The films about the environment topic has become close and popular with many audiences, both the old and kids. Parents usually encourage kids to watch useful films about the environment to wake up awareness and knowledge about the life around them like water population, air population, destroyed forest or disaster about typhoon, storm or drought. It is important to educate all people to increase awareness to protect and keep the clean and clear environment.
In this article, we continue to share top the best environment
films for your reference. It’s great to select any film from this ranking then assort
it with your family in the weekend.
4/ Whale Rider
This film was launched in 2003 which made deeply impression
about the nature and the animal kingdom. This film tell a story about a strong
girl who wants to become the most outstanding girl by becoming chief of her
tribe called Maori.
Among the world with traditions and customs, how she can do
to make her dream to become true.
5/ FernGully: The Last Rainforest
FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a silly film for kids. Actually
it is highly appreciated as the most important environment all people should
watch. This film tells story about conflict in though of the young when they stand
between 2 choices or resources or the fragile rain forest environment. They are
confused because of the front benefits. After that, the nature can win to protect
the human life.
Some people compare the value of FernGully: The Last
Rainforest and Avatar although two films had different time about launching. If
The Last Rainforest was produced in 1992, until 2009 Avatar was been introduced.
The same inspiration from the nature as well the same idea to develop story, both
films have been received positive comments from watcher.
The environment issue has always been a hot topic for film. Through other stories related to the environment, watcher can clearly aware of these changes of the human life when we are destroying the environment around us.
Chinatown is also a film belonging to the environment topic. However it was launched in 1974- from nearly 50 years ago. The fact that we can predict disasters from the environment from many years ago, but we refuse and take other actions to destroy survival of our lives.
The content of Chinatown
In general, Chinatown is granted as a neo-noir masterpiece of Polanski’s magnum opus. This story tells about Gittes being a sleazy private investigator. He has a funny nick name as Jake. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to follow her husband- Hollis Mulwray who is an excellent engineer. But the fact that, Jake only collected photos of him and his mistress then sold to the press and exchanged money.
Everything become more complicated when Evenlyn Mulwray knew this trouble and went to Jake’s office to threaten him that he would suit it to lawyer. Then he found out more serious issues. Then he still decided to investigate this case anyway.
As consequence of investigation, he was dropped in a group of deceit involving murder, incest and even municipal corruption in his city. All deceit related to the pure water supply in the city. This film considered as a newo-noir detective story around the environment issues. Besides Jake as the main actor, you could hear some stories about Mulwray’s business, father-in-law Noah Cross or an unscrupulously old man.
Sure that this film could wake up many watchers about awareness and selfishness when polluting the environment.
This screenplay was highly appreciated by some reporters and writers. This content was from the mind of Robert Towne- screenwriter. He was from Southern California, so the inspiration of this film was authentic and close with our lives.
Unfortunately, pollution, global warming, climate change, deforestation or any other environmental topics are hot stories of our day to day discussions. Seemingly that the human aware of risk and danger from the environment when we treat it badly.
To give meaningful message, many films about the environment achieve success and reaction to watchers. This article will review about one of the most famous film in the environment topic in 90s- Soylent Green.
In general, Soylent Green was one of the first films to refer the environmental issue directly. It also belongs kind of solid science-fiction movie. The stories in film takes place in 2022 where almost natural food like fruits, vegetables and meats are extinct. The main reasons cause this terrible status include overpopulation and pollution and effect from the heavy industrialization of the 20th century.
New York in the year 2022 has over unbelievable 80 million while about 40 million are starving and poverty who live in the streets. The only way can help the poor to survive is using “Soylent Green”. It is a high-protein foodstuff from plankton cultivated in the underwater.
Unluckily, the president of the Soylent Company was murdered while their company did business well. One police named Thorn Charlton Heston made research and investigated the reason of the murder. Then he found out terrible secrets about the world’s biggest conspiracy involving Soylent- the mysterious food for all people. The detective story of Thorn brought thrilling feeling for watcher. In the final message is environmental awareness. This phenomenon is not illusion imagination. The author takes inspiration from real experience in the future which is predicted by scientist. Therefore it looks a strong ring for anyone about awareness for protection the environment.
From feedbacks of critics and audience, Soylent looks good to watch with many impressive scenes and good acting from professional actors
Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest is one of the best films about the environment topics you should spend time on watching it with your kids.
It was produced by 20th Century Fox in 1992 with nostalgic power. Almost stories related to fairies and man when the fairies lived in the Ferngully forest. They considered that humans were long gone. Crysta was a fairy princess in this forest. She was being taught in the power of magic by the older Magi. She had ever saved his life by shrinking him to smaller size so that a runaway logging machine couldn’t cut him. But finally, she couldn’t bring his size back as normal shape so Zak accepted to keep this size to shape as now so that he could deeply understand about life among the forest creatures.
