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10 Best Movies for Earth Day

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Comedy

Idiocracy

After going into hibernation and waking up 500 years later, Joe Bauers finds himself in a society plagued with stupidity. He is named the smartest person in the world (after taking an IQ test on par with a first-grader’s test) and recruited to Secretary of the Interior, where he must solve problems like food and crop shortages, crippled economy and mountains of garbage. As the clip below shows, Joe shocks the cabinet when he suggests using water to grow the plants, instead of Brawndo, a sports-drink full of electrolytes, which advertises itself as the stuff “plants crave.” In a funny and slightly absurd manner, Idiocracy begs the question just how much are we being dumbed-down by corporations, and what toll is it taking on the environment?

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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

thanks

11:02AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

thanks

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

Thanks!

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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