Our Favorite Dramas Featuring Environmental Activists

When you think of environmentalists as characters in Hollywood movies, I'm sure you've seen all the stereotypes.

But in new film Beatriz at Dinner environmentalists get their seat at the table when Salma Hayek's kind and bold Beatriz takes on a self-satisfied lion-hunting billionaire at a wealthy client's dinner party.

That started us thinking about some of our favorite dramas featuring environmentalists on screen. Most of them turned out to be based on real people. Harder to let the stereotypes slip in that way? 

Here are our picks. Who did we miss? Who is your favorite?


Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

 

Dian Fossey, Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

 

Princess Mononoke, Princess Mononoke (1997)

 

Joy Adamson, Born Free (1966)

 

EVE, WALL-E (2008)