10 Movies That Will Make You Go Vegetarian


A very popular movie, some people say this one moved them so much that they stopped eating meat. Some parts are so well done it is uncanny. It won an Academy Award for Best Effects.

Fast Food Nation

Based on a book of the same title, this dramatization was directed by Richard Linklater. My favorite scene is the students trying to set cows free, but they don’t run away, because they have never been free.

Super Size Me

The core of this movie is the trial Morgan Spurlock puts himself through eating junk food every day, for every meal. The negative impact on his health, while predictable, is still unsettling to witness. Also it has a comical yet informative quality.

The Cove

An award-winning documentary that shows tremendous cruelty to dolphins, but also shows the amazing work and tenacity of former Flipper trainer Ric O’Barry.

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Chicken Run

In this animated movie, the main characters are chickens who are trying to escape a farm so they can live, and not be made into pies. Homages are made to The Great Escape.

Soylent Green

This movie depicts an end of the world scenario, where food production and consumption is no longer something the bulk of society has any say in. They don’t even know what they are eating. The movie was actually shown to school children decades ago.


This is a disturbing, horror style movie told from the point of view of a young boy. It has a similar theme to Soylent Green. It is also a dark satire of the conformist social engineering and materialism of the 1950s.

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

A wacky horror farce making fun of fast food chicken chains, using a shoestring budget. One review says, “But the sensibility is definitely current, and the satire targets 21st century hot buttons as the Morgan Spurlock and Eric Schlosser indictments of the fast-food industries (the characters are named after fast food chains).” It may not be for everyone though as it contains a lot of fake body fluids, violence and sexual references.

Blade Runner

At first glance, Blade Runner might seem like an odd choice. Genetic manipulation though is a real concern today, as many people are unsure about the safety of genetically modified foods, stem cell research and cloning. Blade Runner depicts a future when humans are indistinguishable from man-made replicants. Animals in the movie are also made by the human characters, because the real ones have become extinct.

I Am an Animal

A documentary about the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and animal cruelty. It was shown on HBO.

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Hannah L.
Hannah L.3 years ago

Thanks! I enjoyed babe for years

Dawn Cribb
Dawn Cribb4 years ago

Yeah, I was thinking Food, Inc. should be in there also

Lisa H.
Lisa W.4 years ago

how about Food Inc., or Forks Over Knives?

Tania Braga
Tania Braga5 years ago

Very good! Let's go by defender from animals!

Sanja T.
Sanja T.5 years ago


Karen B.
Karen B.5 years ago

It took videos like I've been seeing on Care2 to finally make me take the plunge , not sure what I really am, . . . . . No meat or poultry, or dairy ( well almost ) but still eat my tuna sandwiches, as well as shellfish.
Slowly finding my way . . . . .

Susan S.
Susan S.5 years ago

I'm surprised that both Earthlings and Food Inc. were not mentioned in the top ten. They are also movies that will convince you to become vegetarian. Thanks for this list as I don't think I have seen any and still went vegetarian!

Olga L.
Olga L.5 years ago

Thanks a lot!!! vegetarians are really great!!!!

Daiane S.
Daiane S.5 years ago

Thanks for the info. I think Earthlings should be in that list too.

Susan L.
Susan L.5 years ago


Signed - 11 year VEGAN