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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.  

1. WALL-E (2008) - WaltDisneyStudiosUK

WALL-E is our #1 choice - amazing, visionary, hilarious and sad - Walt Disney managed to paint the picture of an apocalyptic future dominated by endless landscapes of garbage and completely devoid of life (save a lovable cockroach) and make it entertaining. Despite the fact the Pixar downplayed the environmental message in the media (lest they turn off GOP-voting parents) it is clear that the last robot on earth, though mute, does indeed have a message.

 

Stars:

Ben Burtt, 

Elissa Knight, 

Jeff Garlin

 

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