In our previous post, we wrote a bit about the way the environment is portrayed in films and highlighted Jeremiah Johnson and Into the Wild. Both of those movies display the various ways that nature can be harsh and unforgiving. Today’s blog will take a deeper look at a few more movies that portray nature in a slightly different way.

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More Movies About the Environment

The Day After Tomorrow

Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Dennis Quaid round out the cast in this well-known disaster film. You may know that this particular film has experienced a bit of backlash regarding its science, but if you’re in the mood for a movie where people fight a natural disaster, this is one of the best options available to you. As a matter of fact, Rotten Tomatoes notes that it is a “ludicrous popcorn flick filled with clunky dialogues, but spectacular visuals save it from being a total disaster.”

In short, although it might be lacking in scientific accuracy, The Day After Tomorrow is still worth a watch if you can forgive it of its shortcomings.

Swamp Thing

If you read our series on superheroes who were good for the environment, you probably noticed that Swamp Thing made the list. A 1982 film of the same name tells the story of bio-engineering expert Alec Holland who through a series of events is transformed into Swamp Thing. As a protector of the green (ie- all of nature), Swamp Thing protects his swamp while defending against the threats it faces.

A review from acclaimed critic Roger Ebert says that the movie “had already won my heart before its moment of greatness, but when that moment came, I knew I’d discovered another one of those movies that fall somewhere between buried treasures and guilty pleasures.” He goes on to mention that “there’s beauty in this movie, if you know where to look for it.” We couldn’t agree more.

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We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed our series on the environment in films and that you’ve found a movie or two that sounds good for the next time you want to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and spend a night with a movie.

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