SALDF Film Screening Suggestions


Many of the movies listed below are available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Some may also be available online for free or a reduced cost.

Where to Screen

On campus, you could use cafeterias, classrooms, or auditoriums. Off campus, consider screening at community centers, private homes, or renting out a small theater.

Get Viewers Involved

Organize brief discussions of the topic of the film before and after screening. Prepare a list of questions beforehand to help guide the discussion.


These film and documentary suggestions, along with wide range of viewpoints contained herein, do not necessarily represent the views of ALDF or ALDF staff. This list is a compilation of suggestions from multiple sources. Please be aware that some of these contain graphic depictions of animal cruelty.


30 Days: Animal Rights

A Cow At My Table

A Delicate Balance

A Dog Named Gucci

A Fall From Freedom

A Life Among Whales

A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth

Almost Human (“20-20” Segment)

Asia’s Illegal Animal Trade

At The Edge of the World

Battle for the Elephants


Behind the Mask


The Cove


Dealing Dogs

Death on a Factory Farm

Dog-Fighting Undercover


Facing Animals

Food, Inc.

Forks Over Knives

Got the Facts on Milk?

The Ghosts in Our Machine

Hen’s Night

How I Became an Elephant

I Am an Animal

Inside Secret America: Animal Undercover

Keiko: The Untold Story

Lion Ark

Lolita: Slave to Entertainment

Live and Let Live

May I Be Frank

Mad Cowboy

Madonna of the Mills

Maximum Tolerated Dose


Meat the Truth


Mountain Patrol

Of Dogs and Men

One Man’s Way

Parrot Confidential

Peaceable Kingdom

Pig Business

Pig Vision: The Journey of Two Brothers


Racing Extinction

The Shadow Trade


Slaughterhouse: The Task of Blood

Speciesism: The Movie

Supersize Me

The Animals Film

The Elephant in the Living Room

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

The Tiger Next Door

Wild Horses & Renegades

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The Witness

Tigers Fighting Back


Vanishing of the Bees


Wegmans Cruelty

What’s For Dinner?

Where Have All the Elephants Gone?

Wild Things

Movies and TV Shows

Animal Cops


Bold Native

Bones Episode: The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken

Charlotte’s Web

Chicken Run


Fast Food Nation

Kill It, Cook It, Eat It

Legally Blonde 2

Open Season

Simpsons Episode: “Lisa the Vegetarian”

The Fox and the Hound

The Meatrix

Whale Wars

What Came Before

Year of the Dog


The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Dr. Melanie Joy

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