Environment documentaries

Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car, a 2011 documentary within which director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.   This documentary is a follow-up to[...]

How Nestle Makes Billions Bottling Free Water

A short documentary by Dena Takruri examining how one of the worlds largest companies, Nestle, is taking Michigan’s water for basically nothing and making billions in profit.   While some local residents are paying up to $200 a month in water bills, Nestle is allowed to pump 400 gal[...]

Aftermath Population Zero

Aftermath Population Zero, a dark documentary depicting the end of humanity and what the planet will look like after there are no humans left.   Of course, this documentary seems largely like speculation, though it is based on facts and features a number of scientists. Those featured spec[...]

Addicted to Plastic

Environment Presenter Ian Connacher 2008 Unrated

Addicted to Plastic, a 2008 environmental documentary by Canadian filmmaker Ian Connacher exploring modern societies prolific use of plastic and the devastation it causes to the natural world.   The film took three years to make and takes us around the world and shows the audience first h[...]

H.O.P.E.: What You Eat Matters

H.O.P.E.: What You Eat Matters, a 2016 documentary by Austrian author and filmmaker Nina Messinger which investigates possible solutions to the world hunger problem.   The main point the film makes is to highlight how ruinously inefficient eating meat has been and is. For while 65 billion[...]

The Queens Green Planet

The Queens Green Planet, a new 2018 documentary exploring Queen Elizabeth II's endeavours to plant a network of forests across the commonwealth.   The film is hosted by David Attenborough, who has dedicated his life to educating the world about the importance of preserving nature, adv[...]

Forest Man

  “Forest Man“ is the story of Jadav Payeng, an Indian man who single-handedly planted nearly 1400 acres of forest to save his island, Majuli.   Written and directed by Canadian filmmaker William Douglas McMaster, this 2013 short-documentary provides a glimpse into an[...]

Cool It

Cool It is a 2010 documentary by American filmmaker Ondi Timoner which is based on the book "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming" by Danish political scientist, Bjørn Lomborg.   The main argument that Lomborg makes in his book is the crit[...]

Dirt! The Movie

  Dirt! The Movie, "a story with heart and soil" is the brainchild of Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow which focuses on the idea that soil can bring us all together.   With narration by American actress Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), the documentary brings to life the, econom[...]

The Age of Stupid

  The Age of Stupid is a 2009 climate change documentary directed by British filmmaker Franny Armstrong and hosted by actor Pete Postlethwaite (The Lost World: Jurassic Park).   The centrepiece of this documentary envisages Earth in 2055 where only one man (Postlethwaite) exists i[...]

The Big Chill

  The Big Chill is a 2003 environmental-science documentary narrated by actor Jack Fortune, discussing the possibility of a new ice age because of global warming.   Remember that long, hot summer? You might never see its like again. And all that talk of global warming? Forg[...]

Pig Business

  Pig Business, a 2009 investigative-activism documentary which calls for changes to the Pig Farming industry, written and directed by environmental activist Tracy Louise Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort.   The film advocates organic farming methods and exposes organisations selling[...]

Do the Math

EnvironmentActivism Presenter Kelly Nyks 2013 Unrated

  The 2013 Do The Math environmental documentary by directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott implores us to take more notice of climate change caused by fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn - and t[...]

The Lie We Live

Environment Presenter Spencer Cathcart 2015 Unrated

  The Lie We Live is a very short (8min) environmental documentary by Spencer Cathcart that calls the world to wake up and start existing. It’s a rarity that such a short documentary would find it’s way into this website but while the message is not great in length it d[...]