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1. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 76,452

2. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 926,880 | Gross: $223.81M

3. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 161,670 | Gross: $125.60M

4. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 302,375 | Gross: $2.38M

5. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 36,824 | Gross: $3.45M

6. Spoor (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,398

7. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

A widowed U.S. President running for reelection and an environmental lobbyist fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception," and sparks fly anyway.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

Votes: 48,923 | Gross: $65.00M

8. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 295,925 | Gross: $183.14M

9. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 9,471 | Gross: $9.00M

10. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,472 | Gross: $0.28M

11. To the Wonder (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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58 Metascore

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 25,606 | Gross: $0.59M

12. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 47,217 | Gross: $2.27M

13. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.6
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33 Metascore

A mystical martial artist/environmental Agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 21,062 | Gross: $38.59M

14. Furry Vengeance (2010)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

3.8
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23 Metascore

In the Oregon wilderness, a real-estate developer's new housing subdivision faces a unique group of protestors: local woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Ricky Garcia, Eugene Cordero

Votes: 14,920 | Gross: $17.60M

15. Snakehead Terror (2004 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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A small town, desperate to recover from hard economic times, is under threat when voracious Snakehead fish mutate and survive previous lake chemical poisonings. The fish transform from ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Alistair Abell, Doug Abrahams, Carol Alt, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 1,489

16. Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

Votes: 954

17. Battle for Terra (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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54 Metascore

A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen

Votes: 10,952 | Gross: $1.65M

18. Meet the Applegates (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Dabney Coleman, Robert Jayne

Votes: 2,022 | Gross: $0.49M

19. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

Votes: 8,000

20. The Earth Day Special (1990 TV Special)

Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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An Earth Day special about pollution's effects on the Earth. Numerous celebrities have guest appearances whether as themselves, or as characters for whom they're best known.

Directors: Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson, Terry Hughes, Terry Lennon, Jay Sandrich, Dick Schneider, Dave Wilson | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James Brolin, Downtown Julie Brown

Votes: 224

21. City Beneath the Sea (1971 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit the underwater city called Pacifica. They find they must defend the city against hostile alien forces.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Colbert, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 566

22. Flint (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama

6.1
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A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Betsy Brandt, Queen Latifah, Rob Morrow, Marin Ireland

Votes: 258

23. Sky Blue (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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53 Metascore

2142: Pollution and climate change wiped out most of Earth's population. Ecoban city is built to withstand this. Suppression results in revolt. A childhood couple find each other as adults on opposing sides.

Director: Moon-saeng Kim | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung, Mark Lindsay

Votes: 8,800 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Tulsa (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 945

25. Silver City (2004)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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47 Metascore

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Thora Birch, Maria Bello, Billy Zane

Votes: 3,711 | Gross: $1.02M

26. Fuck for Forest (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

5.3
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Berlin's Fuck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet.

Director: Michal Marczak | Stars: Tommy Hol Ellingsen, Leona Johansson, Dany DeVero, Kaajal

Votes: 509

27. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,688

28. The Age of Stupid (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News

7.0
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A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

Director: Franny Armstrong | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jehangir Wadia, Alvin DuVernay, Layefa Malini

Votes: 4,074

29. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 2,668 | Gross: $0.24M

30. Thunderstone (1999–2000)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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A comet hit the Earth, destroying all. The world is frozen, but some humans managed to survive. Noah lives in an underground community. While improving the Holodeck, Noah accidentally travels in time.

Stars: Jeffrey Walker, Mereoni Vuki, Daniel Daperis, Nathan Wentworth

Votes: 320

31. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A hibernating species of giant carnivorous birds is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: IHARA, Akira Onodera, Shinobu Nakayama, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 2,516

32. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,731 | Gross: $0.05M

33. Earth from Above (2006–2011)

50 min | Documentary

8.6
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Fascinating beauty of nature and portraits of extraordinary people who are trying to save this beauty from destruction. "We can only protect what we know well," - says the French ... See full summary »

Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Danielle Mitterrand

Votes: 112

34. Avalanche (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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A helicopter pilot work with a husband and his wife in the frozen North tagging foxes for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an avalanche hits the group, the husband is killed and ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kroschel | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Caroleen Feeney, R. Lee Ermey, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 541

35. To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)

148 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

Directors: Richard Viktorov, Nikolay Viktorov | Stars: Yelena Metyolkina, Vadim Ledogorov, Uldis Lieldidzs, Yelena Fadeyeva

Votes: 1,078

36. Houston We Have a Problem (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.2
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The Oil Barons, Wildcatters, and roughnecks and their long struggle to feed America's ferocious oil appetite. Step inside the oil culture to understand just how the USA became so addicted ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Torre | Stars: Barry Matthews, John Hofmeister, Paul Taylor, John Schiller

Votes: 88

37. Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

84 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

Directors: Irena Salina, Dan Berger | Stars: Bill Alexander, Maude Barlow, Basil Bold, Shelly Brime

Votes: 1,079 | Gross: $0.14M

38. The Big Trees (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.7
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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,281

39. Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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27 Metascore

A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.

Director: Mark Devries | Stars: Steven Best, Richard Dawkins, Gary Francione, Temple Grandin

Votes: 1,182

40. Aluna (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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The leaders of of an ancient hidden civilization in South America want to show mankind how to avoid destroying the planet. They travel with an aging British film-maker and four hundred kilometres of gold thread to trace invisible connections in nature.

Director: Alan Ereira | Stars: Mama Manuel Coronado, Alan Ereira, Francisca Zarabata, Mama Shibulata Zarabata

Votes: 115

41. No Vacancy (2005)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Global responses to the Human Population Explosion; impact on the environment and biodiversity.

Director: Michael Tobias | Stars: Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Kalpana Apte, Rofina Asuru, John Awoonor-Williams

Votes: 15

42. Plastic Planet (2009)

TV-G | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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55 Metascore

Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Boote | Stars: Werner Boote, John Taylor, Peter Lieberzeit, Marques Brown

Votes: 1,130 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Fuel (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary

7.5
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50 Metascore

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Tickell | Stars: Joshua Tickell, Barbara Boxer, Richard Branson, George W. Bush

Votes: 598 | Gross: $0.17M

44. Future Weather (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.1
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67 Metascore

When her single mom runs off to California, Lauduree, a passionate environmentalist, clings to her rural home and a carbon sequestration experiment. But her grandmother Greta, a caustic ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Deller | Stars: Perla Haney-Jardine, Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, Marin Ireland

Votes: 453

45. The End of Meat (2017)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary

6.3
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The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Jason Ball, Gene Baur, Ryan Bethencourt, Jan Bredack

Votes: 248

46. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.

Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Jameel Ahmad, Janine Benyus, Malcolm Bowman, Reinhard Bütikofer

Votes: 970

47. Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, News

7.7
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Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Fauchere | Stars: Esraa Bani, Albert Bartlett, Lester Brown, Martha Campbell

Votes: 125

48. Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

7.2
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The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world.

Director: Ron Bowman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Richard Betts, Duarte Borba, Jamais Cascio

Votes: 330

49. Blue Planet (1990)

42 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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On several Shuttle missions, Earth has been portrayed from places that nobody else could reach. We also get shown the different locations and the environmental problems mankind created ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Burtt | Stars: James Buchli, Toni Myers

Votes: 721 | Gross: $22.80M

50. Luna: Spirit of the Whale (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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Mike Maquinna returns to his home town of Gold River on Vancouver Island to attend the funeral of his father, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Chief Ambrose Maquinna. With a troubled past ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Adam Beach, Graham Greene, Jason Priestley, Tantoo Cardinal

Votes: 213



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