Planting a tree or promising to be more environmentally conscious are all good ways to celebrate Earth Day. But, just in case you’re looking for more ideas on how to commemorate the nature all around us, we’ve curated a list of movies and documentaries that will surely teach you something new about this crazy planet we call home.
Our Planet – Share the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home. Utilizing the latest technology, Our Planet was filmed entirely in Ultra High Definition in over 50 countries. From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, open your eyes to the connections we all share. | Netflix
Planet Earth II – 10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now you can go closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II. | Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu
Chasing Ice – Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. | Vimeo
Into the Inferno – The fury of nature exposes us all. | Netflix
Earth: One Amazing Day – From exotic jungles, high mountains and remote islands, filmmakers Richard Dale, Peter Webber and Fan Lixin capture the beauty of nature over the course of one day. | FandangoNOW, Vudu
Mission Blue – Mission Blue tells the story of world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe on an urgent mission to shed light on the dire condition of Earth’s oceans. | Netflix
Encounters at the End of the World – Welcome to Antarctica – like you’ve never experienced it. You’ve seen the extraordinary marine life, the retreating glaciers and, of course, the penguins, but leave it to award-winning, iconoclastic filmmaker Werner Herzog to be the first to explore the South Pole’s most fascinating inhabitants…humans. | Netflix, FandangoNOW, Prime Video, Vudu
Blue Planet II – In 2001, The Blue Planet opened our eyes to the worlds beneath the waves. A generation on, new science and technology allow us to journey deeper than ever before at the most crucial time in our ocean’s history. | Netflix, Prime Video, Vudu
Fishing for Giants: The Nile Swallower – Angling legend Andy Coetzee heads to Central Africa in search of a leviathan–a fish that legends say can swallow a man and grow to be as heavy as a sumo wrestler. Catching a Nile perch is a fisherman’s dream, but finding one could become a nightmare for Andy. Join him as he ventures deep into Uganda and the wilderness European explorers called “Darkest Africa.” It’s an epic battle against angry waters, hippos, crocodiles, and a fish that has no intentions of being caught. | Smithsonian Channel Plus on The Roku Channel
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