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18 Earth Day Movies on Netflix

These Earth Day movies on Netflix are great to watch on Earth Day, on other environmental observances, or any time of year. These Netflix titles feature non-fiction series, documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. Great for homeschooling with Netflix, too.

These movies include everything from movies, documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These are great selections to add to your Netflix list.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by binge-watching Netflix?

All these Earth Day movies on Netflix listed are current, but that is subject to change without notice.


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Planet Earth

Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope. | Stream on Netflix

David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet

In his 93 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of the planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. But during his lifetime, Attenborough has also seen firsthand the monumental scale of humanity's impact on nature. | Stream on Netflix

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Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale

In this wildlife drama, a worsening dry season in the Kalahari Desert leaves pride, packs, and herds to rely on the power of family to survive. | Stream on Netflix

Mission Blue

This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle's campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste. | Stream on Netflix

To continue learning, check out the Ocean Unit Study Animal Research Project.


This immersive series follows the world's most magnificent creatures, capturing never-before-seen moments from the heartwarming to the outrageous. | Stream on Netflix


In a rural Iowa community during the Great Depression, a stranger with a violent past poses as a preacher and rallies the farmers to mount a strike. | Stream on Netflix


Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption. | Stream on Netflix

Night on Earth

This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing. | Stream on Netflix

Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet

David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth's biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted. | Stream on Netflix

Chasing Choral

Divers, scientists, and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs. | Stream on Netflix


People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more. | Stream on Netflix

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My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. | Stream on Netflix

Tales By Light

Photographers and filmmakers travel the world capturing indelible images of people, places, creatures, and cultures from new, previously unseen angles. | Stream on Netflix

Dancing with the Birds

From ruffling their majestic feathers to nailing im-peck-able courtship routines, birds in paradise flaunt their best moves in hopes of landing a mate. | Stream on Netflix


Our Planet

Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope. | Stream on Netflix

Night on Earth: Shot in the Dark

This look behind the scenes shows how worldwide camera crews climbed, dived, and froze to capture the documentary's groundbreaking night footage. | Stream on Netflix

Wild Babies

Follow the adventures of baby lions, elephants, penguins, pangolins, and more as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of life in the wild. | Stream on Netflix

To continue learning, check out Ice Age Unit Study.

Our Great National Park

Narrated by former President Barack Obama, this stunning docuseries shines the spotlight on some of the planet's most spectacular national parks. | Stream on Netflix

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“I absolutely love sharing movies with my kids as a way to teach them valuable lessons. It's like this awesome bonding experience where we all snuggle up on the couch with some popcorn, and I get to see their little faces light up with curiosity. Whether it's a classic with timeless morals or a new animated flick with hidden gems of wisdom, it's a fantastic way to impart important life lessons in a fun and engaging way. Plus, the post-movie discussions are priceless – hearing their take on the characters and the story adds a whole new dimension to our family time.” –a Homeschooling parent

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