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10 Best Vegan Documentaries

This is where it all started for me.  I watched a vegan documentary on Netflix and after the documentary was finished, my curiosity ran rampant.  It was the curiosity that made me become vegan and so I have to share with everybody the 10 best vegan documentaries.  I wish I could remember which one I watched but I can not because I just kept watching more and more of them.  They were all so amazing and eye opening.  If you are even a little interested in a vegan diet for any reason what so ever then you have to check out one of these 10 documentaries (or all 10!) in this YouTube video Below.  You will not be disappointed.

 

#10.  Eating Animals, produced & narrated by Natalie Portman

Great documentary to start off this countdown.  If you want to know what is really going on behind the food on your plate then you have to see this film narrated by Natalie Portman.  This documentary touches on how factory farming is driven by antibiotics and hormones.  Both of which have adverse side affects when consumed by humans.  While watching this film you are sure to rethink animal made foods altogether.  It is pivotal that we start recognizing how this food is affecting our bodies.  Along with how our bodies react to the food made from animals, we must be aware of how the environment is affected too.  This documentary speaks on how factory farms deplete our natural resources and put our planet at risk due to greenhouse gases.  This is a wonderfully put together documentary that everyone will love to watch.

#9.  The Game Changers, produced by James Wilks

Alright all you sports lovers.  If you have not heard by now, most of the best sports players in the world, consume plant based diets.  Or they are 95% plant based.  Anyways, no room for judgement but more of a great trend to see in the sports world.  Players like Tom Brady, Lionel Messi, Venus Williams and Novak Djokovic are vegan or predominantly plant based.  I think other athletes are going to take notice of this soon and start changing their diets.

In this Documentary, James Wilks shows how his recovery from a serious injury was aided by a plant based diet.  He was able to make an incredible recovery and he owes it all to plants.  He then goes around to other athletes who are amazing at what they do.  Some of the people competed in strong man competitions, long distance running and mixed martial arts.  All of which testify to how well they recover from workouts, have great joint health and feel like they have more energy during workouts.  This is a MUST SEE for all athletes looking to get an edge on the competition.

#8. Called to Rescue, directed by Loghan Call

Have you ever heard of an animal sanctuary?  Well I had not until I saw this documentary.  I quickly took a liking to animal sanctuaries.  On these farm sanctuaries, are animals that have been rescued or saved from slaughter and are now on a farm that allows them to live a life until a natural death.  During this documentary, Loghan Call shows how impacted humans are when they encounter these animals at these places of safety.  The viewer is able to see just how natural and happy the animals are and how they too, are affected by human connection.  This is a really touching film and has 9.4 stars out of 10.  Enjoy this film!

#7.  The Ghosts in our Machines, produced by Liz Marshall

Liz Marshall is a huge animal lover.  If you want to watch a documentary focusing on animal rights then this is the documentary for you.  She touches on everything cruel that animals have to go through.  Some examples are animals killed for fur, spent dairy cows and animals that suffer from harmful laboratory testings.  All of this is for selfish human gain.  There are so many things that we are unaware of because of what we are not educated on.  We need to applaud Miss Marshall for her education through the work of her animal photography.  She discovered that taking pictures of animals being abused was more powerful then actually destroying the properties that house these animals.  Pictures are worth a thousand words and pictures of abused animals might bring about more then just a 1,000 words.  Great film to watch for all animal lovers.

#6.  Live and Let Live, directed by Mark Pierschel

This documentary should be renamed as the “why to be vegan” documentary.  Mark Pierschel interviews 6 different people on why they chose to become vegan.  Each account is incredible and will give you insight as to why a vegan diet is so special for so many different people.  One example is of a butcher who turned into a vegan chef.  Another example is of a professional athlete that realized eating plants would bring them a competitive edge.  Whatever the case may be, you are sure to spark an interest and carve out your “why a vegan diet is important to you” philosophy.  Or even better, this documentary can give you reasons to talk with your family members and friends about why they should start a vegan diet.  I really love this documentary.  There is nothing like hearing testimonies from people.

