles, texas, southern california, afghanistan, middle east ...
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Always Further On (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Raul (Igancio Lopez Tarso) is a white man who enjoys the simple way of life practiced by the Indians of Mexico. He does his best to try and help the tribe, but he becomes a victim of greedy land grabbers who covet the tribal property. Jaime ...
Plot: environmental, corruption, murder, exploitation, corrupt politician, deforestation, anthropologist, mountain, environmental issue, ecology, land grab, indigenous
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The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, spy, environmental, environmental issue, disaster, catastrophe, conspiracy, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, terrorism, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
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Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, philosophical, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Plot: jungle, amazon rainforest, environmental, cancer, beautiful scenery, survival, treasure hunt, amazon jungle, opposites attract, natural disaster, rain forest, medical ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, brazil
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The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: martial arts, destiny, supernatural, supernatural ability, friendship, master warrior, young heroes, youth, good versus evil, chosen one, heroic mission, superhero ...
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home, the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, humorous, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: fairy, magic, good versus evil, environment, imaginary kingdom, environmental, forest, love, toxic, righting the wronged, fish out of water, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Inspired by author Eric Schlosser's New York Times best-seller of the same name, director Richard Linklater's ensemble drama examines the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food and features an ...
Style: talky, stylized, disturbing, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: fast food restaurant, food, junk food, cooking and food, butcher, public health, illegal immigration, satire, greed, fighting the system, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, california, usa, colorado, mexico
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