Animal Ethics Film List
The below films are available for free, or for a low watch/rent price online (usually $2-$4). Hover you cursor over each image below for a brief description along with (non-exhaustive) information to access each film.
Documentary about the egg industry. Click to watch.
Short documentary on evangelical Christian view of eating animals. Click to watch.
Documentary about several farmers who refuse to kill animals. Click to watch.
Documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Watch free on UCI Kanopy.
Documentary that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. Find online.
Documentary about Tilikum, a captive killer whale who has taken the lives of several people, and the controversy of captive orcas. Watch at youtube, Google Play, Hulu, or online.
South Korean-American action-adventure film about a girl who raises a genetically modified superpig. Watch at Netflix.
Documentary that tells the story of six advocates determined to take down the world's largest animal-testing. Watch online.
documentary to look at what happens at sled dog operations and the Iditarod once the tourists go home. Watch at Hulu or online.
Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Watch online.
Documentary exploring the concept and practice of speciesism. Watch Amazon Prime or online.
Documentary that chronicles the David and Goliath story of a tiny grassroots movement taking on big veterinary corporations in an effort to ban the de-clawing of cats.
Examines intensive livestock production as one of the most important causes of climate change.
Documentary about an infant chimpanzee who was taken from his mother's arms and sent to live with a human family as part of a Columbia University psychology experiment. Watch on Amazon Prime or online.
Documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing and examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna. Watch on Amazon Prime or online.
Documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community. Watch free on UCI Kanopy, or on Amazon Prime or online.
Albatross is an artfully-filmed documentary about birds on Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean that are affected by ocean trash. View free at: https://vimeo.com/264508490
Documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research). Click to watch.
Documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within the machine of our modern world. Watch on youtube, iTunes, Google Play or online.
Documentary film examines corporate farming in the United States, and the effects on animals, environment, and workers. Watch on Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes, or online.
Documentary film about the international trade in captive orcas. Click for viewing options.
Documentary film about exotic pets kept in homes in the United States and the controversy surrounding it. Watch on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu, or online.
Documentary follows People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals president Ingrid Newkirk and the controversial animal rights group. Watch on Amazon Prime, youtube, or Google Play.
Documentary that explores abuse and treatment of elephants in zoos and circuses. Watch on Amazon Prime, Hulu, Google Play or online.
Tyke Elephant Outlaw is a documentary film about a circus elephant whose escape made history. Watch on Netflix or online.
Documentary exploring animal agricultural practices as the primary cause of environmental issues. Watch on Netflix or online.
Documentary follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Watch free at at UCI Kanopy, or Amazon Prime, Hulu, iTunes, or UCI Kanopy.
The documentary film charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing. Click to watch.
Oscar-nominated director tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. Watch free on UCI Kanopy, and Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play and youtube.
An omnivore filmmaker and his vegetarian wife offer an unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. Watch on Amazon Prime, iTunes, youtube, Google Play or UCI Kanopy (free).