At Nelson Enviro, we’re always interested in the environment and the way people interact with it. As a matter of fact, our last couple of blogs have been about superheroes who had an impact on the environment. In today’s post, we’d like to take a look at how the environment has been portrayed in movies over the years.

Whether you’re a film buff who wants to see which flicks made the list or you’re a property owner in need of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, we hope you’ll enjoy what we have in store for you. If you’re here for the latter, we’d love to provide you with the in-depth report you need to make your decision that much easier. Get in touch today to get started!

Movies About the Environment

Into the Wild

Based on the book of the same name, Into the Wild tells the true story of Christopher McCandless. The film details his disillusionment with the modern way of living and his subsequent trek to the Alaskan wilderness. The movie in particular showcases the diverse terrain and the beauty of nature in a way that few others can.

Directed by Sean Penn and starring a number of talented actors and actresses, Into the Wild was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Film Editing as well as appearing on a number of top ten lists for movies that came out in 2007. If you haven’t seen the movie (or read the book), it’s time to give it a shot.

Jeremiah Johnson

A number of westerns are known for their wide-angle shots of sweeping desert vistas and remote mountain ranges. Jeremiah Johnson, on the other hand, is one of only a handful of westerns set in the snowy Rocky Mountains. The titular character is a fur trapper whose life is upended.

Starring Robert Redford and directed by Sydney Pollack, Jeremiah Johnson offers a breathtaking look at nature in a way that you don’t really expect from a western. Regardless of its change of scenery, it is highly regarded within the genre and is rated as being 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critic consensus states that its “deliberate pace demands an investment from the viewer, but it’s rewarded with a thoughtful drama anchored by a starring performance from Robert Redford.”

Stay Tuned for Part Two

We’re just getting started, but we hope you’ve enjoyed our brief look at a few of our favorite films where nature plays a role and is highlighted front and center. The way the environment is portrayed in these two films is interesting; in many instances, it can be harsh and unforgiving.

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