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1. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 393,994 | Gross: $186.74M

2. Geostorm (2017)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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21 Metascore

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 83,455 | Gross: $33.70M

3. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 37,367 | Gross: $3.45M

4. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 78,141 | Gross: $12.80M

5. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.1
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74 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 1,992 | Gross: $4.37M

6. Dinosaur (2000)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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56 Metascore

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 49,009 | Gross: $137.75M

7. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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67 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 106,806 | Gross: $78.91M

8. Adam Ruins Everything (2015– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, History

8.1
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Iconoclastic Adam Conover from CollegeHumor turns life as we know it on its ear by showing us how unnecessary, and sometimes horrible, things we think we know to be real and true really are.

Stars: Adam Conover, Adam Lustick, Emily Axford, Amos Vernon

Votes: 5,651

9. Woman at War (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson

Votes: 4,756 | Gross: $0.85M

10. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 30,126 | Gross: $14.05M

11. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

8.3
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 24,278

12. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,696

13. Oasis (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A Scottish chaplain embarks on an epic journey through space.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Richard Madden, Anil Kapoor, Antje Traue, Mark Addy

Votes: 4,902

14. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 78,177 | Gross: $23.81M

15. Our Man Flint (1966)

Unrated | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare

Votes: 5,615 | Gross: $16.00M

16. The Thaw (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

Director: Mark A. Lewis | Stars: Val Kilmer, Alexandra Staseson, Brad Dryborough, Greg Rogers

Votes: 10,861

17. Quintet (1979)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson

Votes: 2,736

18. Incorporated (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A man attempts to thwart a giant corporation that seems to have unlimited power.

Stars: Sean Teale, Allison Miller, Eddie Ramos, Julia Ormond

Votes: 4,730

19. Bride of the Monster (1955)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

Votes: 6,199

20. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,170

21. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.1
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 4,228

22. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,722

23. Age of Ice (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

1.8
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When sudden and massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, the result is unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Edwin Smith | Stars: Barton Bund, Bailey Spry, Jules Hartley, Owais Ahmed

Votes: 2,067

24. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

6.4
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68 Metascore

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change to the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Al Gore, Cory Booker, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 7,087 | Gross: $3.50M

25. Bear Island (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.9
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On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.N. scientist Larsen sends a distress signal using an emergency N.A.T.O. frequency, and is received by scientific vessel Morning Rose.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee

Votes: 1,908

26. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

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 | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,456 | Gross: $0.70M

27. 2012 Doomsday (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

1.7
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On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Everhart | Stars: Cliff De Young, Dale Midkiff, Ami Dolenz, Danae Nason

Votes: 7,025

28. 100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

2.4
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When a chain of volcanic eruptions rips through Europe, the enormous ash cloud blocks out the sun, plunging the continent into a new ice age. An American couple must find their kids and get them out of Paris before it freezes over.

Director: R.D. Braunstein | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Sara Malakul Lane, Marc Ewins, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,838

29. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,852 | Gross: $1.33M

30. The Hottest August (2019)

94 min | Documentary

6.7
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Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.

Director: Brett Story

Votes: 33

31. Merchants of Doubt (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe

Votes: 3,401 | Gross: $0.19M

32. Footprints on the Moon (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Peter McEnery, Nicoletta Elmi, Caterina Boratto

Votes: 1,435

33. This Changes Everything (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.5
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59 Metascore

A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Director: Avi Lewis | Stars: Naomi Klein, Stacey Arwen Raab

Votes: 476 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Unnatural (2015)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results.

Director: Hank Braxtan | Stars: James Remar, Sherilyn Fenn, Ron Carlson, Graham Greene

Votes: 1,609

35. Man Divided (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Denmark 2095: The ocean level's risen - thus no natural freshwater. After Fang's split into 2 persons, one travels back in time to 2017 to save a lost ecological research and maybe save the world.

Director: Max Kestner | Stars: Carsten Bjørnlund, Dragomir Mrsic, Sofia Helin, Marijana Jankovic

Votes: 561

36. The Land Unknown (1957)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon

Votes: 1,353

37. Years of Living Dangerously (2014– )

TV-PG | Documentary

8.5
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From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.

Stars: Thomas Friedman, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Votes: 737

38. Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Unrated | 84 min | Sci-Fi

4.2
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A runaway asteroid dubbed "The Outsider" mysteriously begins orbiting the Earth and threatens it with lethal flying saucers.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Claude Rains, Bill Carter, Umberto Orsini, Maya Brent

Votes: 650

39. Now You See It (2017)

3 min | Animation, Short

8.4
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Director: Rebecca Manley | Star: Ewan McGregor

Votes: 12

40. The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

6.8
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Everything you've ever been told about Global Warming is probably untrue. This film blows the whistle on the biggest swindle in modern history. We are told that 'Man Made Global Warming' is... See full summary »

Director: Martin Durkin | Stars: Tim Ball, Nir Shaviv, Ian Clark, Piers Corbyn

Votes: 1,810

41. Arctic Tale (2007)

G | 96 min | Documentary, Family

7.0
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64 Metascore

Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

Directors: Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson | Stars: Queen Latifah, Katrina Agate, Zain Ali, Preston Bailey

Votes: 1,737 | Gross: $0.83M

42. Time to Choose (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Peter Agnefjall, Tasso Azevedo, Neal Barnard

Votes: 199 | Gross: $0.03M

43. How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (2016)

TV-14 | 127 min | Documentary

7.0
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50 Metascore

Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and... See full summary »

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Lester Brown, Ella Chou, Tim DeChristopher, Wu Di

Votes: 335 | Gross: $0.01M

44. The Islands and the Whales (2016)

81 min | Documentary

7.4
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The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.

Director: Mike Day

Votes: 190

45. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 734

46. March of the Dinosaurs (2011 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

6.5
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Set 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period in North America, this animated documentation/drama follows the journey of a young Edmontosaurus named Scar and his herd as they migrate ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Thompson | Stars: Stephen Fry, Simon Kerr

Votes: 444

47. Houston We Have a Problem (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.2
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The Oil Barons, Wildcatters, and roughnecks and their long struggle to feed America's ferocious oil appetite. Step inside the oil culture to understand just how the USA became so addicted ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Torre | Stars: Barry Matthews, John Hofmeister, Paul Taylor, John Schiller

Votes: 89

48. Extreme Weather (2016)

39 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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EXTREME WEATHER is an up-close look at some of the most astonishing and potentially deadly natural phenomena, tornadoes, glaciers, and wildfires while showing how they are interconnected and changing our world in dramatic ways.

Director: Sean C. Casey

Votes: 24

49. Rain Shadow (2007)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters... See full summary »

Stars: Rachel Ward, Victoria Thaine, Grant Piro, Tom O'Sullivan

Votes: 222

50. The Dark Ages (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.

Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Philip Daileader, Kelly DeVries, Bonnie Effros, Adnan Husain

Votes: 384



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