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1. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Pollan

Votes: 11,019 | Gross: $1.54M

2. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,371

3. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 24,230

4. Dominion (2018)

120 min | Documentary

Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom.

Director: Chris Delforce | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Sadie Sink

Votes: 1,481

5. Eating Animals (2017)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

An examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer's memoir.

Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn | Star: Natalie Portman

Votes: 734 | Gross: $0.13M

6. Rotten (2018–2019)

55 min | Documentary

Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

Stars: Latif Nasser, Kent Vander Kamp, Todd Kloss, Jack Bai

Votes: 2,060

7. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,197 | Gross: $4.42M

8. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson | Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 10,647

9. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Directors: Anna Chai, Nari Kye | Stars: Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Anthony Bourdain

Votes: 290 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 8,245

11. Food Matters (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Food Matters examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on such topics as organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne, Phillip Day

Votes: 4,514

12. 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: 2,766

13. In Defense of Food (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schwarz | Stars: Michael Pollan, Stephen Ritz

Votes: 668

14. Vegucated (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy

Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.

Director: Marisa Miller Wolfson | Stars: Marisa Miller Wolfson, Chloe Davis, Cody Tarlow, Molly Wadzeck

Votes: 2,762

15. Hungry for Change (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin, Kris Carr

Votes: 3,014

16. 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: 539

17. 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: 302

18. 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: 199

19. 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: 755

20. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

Joe Cross examines how to make healthy habits last. Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions to make long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health.

Director: Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Bjarke de Koning, Carrie Diulus, Sheila Kar

Votes: 1,514

21. 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: 1,903 | Gross: $0.08M

22. 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: 1,075 | Gross: $0.23M

23. 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: 1,844

24. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 96,967 | Gross: $11.53M

25. 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: 335

26. The Future of Food (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Charles Benbrook, Grace Booth, George W. Bush, Ignacio Chapela

Votes: 1,373 | Gross: $0.08M

27. Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution (2008)

TV-G | 112 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

For the first time ever, our children are growing up less healthy than we are. As the rate of cancer, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factors climbs upward each year, we must ask ourselves: why is this happening?

Director: Jean-Paul Jaud | Star: Perico Légasse

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Our Daily Bread (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter | Stars: Claus Hansen Petz, Arkadiusz Rydellek, Barbara Hinz, Renata Wypchlo

Votes: 2,401

29. 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: 2,369

30. 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: 1,193

31. 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: 259

32. 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: 163

33. 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: 171

34. The Fruit Hunters (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through ... See full summary »

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Kyle Allatt, Marie-Alice Depestre, Kyle Gatehouse, Henry Kwok

Votes: 235

35. That Vitamin Movie (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

A respected documentary maker, hears from a friend, that his long term depression has been helped after watching a video entitled, "Food matters" and following a nutritional protocol ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Beattie | Stars: David Brownstein, Helen Saul Case, Hyla Cass, Phillip Day

Votes: 929

36. Seed: The Untold Story (2016)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

A film about the importance of heirloom seeds to the agriculture of the world, focusing on seed keepers and activists from around the world.

Directors: Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel | Stars: Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, Jane Goodall, Winona LaDuke

Votes: 234

37. 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: 524 | Gross: $0.01M

38. What's with Wheat? (2016)

TV-PG | 79 min | Documentary

A hard hitting investigation helping to answer the burning questions about our health today. This documentary features 15 global experts who shed the light on what is currently happening to our wheat.

Director: Justin Brown | Stars: Cyndi O'Meara, David Perlmutter, Sayer Ji, Terry Wahls

Votes: 270

39. The Food Cure: Hope or Hype? (2018)

105 min | Documentary, Drama

THE FOOD CURE presents an intimate portrait of six cancer patients who make the radical decision to turn their backs on conventional medicine and put their faith in a controversial alternative cancer treatment based on food.

Director: Sarah Mabrouk | Star: Kelly Turner

Votes: 32

40. Foods That Cure Disease (2018)

256 min | Documentary

Over 4 hours of crucial video. Diagnosed with high cholesterol, Craig McMahon took control of his health and beat his genetic fate by consuming a whole plant-based diet inspired by Doctors ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McMahon | Stars: T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Michael Greger, Craig McMahon

Votes: 88

41. Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins (2018)

90 min | Documentary

A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive intake.

Director: Sonya Pemberton | Star: Derek Muller

Votes: 424

42. Bite Size (2014)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

Bite Size tells the stories of 4 kids around the country as they embark on a journey to become healthier and lose weight. All it takes is someone to believe in you and the will to try.

Director: Corbin Billings | Stars: Davion Bland, Moy Gutierrez, Emily Patrick, KeAnna Pollard

Votes: 152



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