Below is our top 21 list of important food documentaries that we recommend you watch.

Food Inc. (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0

Food has changed over the years – and not really for the best. The food industry often puts out products based on what will sell to the consumer rather than what is good for them.


King Corn (2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4lLHvuLCmQ

Two best friends keep a food journal of everything they eat after they realize that their generation’s lifespan will be cut short because of the food that we now consume.


Our Daily Bread (2005)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wVXZKLlKQs

In this documentary, we peek into the raw happenings within a slaughterhouse. We follow workers around as they go about their day in this near-silent film.


Supersize Me (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Lkyb6SU5U

A man only eats fast food for all three meals within a day for an entire month. The effects of a poor diet are shocking.


The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqP1SC5Tr7U

A peculiar farmer talks about his struggles with depression and having to sell off some of his land. He later finds the will to bounce back and become an organic farmer out in the Midwest.


The Future of Food (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Y_QH_c70s

Genetically modified food changes the benefits of food in order to make certain products look better. The results can be harmful to everyone’s health.


Food Matters (2009)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss

People talk about how the sprays, genetic modifiers, and other enhancements the food industry puts into products help certain medical companies make money.


The Garden (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6VaUIQSxU

Angry farmers fight back against Los Angeles City Council to allow them to have their community garden within the downtown area.


Fresh (2010)

http://www.freshthemovie.com/

A community takes on the effort to bring back healthy crops and help to educate others how to eat better, connect with others, and inspire millions to eat better as well.


Forks over Knives (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg

Obesity and diabetes are only two life-threatening side effects of eating poorly. In this film, we explore how eating more plant-based foods can drastically improve your health.


Fast Food Nation (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc_z623Wsro

An eye-opening film about how the fast food industry works to push out their products and give the consumers what they want despite the dangers they are tossing into their food to make it taste better.


The Beautiful Truth (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZmV8b1wr10

People talk about how alternative medicines and ditching chemically treated foods can help to cancer patients, but since there is so much profit to be made off of medical drugs, doctors often stick with the treatments that fail.


Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikb4WG8UJRw

Eventually, water will become a major problem across the globe. This films explores the possibilities controlled water, water cartels, and wars over the earth’s fresh water.


The Gerson Miracle (2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obBuQVaynrw

Using a healthy alternative to healing cancer through the Gerson method.


Dirt! The Movie (2009)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKPcuwOOGqY

This documentary tells us how important soil is to growing crops, and how conflict is breaking out against the fertile soil that is dwindling within the world.


Fed Up! (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeh_ZKxYwYo

Industrial agriculture is causing issues with how our crops grow across the world. There are different techniques to bring back a healthier food base without using pesticides and other chemicals harmful to our health.


Food Fight (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-yldqNkGfo

This quirky animated flick captures a war between healthy and wholesome foods and the fast food industry –literally.


Food Stamped (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzY7duIVMoE

There are struggles with living on a budget – even when it comes to food stamps. With only about a dollar a meal, it is difficult to eat healthy when money can be so limiting on what you can buy.


As We Sow (2005)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cdcDpMf6qE

In Iowa, many of the farmers have disappeared due to the larger corporate farm buildings that house thousands of hogs and other small animals. The people of rural Iowa are worried about the sewage that these buildings put out as well as their Iowa farmers being out of work due to these larger companies.


Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI7_8FDzuJE

The sweeteners found within soda and other products can cause some serious toxic effects such as brain cancer and brain tumors.


The World According to Monsanto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvGddgHRQyg

There is controversy with pesticides and the Monsanto technology that some farmers have turned to in order to keep their crops pest and weed free.