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List Rules Any documentary about food, nutrition, cooking, or eating

List of the best food documentaries, as ranked by documentary and food fans. Documentaries often take people inside a world that would otherwise be unavailable to the viewer. These films can sometimes be disturbing because they can show a darker side of an industry or world that we never thought about before. That’s what makes food documentaries so fascinating and tough to take all at once. Everybody eats and, for many, food is an entire lifestyle. So films that take a sneak peek into the behind the scenes world of the food industry are often some of the most thought provoking movies becausethey touch what we care about most.

 

What are the best food documentaries to watch? This list offers a wide selection of movies made about many different aspects of the food industry. Movies like Super Size Me and Fat Head take polar opposite views on the fast food industry. Some of the films on this list discuss the process of making food, while others explore the exploitation of foreign farmers.

 

The movies on this list are perfect for any documentary or food enthusiast. Whether you want a lighthearted look at the food industry or something a bit deeper, this list has everything.

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Food, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Super Size Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Forks over Knives is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Food Matters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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King Corn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
King Corn Michael Pollan, Curt Ellis

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Fat Head is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Our Daily Bread is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Blue Gold: World Water Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Earthlings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
Earthlings Joaquin Phoenix

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The Future of Food is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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The Gerson Miracle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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The Price of Sugar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Killer At Large is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
Killer At Large Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Ralph Nader

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The Gleaners and I is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Food Documentaries

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Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothe... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers Harrod Blank, Antzonini Del Puerto, Mary T. Brown

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All in This Tea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
All in This Tea Werner Herzog, James Norwood Pratt, Gaetano Kazuo Maida

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Life and Debt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
Life and Debt Ziggy Marley

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The Garden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Food Documentaries
The Garden Daryl Hannah, Danny Glover, Joan Baez

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Food Documentaries