Particularly for those who are starting to explore whole food plant-based nutrition, documentary films are a useful resource for information, inspiration and entertainment. Not only do documentaries provide an opportunity to learn, they are also a great way to gather together with friends and start a conversation about the importance of what is on our plate.

MILKED – White Lies in Dairy Land (2021)

A young activist goes deep into dairy land where he takes on the giants of New Zealand’s most powerful industry, and reveals how the sacred cash-cow industry has been milked dry. His journey exposes not only the sustainability crisis and the dangerous denial of impending agricultural disruption, but also what New Zealand and other countries can do to change their fate. Directed and Produced by Amy Taylor, Co-Produced by Chris Huriwai, and Executive Produced by Keegan Kuhn, Suzy Amis Cameron, Peter Eastwood, Moby, Jaine & Sailesh Rao, and Jerome Boudot. Featuring Doctors For Nutrition Board Member Dr. Luke Wilson. Now available on WaterBear.

The Game Changers (2019)

​The Game Changers documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, it follows the story of James Wilks – elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Now available on Vimeo, iTunes and Netflix.

Diet Fiction (2019)

Diet Fiction takes the viewer through the world of diet and weight loss as film-maker Michal Siewierski uncovers common misconceptions and debunks misleading information about dieting and health. The film features 28 world class experts in weight loss, nutrition and health, exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence with the potential to promote long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.

code blue (2018)

code blue follows passionate US physician, Dr Saray Stancic, as she reflects upon her journey from a multiple sclerosis diagnosis to wellness through the adoption of lifestyle medicine. Dr Stancic introduces the viewer to expert physicians and scientists who are paving the way to make meaningful and necessary change in our healthcare environment, and in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health.

What The Health (2017)

What The Health is the groundbreaking follow-up to the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. It follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he discovers the link between the consumption of animal products and poor health, and investigates why government and big business don’t want us to know about it. Available on Netflix.

Eating You Alive (2016)

Featuring leading medical minds, Hollywood talent, gourmet chefs, passionate bloggers and transformed people from around the world, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the causes of chronic disease, 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 one bite at a time.

Forks Over Knives (2011)

Forks Over Knives traces the discoveries of Dr T Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Through separate paths they reach the same startling conclusion: chronic diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes can almost always be prevented – and in many cases reversed – by adopting a whole food plant-based diet. Available to buy or rent for instant online streaming.

Also browse our lists of podcast, books and other evidence-based websites.