Christmas weekend is a great occasion to relax and watch your favorite movies. I suggest you spend the winter holidays with the benefit of reviewing useful tapes. Top 30 eco movies of the last decade:
The Grinch - The Christmas Thief (2000)
The best movie to watch for Christmas. Has many sessions. For example, that society itself makes secluded and evil people. Anti-corruption: when the mayor of Huville wanted to give his beloved a car at the expense of the city's taxpayers. Each of us can change the whole human world, and thus many people (the example of Cindy Lou). And of course, the ecological implication: all gifts after Christmas fall into the landfill, so the holiday is not in gifts, decorations or tables that break from food. A holiday in our hearts!
Our Planet (2019)
This is a new original documentary series from Netflix, which recently premiered. It is about the beauty and fragility of our nature. The commentator in the series was a famous TV presenter and naturalist David Attenborough.
Enemy Planet (2019)
The first season of the series directed by Guillermo Navarro consists of six episodes. Each series is an amazing story about animals that survive in the extreme zones of our planet. The premiere took place on April 1 on National Geographic. Incredibly beautiful shots and lots of rare shots.
The authors of this research project decided to immerse themselves in the study of the food production process. They go to the largest factories to understand what danger threatens consumers and nature. This series sheds light on the corruption, waste and danger of the food we eat. He was shot by Anthony Borden's team.
The poetic documentary by the famous French photographer and environmentalist Jan Artus-Bertrand mainly consists of plans of the earth's surface from a bird's eye view, from where natural monuments are clearly visible and how humanity turns them into something unnecessary. Artus Bertrand begins with the importance of algae for the planet's ecosystem, flies over all continents, notes the effects of global warming, but surprisingly ends on a positive note and unwavering faith in the future of mankind.
Avatar / Avatar (2009)
The title of the film, in Hindu religious teaching, means the incarnation of God who comes into the world to convey knowledge to people. The picture tells about the inhabited planet that there is no special technical progress, but the creatures on it take care of each other, nature, until the earthlings come to seize their home. In the first weekend alone, 'Avatar' raised more than $ 160 million.
Garbage dreams (2009).
A lyrical, touching and sincere film about the outskirts of Cairo and people whose work and life depend only on garbage. The film about their destinies and dreams has won 24 awards at film festivals around the world.
Ecological trace of man / Human Footprint (2007).
In this film, viewers will have the opportunity to look at themselves from the side. What are the components of everyday life of an ordinary person? What is the whole life reduced to? Just imagine being able to see just about anything you've ever used or done before. How many tears were shed, how many words were said, how many cups of tea were drunk? By the end of this film, for the first time, you can see life carefully broken down into individual components. This is a story about the life of an individual, and everyone can be in his place. This is the story of the ecological footprint of each of us.
Flow / Flow (2008).
"Flow" shows that the main value in the modern world, gradually displacing minerals, is water. The film's director Irena Selina travels the world and communicates with scientists and various activists who patiently explain why ignoring the problem of water resources in the near future could lead to disaster. Flow is also focused on large corporations such as Coca-Cola or Nestle, whose production is heavily linked to damage to the planet's water bodies.
Food, Inc. (2008).
An American documentary that examines the production of various products in the United States, which tells that almost all products in American stores are sold to consumers at exorbitant prices, while themselves are environmentally dangerous and harmful to human health. The film provoked a strong backlash from food corporations.
Trash / Trashed (2012).
The tape reveals amazing facts about a serious threat to our health. It is built in the form of a global conversation between Jeremy Irons and the inhabitants of our planet - from Iceland to Indonesia. Among the interlocutors are scientists, politicians and ordinary people whose health and lifestyle have suffered from the problem of environmental pollution by waste. In terms of visual and emotional perception, the tape linking life stories and political "alarming calls" seems both horrible and beautiful. But it ends with a message of hope. The film shows that dangers can be avoided by developing long-term projects that will help create more jobs in waste recycling.
The real price of fashion / The True Cost (2015).
A film about clothes, style, people who dictate great fashion, who are listened to by manufacturers. How the fashion industry affects the world - and this question is raised by the authors of the project. The downward trend in clothing prices from year to year is obvious. At the same time, the cost of living is rising, the costs of nature protection and social guarantees are increasing. In his fascinating documentary investigation, Andrew Morgan reveals the behind-the-scenes secrets of the fashion industry. How much does the style really cost? Do you know about this? The author goes to the catwalks of world fashion capitals, visits third world countries, where in poor areas is created what is actually called "haute couture".
Худобозмова / Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014).
The film raises questions that even the most advanced environmental organizations do not want to raise. The film shows the sphere of life, which is not looked at by the average citizen, but which is indirectly encountered every day. The film encourages us to think about our habits, to which we sometimes do not attach the slightest importance. The film aims to save the planet for our children and grandchildren. The film shows specific actions that all people can take for a more harmonious life on the planet.
