See below our list of green and sustainable documentaries:


Running time: 2 series

This immersive series follows the world’s most magnificent creatures, capturing never-before-seen moments from the heartwarming to the outrageous.

Animal (2021)

Director: Cyril Dion
Running time: 2hrs

This documentary follows two 16-year-olds who are part of a generation convinced their future is in danger. Between climate change and the 6th mass extinction of wildlife, their world could well become inhabitable. They have sounded the alarm, but nothing has really changed. So they’ve decided to tackle the root of the problem: our relationship with the living world.

Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary

Directors: Dave Davis and Mary Grandelis
Running time: 1hr
IMDB score: 7/10

Complementing the book Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, this feature documentary film delves into the life of atmospheric scientist Peter Kalmus, who cut his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of the average American.

Blue Planet

Narrator: David Attenborough
Running time: 8 episodes
IMDB score: 9/10

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world’s oceans.

Blue Planet II

Narrator: David Attenborough
Running time: 8 episodes
IMDB score: 9.3/10

David Attenborough returns to the world’s oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Brave Blue World

Directors: Tim Neeves and Alexander Whittle
Running time: 50mins
IMDB score: 6.7/10

This documenatry outlines the ways humanity are adopting new ideas and innovations for managing water.

Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet

Director: Jonathan Clay
Running time: 1hr 13mins
IMDB score: 7.8/10

David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth’s biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted.


Director: Eva Orner
Running time: 1hr 24mins

Eva Orner takes an unflinching look at the unprecedented, catastrophic Australian bushfires of 2019-2020 and shines a light on the global issue of climate change. 

Chasing Coral

Director: Jeff Orlowski-Yang
Running time: 1hr 33mins
IMDB score: 8.1/10

Documentary outlining coral reef decline around the world. A team of scientists, photographers and divers work together to figure out why.

Climate: A Few Degrees Less

Director: Thierry Robert
Running time: 53mins
IMDB score: 4.4/10

Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute has a mission: he wants to keep the world temperature from rising by more than 2°c before 2050. Beyond these extra 2°c, the Earth is bound to experience climate-caused disasters.

Climate Change Babies

Director: Jocelyn Demers
Running time: 45mins

This is an inspiring film for trailblazing mothers and parents around the world. Climate Change Babies, which takes a hopeful approach to the climate crisis, is focusing on people taking action to secure a better future for their young children.

Climate Change: The Facts

Director: Serena Davies
Running time: 1hr
IMDB Score: 7.8/10

David Attenborough takes a stark look at the facts surrounding climate change in today’s world, detailing the dangers we are already having to deal with and future threats, but also the possibilities for prevention and radical political, social and cultural change.

Climate Crisis: Extinction

Director: Lucy Ciara McCutcheon and Roxane Schlumberger
Running time: 54 mins
IMDB Score: 8.2/10

Over the years, planet Earth has gone through many natural cycles. Today the world is changing once again, but this time mankind is accelerating the cycle. We are causing the world to heat up. Extinction levels are accelerating faster than that of the dinosaurs.

Climate Crisis: Wildfires

Directors: Lucy Ciara McCutcheon and Roxane Schlumberger
Running time: 52 mins

A wildfire is an unplanned, unwanted and uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural and urban areas. Earth is an intrinsically flammable planet owing to its cover of carbon-rich vegetation, seasonally dry climates, atmospheric oxygen and widespread lightning and volcanic ignitions.

Climate Next

Narrator: Dr. Werner Vogels
Running time: Series 1

An AWS original documentary series that journeys around the world to discover the people, the ideas, and the technologies currently combatting climate change.

Climate Refugees

Director: Michael P. Nash
Running time: 1hr 35mins
IMDB score: 7.5/10

Filmmaker Michael Nash investigates mass migration caused by our changing climate.

Climate Warriors

Directors: Carl-A. Fechner and Nicolai Niemann
Running time: 1hr 26mins
IMDB score: 4.3/10

Climate Warriors gives a voice to people acting for change. American activists, celebrities and German energy inventors, investors and political activists all drive towards the same goal: saving our world and keeping peace.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes and Keith Scholey
Running time: 1hr 23mins
IMDB score: 8.9/10

David Attenborough’s witness statement on humans’ impact on the natural world.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Narrator: Zac Efron
Running time: 8 episodes
IMDB score: 8/10

In this travel show, actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live.

