The ten best Earth Day films to watch in celebration of this holiday include Disney Earth Day movie selections. These movies are perfect for celebrating our planet.
“Fern Gully” (1992)
This movie immediately came to mind when thinking of Earth Day movies worthy of making the top 10 best Earth Day films list. The oil monster “Hexus” and the fairies of Fern Gully along with the crazy bat hard to forget. If you have never seen this animated film I highly recommend you do.
Starring a stellar cast, Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton; this Earth Day film is about a group of blue collar drillers sent to NASA to stop an asteroid from colliding with Earth.
“Deep Impact” (1998)
Another all-star cast, Morgan Freeman, Tea Leoni, Robert Duvall and Elijah Wood attempt to prepare for and destroy a comet from hitting Earth to prevent human extinction. A perfect Earth Day movie and great reminder that we should not take mother nature for granted.
“Erin Brockovich” (2000)
A fitting Earth Day movie about a single mom (Julia Roberts) that lands a job as a legal assistant and soon becomes obsessed with helping to fight for victims of poisonous chromium from a gas and electric company that is not environmentally responsible.
“The Day After Tomorrow” (2004)
This is a made for Earth Day movie. Dennis Quaid stars as a climatologist that must stop global warming and get to his son in New York, which is experiencing the effects of a new ice age.
“March of the Penguins” (2005)
Learn about the Emperor penguins of Antarctica, their monogamy, traditional breeding ground and more. Narrated by Morgan Freeman this is a fabulous Earth Day film.
“Into the Wild” (2007)
This Earth Day film represents getting in touch with nature. Based on a true story, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) leaves his life behind to pursue the freedom of living in the wild.
A computer animated sci-fi, this Pixar/ Disney earth day movie is the story of a future robot that must clean the waste that now covers Earth. Love complicates his mission as he follows his girl to outer space and changes the future.
This Disney Earth Day movie was released on Earth Day 2009. “Earth” follows the lives of three families for one year; the humpback whales, elephants and polar bears. You will see more than just whales, elephants and polar bears. This is an educational film that reminds us to be environmentally conscience.
Another Disney Nature film is in theaters now and is the perfect Earth Day movie. Disney will donate to save our coral reefs in your honor if you see “Oceans” during opening week of April 22, 2010. “Nearly ¾ of Earth’s surface is covered by water and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.” (Disney)