Lost rivers (2012).
The film's director looks for rivers that have long been hidden underground in all major industrial cities in the developed world. This is a bold and beautiful film about the fact that nature continues to live, even if we forget about it.
Ecopolis is a city of the future, which is completely different from our way of life, you will see innovative technologies for recycling and use of garbage, environmentally friendly modes of transport, alternative fuel sources, low-noise aircraft and much more.
Joshua Tickell is a preacher of biofuels and alternative energy. He believes that US dependence on oil is the root of evil. For 11 years he has been traveling around the country in his van filled with vegetable oil. He seeks out a meeting with famous people and forces them to help solve this problem. Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Crow and other stars appear in the frame.
Tapped Water (2009)
One of the brightest movies about the millions of plastic bottles we use every day. Facts about the "bottle industry" and its consequences, which make you think twice before buying and throwing away such a bottle.
At the end of the rod / The End of the Line (2009)
Director Ruppert Murray from Great Britain in his film raises the question of how long humanity will be able to use the resources of the seas and oceans at the current rate of mining.
The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) - "The Yes Men" - a group of activists engaged in cultural provocations, posing as influential people and representatives of well-known organizations. Their activities include the creation of fictitious websites identical to the original. Receiving invitations through such sites, they participate in various conferences, symposia and television programs.
The film's director Josh Fox went to the main "gas places" in the United States and found that in some areas residents can easily set fire to tap water, while others receive from gas companies wastewater or bottled water to hide the problem of soil erosion, groundwater pollution water and gas-damaged health. Throughout the film, Fox persistently meets with various experts and captures a problem about which little was known before. Rotten Tomatoes has a 100% rating in the film, and American critics generously call Gasland the best eco-documentary of recent times.
Dirt! Movie / Dirt! The Movie (2009)
The movie about "dirt" is dedicated to an important but rather unobvious problem - the preservation of the fertile soil cover of the planet. The creators of the picture explore the connection between man and the place where he lives, acquainting the viewer with the concept that fertile soil is the basis of human civilization, for which interaction with land and agriculture were the starting point in modern times, and then switch to current issues of degradation and their numerous reasons.
Landfill / Waste Land (2009)
Leaving his home in New York, the famous artist Vic Munis returns to Brazil to show the world's largest landfill Jardim Gramasho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, and its inhabitants - catadores engaged in waste sorting. Initially, Munis was going to "write" a series of portraits with garbage. It turned out that communication with the artist in the work on these portraits allowed them to look at themselves and their lives in a new way.
The Cove (2009)
The controversial documentary about Japanese dolphin hunting in 2010 won an Oscar and angered the Japanese government. The protagonist of the film - underwater mammal trainer Rick O'Berry - immerses viewers in the problem of mass killing of dolphins in Japan. The intrusive O'Berry runs after the fishermen, clings to passers-by on the streets and bursts into the offices of officials to open the eyes of all those guilty of the fact that the annual killing of 23,000 dolphins is a crime against the planet.
No Impact Man (2009)
Colin Biven is a well-known writer who became a popular blogger during the Internet. Biven carried out in reality an experiment that is important for all mankind. The blogger's family demonstrated how to break the rules invented by the consumer society. You just need to set a goal: not to act detrimentally on the environment. This requires, even as a resident of New York (5th Avenue), to abandon industrial goods, including paper, do not throw garbage, sending all waste for recycling.
Earth 2100 (2009)
An idea that most of us would not face - that in the next century, the life as we know it may end. Our civilization can be destroyed, leaving only traces of human existence. To change the future, you must first imagine it. It seems amazing, extraordinary - even impossible. But according to state-of-the-art research, this is a very real possibility. And if we continue to live as we live now, it will definitely happen.
Carbon Nation (2010)
The film offers viewers individual ways to get cheap energy, clean air, water and the associated savings, assuming that these values are quite universal, even for those who are not ready to recognize the plight of the ecological state of the earth.
Making the Connection (2010)
In the film, people from completely different backgrounds - farming, sports, cooking, politics, literature, medicine, motherhood - talk about an exciting way of life, where eating healthy and tasty food is combined with solving the world's problems facing humanity today.
Правда про море / Sea The Truth (2011)
The main idea of the film "The Truth about the Sea" is the state of our seas and oceans. Leading scientists such as Daniel Pauli say that if we continue to catch and eat fish the way we do now, in 40 years the seas and oceans will be empty. Commercial fishing is a modern economic monster: huge trawlers are ravaging the seabed, killing all living things at an alarming rate.
Tesla's free energy (2011)
Ukrainian documentary film, which shows the life of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, who is many years ahead of his century in terms of the scope of his technologies and ideas. A brilliant engineer, he had the task of his life, the introduction of a zone of free energy for all people. Unfortunately, investors did not like the free consumption of resources of his projects. Nowadays, companies that develop alternative energy sources are beginning to adopt the experience of a talented scientist.