Top 28 top climate change and climate action documentaries you must watch

It is everyone responsibility to keep raising awareness about some of the most important and challenging issues of our time, like climate change. Here's a list to help!


2020I am Greta

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman.

See on www.hulu.com
Hulu Trailer

2020David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Sir David Attenborough describes how he's seen first-hand the monumental scale of humanity's impact on nature over his lifetime as a presenter and journalist. He explores the possible outcomes and solutions, while inspiring (once more) to action before we have lost everything.

See on www.netflix.com

2019How climate sceptics tricked the public

The scandal, known as "Climategate", rocked the scientific world. Sceptics picked up on a small number of emails that seemed to suggest scientists had been deliberately manipulating data to exaggerate evidence of climate change. It wasn't true, but what followed is thought to have shaped public opinion and could possibly have influenced the UN climate agreement that year.

See on www.youtube.com
Fake News BBC

2019Planet of the humans

Filmmaker Jeff Gibbs examines climate change, fossil fuels, pollution and the green energy movement. This eco-documentary takes a harsh look at how the environmental movement has lost the battle through well-meaning but disastrous choices. Backed by Michael Moore, controversial, it got removed from YouTube.

See on planetofthehumans.com

2019Climate Change — The Facts

Sir David Attenborough explores the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires.

See on www.bbc.co.uk
BBC One PBS TV programme By: David Attenborough


Concerned about his young daughter's future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.

See on whatsyour2040.com

2019Ice on fire

The documentary explores the potential extinction level event caused by arctic methane release, and the newly developed technologies that could reverse global warming by sequestering carbon out of the atmosphere.

See on www.hbo.com
Leonardo Di Caprio HBO

2019Our Planet

8 episodes to discover the dramatic consequences of human activities on natural ecosystems and on biodiversity, also highlighting the ways in which we can individually and collectively combat this permanent degradation of the planet.


2018One Strange Rock

One strange rock is a 10-episodes series covering the fragility, peculiarity, and wonders of planet Earth. The actor and presenter Will Smith guides spectators on a journey through the period before Earth was created and the complex interconnections that allow the perfect balance of the natural.

National Geographic Netflix Astronauts Will Smith


A humorous foray into a fantasy future where the world is vegan and doesn't understand how the older generations could be so barbaric.

See on www.bbc.co.uk
Food Veganism Mockumentary By: Simon Amstell

2017An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power tells the story of one man’s fight to solve this crisis at a time when the threat has never been clearer – and the reasons for hope have never been greater. We follow Vice President Gore as he travels the world training citizens as Climate Reality Leaders and building an international coalition to confront the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.

By: Al Gore

2017Chasing coral

This documentary was filmed over the course of three years, and shows the degradation of coral all over the world, within this time frame.

See on www.chasingcoral.com
Netflix Full movie


A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

See on sustainablefoodfilm.com
Agriculture Food

2016Before the flood

Leonardo Dicaprio (as the United Nations Messenger of Peace) travels to five continents, turfs up a huge disinformation campaign about climate change and endeavours to engender hope about our capacity to halt the crisis.

See on www.beforetheflood.com
By: Leonardo Di Caprio


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.

See on riverbluethemovie.eco
Fashion Rivers Mark Angelo Jason Priestley Trailer

2016Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

The "#1 indie documentary of 2016" explores 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.

See on minimalismfilm.com
Netflix Trailer

2016Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

The film explains how and why the animal agriculture industry is the main force behind deforestation, water consumption, greenhouse gasses and pollution.

See on www.cowspiracy.com
Food Meat Trailer

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

Josh Fox goes to 12 countries to investigate climate change and its consequences.

See on www.amazon.com


Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges.

See on www.tomorrow-documentary.com
Solutions Trailer

2015Racing extinction

Documentary about the ongoing Anthropogenic mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos, who directed the documentary The Cove (2009).

See on racingextinction.com

2015The True Cost

The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions. In the UK alone, 38 million items of new clothing are bought each week! The True Cost is hard-hitting and not for the faint-hearted — but it highlights the social and environmental impact the fashion industry is having and how it desperately needs to change.

See on truecostmovie.com
Fashion Trailer


Virunga is a national park in the heart of The Congo, which is home to the world’s last tribe of mountain gorillas. The footage tracks the story of a group of Park rangers and their efforts to protect the UNESCO world heritage site from the many threats it faces.

Netflix Di Caprio Congo Gorillas

2012More than honey

If bees were to disappear from the globe, mankind would have only four years left to live. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the issue of why bees are facing worldwide extinction.

See on buy.morethanhoneyfilm.com
Netflix Trailer

2012Chasing ice

2014 News and Documentary Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming. James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey assemble a multiyear chronicle of the planet's rapidly melting glaciers.

See on chasingice.com

2008Food, Inc

The rock stars of the ethical eating movement — Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser — weigh in on all that is wrong in America’s industrialized food system, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.

See on www.amazon.com
Agriculture Food USA Trailer

2007The 11th hour

The 11th hour is considered the final moment when change is possible. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and former CIA director R. James Woolsey along with more than 50 other scientists, scholars, and leaders discuss pressing issues facing today's world.

Leonardo Di Caprio

2006An inconvenient truth

Oscar-winning documentary, now a classic.

See on www.amazon.co.uk
By: Al Gore

2001The Blue Planet

TV series with 8 episodes. Celebrating the beauty of the world is another way to inspire us to protect it!

BBC Earth National Geographic By: David Attenborough

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