Eating Our Way To Extinction

Directors: Otto Brockway and Ludovic Brockway
Running time: 1hr 22mins
IMDB score: 7.5/10

This documentary opens the lid on the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about, and will make you never look at your food or the food industry in the same way again.

Fire in Paradise

Directors: Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper
Running time: 39mins
IMDB score: 7.4/10

On 8th November, 2018, a fire broke out in California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and interviews with survivors and responders, FIRE IN PARADISE retells the survival stories from that day.


Directors: Matteo Born and Romain Girard
Running time: 51mins

Greenwashing: it’s a term that’s come to the fore in recent years, as the urgency of the climate crisis becomes increasingly apparent. It’s a troubling phenomenon in which companies which brand themselves as sustainable – in hopes of attracting green investment – continue to cause massive pollution.

Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future

Writer: Jordan Hill
Running time: 56mins
IMDB score: 2.9/10

This documentary shows the  true story of how the actions of one Swedish teenager went on to inspire a global movement that has pushed for real action against climate change.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Directors: Grant Baldwin
Running time: 1hr 15mins
IMDB score: 7.3/10

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

Kate Humble's Coastal Britain

Narrator: Kate Humble
Running time: 3 series
IMDB score: 7.9/10

Kate explores some of Britain’s beautiful coastal destinations on foot.

Kiss the Ground

Directors: Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Running time: 1hr 24mins
IMDB score: 8.2/10

    A group of  scientists, activists, politicians, and farmers have come together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture”. This movement has the potential to balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

    Life in Colour

    Narrator: David Attenborough
    Running time: 3 episodes
    IMDB score: 8.2/10

    This documentary series explores the many ways animals use colour throughout their lives.

    Living Without Water

    Directors: Sam Kingsley, Henry Richards
    Running time: 50mins
    IMDB score: 6.5/10

    What’s it like to live without running water? In Peru’s sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for 1.5 million children and adults, forced to pay up to a week’s salary for just one day’s water.

    Melting Point

    Director: Ruth Chao
    Running time: 53 minutes

    This documentary shows the consequences of global warming, including an extreme heatwave in Europe and a glacier cracking up in Antarctica.

    Mission Blue

    Directors: Robert Nixon and Fisher Stevens
    Running time: 1hr 35mins
    IMDB score: 7.9/10

    Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer and TED prize winner, is on a mission to save our oceans. Over 100 scientists have come togther to fufil her wish to protect the oceans.

    Night on Earth

    Narrator: Samira Wiley
    Running time: 7 episodes
    IMDB score: 8.1/10

    New technology lifts night’s veil in this documentary series to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creature.

    Our Great National Parks

    Narrator: Barack Obama
    Running time: 5 episodes
    IMDB score: 7.9/10

    A documentary series about the world’s most breathtaking national parks and the wildlife that live there.

    Our Planet

    Narrator: David Attenborough
    Running time: 8 episodes
    IMDB score: 9.3/10

    Documentary series exploring different habitats around the world and their diversity between them.


    Director: Yassa Khan
    Running time: 38 mins

    Overheated the documentary a bold and cerebral documentary which makes us think deeply about our place in the fight against climate change.

    Planet Earth

    Narrator: David Attenborough
    Running time: 11 episodes
    IMDB score: 9.4/10

    Each 50 minute episode features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth.

    Planet Earth II

    Narrator: David Attenborough
    Running time: 6 episodes
    IMDB score: 9.5/10

    David Attenborough returns with a new wildlife documentary that shows life in a variety of habitats.

    Race for the Planet

    Running time: 1 series

    Extreme E the ambitious and innovative brand new worldwide off-road competition. Drivers aren’t just battling for first place, but for the future of our planet.


    Creator: Extinction Rebellion
    Running time: 1hr 22mins

    This documentary explores the inner workings of a climate action group that embraces civil disobedience to try and bring about political change.


