There is a growing body of documentaries that discuss the plant-based lifestyle.
In this exclusive Plant Based News video, PBN founder Klaus Mitchell discusses seven of the best – and what makes them so compelling.
Vegucated, which has a kind of student feel to it, follows Marisa Wolfson as she recruits six cheese-loving, meat-eating New Yorkers as they try a vegan diet for six weeks.
This movie, co-produced by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, came to Netflix in 2015 after Leonardo DiCaprio came onboard as executive producer. This gave the plant-based movement a mainstream momentum it hadn’t had before.
5. Pure Plant Nation
This film was made by Nelson Campbell – the son of Dr. T. Colin Campbell of China Study fame. It talks about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and blends real-life stories with scientific information.
4. Eating You Alive
Eating You Alive shares some deeply personal stories about how people have regained their health by following a plant-based diet, mixing these stories with hard facts from medical professionals. It also features superstars James Cameron and Suzi Amis Cameron.
3. Forks over Knives
This is one of the original plant-based documentaries that was a huge success. It came out in 2011, and a fun fact is that it inspired a couple of celebrities to try out the plant-based lifestyle.
2. What the Health
As epic as Forks Over Knives, was as the original major plant-based health documentary, it was superseded by, What the Health which was produced by the makers of Cowspiracy – Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn – and executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
It came onto Netflix in 2017, and inspired many people try out the vegan lifestyle, including F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, fashion designer Tom Ford, and NBA star Kyrie Irving.
1. The Game Changers
The Game Changers is the hottest plant-based documentary so far, with an astonishing list of executive producers including Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Novak Djokovic, Lewis Hamilton, James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron.
The documentary tackles the protein myth, and the rise of plant-based diets in athletic circles.