7 Movies To Watch On Earth Day
If there's one thing we can all agree on, its that we live on an incredible planet. So let's celebrate this Earth Day but reminding ourselves about the importance giving a little love to the land we live on. Here are 7 films to help you remember, we gotta be good to this pale blue dot of ours.
Earth Day is April 22nd, right around the corner, so let's dig into our list of films to watch leading up to our planet's big day.
Into The Wild (2007)
Directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch. Into The Wild tells the true story of a hitchhiker named Christopher McCandless who hiked across North America into the Alaskan Wilderness in the early 90's. McCandless was a top student and athlete who gave up his possessions and savings to live off the earth alone.
Bong Joon Ho of Parasite fame, wrote and directed this film which stars Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and Jake Gyllenhaal. Okja is a satire about a little girl trying to save her beloved super pig from the corruption of corporate greed. It's a pro-animal liberation movie.
The Informant (2009)
Steven Soderbergh directed and Matt Damon starred in this crime comedy. Damon plays a whistle blower in a price-fixing conspiracy surrounding lysine, an additive used in the commercial livestock industry.
The classic Disney film without words. WALL-E short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth Class, follows the little robot as he spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of junk at a time. He befriends EVE a sleek probe sent on a scanning mission. The two explore the galaxy and reveal the affects of humans poor choices. The film won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature film.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Another Steven Soderbergh. This film won Julia Roberts an Academy Award for Best Actress. Roberts stars as Brockovich a woman who stumbles upon some files that lead her to investigate a cover-up involving contaminated water in her local community. Based on a true story, truly worth the watch.
Dark Waters (2019)
Directed by Todd Haynes and starring Mark Ruffalo. The film is a legal thriller that follows Robert Bilott's case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont. The company was dumping toxic waste in West Virginia. The film is a lesson for the lone-crusader, the underdog who goes up against the man.
Promised Land (2012)
Directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand. The film follows Damon as a salesman for a natural gas company who's views are changed after arriving in a small town where his corporation to tap into its resources.