The Watch List

You lovely non-vegans must be running out of things to watch during this pandemic, so because I’m such a good friend, I’ve made you a list of ten films/documentaries for you to enjoy.

You’re super welcome.

P.S. I got sick of writing the word ‘documentary’ so I started making up new words for my own amusement. I’m sorry.

In no particular order (except the first one is my favourite)…

What The Health (2017)

IMDB rating: 7.4/10. Available on Netflix and YouTube.

What The Health is a do-cucumber that focuses on how a plant-based diet can benefit your… you guessed it… health! The vegan-stockumentary also looks at the alarmingly close relationship between industrial animal agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry, government and health organisations.

This is my absolute favourite vegan film and my all time top film recommendation to everyone. If you’re not impressed by this docember then you’re a rock, void of all capability to possess emotions. Another positive, this film has no violent content so you’ll be able to sleep at night.

Lastly, if you want to query any claims made during the film then I invite you to check out this website where they list all of their sources.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

IMDB rating: 8.3/10. Available on Netflix and YouTube.

Cowspiracy, made by the same producers that made What The Health, is a do-cumin that focuses on the harm caused to our planet by the animal agricultural industry. They also talk about the impacts the environmental effects are having on human beings.

This film was fascinating and opened my eyes to the harm caused by intensive animal farming. Again, there is no violent content in this film.

Cowspiracy also have a list of all the scientific papers that they use here.

The Game Changers (2019)

IMDB rating: 7.9/10. Available on Netflix and YouTube.

The Game Changers is a docu-menthol focused on elite athletes and their performances whilst being on a plant-based diet.

There was a lot of hype about this film and, despite my reservations, it has had a lot of success in helping people transition to a plant-based diet.

My understanding is that The Game Changers’ website does not give a list of their sources, however if you want to see James Wilks (the star of the do-christmas-tree) destroy every single argument against a plant-based diet then you can check out an interview he did on the Joe Rogan podcast.

This film has no violent images and is super family friendly.

(Except the part when it goes on and on about erections.)

Okja (2017)

IMDB rating: 7.3/10. Available on Netflix.

Okja is all about a girl and her best friend. Warning: I cried so hard at the TRAILER of this film (but I cry at everything).

I don’t want to reveal too much because it’s a great story but this film is all about speciesism. Enjoy.

Earthlings (2005)

IMDB rating: 8.7/10. Available on YouTube.

If you’re into horror films then this is the film for you.

Earthlings is a vegan-docustard, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, featuring hidden footage of the animal agricultural industry in America.

If you’re one of those people that believe farmed animals are treated fine, then watch this documentasaurus because you’re kidding yourself. In my experience, when vegans are asked “what helped you go vegan?” the majority of answers have been “Earthlings”.

Good luck if you watch this one! You’re going to need it.  

Forks Over Knives (2013)

IMDB rating: 7.7/10. Available on YouTube.

Forks Over Knives was the first movie of its kind, claiming that diseases we can develop, such as type 2 diabetes, can be controlled and sometimes reversed by eating a plant-based diet.

I know so many people that suffer with type 2 diabetes, and the strange thing is that they would prefer to die ten years earlier rather than watch a docu-mint-tree (not a thing) like Forks Over Knives, cut the shit out of their diet, get off their medication and probably live longer. I know ONE PERSON out of ten that is actively changing their diet to get off of their medication, which isn’t a good statistic.

Sorry for the rant. 

So anyway, if you or someone you know is suffering from a disease that was a consequence of diet (like type 2 diabetes) then check out this film. It won’t hurt.

Dominion (2018)

IMDB rating: 9.1/10. Available on YouTube.

Dominion is a vegan-documberland-sausage showing the typical dark events that take place in the animal farming industry in Australia. This is a similar film to Earthlings.

Vegan 2019 (2019)

IMDB rating: 8.2/10. Available on YouTube.

This documonster is a short feel-good film about the progress of veganism in 2019. Also available are films Vegan 2017 and Vegan 2018. I enjoy watching them every year and I would highly recommend them if you want to watch something positive.

Land of Hope and Glory (2017)

IMDB rating: 9.1. Available on YouTube.

Land of Hope and Glory is a short docarrot-and-hummus focused on the standard farming practices that happen in the UK. This film is starring Earthling Ed and has a similar feel to Earthlings and Dominion.

Casa de Carne (2019)

IMDB rating: 7.9/10. Available on YouTube.

Casa de Carne is a short film with a powerful claim: it can turn you vegan in two minutes. I might do an article on this clam in the future if I have some non-vegan willing volunteers.

Do you dare to sign up? Mwah-ha-ha-ha *rubs hands together menacingly*

So let me know if you decide to watch any of these films, I would be super keen on hearing your non-vegan point of view (but maybe it’ll turn into a vegan point of view, who knows?).

Also a big happy birthday to FOUR mega people in my life today. 27th of July is a date when good people are born!

Thanks for reading 💚

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