Oceans

Our film tips and overview of the best films about our oceans, but also overfishing, whales, sharks and plastic in the sea.

Through the process of the water cycle, the ocean provides humans not only with fresh water to drink, but also has been feeding coastal populations for thousands of years.

Coral reefs and life underwater belong to the most flourishing and diverse ecosystems that humanity can imagine. However, the oceans are at risk because of human activity. The rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere is also raising the acidity levels of the water, which makes life for corals and all vertebrate species impossible. Plastic waste transcends all five large oceans, breaking down into microparticles and working its way into the food chain. Gigantic fishing fleets have made every edible fish an endangered species, and every unedible species a casualty of globalism.

The oceans, and with it, our world, are on the brink of collapse. The films below present rarely showed correlations and create awareness for the wonderful life underwater.

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part. - Hermann Broch

Our Film Tips

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The End of the Line

“Where did all the fish go? - We ate them.” "The End of the Line" is a classic must-see on the subject of overfishing.
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Sharkwater

A entertaining mix between a crime thriller, environmental documentary and animal rights film. The photographer Rob Stewart’s first fantastic film, in which he cuddles with sharks and redefines how we perceive the ocean's greatest predators. "Sharkwater" has prompted various countries to ban shark-fin trade.
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Oceans

The most breathtaking documentary about oceans out there. Previously undocumented unforgettable perspectives, Jacques Perrin's camera techniques are magical and mysterious to behold. Suitable for children.
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The Last Giants

The greatest diversity of whale species is found in the strait between Africa and Europe. In the same space, hundreds of containerships pass though this narrow space every day. The courageous Swiss Katherin Heyer gives medical assistance to injured whales, at the intersection of global consumer society and the last giants.
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Revolution

"Revolution" is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director Rob Stewart over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct.
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Planet Ocean

A plea for the ocean's conservation: extremely impressive aerial and underwater footage show the origins of life on the planet.
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Sea the Truth

If we continue to consume fish at our current rates, the ocean will be fished out in 40 years. "Sea the Truth" illuminates the facts around the largest ecosystem on Earth and debunks the notion of 'sustainable' fishing.
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A Plastic Ocean

What happens to the millions of plastic bags that drift into the ocean? After four years of filming in 20 locations all around the globe, "A Plastic Ocean" sheds light on the consequences of this disaster for marine species, our planet and us - and shows some possible solutions.
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Sonic Sea

We would be wrong to assume the ocean is a quiet place. Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But the noisiest creature in the seven seas aren't whales – it's us humans: Marine vessels, sonic probing and military tests erupt and disrupt every life in the ocean,
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Chasing Coral

Under great personal efforts an unusual team documents the worldwide disappearance of the coral reefs and all life depending on it for the first time. Moving and visually stunning.

More Films

The Most Interesting Clips

TED Talk - Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue) about How to protect the oceans

TED Talk - Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue) about How to protect the oceans

Plastic Seas

Plastic Seas

An Ocean without Sharks

An Ocean without Sharks

How Whales Change Climate

How Whales Change Climate

Sharks Play Critical Role in Ocean Food Web

Sharks Play Critical Role in Ocean Food Web

Black Swan

Black Swan

The Shark Dancer

The Shark Dancer

The Ocean Cleanup - The Beginning

The Ocean Cleanup - The Beginning

Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

Gyre: Creating Art From a Plastic Ocean

The Plastic Gyre

The Plastic Gyre

Ozeanversauerung: Eine Lebensgemeinschaft in Auflösung

Ozeanversauerung: Eine Lebensgemeinschaft in Auflösung

Ocean Acidification: An Ecosystem Facing Dissolution

Ocean Acidification: An Ecosystem Facing Dissolution

BIOACID - Exploring Ocean Change

BIOACID - Exploring Ocean Change

Why do whales sing?

Why do whales sing?

Nature Is Speaking - Harrison Ford is The Ocean

Nature Is Speaking - Harrison Ford is The Ocean

Die Natur spricht - Hannes Jaenicke ist Der Ozean

Die Natur spricht - Hannes Jaenicke ist Der Ozean

Wild Pink Salmon Reefnet Fishing

Wild Pink Salmon Reefnet Fishing

Years of Living Dangerously - Collapse Of The Oceans (1)

Years of Living Dangerously - Collapse Of The Oceans (1)

The Animals Save the Planet - Romancing The Bag

The Animals Save the Planet - Romancing The Bag

Pacific Garbage Screening

Pacific Garbage Screening

Meet the deepest place on earth

Meet the deepest place on earth

David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

Freeing a Humpback Whale from Nets

Freeing a Humpback Whale from Nets

Thousands Of Sharks Visit A Sea Mount

Thousands Of Sharks Visit A Sea Mount

Blue Planet: Weird Ocean Predators Feed On Plankton

Blue Planet: Weird Ocean Predators Feed On Plankton

Coral Reefs & Climate Change

Coral Reefs & Climate Change

Ocean Alive!

Ocean Alive!

Arctic Ocean Acidification

Arctic Ocean Acidification

Underwater noise - the overlooked catastrophe

Underwater noise - the overlooked catastrophe

Why the octopus brain is so extraordinary

Why the octopus brain is so extraordinary

Papageifische schützen Korallenriffe

Papageifische schützen Korallenriffe

What would the oceans say?

What would the oceans say?

From Hunter to Farmer

From Hunter to Farmer

Meereskrise - was kann die Politik tun?

Meereskrise - was kann die Politik tun?

A Plastic Odyssey

A Plastic Odyssey

The Sad and Fatal Mating Habits of the Octopus

The Sad and Fatal Mating Habits of the Octopus

Custodians of the sea

Custodians of the sea

Meet the immortal jellyfish

Meet the immortal jellyfish

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

Reefs At Risk - What's in your sunscreen?

Reefs At Risk - What's in your sunscreen?

With Love & Nature (Rap) by POP Kittipong

With Love & Nature (Rap) by POP Kittipong

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