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The Best Documentaries About Veganism  

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List Rules Documentaries about veganism and food issues.

There are a number of documentaries out there that on the topic of veganism, and the many food industry controversies that surround it. If you’ve ever wondered, “What are the best documentaries about veganism out there?” then this is the list for you - a healthy serving of documentary film, all looking at the world of food and veganism.

The films featured on this list have been ranked as the best documentaries that feature the lifestyles of vegans. These cover a variety of topics about veganism, including animal rights, hidden chemicals and pesticides found in our food, the government’s role in these issues, and the benefits of switching to a vegan diet, or healthier diet in general. Many of these films uncover common health problems associated with having a poor diet and the benefits that a vegan diet can have on your health.

This list has the best veganism documentaries, including: Food, Inc., Food Matters, Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, Supersize Me, The Ethics of What We Eat, The End of Poverty?, Food Fight, and Fast Food Nation. Vote up the most delicious documentaries below and any that are not included.
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Joaquin Phoenix
Earthlings is a 2005 American documentary film about humanity's use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, ...more
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Forks Over Knives is a 2011 American documentary film directed by American independent filmmaker Lee Fulkerson that advocates a low-fat whole-food, plant-based diet as a means of combating a ...more
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James Colquhoun, James Caitlin, Nick Bolton
Hungry for Change is a 2012 documentary film directed by James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch and Carlo Ledesma.
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Food Matters is a 2008 documentary film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, ...more
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Vegucated
Vegucated is a 2011 American documentary film that explores the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. It "follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan ...more
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How much do we know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? Though our food appears the same as ever — a tomato still looks like a tomato — it has been ...more
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Cowspiracy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
Cowspiracy
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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Joe Cross and Kurt Engfehr.
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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Ethan Hawke
Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American-British comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser, loosely based on the latter's bestselling ...more
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The Ethics of What We Eat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
The Ethics of What We Eat
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Vegan: Everyday Stories is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
Kathy Stewart Liebelt added Vegan: Everyday Stories
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Vandana Shiva, Gary Vaynerchuk, Paul Stamets
"Possessing both a cosmic perspective that reaches into the vastness of time and space, and the kind of warm, earnest energy that inspires small revolutions inside human hearts, Dirt! The ...more
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Glass Walls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
ChloeFletcher added Glass Walls
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ChloeFletcher added Meet Your Meat
Meet Your Meat is a 2002 documentary about factory farming created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, narrated by Alec Baldwin, and directed by Bruce Friedrich and Cem Akin. The ...more
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Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock's film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003, during which he ate only ...more
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Farm to Fridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
Kathy Stewart Liebelt added Farm to Fridge
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The Future of Food is a 2004 American documentary film which describes an investigation into unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have been sold in grocery stores in the United ...more
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What The Health is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
Shaela added What The Health
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Michael Pollan, Curt Ellis
King Corn is a documentary film released in October 2007 that follows college friends Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis as they move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. In ...more
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Wolfgang Puck, Justin Kirk, Alice Waters
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Shaela added Live and Let Live - Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkuxYgBNv9c 
Live and Let Live is a documentary film directed by Marc Pierschel.
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Shaela added PLANEAT
Planeat is a 2010 British documentary film by Or Shlomi and Shelley Lee Davies. The film discusses the possible nutritional and environmental benefits of adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet ...more
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Shaela added Peaceable Kingdom
Peaceable Kingdom is a documentary produced in 2004 by Tribe of Heart is about several farmers who refuse to kill animals and how they convert to veganism as a way of life. A newer version of ...more
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73 cows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
Shaela added 73 cows
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Speciesism: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Veganism
Shaela added Speciesism: The Movie