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1. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 25,783

2. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, News

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83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 58,380 | Gross: $2.07M

3. Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

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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: 1,205

4. Medicine of the Wolf (2015)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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Filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into "wolf country" to pursue the deep intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him.

Director: Julia Huffman | Stars: Jim Brandenburg, Jane Goodall, Saginaw Grant, Julia Huffman

Votes: 182

5. The Elephant in the Living Room (2010)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

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69 Metascore

The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Webber | Stars: Tim Harrison, Terry Brumfield, Russ Clear, Casey Craig

Votes: 968

6. Something for the Birds (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

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Enviromentalist Anne Richards goes to Washington D. C. to fight for getting legislation passed to save the last remaining sanctuary of the almost-extinct California Condor. She enlists the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Victor Mature, Patricia Neal, Edmund Gwenn, Larry Keating

Votes: 109

7. I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

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A candid and introspective look at the extreme beliefs and motives of Ingrid Newkirk, the British-born co-founder and driving force behind People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal-rights organization.

Director: Matthew Galkin | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Marc Bouwer, Ralph Dell, Priscilla Feral

Votes: 282

8. The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)

93 min | Documentary

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60 Metascore

A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Director: Liz Marshall | Stars: Marcel Saba, Lori Reese, Perrie Wardell, Martin Rowe

Votes: 626 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Behind the Mask (2006)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

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Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Melanie Arnold, Steven Best, Mel Broughton, Rod Coronado

Votes: 174

10. A Fall from Freedom (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

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The first comprehensive film to reveal the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin entertainment business. Many of these marine parks and aquariums are directly or ... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Andrews, Ken Balcomb, Hardy Jones, Lori Marino

Votes: 70

11. Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed (2012)

91 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

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63 Metascore

SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES A Nation Betrayed is a compelling compilation of expert testimony, undercover footage and true life stories shot against the dramatic backdrops of the American ... See full summary »

Director: Katia Louise | Stars: Katia Louise, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Paula Bacon, Linda Gray

Votes: 8

12. Animal (2007)

87 min | Documentary

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Director: Ángel Mora | Stars: Marina Abad, Xavier Bayle, Maria Jesus Bocos, Andreu Bosch

13. No Gravy for the Cat (1990)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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An expose of vivisector John Orem's ride on the federal grant gravy train that tells the remarkable story of how five cats slated for death at Texas Tech escaped on the underground railroad.

Director: Ann Chynoweth | Stars: Stephen Kaufman, Richard Kiley, Kenneth Stoller

Votes: 7

14. Animal People: The Humane Movement in America (2006)

84 min | Documentary

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The media has well documented the great social justice issues of the past and present-19th century struggles over the abolition of slavery, providing women with the vote, protecting ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Kaskel | Stars: Nanci Alexander, Cleveland Amory, Neal Barnard, Gene Baur

Votes: 5

15. Angels of Mercy? (2006 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary on the legendary Animal Liberation Front activist Keith Mann.

Director: Yousaf Ali Khan | Stars: John Curtin, Tim Green, Celia Hammond, Angela Hamp

16. The Legend of Ivan Tors (2011)

65 min | Documentary

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Documents Tors' rise from studio screenwriter to anti-violence and animal rights maverick, to Zoologist and Adventurer, to leading producer of successful family films and programs, which ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Cardinal | Stars: Stan Brock, Ricou Browning, Irv Cowan, Joe Dante

Votes: 7

17. River Dogs

Documentary | Post-production

An independent investigation of the mysterious and evil events happening to California sea lions on the Columbia river over the past two decades.

