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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

FEATURE: Top 10 Green Movies

Now I'm no film buff but there are plenty of great green themed movies worth seeing to educate and inspire you towards a better world. Here are my top 10 green screens in no particular order:
  1. McLibel (click to buy) - One to see - two amazing people bring MickeyD's to its knees.
  2. Erin Brokovitch (click to buy) - Another true story of one courageous woman
  3. The Insider (click to buy) - Yet another true account of how one man's morals shone through
  4. Soylent Green (click to buy) - Charlton Heston stars in this superb rage against the machine
  5. The Corporation (click to buy) - The definitive answer to why we are in the mess we are in
  6. Syriana (click to buy) - One to see - the oil industry laid bare
  7. Roger & Me (click to buy) - A Mike Moore classic tale of one mans chase to hold the man at the top to account for his actions
  8. Supersize Me (click to buy) - Want proof McDonalds is not good for you? Morgan shows you why
  9. Constant Gardener (click to buy) - One to see - a political thriller focused on the drug development business
  10. Who killed the electric car? - One to see - Expose behind why we do not drive more electric vehicles
Coming soon...
And more are on the way thankfully with Sicko, Mike Moore's expose of the madness of US healthcare and the eagerly awaited and star-studded adaption of Fast Food Nation.

Have I missed any of your favourites? Feel free to add movies in the comments.



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At 7:07 PM, Blogger The Worsted Witch said...

Don't forget Blue Vinyl! (

At 11:17 PM, Blogger MoDigli said...

WHY WE FIGHT is a movie not to be missed!

I hope more Americans see this film. American citizens need to wake up and participate more in the political process.

And, course, you can't forget An Inconvenient Truth

Who Killed the Electric Car opens in San Diego, CA (where I live) this coming Friday, and I'm planning on attending! Can't wait!

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Green Fertility Marie said...

Hey, Al,

Howsabout The Future of Food? It's about genetically modified food...and about the Supreme Court giving corps the ok to patent the genes of living things...scared the poop out of me! Upside is that the green/organic movement can be a force to move the market away from GMOs and make them less attractive. Just did a review on this DVD as a matter of fact:

p.s. if you've seen it: I can't help thinking Monsanto is sending out these little evil "Johnny GMO-seed" types to contaminate those poor farmers' crops...

keep up the good work!

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

I'm surprised you didn't include An Inconvenient Truth in the list. =)

Excellent list you've got here. I've only seen The Constant Gardener, so I'll make it a point to hunt for the rest of the movies.

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Josef said...

I think The Take and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised are the best and most important films I've seen in a while.

Both HIGHLY recommended.

I also saw We... Unauthorised Arundhati Roy Documentary a few days ago. Great stuff.

I thought I could've been done a lot better, but The End of Suburbia should defo be on this list too, as one of the main movies so far to focus on Peak Oil.

The film I can't wait for is Undercurrents' Living in the Future - a DVD of self builders and ecovillagers.

You can sign this pledge, or this one to help support the films production. Please do!

Also, I don't think it is out yet, but another important film will be Franny Armstrong's (of McLibel etc.) forthcoming film Crude (see bottom of article).

Oh, and I just remembered, I saw Michael Franti's film I Know I Am Not Alone at Sunday Sounds the other night. Very inspiring.


At 5:12 AM, Blogger Cookster said...

Quite frankly, I think Eric Schlosser and Morgan Spurlock have created their own 'let's get rich on the back of McDonald's' cottage industry.

My views:

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