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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Al Gore’s stunning film captured the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2006.
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Erin Brockovich (2000)

Julia Roberts garnered a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Brokovich, who fought against a giant power company that was poisoning a local water supply.  
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Free Willy (1993)

You can’t help but love this touching tale of a boy and his best friend, who happens to be a killer whale. The 12-year-old boy risks everything to free the whale once he learns it is to be killed by the aquarium owners.
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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Sigourney Weaver, who also narrates the documentary series “Planet Earth,” stars as biologist Dian Fossey, who fought to protect the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.
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Hoot (2006)

Loosely based on the childhood experiences of author Carl Hiassen, this movie features a group of kids who fight to protect a family of endangered burrowing owls in their Florida hometown.
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March of the Penguins (2005)

This Academy Award-winning documentary tracing the lives of Antarctic emperor penguins was produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society and is narrated by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.
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Off the Map (2005)

Joan Allen and Sam Elliott co-star in a poignant tale of a family living “off the grid” in New Mexico.  
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