How often do you guys book your tickets to movie theatres for some slapstick comedy movies, cliche Bollywood romantic movies, or power-packed action movies? Oops! We’re in the middle of a pandemic and you’re probably lazing in bed and watching them on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other digital platforms. If that’s the case then I would introduce you to some eye-catching Climate Change documentaries that are not only gripping but will provoke you to take climate action now.

I am a sucker for watching documentaries! Yes, I read sometimes, I write sometimes but the joy I get in watching fascinating documentaries is too damn high! And what’s better than watching Climate Change documentaries and learning the most crucial details,  staggering facts, confusing graphs, and appalling information in the most interesting way?

From living sustainably to switching to veganism, these are some of the finest climate change documentaries that will change your perspective about everyday things, educate you and motivate you to get that lazy bum up and get going. Take out some time out of your schedule and catch on to these must-watch documentaries.


Grab your popcorns and get ready to binge-watch these Climate Change documentaries:

Minimalism

A documentary about the important things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.


An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved, and inspired.


River Blue

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.


Before The Flood

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, BEFORE THE FLOOD presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change.


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. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.


Cowspiracy

The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.


Climate Change- The Facts

After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.


Chasing Ice

Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.


The Story Of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use, and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.


Chasing Coral

Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. Divers, scientists, and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.


A plastic ocean

A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.


Garbage Island- An ocean full of Plastic

Vice sails to the North Pacific Gyre, collecting point for all of the ocean’s flotsam and home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a mythical, Texas-sized island made entirely of our trash. Come aboard as they take a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with bits and whole chunks of refuse that cannot biodegrade.


Trashed

The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians, and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call.


I have learned about climate action and the changing face of the earth through these short films and documentaries and I would really recommend you to watch them if you want to know everything in just two hours! We often overlook documentaries surrounding important topics and discussions and head straight to no-brainer comedies or superhero action movies because we just wanna Netflix N Chill. When climate change plays out on the big screen, you realize the wrong you’ve been doing and it makes you knowledgeable enough to bring a change in your behavior and you unlearn the unstainable practices.

Let’s cut it short, do watch them because they’re gripping cinematographically with intriguing sound and strong visuals! I guarantee you these movies will put you into deep thinking about your actions and consequences!


This is Aakash Ranison. Signing Off.
Watch. Learn. Change.