The Game Changers
The Game Changers - poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byLouie Psihoyos
Written byJoseph Pace
Mark Monroe
Shannon Kornelsen
Produced byJames Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jackie Chan
Lewis Hamilton
Novak Djokovic
Chris Paul
Joseph Pace
James Wilks
StarringJames Wilks
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Lewis Hamilton
Patrik Baboumian
Release date
  • January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Game Changers is a 2018 documentary film about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


The documentary follows former UFC fighter James Wilks who, while recovering from an injury, travels the world and talks with elite athletes that follow plant-based diets.[7] Athletes interviewed include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, and Dotsie Bausch.[6]


The Game Changers debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, with a second edit released worldwide for a one-day screening in September 2019.[2] The film has over a dozen executive producers, including James Cameron, Pamela Anderson, Rip Esselstyn, Jackie Chan and Brendan Brazier.[6]


  1. ^ Goldstein, Gary (September 26, 2019). "Review: 'The Game Changers' makes an athlete-fueled case for a plant-based diet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Starostinetskaya, Anna (September 18, 2019). "Vegan Documentary The Game Changers Makes Digital Debut Next Month". VegNews. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Kita, Paul (September 16, 2019). "This New Documentary Says Meat Will Kill You. Here's Why It's Wrong". Men's Health. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Loomis, MD, James (September 26, 2019). "My "Beef" with the Men's Health Review of 'The Game Changers'". Medium. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  5. ^ Ekberg, DC, Sten (November 7, 2019). "Real Doctor Reacts To 'The Game Changers' (Full Movie Documentary)". YT. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Lodge, Guy (March 8, 2018). "Film Review: 'The Game Changers'". Variety. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "'Advantage To Getting Protein From Plants': Former UFC Fighter James Wilks On Arnold Schwarzenegger, Documentary 'The Game Changers'". CBS Los Angeles. September 10, 2019.