11 Environmental Films You May Not Know

As our livable environment is changing fast and drastically, and the discussion over human impact on climate change vs natural occurring cycles is still not settled in the minds of some part of our society, I’m inviting you to take a closer look at these 11 not widely known environmental documentaries that I have selected for you to watch.
And while politics will always find ways to exploit one or another turn of events, let us look at the changes to our planet without political bickering, finger-pointing, or a sense of entitlement; with an attempt to understand that everything is connected and that our Earth can only survive if we grasp our impact and embrace the various solutions available!
I encourage you to keep an open mind and open heart as you explore these movies!
The movies below are diverse, from highlighting the impact of our food choices, plastic and trash pollution, depletion of our soils and edible plants, water woes, to an overall look at what is at stake, with the last movie in the list an award-winning, heart-warming and heart-breaking film on how to come to terms with the inevitable.
Knowledge is power if applied, and I trust you will discover something you didn’t know from these movies that just might shape the way you feel and act towards a livable future of our planet!
  1. Home – Beautiful aerial imagery of our planet and the devastation caused by our way of life, narrated by actress Glenn Close. Watch here for free: https://youtu.be/ZjE9T-KQZOU
  2. Cowspiracy – Uncovering the most destructive industry for our planet: animal agriculture. Watch here: https://www.cowspiracy.com/ or on Netflix
  3. Meat the Truth – The massive impact of livestock farming on global warming. Watch here: https://vimeo.com/26566129
  4. Time to Choose – Oscar-winning director Charles Ferguson takes us through the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Watch here: https://www.timetochoose.com/
  5. The Need to Grow – brand-new documentary by actor Rosario Dawson that answers the question: Can we feed the world without destroying the planet? Watch here: https://grow.foodrevolution.org/
  6. Ice on Fire - Produced by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, this is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. Watch on HBO here: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/ice-on-fire
  7. The Age of Consequences – Described as “The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth”, this film investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Watch here: http://theageofconsequences.com/
  8. A Plastic Ocean – shot in 20 locales around the globe, a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions. Watch here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5203824/
  9. Tapped - The high cost - to both the environment and our health - of bottled water. Watch here for free: https://youtu.be/dzntuXdE8dY
  10. Trashed – a movie about waste, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons. Watch here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2401099/ or free on Amazon Prime
  11. How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change - award-winning, heart-warming and heart-breaking film on how to come to terms with the inevitable impact of the climate crisis. Watch here for free: https://youtu.be/gfCKTKRpC0k 
Ina Mohan
Founder & President of Health, Healing & Happiness LLC