Everyone loves to Netflix and chill, ammmiiiright? Here are our favorite ocean-focused documentaries you should watch one after the other.
My Octopus Teacher
This one took our breath away. Not only is it visually stunning but the emotional (and almost 100% underwater!) journey that My Octopus Teacher takes you on is truly a thing of beauty. It’ll leave you wanting to hug an octopus, for sure.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
We loved the way this story was told. David Attenbourough has seen it all and lived a life few would even dream of. Who better to describe environmental changes over the last 80+ years than someone who has witnessed them first hand.
Chasing Coral is truly an “epic adventure capturing our changing oceans.” The effect global warming has had on our coral reefs is familiar to most but nothing brings it home more than seeing it up close and narrated by marine experts. Once you watch it, you’ll know what we mean.
A Plastic Ocean
You’ve heard about plastic in our oceans, but this documentary is still sure to blow your mind. Shot on over 20 locations over 4 years, A Plastic Ocean explores the causes and consequences of plastic pollution. The team of scientists, researchers, and explorers also provide some immediately applicable working solutions to the plastic problem affecting marine life.
There’s Something in the Water
Though focused on environmental racism in Nova Scotia, Ellen Page’s 2019 documentary feels particularly relevant to us in America, too. The film explores the radically disproportionate effect of environmental harm on Black Canadian and First Nations communities. There’s Something in the Water illuminates the devastating effects of industrial waste, and highlights the communities fighting to make their home – our home – a better and cleaner place to live.