Movies with Environmental & Entertainment Value
The end of the world is a common movie theme, but some movies actually focus on the environmental issues that could devastate us. These movies are good entertainment with a bit of reality behind them:
Wall*E: Set in a garbage-covered version of the Earth's future.
Madagascar: Escape to Africa: When the water supply is threatened, a valuable point is made about preserving nature.
Happy Feet: An important part of the plot involves over-fishing of the penguins' feeding grounds.
Mad Max: This 30-year-old dystopian film predicts the upset of society caused by depletion of oil resources.
Ice Age: The Meltdown: The way it's characters flee melting ice from glaciers parallels what's happening today.
The Day After Tomorrow: Epitomizes the effect of global warming's catastrophic weather.
The Day the Earth Stood Still: The Earth is ordered to be destroyed in order to prevent a catastrophe potentially caused by humans' wasteful, violent ways.
Waterworld: Set in a future where the polar ice caps have melted, resulting in a flooded planet.
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