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Netflix to show the movie FARMLAND

Hollywood is no stranger to life on the farm

By Diego Flammini,

FARMLAND, the James Moll documentary about farm life in the United States is making its way to the online streaming service, Netflix, so people can watch it as many times as they please.

"I'm thrilled that FARMLAND has found a new home at Netflix," said Moll. "There's a lot of interest out there in the next generation of farmers and ranchers, and Netflix is a great venue to meet and be inspired by these six hard-working Americans."

The film follows the lives of six farmers in their early 20s as they take control of their farms, balance family life and the pressures they endure to maintain a successful crop.

Hollywood is no stranger to life on a farm. Here are some other movies that either take place on a farm, use farmers as main characters or use farming as their main subject.

Country (1984) 
The movie revolves around the lives of Jewell and Gilbert Ivy as they fight through tough economic times and disastrous weather while trying to protect their farm from foreclosure.

Field of Dreams (1989)
Kevin Costner plays Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, who after hearing voices telling him “If you build it, he will come”, builds a baseball diamond in his corn field where baseball legends come to play every night.

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King of Corn (2007)
The documentary follows Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis, two college friends who move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. They discover that industrialization in corn has hurt traditional family farms.


At Any Price (2012)
Henry Whipple wants his son Dean to help expand the family’s farming business, but Dean would rather pursue a racing career. An investigation exposes their farming business that threatens the family’s livelihood.

Join the conversation and tell us if you’ve seen any of the farming movies mentioned. What was your favourite? What other kind of farming movie would you like to see made?

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