Movies About Plant-Based Eating

Here are several films that address whole food, plant-based eating and related topics, largely from a scientific and medical perspective. Let us know what you think via our Contact page or reach us on social media.

Code Blue (coming 2019)
This feature-length documentary was inspired by the lifestyle medicine approach (including plant-based nutrition and exercise) successfully used by a doctor in treating her own multiple sclerosis. Code Blue examines the obstacles in our present health care system, including asking why doctors have been slow to adopt lifestyle practices in treating their patients and examining the underpinnings of our health care model.

Eating You Alive (2018)
Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health.   [As of October 1, 2018, this film is available for purchase only; not yet via streaming or rental.]

What the Health (2017)
While sharing the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic disease, What the Health investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want people to know about it. [Watch on YouTube; stream on Netflix; rent on GooglePlay.]

Plant Pure Nation (2015)
The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. [Stream on Amazon Prime Video and YouTube; rent on GooglePlay, iTunes]

Forks Over Knives (2011)
Forks Over Knives examines the claim that most of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. [Stream on Netflix; rent on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, GooglePlay, YouTube]

Food, Inc. (2008)
Looking at corporate farming in the United States, Food Inc. concludes that industrial agriculture produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees. The film features interviews with average Americans about their eating habits, commentary from food experts, and graphic footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants. [Stream on Netflix; rent on GooglePlay, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video]