Friday, April 13, 2012

Extra! The 10 most environmental movies ever!

Dedicated to our fellow students

1. Instinct(1999)
When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist to get through to him.
Director:Jon Turteltaub
Writers:Gerald Di Pego (screenplay), Gerald Di Pego
Stars:Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland 

2. Avatar (2009)  
  A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. 
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars:Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

3. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
Director:Davis Guggenheim
Stars:Al Gore and Billy West 

 4. Into the Wild (2007) 
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Director:Sean Penn
Writers:Sean Penn (screenplay), Jon Krakauer (book)
Stars:Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn and Catherine Keener 

5.The Cove(2009)
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Director:Louie Psihoyos
Writer:Mark Monroe
Stars:Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos and Hardy Jones

 6. WALL·E (2008) 
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
Writers:Andrew Stanton (original story), Pete Docter
Stars:Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight and Jeff Garlin
 7. The 11th Hour (2007)
A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.
Directors:Leila Conners, Nadia Conners
Writers:Leonardo DiCaprio, Nadia Conners, and 1 more credit »
Stars:Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel and Thom Hartmann

8. King Corn (2007)
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil.
Director:Aaron Woolf
Writers:Aaron Woolf, Jeffrey K. Miller, 
Stars:Bob Bledsoe, Earl L. Butz and Dawn Cheney
9. Addicted to Plastic (2008)
For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. Addicted to Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so darn much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.
Director:Ian Connacher

10. Dances with Wolves (1990)
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Director:Kevin Costner
Writers:Michael Blake (screenplay), Michael Blake (novel)
Stars:Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell and Graham Greene

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