Whether you love learning from watching documentaries, or you have a good eye for decent plot writing and love blockbuster Hollywood films, there are some really great pictures out there that capture environmental issues and are delivering them to us in a fun, engaging, thought-provoking way.
Climate fiction, or 'cli-fi', is a growing genre where environmental issues are driving the plot and giving exposure to a greater audience; something we need right now as the number of environmental and social issues are on the rise.
Here are 7 MUST-SEE movies with an environmental plot that keep things fun, funny, and light-hearted so that you feel inspired to be part of the solution.
George Clooney - a genius inventor who's downtrodden yet still with a sliver of hopefulness, teams up with a teenager (actor Britt Robertson) and with their super-gifted minds try averting a grim fate they've foreseen for the planet. #earth #climatechange
The planet is slowly becoming uninhabitable and members of NASA (Michael Caine and Matthew McConaughey) are trying to ensure mankind's survival. The journey is filled with obstacles, twists, and turns. #foodsupply #sustainability
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Big bad Thanos (Josh Brolin) goes up against the Avengers clan and the Guardians of the Galaxy team because he's trying to save the universe, by killing off 50% of existence. Once Thanos gets all 6 infinity stones and puts them together, he'll be unstoppable. #overpopulation
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Dennis Quaid is a climatologist (Jack Hall) who has been warning leaders and politicians that a global crisis is on the horizon, but no one's listening. When his warnings become reality, many scramble to survive, and for Jack it becomes personal as he sets out to save his son (Jake Gyllenhaal). #globalwarming
As the greed and take-what-you-want mentality of humans gets out of control, an opposing courageous force steps up and says 'no more'. A small group of humans (Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington) team up with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), a member of the Na'vi people of Pandora, and with the might and power of their natural world at their backs, defend their existence from extinction. #deforestation #savetheplanet
As Earth becomes overpopulated and filled with garbage, humans abandon the planet and leave behind robots to clean up the mess. The lovable clunky WALL-E makes us laugh and cheer as he meets a sleek attractive EVE robot, and becomes the hero of the movie as he attempts to save her, and our planet. #pollution #recycle #trash #garbage
Jason Momoa plays 'Arthur', the one true heir to the Atlantean throne, but standing in his way is his half brother who wants to wage war against the surface dwellers for their clear neglect and polluting of the oceans. Though the king has an altruistic goal and legit beef, Aquaman can't allow his brother to destroy the surface, and so against all odds he steps up and fights for the survival of both ocean and land. #oceancleanup #plasticfree