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Top Sustainability Documentaries

by Jonathan Kyprianou
Top Sustainability Documentaries on Netflix and Amazon Prime


On either Amazon Prime or Netflix

Check out my top 10 documentaries on sustainability and the environment on either Netflix or Amazon Prime. These film documentaries cover the topics of climate change, the impacts of the fashion industry, environmental crisis we're facing worldwide, as well as plastic pollution. Some of these are controversial, but all make us think about our approach to more sustainable development.

Furthermore, they delve into the uses of natural resources and the way its affecting ecosystems and the atmosphere. Educate yourself with these documentaries on the topics of consumerism, ocean pollution and climate change.

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace across five continents and the Arctic, documenting the effects of climate change first hand. He uncovers the reality of human impacts use of fossil fuels, meeting with world leaders who are fighting against inaction—presented by National Geographic.

Currently on: Amazon Prime

Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four friends as they set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge. An unimaginable reality for most young Westerners, the challenges they face are real, and it is the reality for over 1.1 billion people around the world.

Currently on: Amazon Prime

A Plastic Ocean is an adventure documentary shot in more than 20 locations over four years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and their team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions. They are going deep into uncovering shocking amounts of rubbish found in dead animals, to vegetables we consume grown on land of trash.

Currently on: NETFLIX

A documentary film - The True Cost uncovers the impacts the fashion industry has on people and the planet. It discusses several aspects of the garment industry from production to its after-effects such as river and soil pollution, pesticide contamination, disease and death. It looks at environmental, social and psychological aspects as well as consumerism and mass media.

Currently on: Amazon Prime

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Minimalism talks about how your life might actually be better with less. People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

Currently on: Amazon Prime & NETFLIX

Learn how factory farming within the meat industry is decimating the planet's natural resources. More shockingly, read about why major environmental groups are ignoring this crisis.

Currently on: NETFLIX

What if one simple change could save you from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease? Take a deep dive into the film that has influenced millions around the world.

Currently on: NETFLIX

The 11th hour is a brilliant yet terrifying documentary presented by Leonardo DiCaprio back in 2007. On the subject of the environmental crises caused by human actions and their impact on the planet, the 11th Hour documents the effect of these actions upon the planet’s life systems and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.

Currently on: Amazon Prime

Thousands of miles away from civilisation, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way, she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our plastic consumption.

Currently on: NETFLIX

A Netflix original documentary series and groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, Our Planet showcases the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that remain.

We're all a part of this amazing planet, but we're changing it like never before. Discover the story of the one place we all call home.

Currently on: NETFLIX

Spend your weekend watching one of the sustainability documentaries on either Amazon Prime and Netflix. If you know of any other film-documentaries that should be on this list, please let me know below so I can check them out!

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