#5. Forks Over Knives, directed by Lee Fulkerson

This is the number 1 reason why I started gaining interest in becoming a full time vegan.  I say full time vegan like it is a job but it is really quite the opposite.  Do what you love and never work a day in your life and that is what a vegan diet is starting to feel like for me.  It is very rewarding.  Part of the reward is reaping the health benefits that this documentary, Forks Over Knives, goes into detail about.  As a world, we are crippled by heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes.  If we are able to switch to a plant based diet then we can reverse this trend of painful health suffering.  You definitely want to show this documentary to somebody who needs a reality check on how their animal dominant diet is destroying them from the inside.


#4. Maximum Tolerated Dose, produced by Karol Orzechowski

One of the reasons I love this top 10 list of vegan documentaries is the variety of different documentaries you can choose from.  Each documentary in this top 10 is a little bit or a lot bit different from the other documentaries listed.  This documentary, Maximum Tolerated Dose, continues this trend.  In this documentary they bring awareness to those animals that are tested in laboratories.

Personally, I always remember how proud people speak about new cancer studies and how they have found success by testing rats and monkeys.  I would always think, oh wow that is great news.  I would always think highly of the studies without taking into consideration what side affects the animals went through during all of these lab tests.  This film brings light to how these tests affect and stress out a number of animals which often times lead them into cardiac arrest.  Great film for everyone to see.

#3. What the Health, director Kip Andersen

This documentary theorizes about how the milk and dairy industry feeds into the pharmaceutical industry.  Honestly, it could be said the other way around and that this relationship is a cyclical one.  Both sides feed into each other and Kip Andersen sheds light on this by interviewing world health officials.  During these interviews, he probes health officials for answers that he knows would expose the evil behind their industries.  There are enough encounters to clue you in that something very fishy is going on.  Your sixth sense will definitely be activated during this documentary!

#2. Earthlings, directed by Shaun Monson

Seeing is believing!  Beware!  This documentary can be a little overwhelming at times to watch.  It is one thing to hear about behavior and people doing things but it is completely different once you see it with your own eyes.  That is why this documentary is so powerful.  They used hidden cameras that showed gruesome video of how animals are treated for human gain.  It truly is terrible what you will watch from these hidden cameras.  In this documentary they don’t always talk about the farming of animals for their meat.  They also talk about how animals are produced and mistreated for their fur, human entertainment and as pets.  We are incredibly naive when it comes to how we treat animals before they come live as pets with us.  This documentary helps us see what is really going on behind the scenes.  It has a very high viewer rating for a reason.

#1. Cowspircay, produced by Kip Andersen

This video hits home on my 2nd favorite reason to being vegan.  Which is saving the environment!  When a person becomes vegan it is usually because of health, animal cruelty or environmental reasons.  Or they feel equally passionate about all 3.  In this documentary, Cowspiracy,  director Kip Andersen does a great job of linking factory farming of animals and how it negatively impacts our environment.  He talks about global warming and deforestation in relation to mass animal production.  He also touches on how much clean water it takes to produce animals for slaughter.  The numbers are staggering!

We really need to take a step back after watching this documentary and ask ourselves if we can sustain life on Earth with an animal dominant diet.  If we continue to raise animals for slaughter at this rate then we are putting our planet in jeopardy.  Not only are we putting our land in danger due to deforestation but we are also creating ocean dead zones that could potentially have an even greater problem.  This is creating more then just a reason for concern.  This is creating a rise to action.  We can not put our off-springs into harms way.  What kind of planet do we want to leave the next generation?  We have to be smart about this and take a stand for what is right and what is sustainable.   This documentary is sure to change your mind on how to protect our planet.  Make sure to tell a friend about this documentary once you are finished watching.

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Thanks for Reading! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or can testify to any of the videos listed above!

Eric

Hello I'm Eric and I am striving to educate people about plant based diets. I enjoy bowling, gardening and nature in my free time. Marilyn and I hope you find our site helpful in learning about a proper Vegan diet.

41 Responses

  1. Hi Eric! Thank you very much for sharing your experience about how you became vegan. I’d definitely want to see some of these documentaries. And the one produced and narrated by Natalie Portman would be an excellent place to start. Checking the list, I also got attracted to What the Health, director Kip Andersen. I’ll also watch that one!

    If I like any of these two, I’ll continue watching others in this list.

