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Top 12 Movies to Watch on Your Holiday Break!

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Posted December 19, 2011 by Christina

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 rights, food, health, and veganism, and thanks to Netflix, you can watch these movies from the comfort of your living room!

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!

Send a one-paragraph summary of the animal-friendly movies that you watch during the holiday break to StreetTeam@peta2.com for 1,000 points. (No plagiarism, please!)

What’s your fave animal-friendly movie?

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  • Profile photo of Vinoja

    223 days ago

    VN:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Can we get points for submitting a paragraph about each documentary we watched? or is it only for one

  • 1005 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    […] As someone who is passionate about food, I really care about what I eat on tour and where it comes from. Advice to readers I guess would be that even if it’s just for health reasons, they should care more about an animal’s rights because it usually leads to healthier eating. If you don’t want to spend hours researching online, you can always watch a few great documentaries on the meat industry on Netflix. […]

  • 1013 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    […] dishes, I’m sharing with y’all a recipe that was basically created for chilly nights and movie marathons—oh, and the color totally screams […]

  • 1302 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I ALREADY saw ALL THE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :)

  • 1306 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A very nice choice of movies 😀

  • 1308 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I LOVE the rise of planet apes! I want to for sure see The Cove,i love dolphins and whales!

  • 1310 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    our school watched Food Inc. (:

  • 1313 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The book and documentary ‘Mad Cowboy’ on Howard Lyman is my favorite

  • 1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hi. Those are nice movies but too bad I can’t have netflix here in my country. :'(

  • 1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I seen earthlings and the cove, both very good movies I also seen year of the dog really funny and a good watch 😀

  • 1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Earthlings changed my life :)

  • 1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Je suis d,accord avec commentaire precedent. Le savoance est puissance. Ensemble nous pouvons empecher le souffrance d,animaux!
    Joyeneux Noel et bonne Nouvee annee a tous les gens de bonne volonte et d,accord tous les animaux!
    Soyons nous creer le monde sans souffrance!

  • 1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I saw Food Inc. and I almost cried when I saw the little chicks being abused in such manners :(

  • 1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I have Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Food, Inc. in my house right now. Can’t wait to watch them after seeing this post.

  • k

    1314 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    another great fictional movie on animal activism & factory farms is CAGE FREE. cagefreemovie.org

  • Kat

    1315 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Don’t forget ‘From Farm to Fridge’ ‘Got the Facts on Milk?’ and ‘A Delicate Balance’

  • 1315 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I actually already have two of these movies on my wish list, now im even more excited to watch them :)

  • 1316 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve seen Rise and Food inc. I’d like 2 c the rest, though!

  • 1316 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i saw some of them but i will watch the rest!

  • 1317 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    the movie earthlings is a good movie! and food.inc too

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