Vegan Films Now Streaming on Netflix – June 2017

By Published On: 16 June 2017Last Updated: 16 June 2017

Are you looking for vegan and vegan-centric movies? Find out which vegan and vegan-centric films are streaming on Netflix in June.

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By KD Angle-Traegner, Founder & Editor

Welcome to your vegan films now streaming on Netflix – June 2017. This month Netflix has released several documentaries for the vegan-minded that you’re going to want to check out.

Keep in mind, this isn’t a complete list as new titles are released on Netflix on a daily basis.

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The Ant Bully

2016 · PG · 1h 28m

Netflix Release Date: June 1, 2017

While not a specifically vegan film, The Ant Bully offers a compassionate message to young vegans. Parents should know that there are some scenes that could upset very young children—there are some menacing frog, spider and wasp characters. During the film, the characters start our selfish and single-focused on revenge, life lessons are eventually learned, and ultimately the film leads to important lessons of compassion, loyalty, and teamwork.

Vegan films now streaming on Netflix - June 2017

Film Synopsis

From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (The Polar Express), The Ant Bully tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey.

New in town, friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant size and sentence him to live like an ant in their colony.

In this strange new world, Lucas will learn important lessons about friendship, get a whole new perspective on life and ultimately find the courage to stand up for himself.

Cover for the film, What the Health. Features a burger filled with prescription medications on a white background.

What the Health

2017 · Unrated · 1h 32m

Netflix Release Date: June 16, 2017

What the Health is the follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.

Vegan films now streaming on Netflix - June 2017

Film Synopsis

With heart disease and cancer the leading causes of death in America, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. With the help of medical doctors, researchers, and consumer advocates, What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

Join Kip as he tracks down the leading and most trusted American health nonprofits to find out why these groups are staying silent, despite a growing body of evidence. Audiences will be shocked to learn the insidious roles played by pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness, and processed animal food companies in the nation’s health, especially in the most vulnerable communities, and will cheer at the transformation and recovery of those who took their lives into their own hands.

What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.

Cover for the film, Okja. Features a dark image of a large animal with a city on its back being led by a small human.


2017 · Unrated · 1h 58m

Netflix Release Date: June 28, 2017

Bong Joon-ho’s animal rights drama, Okja, premiered at this year’s annual Cannes film festival. It didn’t begin well, a technical glitch halted the film for 15 minutes which resulted in generating boos from journalists. Regardless, the debut was received warmly by spectators who later gave the film a four-minute standing ovation.

Vegan films now streaming on Netflix - June 2017

Film Synopsis

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been a caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators, and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy, and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises–the bond between man and animal–and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.

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  1. Annah Despain September 23, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I love “What the Health”! That documentary helped me a ton, and it has helped me connect with my friends and family who are trying to understand why I switched to veganism.

    One thing I struggled with at first was eating vegan on a budget, especially because I’m finishing up college. Money is a little tight. Check out my post about eating vegan on a budget.

    Also, I really love all of your posts. I’m going to keep coming back to see the new ones.

  2. Jacob August 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    What the Health is one of the best documentaries out there in terms of spreading the message about the dangers of meat and animal products. I know a lot of people that have given up meat after watching it!

  3. Wendy August 24, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Okja sounds morally similar to King Kong. :)

    I watched ‘What The Health?’ about a month ago and it struck me vegan! I wouldn’t necessarily say it was more powerful than any other documentary I had ever watched before… It was just the right film at the right time for me. And even though the film focuses mainly on health, it was the very few bits about animal cruelty that really hit home. I was finally able to say, okay, that’s it. I can no longer say I love animals and keep consuming their products. I’ve known darn-well for a long time how they are treated! (The health benefits are just a bonus for me.)

    I love being vegan and it’s soooo much easier (and fulfilling, rewarding, peace-inducing) than I thought it would be!!!!!! I was the one who would make all the excuses – I don’t have the willpower, there’s animal products in everything so why bother, where will I get my protein (lol, I had never Googled ‘vegan bodybuilders’ before!), etc etc etc.

    Oh my gosh, long story short – THANK YOU, KD, FOR YOUR WEBSITE!!! I just found it a few minutes ago and I plan to return daily. Being vegan may be so much easier than I thought, but there is soooo much to learn.

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Writer, activist, and founder of Four Urban Paws Sanctuary. I’m on a mission to help people live a vegan life. Read more about KD…