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5 nature films and series you can watch on Earth Day

By Brooke Villanueva Published Apr 22, 2021 5:09 pm

Today’s the 51st  anniversary of Earth Day. 

Apart from celebrating it by shopping for sustainable finds and planting a tree, you can also enjoy some documentary films and series that can expand your knowledge on how you can be an Earth warrior and help fight climate catastrophe.

We’ve compiled a viewing list that you can refer to—be it about the sea, land, or other hidden spots, here are some of the most interesting nature films and series you can watch on Netflix today. 

Our Planet (2019)

Our Planet is a 2019 docuseries focusing on the natural wonders of the Earth. Narrated by broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough, each episode provides viewers with a deeper understanding of how climate change can affect all the living.

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

Up for some science fiction drama? Starring Keanu Reeves (as Klaatu), Jennifer Connelly (as Helen Benson), and Kathy Bates (as Regina Jackson), The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) revolves around an alien who goes on a mission “to save humankind by putting an end to their destructive ways.”

Seaspiracy (2021) 

Seaspiracy (2021) shows the harsh realities of the global fishing industry by documenting the different human actions that can negatively affect the environment and unmasking “alarming global corruption.”

Night on Earth (2020)

In this captivating docuseries dubbed Night on Earth (2020), Emmy-winning actor Samira Wiley uncovers the “hidden side to the world’s greatest landscapes and animals.” A myriad of technological advancements was used to perfectly capture amazing creatures at night.  

Tiny Creatures (2020)

What makes this docuseries interesting is it puts the spotlight on tiny animals who take on big adventures in the United States—from squirrels and mice to ducklings and owls! It was directed by Emmy award-winning creative Jonathan Jones.

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