Top 12 Movies to Watch Over Winter Break

Your holiday break from school is the best time to check out the latest and greatest movies. What makes a movie great? Having a positive message about animals, of course!

There are lots of movies out there about animal rightsfoodhealth, and veganism, and thanks to Netflix, you can watch these movies from the comfort of your living room!

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Top 12 Movies to Watch on Your Holiday Break:

  1. I Am an Animal—Explores the world of Ingrid E. Newkirk and PETA
  2. Earthlings—Delves into the food, entertainment, and medical industries’ use of animals and links each to the world economy (narrated by Joaquin Phoenix)
  3. The Cove*—Follows daring animal activists at a cove in Taiji, Japan, as they capture video footage of a secret and heavily guarded operation run by the world’s largest supplier of dolphins
  4. Food, Inc.*—Exposes the sources of the food we eat and its environmental impact
  5. Food Matters*—Focuses on using nutritionally rich, plant-based foods for optimal health
  6. Crazy Sexy Cancer—Follows the journey of a young woman looking for a natural cure for her cancer
  7. The Beautiful Truth*—Promotes a plant-based, vegan diet as cancer and disease prevention
  8. Year of the Dog*—Tells the fictional story of a woman who learns from her beloved dog’s death
  9. At the Edge of the World*—Follows activists as they attempt to stop the Japanese whale slaughter
  10. Forks Over Knives*—Follows two medical experts as they reveal the effects of common foods on human health
  11. Bold Native—Tells the fictional story of a young animal rights activist (OK, so this one is not available on Netflix … yet! Pick it up at your local video store—if you still have one.)
  12. Rise of the Planet of the Apes—Tells the fictional story of the evolution of apes who revolt after being held captive

*Streamable on Netflix too!

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  • Profile photo of mknighton

    105 days ago

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    I watched the cove at school so they were discouraging people going to marine parks but for the school trip to France they went to a marine park that had live animal performance, luckily when I heard about it I decided to go to Scotland instead

  • Profile photo of MiriamJanssen

    541 days ago

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    I have recently watched Food Inc, Forks Over Knives, Foodmatters, and Beautiful Truth. They were very enlightening and informative. They all sparked my interest in healthy eating and the vegan lifestyle. It has also opened my eyes to the horrendous conditions of animals in the food industry. After watching these movies, I became vegan and it was one of the best decisions that I have made. Not only do I feel better physically, as I have more energy, but I feel better internally. Knowing that your choices are helping the lives of innocent and helpless animals is such a great feeling. I would highly recommend you check these movies out! 🙂

  • Profile photo of aberg216

    542 days ago

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    i thought the movies were very educational. My mom had me watch Rise of the Planet Apes with her and she looked like she was gonna cry. She thinks it is heartbreaking as do i.