Food Documentaries

Food documentaries…we’ve all seen previews, perhaps even watched a few, others we have scoffed at and turned our heads…but guess what people…this is about the weight of the nation…below I’ve posted the 17 Food Documentaries that I feel are worth watching, and 4 of the most recent trailers that I’ve seen.

There’s no shortage of documentaries out covering topics from what to eat, what not to eat, how food is processed, how food effects the body, and the alarming increase of obesity in America. Truth be told, there’s something to learn from these movies even if their philosophy doesn’t meet your daily living standards.

Here is the list that we find informative (Makes sure to scroll all the way down to see the complete list). These movies are all available on online, or places like Netflix. We want to hear from you!! Leave a comment below with your feedback on the movies.






Food Inc.: This film touches on the politics of food production, farming, obesity and disease in our 21st-century diet.

Food Fight: Foodie celebs like Wolfgang Puck, Michael Pollan and Dan Barber talk about how food has changed in American and the growing organic-food movement.

Dirt! The Movie: A look at the base of where all our food comes from… the ground. Watch it free online at

Fresh: Urban farming activist Will Allen and Joel Salatin discuss how corporate America threatens our food economy.

Killer at Large: An in-depth look into America’s obesity problems centered around a 12-year-old liposuction patient.

King Corn: As America’s most subsidized crop, this documentary follows two friends who plant an acre of corn and track it from seed to shelf.

Super Size Me: A fit man embarks on a 30-day challenge to eat only McDonald’s fast food. Watch it free on

The Garden: Latino South Central farmers fight for their right to grow food.

The Future of Food: A look into genetically-modified food (GMOs) and the destructive path of the Monsanto Corporation. Watch it free on

The Real Dirt on Farmer John: Farmer John Peterson struggles to save his farm as America’s farming community declines.

Food Stamped: Ever wondered how hard it is to eat well on a tight budget?

Our Daily Bread: This unique no-narration film takes a look into industrialized food in Western Europe.

As We Sow: Follow American farmers are they tell their stories of survival and failure in America’s heartland.

Food Matters: This film shows that what we eat really does matter and how it affects our health, mood and happiness.

Forks Over Knives: Despite our advanced technology, this movie investigates the “disease of affluence” that can be controlled or reversed by avoiding meat and processed food.

What’s on Your Plate?: This film follows two 11-year-old multi-racial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain.

Fast Food Nation: Showing the dark side of the all-American meal, this film examines the local and global influences of fast food.

Which food documentaries are on your must-see list?

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