Food : What we must know

by sandeep-bhutani | created - 16 Apr 2012 | updated - 16 Apr 2012 | Public

Nutrition, Health and Fitness

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1. inGREEDients (2009)

76 min | Documentary

In the documentary 'inGREEDients', registered nurse and filmmaker David Burton, discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton | Stars: Christopher Ashey, Jennifer Bellino, David Burton, Marlana Carroll

Votes: 26

2. 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: 123

3. Planeat (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

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: 126

5. Chow Down (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

Root for Charles, John and Garnet as they try to buck the system of pills and procedures and outfox their heart disease and diabetes. When their doctors inform them they can't get better, ... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Grayer, Gage Johnston | Stars: Michele Simon, Hans Diehl, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Charles Venezia

Votes: 36

6. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 7,916

7. Vegucated (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy

Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.

Director: Marisa Miller Wolfson | Stars: Marisa Miller Wolfson, Chloe Davis, Cody Tarlow, Molly Wadzeck

Votes: 2,595

8. The Botany of Desire (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary

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: 455

9. Diverseeds: Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2009 Video)

51 min | Documentary, News

This documentary film shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and Asia. In agriculture, the widespread adoption of ... See full summary »

Directors: Markus Schmidt, Camillo Meinhart | Stars: Michaela Arndorfer, Bela Bartha, Cary Fowler, Song Ge

10. 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: 93,201 | Gross: $11.53M

11. Fat Head (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.

Director: Tom Naughton | Stars: Peter Paddon, Tom Naughton, Chareva Naughton, Sally Fallon Morell

Votes: 1,786

12. Fresh (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, News

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: 249

13. Ingredients (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

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: 158

14. My McDiet (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

What if 30 days of fast food could lead to healthy weight loss? Sound impossible? It didn't to Julie Dove. Julie struggled with weight her entire life. As an actor in Hollywood, she felt ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Dove | Stars: Sourpik Avakian, Neva Cochran, Joanna Cotten, Jim Donato

Votes: 5

15. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

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: 46,796 | Gross: $4.42M

16. 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: 9,516

17. Food Matters (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne, Phillip Day

Votes: 4,355

18. PolyCultures: Food Where We Live (2009)

101 min | Documentary

PolyCultures: Food Where We Live is a fresh feature-length documentary movie, which portrays the diverse communities around Northeast Ohio coming together to create a more sustainable and ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kondilas | Stars: David Benzing, Joe Cimperman, Christine DeJesus, Randy DeMers

19. 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: 221

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

TV-G | 112 min | Documentary

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: 144 | Gross: $0.00M

21. All Jacked Up (2008)

110 min | Documentary

All Jacked Up peers into the real lives of four typical teenagers as they are urged to face up to the ongoing manipulation of their generation by big food manufacturers as their parents, schools, and government stand idly by.

Director: Jennifer Mattox | Stars: Mike Adams, Lorri Bauston, Stacey Bell, Phyllis Books

Votes: 45

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

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

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. Tapped (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindsey | Stars: Sally Bethea, Earl Blumenauer, Amanda Brown, Eugene Brown

Votes: 1,182

24. Processed People (2009)

40 min | Documentary, Short

When they're not busy picking our pockets, or telling us we have to give up liberties to have freedom, they're selling us garbage and calling it food. The manufactured food business is ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Nelson | Stars: Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Joel Fuhrman, Jay Gordon, Jeffrey Masson

Votes: 40

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

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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: 220

26. Good Food (2008)

72 min | Documentary

A look at how local farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwestern part of the United States develop sustainable and organic agriculture.

Directors: Mark Dworkin, Melissa Young | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 10

27. Got the Facts on Milk? (2008)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

A comical fast paced feature documentary, that questions the health benefits of milk.

Director: Shira Lane | Stars: T.C. Campbell, James LeQuang, Jennifer Ricciardi, Antonin Oulicky

Votes: 229

28. 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: 457

29. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

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: 1,599

30. King Corn (2007)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary

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: 1,841 | Gross: $0.08M

31. The Price of Sugar (2007)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Haney | Stars: Paul Newman, Christopher Hartley

Votes: 159

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

58 min | Documentary

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: 38

33. Sweet Remedy: The World Reacts to an Adulterated Food Supply (2006)

134 min | Documentary

Sweet Remedy: The World Reacts to an Adulterated Food Supply: While aspartame was the single focus in "Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World", its sequel, "Sweet Remedy" demonstrates that a ... See full summary »

Directors: Cori Brackett, J.T. Waldron

Votes: 31

34. Unser täglich Brot (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: 2,267

35. 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: 1,353 | Gross: $0.08M

36. The Meaning of Food (2004– )

Documentary

The Meaning of Food is a three part series that explores food cultures, identities and histories in America. Stories include following Julie Dash to her South Carolina roots, making booya ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Dash, Nikky Finney, Vertamae Grosvenor

Votes: 11

37. 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: 70,366 | Gross: $24.54M

38. Dirt! The Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.

Directors: Bill Benenson, Gene Rosow, Eleonore Dailly | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Logan, Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra

Votes: 432



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