Top 10 environmental films of all time

A countdown of the most important environmental films ever made.


After hearing the amazing story of how the film The 11th Hour helped to save an ancient rain forest, I realized the power that films have both as political tools and as cultural influencers. So I turned to environmentalist and media expert Harold Linde to help develop a list of the top 10 environmental films of all time. Some will disagree with the selection and others with the ranking (in order of importance). Please feel free to argue with me and put forth your own suggestions and rankings in the comments section below.  

8. The Day after Tomorrow (2004) - ROLAND EMMERICH

The perfect feature film companion to Al Gore's climate slideshow, this film takes the audience on a disaster roller coaster as a sudden arctic melt wreaks havoc in New York City. The ultimate "what-if" epic starring Jake Gyllenhaal begs a number of important questions -- What would you do? How far would you go? What would you risk?



Dennis Quaid, 

Jake Gyllenhaal, 

Emmy Rossum


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