Before You See Don't Look Up, Watch All of Leonardo DiCaprio's Environmental Documentaries
Leonardo DiCaprio may be best known as an Oscar-winning actor, but outside of his blockbuster movies, he's incredibly passionate about the environment and the effects of climate change. He set up the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 as the basis for his continuing activism efforts. The nonprofit serves as a place to further awareness about the environment and spread awareness about how people can help. For decades, DiCaprio has been vocal about global warming, climate change, dangers in the animal kingdom, and everything else that affects planet Earth. Along the way, he's spoken out at numerous events and helped create several documentaries. Ahead, you can learn more about the environmental-awareness documentaries DiCaprio had a hand in creating, as well as where you can stream them.
The 11th Hour
Leonardo DiCaprio created, produced, cowrote, and narrated this documentary that touches on the harsh truths of environmental issues like global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and more. The film includes input from numerous politicians, scientists, and more experts.
Before the Flood
Before the Flood, which was coproduced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, focuses specifically on global warming. DiCaprio travels the world to see the different effects climate change has had everywhere while examining the dangers of denying climate change.
Ice on Fire
In this documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, viewers are able to easily see how global warming affects the planet. While showing what happens because of arctic methane release, the documentary also takes it one step further by demonstrating possible solutions for continuing climate change issues.
And We Go Green
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in and produced this documentary on Formula 1 racing. The film follows the race circuit to feature drivers using electronic cars and green energy while touching on how it's an improvement for the environment.
Cowspiracy takes a closer look at climate change and how animal agriculture (the branch of agriculture that mass produces animals for meat, fiber, milk, and other human consumption) affect it. It was originally released in 2014, but was subsequently updated in 2015 with Leonardo DiCaprio as an executive producer.
The Ivory Game
This documentary, which Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced, examines elephant poaching in Africa and how the ivory trade affects the environment and the animal kingdom. Over more than a year, filmmakers went undercover to get a real look at ivory being smuggled from Africa to China and London.
Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced this documentary directed by Eli Roth about the growing extinction of sharks all over the world. The film includes input from scientists and experts on what's leading to sharks' disappearances and how it affects the larger environment.