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1. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

Votes: 7,670 | Gross: $0.41M

2. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 10,420 | Gross: $1.60M

3. Food Stamped (2010)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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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: 122

4. Planeat (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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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: 123

5. The Botany of Desire (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary

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Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Schwarz, Edward Gray | Stars: Frances McDormand, Michael Pollan

Votes: 440

6. Fresh (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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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: 245

7. Ingredients (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

6.7
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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: 157

8. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 45,776 | Gross: $4.42M

9. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 8,910

10. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,558

11. Race to Nowhere (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

7.1
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52 Metascore

RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents... See full summary »

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Votes: 182

12. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 14,626

13. Unser täglich Brot (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 2,218

14. King Corn (2007)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 1,812 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (2004 Video)

90 min | Documentary

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Narrator Cori Brackett had a strange cause-and-effect experience with the diet cokes she was drinking and quickly found herself disabled and diagnosed with MS. Slowly able to walk and speak... See full summary »

Directors: Cori Brackett, J.T. Waldron | Star: Cori Brackett

Votes: 216

16. Food Fight (2008)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

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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: 217

17. Killer at Large (2008)

87 min | Documentary

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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: 453

18. Farmageddon (2011)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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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: 500 | Gross: $0.06M

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

TV-G | 112 min | Documentary

6.5
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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: 139 | Gross: $0.00M

20. The Perfect Human Diet (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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Journalist C.J.Hunt's global quest for a solution to the obesity epidemic and diet-related disease. It explores modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution.

Director: C.J. Hunt | Stars: C.J. Hunt, Leslie Aiello, Susan Loraine Anderson, Loren Cordain

Votes: 558

21. Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food (2006 Video)

58 min | Documentary

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This bold and convincing documentary grabs you in the guts and doesn't let go. When Adam Curry and Timo Nadudvari first learned about the hidden consequences of the genetic engineering of ... See full summary »

Director: Timo Nadudvari | Stars: Fritjof Capra, Paul Hawken, Vandana Shiva

Votes: 35

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

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

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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

23. American Meat (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

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40 Metascore

American Meat is a solutions-oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Meriwether | Stars: Fred Kirschenmann, Daniel Salatin, Joel Salatin, Paul Willis

Votes: 23

24. Fed Up! (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

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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: 112

25. Steve Jobs: One Last Thing (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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A look at the life and career of the technology business innovator and entrepreneur.

Directors: Sarah Hunt, Mimi O'Connor | Stars: Robert X. Cringely, Bill Fernandez, Demetri Goritsas, Dean Hovey

Votes: 686