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​Here are some plant-based documentaries that we like: 

  • Dominion

    • One of the best documentaries that shows how terrible the animal agriculture industry truly is, Dominion is an absolute must watch showcasing the abuses of modern meat and animal product (e.g. milk and cheese) production.

  • Cowspiracy (Netflix​)

    • Focused on the environmental impact of animal agriculture and eating meat, Cowspiracy uses facts and figures and stories to show that the biggest change we can make to save the planet is cutting animal products from our diets and lives. 

  • Seaspiracy (Netflix​)

    • Made by the same people who made Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy focuses on the environmental impact of eating fish versus other measures proposed by marine conservation groups. 

  • ​What the Health (Netflix)

    • Made by the same people who made Cowspiracy, What the Health shifts the focus from the planet to each person, demonstrating how a vegan lifestyle is the best thing we can do for our health.

  • The Game Changers (Netflix) (Amazon)

    • Co-produced by legends such as James Cameron, Novak Djokovic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan, The Game Changers challenges the assumptions about meat, protein and strength while showing how plant-based athletes in all areas thrive.

  • Forks Over Knives

    • ​Featuring physicians, nutritionists and scientific researchers of all types, Forks Over Knives shows how and why a whole food, plant-based diet is the best way to improve one’s health.

  • Eating Animals ​

    • This documentary narrated by Natalie Portman looks at meat production from every angle, including animal mistreatment and meat industry labor abuses.

  • Live and Let Live​ (Vimeo)

    • ​This movie follows six people from different walks of life, ranging from a butcher to a dairy farmer to a cyclist, as they begin a plant-based lifestyle.

  • Okja

    • This fictional movie tells the story of a girl raising a Super Pig only to have it stolen by the meat industry.  It shows factory farming and the ethics of eating animals.

  • Chicken Run

    • This animated movie about a group of chickens that see a rooster named Rocky as their only hope to escape the farm to avoid being killed and turned into meat pies.  ​

  • Earthlings (website

    • This documentary narrated by Joaquin Phoenix shows how we use and abuse animals for making money with scenes that are difficult to bear in pet stores, slaughterhouses and more.  ​

  • Land of Hope and Opportunity (YouTube)

    • This documentary shows the level of animal abuse and environmental devastation caused by the meat industry with undercover footage of 100 facilities in the UK.  ​Spec

  • Speciesism (Amazon)

    • ​This documentary of the animal agriculture industry evolves to ask why humans feel we are superior to other species that we can literally eat them. 

  • Vegucated (Amazon)

    • This movie documents three people who go plant-based for six weeks and their experiences, initial struggles, and lasting takeaways.​

  • Eating You Alive (Amazon) (website)

    • This health documentary shows how changing to a plant-based diet cures chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.  

  • H.O.P.E.​ (YouTube)

    • This documentary shows how changing to a plant-based diet can improve our health and reshape the world around us.​

  • Meat the Truth (YouTube)​

    • This 2011 documentary shows the environmental consequences of meat production and how even a single person's small changes can be significant.

  • Eating Animals (Netflix) (Amazon)​

    • ​Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book (same name), this movie looks at the environmental impact of eating meat and the labor issues of meat production. ​

  • Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home (Amazon) (website)​

    • This movie shares to stories of several farmers and their relationships with animals and the moral dilemmas they face.​

  • Unity (Amazon) (vimeo)​

    • A sequel to Earthlings, this film shows how humanity has grown, worked, and fought due to Earth’s finite resources.​

  • PlantPure Nation (YouTube)​

    • This documentary follows a group of people doing a 10-day vegan challenge ​and shows the biometrics before and after the challenge. 

  • Food Choices (Amazon)​

    • This documentary attempts to answer what the healthiest human diet is, what we need to survive and thrive, and what the best ways are to get it. ​

  • Planeat (Amazon)​

    • This movie shows how diverse vegan cuisine can be and gets us cooking and gets us thinking.  ​

  • Vegan: Everyday Stories (YouTube)​

    • This movie created by a non-profit project follows the lives of four very different people living a plant-based lifestyle. 

  • Blackfish (Netflix) (Amazon) ​

    • This movie about orcas at SeaWorld shows the levels of pressure animals jailed and bred in captivity undergo and the consequences of that pressure.​

  • The Ghosts in our Machine (Amazon) (website)​

    • This documentary goes into the “machine” of modern meat production and the intelligent animals trapped within it.​

  • Farm to Fridge (YouTube)​

    • This 12-minute documentary shows the unbelievable torture animals go through before they’re consumed and used by humans. ​

  • Meet Your Meat ​(YouTube)

    • This 11-minute  film shows how the current food production system keeps animals constantly sick, mutilates them, and makes their lives hell.

  • From the Ground Up (Amazon) ​

    • ​A college football player talks to vegan athletes and sports professionals about how their diets have shaped their lives and kept them in peak physical shape.

Please send us a note or DM with other plant-based movies and documentaries that you would recommend.  We would love to add them.  Thank you!