Celebrate Earth Day With These Awe-Inspiring Movies and TV Shows

Thought-Provoking Movies

March of the Penguins

baby penguins in snow

Experience the magic and wonder of the journey of penguins across the Antarctic to find a mate and raise a family in March of the Penguins. The National Geographic production gives plenty of breathtaking images of the penguins’ venture through the freezing climate, with an emotional, heartfelt story to boot.

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

two animated fairies talking

This early 90s gem is worth revisiting now more than ever. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest tells the story of a group of fairies whose home forest gets destroyed by polluting human machines. Seeing how frightening these events are from the perspective of the fairies makes the protection of nature personal. While it is a fun animated film on the surface, its ability to drive home the message that we need take care of our planet is powerful.

Duma

Blonde boy laying on cheetah

Duma tells the moving story of a young boy who goes on a journey to bring the cheetah he raised from a cub back into the wild. The film has what you’d expect, with plenty of cute shots of big cats. But it also addresses the importance of knowing where to draw the line between man and wild nature, no matter how difficult it can be.

Avatar

blue cat human holding glowing tree seed

Everyone remembers the visually striking cinematic masterpiece, Avatar. Although cat-like people of Pandora may look different from us humans, the parallels between the film’s story and Earth are striking. James Cameron’s passion for environmental activism comes through as he conveys the importance of sustainability on the beautiful, glowing Pandora, while showing the real dangers of humanity’s carelessness. The message about protecting the natural environment is loud and clear, and the impactful visuals and fantastic sci-fi story make it an all-around good time.

Visually Striking Documentaries

Planet Earth and Blue Planet

mountain goats on cliff with desert background

See the wonder of Earth through the perspective of all the cool, creepy, and beautiful creatures who call it home in Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

In the mood for more nature inspired viewing? Check out our Earth Day TV Sale and National Geographic Sale.

FILL YOUR PLATE WITH HIT MOVIES & TV DURING OUR THANKSGIVING SALE

HEAPING HELPINGS

Nothing goes better with food and family than awesome movies and TV to watch together. Check out all the goodies we’ve cooked up in our full Thanksgiving Sale here, and read for more of what’s in store.

STUFFED WITH HITS

Ready to gather around the latest hit movies? Top titles are on sale now starting from just $9.99, including fresh new releases like Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and The Lion King.

SECONDS OF SAVINGS

Time to curl up with some classics. Rent a timeless favorite like Rocky, Fargo, or Legally Blonde for just 99¢ and share it with the whole family.

BUNDLE UP

Pair your festive feast with a merry marathon of hit shows like Game of Thrones, The X-Files, and Parks and Recreation. Get the complete series bundles for 25% and let the good times roll.

There’s plenty more on the table in our full sale. Check it out here, and have an epically entertaining Thanksgiving with Vudu!

KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED THIS THANKSGIVING

NOW WE’RE COOKING

There’s a lot that goes into throwing the perfect Thanksgiving get-together, from cleaning to cooking to cleaning up from cooking. Having little ones underfoot can add an extra layer of stress you don’t need, so why not keep them happy and interested with some fun, age-appropriate entertainment until dinner time rolls around?

SMALL BITES

Younger kids love spending time with their favorite TV characters, but a full 30-minute episode can risk them getting too involved to stop in the middle. Short and sweet programs like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Molang, and Dinosaur Train will keep preschoolers engaged and learning with bite-sized adventures you can turn on and off as needed.

TURKEY DAY YOUR WAY

Older kids want to watch the latest hit movies all their friends are talking about, and you want to let them, but you might still have concerns about some of the content.

Family Play lets you put on top titles like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Captain Marvel, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters while selecting specific content types like Language, Violence, and Sex/Nudity that you would like to seamlessly skip over, leaving everything else the same.

Browse the full list of Family Play eligible titles here, get the full scoop on Family Play here, and check out the above titles and more in our Thanksgiving Sale happening now.

KIDS MENU

Kids know what they like, so why not let them choose from age-appropriate titles in your library and the Vudu free collection?

With Kids Mode you can let the kids watch on their favorite devices and only age-appropriate titles for the age range you select (rated by the experts at Common Sense Media) will be viewable and watchable. Everything else will be invisible until you exit Kids Mode (you can even set a PIN to keep Kids Mode turned on). Get all the details on this stress-reducing feature here.

Enjoy a worry-free holiday that keeps everyone entertained (and out of the way) on Vudu!