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1. Deli Man (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

A look at the history of delicatessens in the United States.

Director: Erik Greenberg Anjou | Stars: Steve Auerbach, Adam Caslow, Alan M. Dershowitz, Fyvush Finkel

Votes: 442 | Gross: $0.48M

2. 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

3. Fed Up! (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using ... See full summary »

Director: Angelo Sacerdote | Stars: Britt Bailey, Dominique Baron, Brent Blackwelder, Beth Burroughs

Votes: 113

4. 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: 532 | Gross: $0.06M

5. 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

6. 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: 48,196 | Gross: $4.42M

7. 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: 10,646

8. 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

9. 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: 96,965 | Gross: $11.53M

10. Spinning Plates (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

Director: Joseph Levy | Stars: Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach, Mike Breitbach, Thomas Keller

Votes: 895 | Gross: $0.11M

11. Pressure Cooker (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Infamously blunt, Wilma Stephenson runs a "boot camp" teaching Culinary Arts at Frankford High, disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students. But behind her tough ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Becker, Jennifer Grausman

Votes: 372

12. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Votes: 31,404 | Gross: $2.55M

13. Kings of Pastry (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

69 Metascore

The collar awarded to the winners of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef - it is a dream and an obsession. ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jacquy Pfeiffer, Regis Lazard, Philippe Rigollot, Rachel Beaudry

Votes: 994 | Gross: $0.34M

14. Foodies: The Culinary Jet Set (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on the fine dining subculture of foodies. The interest in haute cuisine has grown exponentially. Now, we enter the world of one of the most influential people on the food ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare | Stars: Andy Hayler, Aiste Miseviciute, Perm Paitayawat, Steven Plotnicki

Votes: 449

15. Eat This New York (2004)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

Two best friends from Minneapolis struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world, as the city's legendary chefs and restaurateurs reflect on their lives in the business.

Directors: Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi | Stars: Daniel Boulud, Rocco DiSpirito, Sirio Maccioni, John McCormick

Votes: 89 | Gross: $0.01M

16. A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Biography

Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic,... See full summary »

Director: Sally Rowe | Stars: Heston Blumenthal, Daniel Boulud, Frank Bruni, Mike Colameco

Votes: 424

17. Canned Dreams (2012)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

Canned Dreams is a film about workers and their dreams on the journey of a canned food product.

Director: Katja Gauriloff | Stars: Lise Biskup, Neuci de Souza, Florentina Dumitru, Sebastian Laustsen

Votes: 362

18. The Gleaners & I (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: François Wertheimer, Agnès Varda, Bodan Litnanski

Votes: 5,312 | Gross: $0.15M

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. Food Fight (2008)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.

Director: Christopher Taylor | Stars: Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Marion Nestle, Justin Kirk

Votes: 234

23. I Like Killing Flies (2004)

R | 80 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

Director: Matt Mahurin | Stars: Michael Fishman, John A. Papa, Eve Shopsin, Kenny Shopsin

Votes: 1,109 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Killer at Large (2008)

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

25. 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

26. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 22,732 | Gross: $1.00M

27. 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

28. Living on One Dollar (2013)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple | Stars: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Ryan Christoffersen

Votes: 4,543

29. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 72,116 | Gross: $24.54M

30. Black. White. (2006)

Drama, Reality-TV

A white family and a black family find out what it's like to switch lives.

Stars: Rose Bloomfield, Bruno Marcotulli, Poetri, Brian Sparks

Votes: 168

31. 30 Days (2005–2008)

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson, Scott Bridges, Ryan Hickmott

Votes: 1,869

32. Candyman (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

The story of the rise and fall of David Klein, the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans.

Director: Costa Botes | Stars: David Herman Klein, Bert Klein, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Votes: 224



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