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

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