"Never Let Me Go" (2010). The story of three friends who are tragically born to lead short lives, and the love triangle that forms between them in their brief time together. This is an excellent, very involving drama. The storyline is unusual, in a good way.
GasLand. About exploitation and gross corporate abuse by energy companies hydraulic fracturing. Poisoned, flammable water. Tons of chemicals are leached through homeowners' and farmers' land. Livestock die. Citizens become ill. And they can literally set their tap water ablaze it's so polluted with toxic chemicals. If you don't view this doc, YouTube search fracking fire water.
Temple Grandin :: Claire Danes in a biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry :: (2010) TV Movie - 107 min - Biography | Drama :: Director: Mick Jackson :: Writers: Temple Grandin, Margaret Scariano (based on the book: "Emergence") Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn
Werner Herzog's nature documentaries have their own category of awesomeness, as well as a niche audience who see them regardless of their subject matter. Happy People, which Herzog co-directed with Dmitry Vasyukov, has laid relatively low on the festival circuit over the past two years, and seems more quietly spectacular than his recent higher profile work.