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1. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 742

2. Eating You Alive (2018)

108 min | Documentary

How and why what we eat is the cause of the chronic diseases that are killing us, and changing what we eat can save our lives one bite at a time.

Director: Paul David Kennamer Jr. | Stars: Suzy Amis, Neal Barnard, James Cameron, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 573

3. Vegan: Everyday Stories (2016)

91 min | Documentary

Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread - they're all vegan.

Director: Glenn Scott Lacey | Stars: Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Ed Begley Jr., Anthony Butler

Votes: 318

4. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 15,379

5. Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Baldwin | Stars: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer, Dana Gunders, Jonathan Bloom

Votes: 605

6. Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

27 Metascore

A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.

Director: Mark Devries | Stars: Steven Best, Richard Dawkins, Gary Francione, Temple Grandin

Votes: 1,207

7. Planeat (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

The story of three men's life-long search for a diet which is good for our health, the environment and the future of our planet - showcasing some of the best food you have ever seen.

Directors: Shelley Lee Davies, Or Shlomi | Stars: T. Colin Campbell, Richard Doll, Gidon Eshel, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.

Votes: 139

8. We Feed the World (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A look at how the world's food is produced and how mass production changes the environment and the lives of people.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Jean Ziegler, Peter Brabeck, Karl Otrok

Votes: 2,377

9. Farmland (2014)

TV-G | 77 min | Documentary

32 Metascore

Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. "Farmland" takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Brad Bellah, Leighton Cooley, David Loberg, Sutton Morgan

Votes: 131

10. Food Revolution (2010–2011)

60 min | Reality-TV

Impassioned chef Jamie Oliver is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States.

Stars: Jamie Oliver, Alice Gue, Rod Willis, Mike McGalliard

Votes: 761

11. Food Evolution (2016)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Using the controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, 'Food Evolution' shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Raoul Adamchak, Charles Benbrook, Karl Haro von Mogel, Tamar Haspel

Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Food Stamped (2010)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, News

Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Nutrition educator Shira Potash ... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash | Stars: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash

Votes: 127

13. Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey M. Smith | Stars: Lisa Oz, Robin Bernhoft, Myrto Ashe, Doris Rapp

Votes: 235

14. Sustainable (2016)

92 min | Documentary, History, News

America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Wechsler | Stars: Marty Travis, Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, Mark Bittman

Votes: 491

15. In Organic We Trust (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

A documentary that follows director Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam?

Director: Kip Pastor | Stars: Nyeila Grissom, Linda Domeyer, Ben Skolnik, Lisa McClain

Votes: 100

16. What's on Your Plate? (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Sadie Hope-Gund, Safiyah Kai Riddle, Ana Angel, Matt Carpenter

Votes: 28

17. Ingredients (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bates | Stars: Anthony Boutard, Jean-Paul Courtens, Eddie Eagle, John Eveland

Votes: 164

18. Killer at Large (2008)

TV-PG | 87 min | Documentary

An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity.

Director: Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Richard Atkinson, Denise Austin, Brooke Bates, Richard Berman

Votes: 459

19. Food Chains (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick that food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly ... See full summary »

Director: Sanjay Rawal | Stars: Eve Ensler, Barry Estabrook, Dolores Huerta, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Votes: 336

20. Fresh (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, News

There are still efficient ways to produce healthy fresh organic food in a time where most food is being mass produced by corporations in less than hygienic ways. Country farmers and urban farmers explain.

Director: Ana Sofia Joanes | Stars: Diana Endicott, John Ikerd, Andrew Kimbrell, George Naylor

Votes: 258

21. Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. (2009)

88 min | Documentary

The movie follows a couple of diabetes patients quest to overcome the disease by going on a raw vegetable diet.

Director: Aiyana Elliott | Stars: Michael Beckwith, Fred Bisci, Gabriel Cousens, Joel Fuhrman

Votes: 173

22. Fat Head (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.

Director: Tom Naughton | Stars: Peter Paddon, Tom Naughton, Chareva Naughton, Sally Fallon Morell

Votes: 1,859

23. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,076 | Gross: $0.23M

24. Farmageddon (2011)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News

62 Metascore

Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food ... See full summary »

Director: Kristin Canty | Stars: Linda Faillace, Adam Helfer, Mark McAfee, Joel Salatin

Votes: 534 | Gross: $0.06M

25. GMO OMG (2013)

90 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Seifert | Stars: Jeremy Seifert, Vandana Shiva, Cary Fowler, Dennis Kucinich

Votes: 1,361 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 19,143

27. King Corn (2007)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woolf | Stars: Bob Bledsoe, Earl L. Butz, Dawn Cheney, Ian Cheney

Votes: 1,910 | Gross: $0.08M

28. Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, News

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the ... See full summary »

Director: Lathe Poland | Stars: Lathe Poland, Eric Carlsen, Daniel Damiano, Jonathan Bailor

Votes: 209

29. Sugar Coated (2015)

90 min | Documentary

How the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.

Director: Michèle Hozer | Stars: Gary Taubes, Robert Lustig, Craig Wilcox, Alexis Gomez

Votes: 763

30. Food Choices (2016)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Siewierski | Stars: Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Ashlee Piper

Votes: 2,810

31. PlantPure Nation (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.

Director: Nelson Campbell | Stars: Neal Barnard, Nelson Campbell, T. Colin Campbell, Rekha Chaudhary

Votes: 464

32. Radius (2017)

Not Rated | 93 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man wakes up with no memory of who he is, and finds that everyone who comes within a certain distance of him suddenly dies.

Directors: Caroline Labrèche, Steeve Léonard | Stars: Diego Klattenhoff, Charlotte Sullivan, Brett Donahue, Bradley Sawatzky

Votes: 11,317



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