I have a Netflix account from December 2016 and from the first days I was mesmerized about the number of documentaries and vegan movies.

Then, when we funded Herbivore Trips, I always wanted to publish a list of these films but never find time to write it, until the movie “Okja” was presented at the Cannes Film Festival. After seeing it (with Rayan, my 8-Year-old brother) I’m here to write this article about 7 movies on Netflix you have to watch.

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What’s Netflix?

I guess you’ve already heard about Netflix, the company that changed the way to watch movies and TV series all over the world, thanks to a simple idea: with a monthly subscription you have unlimited access to a constantly updated catalog of TV series, movies, and documentaries. Today with a constantly updated catalog, Netflix, is the leader of the on-demand (with more than 90 million subscribers), think that only in the Italian catalog there are more than 300 titles produced directly from the company, including last released “Okja”, which you’ll find on the list of 7 Vegan Netflix movies.

How Netflix was born?

Netflix was born in 1997 from the mind of the American Computer Engineer, Reed Hastings, after paying a $40 penalty for returning the movie “Apollo 13” in late.

At first, it was created as a rental service of videocassettes, DVDs and video games. All you had to do was order the movie and wait for the arrival-
Then, given the little success, our Reed decides to change sales strategy through a monthly subscription. This new formula allowed customers to order up to 3 products at a time, return them and still be able to order them again without time limit within 30 days.

In 2007, after the success, the company decided to accompany a video streaming platform with the same formula as the monthly subscription.

2011 marks two major changes for the company: changes the service to a subsidiary company and starts working in the original production of movies and TV series.

In 2013, Netflix publishes all episodes of the first series of “House of Cards” (first original production), and so we began to talk about binge-watching, which is the practice of watching more episodes of a TV series in a row.

The “Magnificent 7” Vegan movies on Netflix

If you are vegan, almost vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian these movies on Netflix are perfect for you:

1. Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy is a documentary produced by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, with Leonardo DiCaprio of as an executive producer. Andersen, in essence, travels the United States by interviewing various environmental associations, asking why they are not opposed to intensive farming in their campaigns.
I strongly recommend the view of this documentary that explains why the choice not to eat meat has an important impact on our ecosystem.

2. Live and let live 

It’s a 2013 documentary about the relationship between humans and animals and the motivations of some vegan, including an Olympic cyclist and a restaurateur.

3. Okja


A 2017 film directed by Bong Joon-Ho and produced by Netflix along with plan B entertainment.
This film tells the story of a “Super Pig” (genetically modified by a multinational) and the Korean girl who raised him in his self-sustaining farm.
The film is very touching because it shows the sad reality of intensive farming, which the director wanted to tell accurately by watching numerous documentaries and visiting a slaughterhouse.

4. Tyke elephant out low

A touching documentary from 2015 that tells the story of Tyke, a circus elephant in Honolulu who, after killing his trainer, sought freedom on the streets of the city. In addition to the incident in 1994, the film also tells the brutal scenes that animals live in circuses every day.

5. Food matters

A 2008 documentary that shows the correlation between the food we eat and our health.

6. Forks over knifes

This 2011 documentary shows, through the data collected by Nutritionist Campbell (famous for the publication of “the China study”) and the surgeon, that a plant-based diet and free of industrial products can be prevented (and in some cases to cure), many diseases that affect our society.

There is also a second chapter according to the protagonist Rip Esselstyn, son of Dr. Esselstyn, as a “life coach” visiting the homes of some American families by promoting a vegetable-based diet.

7. Fat, sick & nearly dead

It’s a 2010 documentary that follows the 2-month diet based on fruit and vegetable extracts made by Joe Cross, an Australian Entrepreneur, tired of having to live with his belly and numerous ailments
There is also a second chapter, which shows the community created by Joe along with the changes that people inspired by the first film were able to reach.

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Passionate about travel, cinema and technology. Dream of a vegan future, as he believes it is the only sustainable alternative for animals and the planet. Decided to create Herbiore Trips with yuliya to inspire people who like him would like to explore every place of the earth!

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