Director: Ksenia Kartopoltseva | Stars: Veronica Montoya, Larry Montoya, Dave Densmore, Arline LaMear

18. A Cow at My Table (1998 Video)

80 min | Documentary

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A Cow at My Table explores Western attitudes towards farm animals and meat, and the intense battle between animal advocates and the meat industry to influence the consumer's mind. Five ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Susan Kitchen, Susan Schafers, Jim Mason, Joy Ripley

Votes: 5

19. Changing Minds, Changing Times (1991)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Narrated by actor Candice Bergen, this videotape celebrates the achievements of PETA's first 10 years.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Goodall, Casey Kasem

20. Unter Menschen (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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In a hermetically sealed-off safari park in Austria our civilization's moral challenges collide under a magnifying glass: guilt, responsibility, redemption. Fourty chimpanzees survived HIV ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Rost, Claus Strigel | Stars: Renate Foidl, Annemari Kuti, Bettina Gaupmann, Bianca Pokorny

Votes: 32

21. Wasted Lives (2001)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Wasted Lives is a 20-minute video designed for school students aged 14 and over but is an excellent introduction to the realities of vivisection for all age groups. Using explicit lab ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Day, Ray Greek, Gill Langley, Peter Simmons

22. Poisoning for Profit (2003 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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This film is derived out of a long undercover operation supported by BUAV inside a contract animal testing laboratory in Germany. It shows the alleged mistreatment of monkeys and caused a ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Brend, Jane Goodall, Jenny Seagrove

23. 269

Documentary | Filming

This is the compelling and controversial story, of the international '269Life' movement. Watch as their underdog struggle, to liberate the animals unfolds, in this one of a kind movie drama.

Director: Keren Goldstein Yehezkeli | Stars: Maria Hope, Sasha Boojor

24. Equal Strength (2011)

103 min | Action, Drama

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Taylor Westrom will quickly learn that to accomplish his noble mission of saving millions of animals he must confront his own boss who is linked to illegal operations with a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Ika Santamaria | Stars: Ryan Tesauro, Noa Lindberg, Brent Battles, Kira Stockwell

Votes: 26 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Rod Coronado: A Voice for Liberation (2000)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Rod Coronado is an indigenous traditionalist, earth warrior and convicted ALF activist who spent few years in a federal prison for actions carried out on behalf of the earth and the animals... See full summary »

Director: Mark Karbusicky | Star: Rod Coronado

Votes: 5

26. Pelts: Politics of the Fur Trade (1989)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Nigel Markham | Star: Chris Brookes

27. Breaking Barriers (1986 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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An investigation of an AIDS research facility called SEMA prompted Dr. Jane Goodall, the world's foremost primate specialist, to call for its closure and the suspension of experiments using... See full summary »

Star: Ingrid Newkirk

Votes: 5

28. Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs (2000)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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29. Labs Unlocked (1991)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), which is closely affiliated with Animal Defenders International (ADI), takes viewers inside St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and Toxicol Laboratories, where we filmed animal abuse.

Director: Tim Phillips | Stars: Geoff Phillips, Patience Thomlinson

30. SHAC: Time for Action 2 (2002)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Greg Avery, Kevin Kjonaas, Lynne Sawyer

31. Manifest marnosti... (2009)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Michal Kolesár

32. My Mate's a Primate (2005)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The industrialised exploitation of non-human primates in the areas of entertainment, bushmeat, the pet trade and scientific research. Filmed and edited by Animal Defenders International, ... See full summary »

33. Counterculture 101 (2008)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Danielle Stallings | Stars: Chris DeRose, Enci, Ruth Gould-Goodman, David Ulansey

Votes: 12

34. Days of Revolt (2015–2016)
Episode: All Life Is Sacred (2016)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Gary Francione, Chris Hedges

35. West 57th (1985–1989)
Episode: Animal Sacrifice: For Good or Evil (1987)

13 min | Documentary, News

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Star: Ingrid Newkirk

36. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
Episode: P.E.T.A. (2004)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Documentary

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Penn and Teller look at animal liberation and expose PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as hypocrites.

Directors: Star Price, Kevin Barry, Christopher Poole, Scott Schaefer, Chip Selby, R.L. Shontell | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Steven Best, Rod Coronado

Votes: 218



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