Vegan Documentaries to Inspire You to Make the Change

Being vegan is a selfless choice to make. It is more than a dietary change, it’s an environmental change. Living a lifestyle that keeps animal safety in mind is what will slowly but surely hold our environment together.

If you are in need of a little reminder as to why being vegan is so helpful or a push over to making the change all together, check out these documentaries. They won’t disappoint. If we had to choose a handful of the good ones, they’d make the cut.


Directed by Shaun Monson, this film pretty much exposes what we all fear really happens in the meat industry. This documentary premiered in 2005 and to this day, still has relevance and unfortunately truth behind it. If you are looking for the end all, be all reason to make the change to a vegan lifestyle, this film should be #1 on your to-watch list. You can watch the trailer here.


Interested in something that might be a little more down to earth and relatable? Vegucated is front and center. This film follows 3 New Yorkers who decided that trying to go vegan for 6 weeks would lead to health benefits such as losing weight and soon found out that they probably should’ve considered going vegan much sooner. Check out that trailer here.


Switching gears again! Cowspiracy is a documentary that focuses more on the view of sustainability vs the direct mistreatment of animals in the meat production industry. In this film, you’ll see a lot of familiar environmental organizations be placed under a microscope that they may not have been ready to been seen under. Cowspiracy was co-directed and co-produced by Keegan Kuhna and Kip Andersen and is available for streaming on Netflix. Check out the trailer here.

As if watching these wonderful documentaries isn’t enough, you can also find websites for each film mentioned above for more information on what you can do next to help the cause or to get informed about the efforts of veganism. You don’t have to search far, we’ve got yo covered with those sites right here!

If you are interested in learning more about these films and others like them, running a quick Google search for Movies and narrowing your search by “Veganism’’ won’t lead you astray! We hope you enjoy these and feel motivated to make the change or even to learn a little more.

What are your favorites?

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