    Narrator: Latif Nasser
    Running time: 2 series
    IMDB score: 7.2/10

    This documentary series delves into food production to uncover the corruption, waste and danger of our eating habits.


      Director: Ali Tabrizi
      Running time: 1hr 29mins
      IMDB score: 8.1/10

      Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species – and uncovers alarming global corruption.

        Smoke and Fumes: The Climate Change Cover-Up

        Director: Johan von Mirbach
        Running time: 52mins

        This documentary reveals how the oil industry has been secretly funding scientific studies, launching false media reports and systematically deceiving the public about climate change – since 1946.

          The Axe in the Rainforest

          Director: Albert Knechtel
          Running time: 1hr 31mins

          Despite the imminent climate crisis, the overexploitation of the Amazon rainforest continues. Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s policies promote loggers and mining corporations; deforestation and fires threaten the lungs of the world, with the urgent cries from the indigenous population and environmentalists that the Amazon must be preserved at all costs falling on deaf ears.

            The Campaign Against the Climate

            Director: Mads Ellesøe
            Running time: 52mins
            IMDB score: 7.7/10

            In 1988 the world was prepared to act against climate change. But then something stalled the action which led to the alarming climate situation we are all facing today.

              The Cloud Forest

              Director: Mónica Alvarez Franco
              Running time: 1hr 30mins
              IMDB score: 7.3/10

              The people of a small community in Veracruz are the guardians of one of the ecosystems facing the most risk in the country: the cloud forest.

                The Hungry Tide

                Director: Tom Zubrycki
                Running time: 1hr 28mins
                IMDB score: 7.7/10

                The Pacific nation of Kiribati is on the front line of climate change. Sea level rise is threatening the lives of 105,000 people in this vulnerable and forgotten corner of the Pacific. Maria Tiimon, a Kiribati woman living in Sydney, has been given the task of alerting the world to her sinking home.

                  The Ivory Game

                  Directors: Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani
                  Running time: 1hr 52mins
                  IMDB score: 7.8/10

                  In an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa, wildlife activists take action towards stopping the poachers.

                  The Need to Grow (2019)

                  Directors: Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick
                  Running time: 1hr 36mins
                  IMDB score: 7.9/10

                  This documentary follows three different pioneers of technology who hope to regenerate our soils and localise food systems sustainably.

                  There’s Something in the Water

                  Directors: Ian Daniel and Elliot Page
                  Running time: 1hr 13mins
                  IMDB score: 6.5/10

                  This documentary shows how Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women are fighting to protect their communities from injustices and injuries caused by environmental racism.

                  The Troublemaker

                  Director: Sasha Snow
                  Running time: 57mins

                  It is in times of crisis that we find out what really matters to us, that we get to discover who we really are, as individuals and as a society. The Troublemaker delves deep into the ideas and emotions behind the international wave of civil protest, born in the face of the unfolding climate crisis.

                  The Weather Business: Inside the Met Office

                  Running time: 1 series

                  With unique and unprecedented access to the UK Met Offices Exeter Headquarters at its busiest time of the year, The Weather Business follows the work of its staff; from the call centre to the forecasters, the super computer to the aviation desk, the meteorologists working on-site with customers to the press officers holding the fort at the HQ and gain an unparalleled insight into the vital role that the Met Office plays in the lives of individual and business nation-wide.


                  Directors: Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent
                  Running time: 1hr 58mins
                  IMDB score: 7.9/10

                  The world’s climate is changing. Instead of showing the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

                  Urban Fruit

                  Director: Roman Zenz
                  Running time: 1hr 8mins
                  IMDB score: 8.1/10

                  There is a huge divide between the cities we live in and where our food is grown. This documentary follow four urban gardener’s struggle to reawaken our connection to the land.

                  We the Power

                  Director: David Byars
                  Running time: 39mins

                  The film chronicles local energy cooperatives as they pave the way for a renewable-energy revolution and build healthier, more financially stable communities.

                  Youth Unstoppable

                  Director: Slater Jewell-Kemker
                  Running time: 1hr 26mins
                  IMDB score: 6.5/10

                  Interviews with young, passionate activists looking to save the planet. Filmed over ten years from all parts of the world.