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10 Best Movies for Earth Day

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In honor of our planet’s holiday, consider some of these earth-friendly flicks next time you browse your movie store.

Partial to a particular type of motion picture? Click on one of the following genres in the breakdown below. Or, click through the following pages to view them all.

Documentaries: page 1 and 2
Comedy: page 3
Family-friendly: page 4
Sci-fi and drama: page 5


King Corn

Two men embark on an investigative journey and discover a shocking amount of corn that hides in the American diet and in consumer products. King Corn examines what effect the excess of corn has on our health and our environment, and how corn managed to become the American King of Crops.

No Impact Man

As research for his next book, Colin Beaven leaves behind his average, modern lifestyle and engages his family in an experiment to live for one year, as close to zero-waste and zero-impact as possible — that means no electricity, no imported food, no trash, no material consumption. The lifestyle switch is quite severe for his wife, Michelle, who loves Starbucks, shopping, high-fructose corn syrup, and TV. The behind-the-scenes look at Beaven’s family’s experiment is compelling, entertaining, and educational.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.


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4:41AM PST on Feb 23, 2014

thank you for sharing

7:13PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Would still like to see Blue Gold.

2:20PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for them.

5:53PM PST on Dec 2, 2011


11:02AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011


6:19PM PDT on May 31, 2011

I've seen a few of them, but now I have some to add to my list. Thanks!

11:30PM PDT on May 28, 2011


9:18AM PDT on May 21, 2011

I'd highly recommend 'Princess Mononoke' by Hayao Miyazaki :}

7:43AM PDT on May 17, 2011

I would like to see "No Impact Man" and "An Inconvenient Truth".

1:09PM PDT on May 10, 2011

Not a movie but I would add the documentary "Gasland"...Watch it! It's so informative and concern us all!

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