  2. finding a good article does not come by easily so i must commend your effort in creating such a beautiful website and bringing up an article to help others with good information like this. i am surprised that i have not seen any of this before. i am glad that you posted this article. thank you 

  3. First of all thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us. Your article is really informative and I gained a lot of knowledge by reading your article which is very helpful to me .I am very aware of my health and I eat a regular diet and I think eating vegetarian is good for maintaining good health. I watched a vegetarian documentary on Netflix and I really enjoyed it .I was fascinated by it and it was curiosity that turned me into a vegan .I am very interested in eating vegetarian and later I personally saw the Cowspircay, produced by Kip Andersen documentary and enjoyed it very much. This video is my second favorite reason to be vegan .And it is saving my environment .This documentary has taught me how to save animals without destroying forests. This documentary is sure to change my mind about how to save my planet. To me this is the best vegan documentary .Essentially diet is needed for animals .

    I will definitely be delivering your article to my friend and asking him to share his new experience with teaching you article from Vegan Documentary. Can I share your article on my social media?

  4. I’ve watched most of these vegan documentaries before and they are all brilliant. While I didn’t go vegan because of watching these documentaries, I did watch them after going vegan which I believe helped me stay vegan. I stopped eating animal products in 2014 because I believe that plant based foods provide adequate nutrients for the human body to thrive and there is no need to kill and abuse animals. Personally I don’t really care about the environment, for me it is the health and ethical points that turn me towards veganism.

    • Everyone has their main reason as to why they went vegan.  I didn’t really care about the environment either Son, when I first started.  However, now I am very engaged on how this diet can help the environment.  We really are nothing if we do not take care of our planet.

  5. Though I became a vegan because my wife was one but then, it would be quite awesome to see it out here how possible it is for me to watch these documentaries. Seeing exactly what the life looks like from my perception. Wow! I definitely would get right at it now since I got nothing to do all through the day. Thumbs io to you

  6. thanks for sharing this article. documentaries are interesting and adapting. it clears many visions of people. it is helpful in many way. by seeing documentaries we can know about the world and vegan diet briefly,

    among these all i have watched What the Health, director Kip Andersen. its one of the best. it takes our interest to vegan documentary to another level. i love watching it. i enjoyed reading your article and i will definitely watch the others.

    i will share this article to my social media account so that others can see the to most vegan documentaries reviewed by you. thanks again.

  7. First of all, thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful and informative article about Vegan. I have a Curiosity about pant diets. After reading this article I learn many of these things and did not know these things before. This article will be very helpful for plant experts.
    I always enjoy bowling, gardening, and nature in my free time. Hopefully, you will post many more articles like this to know about Vegan.
    Thanks again for the post. I will share the post with others.

  8. The fact that i have come to learn something tangible from this post is satisfying. The make of your website is nice and the simplicity of the color selection makes it beautiful. i would say that my first experience of the feeling cam after i saw called to rescue. after that day i began to inquire more

  9. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful article with us. It’s safe to say that plant-based food has never been more popular, and vegan documentaries are playing a major role. The main content of this article is Ten Best Began Documentaries, which is shown on various video websites.

    Although difficult to watch, Earthlings is an extremely moving film that does a fantastic job of detailing the impact that humankind’s mistreatment of animals has on our planet. The Movie and The Ghosts in Our Machine that I immediately decided to pursue a fully vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle. But somehow, I completely overlooked Nation Earth’s 2005 documentary film Earthlings.

  10. Hi Eric,

    After my marriage, I switched to a Vegan diet because my wife is a Vegan (there is no option lol). However, when I started to do some research I realized that I made the right and wise decision. I do have watched a few videos you mentioned and I was shocked and felt bad.

    There is a famous saying in the part of the world where I live, Food Is Our Medicine And Medicine Is Our Food. Unfortunately, we are eating poison. I am bookmarking your post for future reference and you have provided loads of valuable information.

    I am also going to share your post with my wife and we have already decided that our little one is going to be a Vegan right from the start.

  11. What an extraordinary post that is! Your post is informative and also educative. You have posted about 10 Best Vegan Documentaries. I read your article and got lots of info. I had no idea about Maximum Tolerated Dose, produced by Karol Orzechowski before reading your article. Your article is really helpful to me and everyone.

