David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet, one of the most talked-about documentaries, is a living reference of a historian who has seen the planet. The film was released on 4 October 2020 on Netflix alongside the book of the same name.
A Life On Our Planet received a positive critical reception from the audience and critics. The film critic of Radio Times, Patrick Cremona, gave the movie 5 out of 5 stars and said that the movie is a little unlikely and blends a terrific criticism of the human action spoiling the natural world. The Times critic, Ed Potton, gave 4 out of 5 stars and appreciated the director’s authority and intimacy in the narration.
While watching the movie, the audience feels an urgent warning of drastic worsening of the climate if the government and individual people do not take some severe measures. Sir David shared that some visuals of “before” and “after” in the footage force the audience to generate a serious concern regarding the damage to the planet. The documentary film also made the viewers realize their daily contribution to destroying the Earth.
The film A Life On Our Planet is an eye-opener for many audiences. However, many such films awaken people with its impactful narration and storytelling. In this article, we would try to list some of the movies that made the audience realize how bad our planet’s situation is.
Before the Flood
Fisher Stevens’ Before the Flood is a documentary movie based on climate change. The film was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, James Packer, Brett Ratner, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Trevor Davidoski, and Stevens. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese served as the executive producer of the film.
Before the Flood featured one of the most outspoken celebrities regarding climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio, is an actor, environmentalist, and producer. The award-winning actor shared that he was eager to know the environment and ecology from an early age. He used to watch documentaries on habitat loss and rain forest depletion. According to the actor, the environment is more important than spirituality; he also said that he is agnostic. Caprio is an active supporter of many environmental organizations.
The movie premiered in September 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Before the Flood received a positive response, it got an approval rating of 74% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 31 reviews with an average rating of 6.97/10. DiCaprio and Scorsese’s goal with the movie was to spread awareness of this issue to save the world from worsening.
The film has a partnership with National Geographic. It also provides solutions that people can implement on their lives to reduce the impact on the environment.
Our Planet is a 2019 British documentary movie on nature and the issues it is facing right now. David Attenborough narrated the film, and Silverback Films produced it. The production house has also created similar nature-related documentaries including, The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The film is similar to A Life On Our Planet; however, the series has a different approach. It was released last year on Netflix and explored the issues the wildlife and the habitats are facing. The film also discusses how humans are threatening the environment and thousands of animal species.
Our Planet got a fantastic response from critics as well as from viewers. It received an approval rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews with an average rating of 8.33/10. And it scored 88 out of 100 on Metacritic. Critics said that the film consciously shows the fragility of the species and the ecosystem that is being greatly affected by humans’ actions.
Ray Dal directed the nature documentary film Frozen Planet, co-produced by The Open University and the BBC. David Attenborough served as a narrator to the project and was executively produced by Alastair Fothergill. Fothergill won many awards for previous projects like Planet Earth and The Blue Planet.
The docuseries consists of seven parts. All seven parts of the series focused on the environment and life of the Antarctic and Arctic. The film team wanted to capture the natural history of the portal regions, affecting the landforms like sea ice, glaciers, and ice shelves due to climate change. Frozen Planet scored 90 out of 100 on Metacritic.
2040 is an Australian documentary movie directed, written by, and starring Damon Gameau. The film focuses on the planet in the future over the next 20 years. It also explores the effects of the technologies that we are using today can reserve in the future.
The movie is different from the previous films in the above list. It certainly talks about climate changes and the dangerous situation that may occur if humankind won’t watch its actions. However, the movie also talks about how current technologies can positively revert climatic challenges.
2040 got a fantastic response from critics and received an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 22 film critics with an average rating of 6.88.
The above are new incredible nature-related documentaries. If you are the one who is concerned about the future of the only living planet, then consider the docuseries and movies as mentioned above.