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Environmental Popcorn

shutterstock_85623463Last night while watching the 88th Annual Academy Awards I was inspired to make a list of my own environmentally themed “award winning” movies.   Enjoy!

  • Best Nature Empowerment Film:

The Happening (2008)

When a fatal airborne pathogen attacks  the north east coast of the United States, survivors are forced to flee without knowing what they are running from.

  • Best Over Reaction to Global Warming:

The Day After Tommorow (2004)

In the ultimate disaster film, global warming causes a catastrophic storm that includes tornados, tidal waves, hurricanes, and a below freezing ice storm.

  • Best Use of 80’s Popstars to Demonstrate Vigilante Environmentalists :

Mega Python Vs Gatoroid (2011)

In this Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie, two super creatures battle it out in the Everglades as a result of misguided actions by an animal activist and a park ranger.

  • Best Animated Film Ever:

Princess Mononoke (1997)

After being cursed by an demon boar,  Prince Ashitaka finds himself caught in a battle between a mining town and the magical creatures in the surrounding forest.

  • Best Monster Created by Dumping Formaldehyde Down The Sink:

The Host (2006)

In this horror film from Korea, a grandfather leads his family to rescue his grand daughter from a strange tentacled beast.

  • Best Superhero to Come From  Something Radioactive:

Toxic Avenger (1985)

This campy classic follows a nerd, who becomes a gross superhero. The Toxic Avenger is a cult classic and inspired 3 sequels.

PS. If you have any environmentally themed movie you would like to share please include them  as a comment! :)

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by Maddie Perlman-Gabel

  • Feb 28th, 2012 at 13:52 | #1

    Oh man the Gatoroid movie looks so terrible that it must be good. I might have added Ferngully for best animated film. The characters and scenery is great, and you gotta love the evil villain Hexxus who sucks up diesel emissions to grow stronger. Great bad guy

  • Mar 1st, 2012 at 08:41 | #2

    You forgot “Avatar”

  • Mar 3rd, 2012 at 18:40 | #3

    Thanks for the suggestions. I put “Princess Mononoke” as best animated film because I thought it would be a film a lot of people hadn’t seen but should see. I’m a big fan of “Fern Gulley”, especially Batty’s rap on animal testing. “Avatar” is also a very popular environmentally themed movie. Has anyone seen any good, not to depressing, environmentally documentaries? I keep hearing good things about “The Cove” but I don’t think I can handle a movie about the slaughtering of dolphins.

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