15 Documentaries to Explore After ‘Super Size Me’

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In 2004, Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me’ spotlighted the fast-food industry, sparking conversations about health, consumerism, and corporate responsibility. If you were captivated by the eye-opening journey of the film, here are 15 influential documentaries that offer further insight and inspire action

‘Forks Over Knives’ (2011)


This documentary looks into the benefits of a plant-based diet, offering compelling evidence that may reshape your approach to food and well-being. Learn how adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse chronic diseases.

‘Fed Up’ (2014)


The documentary investigates the role of sugar in the obesity epidemic, revealing the alarming truth behind many common food products. You will uncover the manipulative tactics of the food industry and the challenges of overcoming sugar addiction in a society inundated with sweet temptations

‘Supersize vs Superskinny’ (2008-2014)

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This series deals with issues of body image, nutrition, and self-esteem through the lens of individuals with complex relationships with food. It will educate you on the psychological and cultural factors that lead to eating disorders and teach you strategies to build a healthy relationship with food.

‘Food, Inc.’ (2008)


Pulling back the curtain on the food industry, ‘Food, Inc.’ exposes the realities of modern food production. Prepare to be shocked, informed, and motivated to make more conscious choices about what you eat.

‘Hungry for Change’ (2012)

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Forget everything you think you know about diets and weight loss. “Hungry for Change” will challenge conventional wisdom about diets. The film also explains the link between processed foods and chronic health conditions and teaches practical tips for nourishing your body with real, whole foods.

‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’ (2010)

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Join Joe Cross on his transformative journey to reclaim his health in ‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.’ This documentary highlights the power of juicing and plant-based nutrition to combat illness and revitalize the body.

‘That Sugar Film’ (2014)

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Follow filmmaker Damon Gameau as he experiments with the average daily sugar intake and the physical and mental changes that come with it. ‘That Sugar Film’ provides a thought-provoking look at the hidden sugars lurking in seemingly “healthy” foods.

‘Magic Pill’ (2017)

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The film features experts like Dr. Tim Noakes, Pete Evans, and Dr. Dominic D’Agostino and personal stories from people who have had significant health transformations through a ketogenic diet. This diet contains a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carbohydrate eating plan.

‘An Inconvenient Truth’ (2006)


Addressing another global crisis, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ presents former Vice President Al Gore’s compelling case for action on climate change. Prepare to be inspired to make a difference for the planet by understanding the science behind climate change and practical solutions for mitigating its effects.

‘Blackfish’ (2013)

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Ethical implications of marine mammal captivity and the importance of animal welfare are the themes in the film. Hear from former trainers and scientists as they reveal the truth about orcas in captivity and the industry’s disregard for their well-being.

‘The Cove’ (2009)


If you love investigative journalism, this is the one for you. In ‘The Cove,’ a team of activists are on a mission to expose Japan’s brutal dolphin hunting practices. Witness the dangers the filmmakers face as they risk their lives to bring attention to this hidden atrocity.

‘Sicko’ (2007)

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The American healthcare system gets exposed by Michael Moore’s documentary ‘Sicko.’ Through personal stories and shocking revelations, the documentary challenges viewers to rethink healthcare as a fundamental human right. And discover stark realities faced by uninsured and underinsured Americans.

‘What the Health’ (2017)


Directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, it investigates the links between diet and disease and the billions at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food industries.  It argues that a plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse chronic diseases.

‘The Game Changers’ (2018)

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This film examines the rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, featuring athletes and experts advocating for this diet. You’ll see athletes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lewis Hamilton, and Novak Djokovic, and experts like Dr. James Loomis and Dr. Scott Stoll.

‘In Defense of Food’ (2015)


Based on Michael Pollan’s book, this documentary explores the relationship between diet and health. The film examines how modern dietary habits contribute to chronic diseases and offers practical advice for healthier eating.

‘Eating You Alive’ (2016)


According to this documentary, Americans’ dietary choices contribute to chronic diseases. In collaboration with doctors and health experts like Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and Dr. Neal Barnard, the documentary reveals the power of a plant-based diet.


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