Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, we’re going to talk about some environmental wrongs and disasters. Specifically, manmade ones!
#1 Deepwater Horizon
Deepwater Horizon is based on the explosion and oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
#2 Erin Brokovich
Next up, Erin Brokovich. This was actually the first film I thought of when reading the topic. It is also based on a true story, where Brokovich was fighting against the Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation who were responsible for contaminating ground water.
#3 Soylent Green
Okay, Soylent Green might not be the most perfect fit for this topic. In fact, I have never watched the film but I’ve seen it referenced in other works numerous times. I read the plot description on Wikipedia and it starts with the sentence “By the year 2022, the cumulative effects of overpopulation, pollution and an apparent climate catastrophe have caused severe worldwide shortages of food, water and housing.” If that is not a man-made catastrophe, I don’t know what is.
What’s your favorite film about environmental wrongs and disasters? Let me know in the comments!