But one day, Crysta fairy princess saw smoking around the forest then they knew that humans were still alive. Hexxus is a spirit of chaos to make bulked and polluted. Magi Lune played an important role as Crysta’s magic teacher then he was escaped by the human when they cut down the tree.
Whereas Zak shank by Crysta treated as a liar. It was Zak with Bat- a bat which escaped from a biology lab to prevent the leveler Hexxus’ power supply by turning off it. But it was unluckily that Hexxus power was so terrible to overcome preventions from Zak. While all fairies in Ferngully forest were confusing and scared that their home was once on the verge of destruction because of Hexxus- the evil spirit, Crysta used the power of creation in seeds to solve strong power’s Hexxua.
If your kid prefers to mythical and magical concept, this film is followed up this style. The animation of fairies looks beautiful and lovely. So this film has been deserved one of the best films about the environment topic for kids.
The environment topic is always a hot theme for inspiration in films. All people kindly understand that our lives and our generation lives are threaten by disasters from mother of the nature. It is not simple when we have to face big bang disasters annually like: typhoon, tsunami, volcano or earthquake. Therefore, education for kids about the important role of the environment is necessary.
One of the films you should introduce for your kids is WALL-E which is a hot film with a green theme. It’s wonderful when your family watch it together. This article will review about this film as the followings.
WALL-E has been launched since 2008 but the theme tell story about the Earth will take place 700 years in the future when our world has been transformed a trash-covered ghost town. WALL-E is a robot who seems the last sentient in the planet because all the humans have to hide to gigantic space ships to protect their lives. One day, robot EVE is shipped to the Earth by one of ships. Then WALL-E and EVE fall in love. By power of love, he follows her to this space and convince the humans to come back the Earth. Whether their adventure is successful? Whether the humans will return to the Earth which real homes of them. In the end of film, you can find your question.
As a green theme for kids, WALL-E has been built characters lovely besides main actors like: a stage magician is near his obstreperous rabbit or Pixar antics in old school. Especially, the adventure of WALL-E and EVE via the space brings a precious cargo. It points out that the Earth can’t be as doomed as it appeared firstly. Sure that your kids as well members in your family will go with attraction of WALL-E.
The Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF) is one of the most premier show about environmental films in the world. With mission and responsibility to wake up the human awareness before threat of the environment, DCEFF organzie annual festival, year-round programs, and online resources. DCEFF always welcome the environment films to register the contest as common action to protect the human life.
There are two main categories related to above topic: short films and feature films. About short films, it requires running time by or less 40 minutes then they will be considered to award “the Eric Moe Award for Best Short”. The another category is feature films. The running time is required more than 40 minutes with 2 proposed reward: the “William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers” and “Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy”.
Award and prize
In 2014 environment film festival has established “Shared Earth Foundation Award”. It is boosting and praising as well inspiring directors to join the environment festival more in a new challenge of topic. The award is a 10,000 dollar cash prize. It’s huge amount to encourage many directors.
Not stopping at one award of ““Shared Earth Foundation Award”, in 2015 environment film festival has continued to establish “William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award” by by the Warner family to memorize author of the “Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay” book. The award also values a 10,000 dollar cash prize.
Besides it, the award of “Best International Film” has been founded by Hausman Foundation for the Environment. It will praise the best film which can focus on the environmental issue relevant to the human life. The award only is a 5,000 dollar cash prize.
Finally, Eric Moe Award is spent for the best short film on sustainability. This award has been established by Julia and Richard Moe to memorize their son. If your film can express balance between needs of humans and nature, it can be reached this award. The prize is 5,000 dollar by cash.
Recently, we are listening to many stories about pollution or climate change. That the environment pollution can pose our health, our job and even our lives.
The World Health Organization (WTO) reports that there are about one-quarter of diseases due to the reason of environmental pollution especially children are easy to immerse the diseases more. Every day, we always breathe the harmful substances from the air which are released from industrial plants, traffic, smoking or heating.
The fact that this phenomenon becomes the most concerned problem in the world. It will directly affect to our lives and our generation lives. So we have to aware of harmful consequences from the environment pollution caused.
One of humanity value from the film, director tell stories about the environment. It can be positive story about life of animals in the forest or it can also be terrible danger for the future when one disaster happens. In general, the environment topic has become a hot topic to exploit and build up meaningful content. Almost these films are released with warming welcome and positive comment from the viewer as well critics.