     I appreciate you for this kind of writing. I will share your article with my friend. I hope they benefit and will share their experiences with you very soon. Thanks for the info.

  12. Many thanks to you Eric for sharing such an excellent article on the best ten Vegan documentary with us. I am highly intrigue with your review on “Call to Rescue.” This Documentary must be highly inspiring. I just can’t wait to see it because I can already imagine the degree of love and joy as a result of freedom. It is certain that so much will be learn from this Film. My regards.

  13. Hi, thanks for a wonderful topic and post. It is one of the most educating so far on the subject matter. The importance of plant based food and menu cannot be over emphasized for a healthy world. The effect of shifting our food source to plant rather than animals is huge both to our personal health and the health of the ecosystem. I appreciate this piece of information.

  14. Your article is really informative and I gained a lot of knowledge by reading your article which is very helpful to me .I am very aware of my health and I eat a regular diet and I think eating vegetarian is good for maintaining good health. I watched a vegetarian documentary on Netflix and I really enjoyed it .I was fascinated by it and it was curiosity that turned me into a vegan .I am very interested in eating vegetarian and later I personally saw the Cowspircay, produced by Kip Andersen documentary and enjoyed it very much. This video is my second favorite reason to be vegan .And it is saving my environment .This documentary has taught me how to save animals without destroying forests.

  15. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful article with us. It’s safe to say that plant-based food has never been more popular, and vegan documentaries are playing a major role. There is a famous saying in the part of the world where I live, Food Is Our Medicine And Medicine Is Our Food. Unfortunately, we are eating poison. I am bookmarking your post for future reference and you have provided loads of valuable information. I hope they benefit and will share their experiences with you very soon. Thanks for the info.

    • Food is our medicine!  We are what we eat and we have to be mindful of what we are putting into our bodies.  I am glad you found this post helpful.

  16. Wow🤩I must say these are really nice documentaries on began diet,To be sincere I have never seen one before so I never knew how it would be like.

    I really like you selection I can wait to share them with my fellow vegans as I know they would love it.thanks for sharing this awesome article.

    Regards,
    David.

  17. It’s safe to say that plant-based food has never been more popular, and vegan documentaries are playing a major role. There is a famous saying in the part of the world where I live, Food Is Our Medicine And Medicine Is Our Food. Unfortunately, we are eating poison. I am bookmarking your post for future reference and you have provided loads of valuable information.

  18. Hello there! This is an amazing review you’ve got here, thank you very much for taking out time to share these documentaries as they are uplifting. I read “The Ghosts in our Machines, produced by Liz Marshall” sometime ago and it transformed my mindset about animals completely especially the photographs in it. Thanks! 

    • Thank Chim.  Pictures and videos are so powerful.  They change many people’s perceptions.  These are great videos for people to understand the truth about factory farming.

  19. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article and find it very helpful for everyone. It is one of the most educating so far on the subject matter. The importance of plant based food and menu cannot be over emphasized for a healthy world. The effect of shifting our food source to plant rather than animals is huge both to our personal health and the health of the ecosystem. Thanks for sharing such useful info.

  20. Thank you so much for sharing such an informative article among us. Honestly, I have enjoyed this post very much. Here you have discussed in detail in 10 Best Vegan Documentaries. I watched a vegan documentary on Netflix. It was much informative. Currently, vegetables are widely used. I’m a vegetable lover. People have used Vegetable in food since ancient times. It is a popular home food. Vegetables are very necessary for all kinds of animals. Vegetable contains some powerful nutrients and antioxidants which can aid in the prevention or treatment of inflammation and other types of disorders in the body. I learned Everything from this article on Vegetable. I think this article is useful for everyone.
    Lastly, I would like to share this post on my social media so that all people know about the 10 Best Vegan Documentaries.
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  21. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful and informative article about Vegan. I have a Curiosity about pant diets. After reading this article I learn many of these things and did not know these things before. This article will be very helpful for plant experts.I always enjoy bowling, gardening, and nature in my free time. Hopefully, you will post many more articles like this to know about Vegan.

  22. this is a great and amazing article. thanks creating time to provide such an implosive and informative article for everyone. i really love the review speaking on “Call to Rescue and i have also learnt the importance of plant based food. i find this article so inspiring, thanks for sharing this amazing article

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