Documentaries on Food and Health

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1. 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: 47,125 | Gross: $4.42M

2. 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: 2,638

3. 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: 93,945 | Gross: $11.53M

4. Vitality (2012)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary

A journey into the world of health-care in our modern world. The current medical system is failing due to an emphasis on the treatment of disease instead of prevention. Dr. Pedram Shojai ... See full summary »

Director: Pedram Shojai | Stars: Dale Archer, Christina Avaness, David Bradley, Tim Brown

Votes: 45

5. GMO OMG (2013)

90 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Seifert | Stars: Jeremy Seifert, Vandana Shiva, Cary Fowler, Dennis Kucinich

Votes: 1,323 | Gross: $0.04M

6. The Human Experiment (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products.

Directors: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman | Star: Sean Penn

Votes: 607

7. Alive Inside (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,707 | Gross: $0.15M

8. The Widowmaker (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, News

70 Metascore

Every minute of every year an American drops dead of a heart attack, hundreds of thousands without any warning or prior symptom. But these people could have been saved. The Widowmaker ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Forbes | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Melinda Murray, Julio Palmaz, Martin B. Leon

Votes: 181

9. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 16,536

10. 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: Phillip Day, Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne

Votes: 4,417

11. Hungry for Change (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin, Kris Carr

Votes: 2,907

12. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Vaccines - Calling the Shots (2014)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

The science of vaccination, and the personal medical consequences when too many people decline to cooperate in the public health measure.

Director: Sonya Pemberton | Stars: Sharon Washington, Simon Fensterszaub, Jane Zucker, Alison Singer

Votes: 63

13. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Surviving Ebola (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

A recounting of the 2013-15 West African Ebola epidemic and the efforts to contain it.

Director: Guy Smith

Votes: 26

14. 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: 8,018

15. Prescription Thugs (2015)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young | Stars: Jeff Hatch, Chris Leben, Matthew Wiese

Votes: 1,816

16. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 44,454 | Gross: $0.87M

17. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Aaron Adams, Jonathan Balcombe, T. Colin Campbell, Gary Francione

Votes: 643

18. Food Choices (2016)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Siewierski | Stars: Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Ashlee Piper

Votes: 2,536

19. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Untangling Alzheimer's (2013)

Documentary

Untangling Alzheimer's is a dramatic and inspiring medical investigation driven by David Suzuki's journey to understand the science of Alzheimer's and the surprising new insights into its ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Verdecchia

Votes: 18

20. Sustainable (2016)

92 min | Documentary, History, News

America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Wechsler | Stars: Marty Travis, Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, Mark Bittman

Votes: 366

21. In Defense of Food (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schwarz | Star: Michael Pollan

Votes: 539

22. The Truth About... (2015– )
Episode: Alcohol (2016)

59 min | Documentary

A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim is on a mission to find out the truth about alcohol, including why the government cut the recommended weekly limit for men by a third in January.

Director: David Briggs | Stars: Javid Abdelmoneim, Matthew Mitchell, Gautam Mehta, Antony Moss

Votes: 225



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