My Favorite Documentaries

My favorite documentaries on health, earth, and food industry practices.
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Forks Over Knives (2011 Documentary)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Lee Fulkerson
 
2.
Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
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Vegucated (2011 Documentary)
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Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who... (76 mins.)
 
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Food Matters (2008 Documentary)
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Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. (80 mins.)
 
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King Corn (2007 Documentary)
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King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation... (88 mins.)
Director: Aaron Woolf
 
6.
Vanishing of the Bees (2009 Documentary)
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This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications... (87 mins.)
 
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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010 Documentary)
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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe... (97 mins.)
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
9.
How the Universe Works (2010 TV Series)
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Hungry for Change (2012 Documentary)
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HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you... (89 mins.)
 
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Ingredients (2009 Documentary)
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American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing... (73 mins.)
Director: Robert Bates
 
12.
Fresh (2009 Documentary)
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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. (70 mins.)
 
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Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
 
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Food Stamped (2010 Documentary)
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Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy... (60 mins.)
 
15.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
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Fed Up! (2002 Documentary)
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About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is... (58 mins.)
 
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Africa (2013 Mini-Series)
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
 
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Milk? (2012 Documentary)
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An inquisitive man sets out to find the facts about milk and discovers more about the growing controversy surrounding it... (64 mins.)
 
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Farmageddon (2011 Documentary)
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Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk... (86 mins.)
Director: Kristin Canty
 
20.
Food Fight (2008 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. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Taylor
 
21.
Fast Food Nation (2006)
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An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well. (116 mins.)
 
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Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
24.
Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
25.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005 Documentary)
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A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities. (98 mins.)
 
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A Place at the Table (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem. (84 mins.)
 
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The Summit (2012 Documentary)
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Ryan