Most Popular Sustainability Movies and TV Shows
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1. Samsara (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Votes: 30,238 | Gross: $2.67M
4. Tomorrow (2015)
G | 118 min | Documentary
Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.
Votes: 2,877 | Gross: $0.04M
5. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)
PG | 95 min | Documentary
A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.
Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $0.70M
6. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary
A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.
9. 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.
12. Urban Conversion (2013– )
Businessman and entrepreneur Rodman Schley is inspired to learn more about the sustainability movement in order to get on the same page with his wife, Gina, who is wanting to simplify their fast- paced, modern lifestyle.
13. Jungletown (2017– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary
In the depths of the Panamanian jungle, an American entrepreneur and hundreds of young people are building the world's "most sustainable modern town".
15. Bitter Seeds (2011)
88 min | Documentary
India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a ... See full summary »
16. The Sun Island (2017)
89 min | Documentary, Biography
The Sun Island is an essay film using home movies and interviews to document a historic love triangle among architects. Time and place: Frankfurt and Berlin between the wars (1927-1935), during WWII (1940-46) and in the present (2008-2018).
17. Garbage Warrior (2007)
86 min | Documentary
Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, hat grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own ... See full summary »
85 min | Documentary
Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.
19. Death by Design (2016)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary
Consumers love - and live on - their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment ... See full summary »
Director: Sue Williams
20. Trashed... (2007)
60 min | Documentary
Trashed is a provocative investigation of one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture...... See full summary »
22. Symphony of the Soil (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and ... See full summary »
24. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )
A six-part series about international efforts to design and build eco-friendly structures through sustainable architecture.
25. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, News
Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the... See full summary »
26. Switch (I) (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Adventure, News
What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? SWITCH goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world's most restricted energy sites, to ... See full summary »
28. Greenlit (2010)
Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary
Follows Miranda Bailey, an indie film producer, to the realization that making movies has a tendency to be extremely wasteful and damaging on our environment.
30. One Single Planet (2015)
128 min | Documentary
One Single Planet is a documentary about the major sustainability problems that threaten our planet and the possible solutions to keep the earth livable for future generations.
31. First Gigawatt Down: Part II (2019 Video)
18 min | Short, Sport
It's 2019. Scientists continue to say that our fossil fueled life is releasing green house gases ("carbon" for short) that are accumulating in the atmosphere, and about to cook us all alive... See full summary »
32. Rooted in Peace (2016)
88 min | Documentary
ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.
33. Call of Life (2010)
60 min | Documentary
The first feature-length documentary film to fully investigate the growing threat to Earth's life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity. If current trends continue, scientists warn ... See full summary »
34. Dennis Weaver's Earthship: Documentary (1990 Video)
I have not seen this show, but I imagine it is a documentary about a house he built/had built in Colorado. Google "Earthship" and you can find pictures of it and others. The concept was ... See full summary »
36. Solutions locales pour un désordre global (2010)
113 min | Documentary
Heroic machist industrial agronomy producing heavily contaminated and modified food and arid wastelands is challenged by several world examples of sensitive organic approach to producing food.
37. The Man Who Stopped the Desert (2010)
Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Biography
Yacouba Sawadogo, an illiterate farmer from Burkina Faso has transformed the lives of thousands of people across West Africa. Over cinematic reconstruction Sawadogo tells his incredible story of his battle with nature and man.
Director: Mark Dodd
39. Urban Farmers (2017)
84 min | Documentary, Family, News
Urban Farmers is a feature documentary that profiles operating farms in New York City and their relationships to the communities they serve. The film explores the importance of supporting ... See full summary »
41. Code of Survival (2017)
95 min | Documentary
A documentary to inspire a different way of thinking and living. Can organic agriculture really feed the world? Or must we continue to poison ourselves and destroy the soil with genetic engineering and artificial chemicals?
Director: Bertram Verhaag
42. 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 »
43. YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip (2011)
113 min | Documentary
YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is an adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, documentary ... See full summary »
45. The Gateway Bug (2017)
TV-14 | 84 min | Documentary
Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. The Gateway Bug explores how changing daily eating habits can feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time.
46. 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?
47. GrowthBusters (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
This film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than ... See full summary »