13 Animal-Friendly Movies to Keep You Entertained If You’re Stuck at Home

13 Animal-Friendly Movies to Keep You Entertained If You’re Stuck at Home

  • Hannah Bugga
  • Hannah Bugga

In these unprecedented times, many of us are spending a lot more time at home, as experts agree that social distancing is crucial to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

But staying in our homes doesn’t mean giving up fun or being bored! These 13 movies are available on common streaming platforms, have animal-friendly messages, and can help keep you entertained while you practice social distancing.

The Game Changers

Available on Netflix, The Game Changers follows The Ultimate Fighter winner and Special Forces trainer James Wilks as he travels around the world seeking the best diet for human performance and meets with top athletes, scientists, soldiers, and icons—like Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo tells the story of a dedicated father searching for his lost son. Hilarious and touching, it’s an animal-positive film for the whole family. It’s also where the statement “fish are friends, not food” originated! Stream it on Disney+, Amazon Prime, and iTunes.


This groundbreaking documentary explores the impact our meat-heavy diets have on the environment, from climate change and species extinction to pollution and resource waste. Find it on Netflix.


Okja follows a young girl named Mija and her fight to save her best friend, a “superpig” named Okja, from the powerful Mirando Corporation, which wants to turn her into food. Stream it on Netflix.

Forks Over Knives

Struggling with heart disease? Looking to reduce your risk of cancer? This film details the health benefits of plant-based eating, including reduced risk and even reversal of most chronic diseases. Check it out on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and iTunes.


This film tells the story of Babe, a pig who is slated to become Christmas dinner but wins the affection of Farmer Hoggett and becomes a “sheep-pig” instead. This family favorite is a must-watch. You can find it on Amazon Prime, HBO Now, and iTunes.


This film documents three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers on their plant-based journey, including the often-humorous challenges they face. Check it out on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and iTunes.


Streaming on Disney+, Amazon Prime, and more, Bambi tells the story of a young deer and his friends. The classic Disney tale shows how human intervention can have devastating consequences for wild animals.

What the Health

From the makers of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy, this film is guaranteed to forever change the way you see meat and other animal products. Stream it on Netflix and iTunes.

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

This documentary follows an overweight man suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. On a mission to regain his health with plant-based food, he inspires countless others. Find it on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Vudu.

May I Be Frank

The life of 54-year-old, 290-pound Sicilian-American Frank changed when he walked into plant-based restaurant Cafe Gratitude. Fall in love with Frank on Amazon Prime.

Food, Inc.

This 2008 documentary unveiled our nation’s food industry, showcasing the inhumane and unsustainable industrial production of meat and the inefficient use of land to grow feed crops for factory-farmed animals. Watch it on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Hulu.

The Ghosts in Our Machine

Available on iTunes and Vudu, this excellent film made by activist and photojournalist Jo-Ann McArthur shows the plight of exploited and abused animals.

Now that you’re all cozy and ready to watch a movie, you need some tasty treats! These 11 spring recipes are easy to make and use affordable ingredients you likely already have. You can also download our FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide for plant-based tips and even more recipes!