If you’re a committed Green Matters reader who cares about the environment, one among your 2021 resolutions might be to help protect the environment. Despite the importance of adopting incremental, sustainable lifestyle adjustments, you may be tempted to make a bigger effect. These movies promoting environmental preservation will undoubtedly stoke your fire for climate advocacy in 2021 if that’s the case.
1. Whale Rider (2002)
To win her grandfather’s approval after her twin brother and mother died in delivery is the goal of an Indigenous girl in New Zealand named Pai, the subject of a Whale Rider film based on a novel. Pay has a tremendous reverence for whales, ocean, and the men who ride them, but when a bunch of whales get stuck on a beach, she realizes she is the only one who can save them.
2. Erin Brockovich (2000)
Actress Julia Roberts stars as an unemployed single mother in Erin Brockovich who gets a job as a legal assistant after being laid off from her previous position. When she investigates a case involving Pacific Gas & Electric Company, which she discovers is guilty of poisoning the local drinking water, she is treated more seriously at her law company. Finally, Brockovich makes history and leads one of the greatest environmental lawsuits in history.
3. Promised Land (2012)
Two corporate sales partners—Steve Butler (Matt Damon) and Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand)—visit a tiny rural village with the intention of securing oil drilling rights in exchange for a sizable sum of money. Because of their financial hardships, the residents of the town assumed it was a done thing from the start, until they were faced by anti-oil campaigners.
4. FernGully: The Last Rainforest(1992)
Every age group will enjoy FernGully: The Last Rainforest, which tells the story of a fairy named Crysta and a young logger named Zak. A firm called Hexxus is on a mission to contaminate the soil and cut down the trees in their rainforest home, and the magical fairies and forest animals they’ve summoned to defend it are there to help.
5. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Two zoologists, Gregg O’Hara (Bill Paxton) and Jill Juvenile (Charlize Theron), who rescued a young gorilla named Joe and brought him to a refuge in California, tell Joe’s story in this 1998 family classic. However, Strasser (Rade Serbedzija), a violent poacher, arrives in pursuit of vengeance after Joe had offended him a long time ago. Joe is in danger.
6. A Civil Action(1998)
Jan Schlichtmann (played by Jon Travolta) is a lawyer who is sought out by a group of families whose children have been diagnosed with leukemia after a major firm poisoned the local water supply. Schlichtmann and his coworkers are then compelled to take on a gigantic and highly powerful firm in a massive and incredibly difficult litigation.