One of the most concerned film recently is Trashed. Candida Brady is the writer and director who spends his feeling to make this wonderfully feature-length documentary film like Trashed. Waste and pollution are the global problem referred and focused during this film. After watching this film, you feel shocking about a few phenomenon nowadays. For example, the human use about 58 billion of disposable cups, 200 billion lit of water bottles as well countless billions of plastic bags and countless billions of plastic debris on sea life. It’s terrible and hard to believe but it’s the truth. So the director wants to wake up and raise people’s awareness about individual action. It can raise up into positive thinking for our community.
So we can assure that the environment films are posing our behavior.
The environment plays an important role in the human development. We can’t live without breathing, eating or drinking anything. So to wake up children’s mind about protection planet earth.
Continuing the previous article, we discuss more kid’s movie about the environment issue. Hope that your kids can understand their responsibility to preserve the earth forever.
3/ Over the Hedge
A group of animals feel extremely surprising when they wake up after a long hibernation and realize that their houses are being destroyed by the human. Almost all woods in the forest have been cut down and replace by high building.
This firm has inspiration from the film no. “United Media comic” launched in 2006. The meaning is great to think twice about something happened in the past.
This film has background from post-apocalyptic world when the natural resources has been severely exploited by the human.
Now our lives will completely depend on another habitable moon called Pandora. When Na’vi- a humanoid species is living in Pandora, the expansion of the human can threat them. So what can people do to save their lives? The answer will be replied in this film.
5/ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
This cartoon seems funny and colorful to introduce about the terrible consequence when the human don’t protect and preserve the environment.
Through a lot of humor, director wish to give meaningful message to the children that to save our lives, they have clear awareness about importance of the planet earth.
6/ Stallion of the Cimarron
This is a great story about a wild horse. He has been caught by someone who wants to tame and teach him. To save life himself, what can he do?
The fact that, almost children don’t know about herds of wild ponies so this film introduces new information and though about horse.
Recently, we have heard news about climate change, greenhouse effect or pollution which badly makes our world in danger. So wake up kid’s awareness about life, parents can share and watch the film about the environment issue together. It seems obvious evidences to make clear knowledge for kids.
This following will recommend top ten kid’s movie. Let’s spend free time in the weekend and enjoy it with your kid.
FernGully- The Last Rainforest: this cartoon was produced in 1992 when the environment problems didn’t become serious as nowadays but it can predict something bad for the future. Beautiful fairies lived in magical rainforest peacefully day by day. But one day, their lives were threatened by destructive loggers. They cut down a tree and release Hexxus as an evil. Crysta- the fairy with her friends finds solution to defeat the pollution-loving demon and protect their home.
Through this film, the author wants to call people preserve the wilderness areas still left on. Please don’t destroy the nature because it is the key to protect our earth longer and longer, even forever.
WALL-E: It is a hit film from 2008 which takes place in the next 700 years. In this time, Robot WALL-E is the last sentient alive in the deserted, trash-covered ghost town while the human have fled to gigantic space ships in the space. One day, robot EVE comes to the earth then they fall in love. Both robots come back the space and adventure to convince to returning the earth and start a new life.
This message from this film is warning about our earth in the future if we continue to contribute to destroy the environment, then in a not far day, our world will disappear our planet. Then we can’t control or determine whether how we can live well.
Nowadays, our kids are born in a world with endangered environmental issues like climate change, warming global or pollution.
It’s difficult to explain to kid about danger as well risk from the environment issues by words. So animate film or cartoon are useful to give perfect lessons to teach kids about environmental themes and issues.
Ferngully – The Last Rain forest is a must-see film to be recommended detail as the following.
Content of this film
This film was first launched at the theater in 1992 by famous director- Bill Kroyer. Story tell about a men who have an adventure among the animals and enchanted spirits in the rain forest. He is Zak. Also in this forest, there is a young fairy named Crysta and an evil named Hexxus. Luckily that Hexxus is trapped inside a tree then Crysta feel happy to enjoy with her friends.
One day, Zak starts to discover his adventure to the forest. He brings cutting crews to destroy the tranquil peace of the rain forest. One accident happens to Zak. Crystal is sociable to help him by shrinking Zak to her size. But then she can’t adjust Zak back to his normal size.
Firstly, Zak feel boring and disappointed in a small shape. He has to live among creatures in the forest. But thanks to his small own size, he total understands devastation from the human to life in the forest.
Unluckily, the loggers accidentally rescue Hexxus evil. Before danger from the human and Hexxus, Crysta fairy, Zak and other tiny creatures will have to do so that they can save the forest and their lives?
To transfer meaningful message to Kid, producer did perfect sketches on location in the rain forest so that Kid feel close and nature from the beauty in forest.