Do I look Fat TOO? Films/Documentary on Eating Disorder...

by NatashaAjnira | created - 07 Aug 2011 | updated - 07 Aug 2011 | Public

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1. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 612,511 | Gross: $106.95M

2. Thin (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Shelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams, Polly Williams

Votes: 1,470

3. Huge (2010)

Comedy, Drama, Family

Funny, heartbreaking and provocative, Huge follows the lives of seven teens and the staff at a weight-loss camp, as they look beneath the surface to discover their true selves and the truth about each other.

Stars: Nikki Blonsky, Zander Eckhouse, Raven Goodwin, Harvey Guillen

Votes: 1,024

5. Still Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women (1987)

30 min | Documentary, Short

An examination of the various sexist elements in modern advertising.

Directors: Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich | Star: Jean Kilbourne

Votes: 48

6. Killing Us Softly 3 (1999)

34 min | Documentary, Short

Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Jean Kilbourne

Votes: 229

7. Beyond Killing Us Softly (2000)

28 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary about the fight against the toxic, violent and degrading messages to girls and women in the media. It features the voices of young girls and outlines strategies for reclaiming... See full summary »

Director: Margaret Lazarus

8. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Dying to Be Thin (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Larkin McPhee | Star: Susan Sarandon

Votes: 23

10. A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Two friends keep their vomiting a secret until one friend almost dies.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Lynda Carter, Katie Wright, Marley Shelton, Josh Taylor

Votes: 719

11. For the Love of Nancy (1994 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama

The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh, Cameron Bancroft, Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Votes: 811

12. Hunger Point (2003 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

A family is pushed to its limits when one of the daughters' lives is blighted by an eating disorder.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Christina Hendricks, Susan May Pratt, John Getz

Votes: 517

13. Sharing the Secret (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Mare Winningham, Alison Lohman, Lawrence Monoson, Mary Crosby

Votes: 807

14. Kate's Secret (1986 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Ben Masters, Georgann Johnson, Tracy Nelson

Votes: 232

15. Perfect Body (1997 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Andie Bradley is a gymnast with big dreams for the Olympics. When offered to work with one of the leading coaches in the U.S., she gratefully accepts. When she gets to the gym, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Amy Jo Johnson, Brett Cullen, Wendie Malick, Ray Baker

Votes: 1,052

16. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 139,714 | Gross: $28.87M

17. Anorexia (1999)

13 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Jenni Tietze

Votes: 11

18. Anorexia (2010)

4 min | Short, Horror

Marisa suffers from anorexia. But there's something that befuddles the doctors.

Directors: J. Prada, K. Prada | Stars: Almudena Gallego, Aïtana Novau, Javier Botet, Carlos Pereira

Votes: 30

19. Bulimia (1999)

17 min | Short

A common pathology in our current days in a satiric short-film full of gore and Spanish humor.

Director: Óscar Martín | Stars: Hassan Amrani, Juan Carlos Martin, Charo Montero, Rodrigo Rodero

Votes: 10

21. The Best Little Girl in the World (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her... See full summary »

Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Charles Durning, Eva Marie Saint, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Melanie Mayron

Votes: 421

22. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle

Votes: 2,269

23. The Karen Carpenter Story (1989 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Story of the meteoric rise and sudden fall of Karen Carpenter, who became a famous singer before battling anorexia and bulimia.

Directors: Joseph Sargent, Richard Carpenter | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, Mitchell Anderson, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael McGuire

Votes: 1,062

24. Dying to Dance (2001 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

A young man must teach a woman to dance - at any cost.

Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Mary-Margaret Humes, Kimberly McCullough, Natalija Nogulich, Mimi Kuzyk

Votes: 301

25. My Summer of Love (2004)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

82 Metascore

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews

Votes: 17,575 | Gross: $0.99M

26. Supersize vs Superskinny (2008– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Reality-TV

Each of the participants eat the diet of the other. At the end of the experiment, they have a better idea of how extreme their consumption looks to another person. Every episode I saw had ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Jessen, Anna Richardson, Gillian McKeith, Daisy Donovan

Votes: 359

27. The Famine Within (1990)

90 min | Documentary

Documents the contemporary obsession with an unrealistic body size and shape among North American women and the eating disorders it engenders.

Director: Katherine Gilday | Star: Rebecca Jenkins

Votes: 36

28. Trauma (1993)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 5,372

29. Craving (2005)

11 min | Short

Craving is based on the award-winning stage play of the same title about one woman's descent into and recovery from anorexia. Craving the play follows a young woman whose hunger for life ... See full summary »

Director: Christianne Hirt | Stars: Delphine Brooker, Jon-Paul Khouri, Jasmine Atkins, Eliza Brooker Filipchuk

30. Slender Existence (2000)

24 min | Short

Slender Existence is the first-ever personal film about surviving anorexia nervosa. Filmmaker Laura Murray interweaves her own fractured recollections of starvation with those of her family... See full summary »

Director: Laura C. Murray

32. Fat (I) (2011)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Margaret Donahoe

Votes: 6

33. An Anorexic's Tale: The Brief Life of Catherine (1988 TV Movie)

80 min

The true story of Catherine Dunbar's seven-year battle with anorexia, starting when she was fifteen.

Director: Michael Whyte | Stars: James Faulkner, Phoebe Burridge, Susan Engel, Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Votes: 41

34. Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.

Stars: Herb Alpert, Burt Bacharach, John Bettis, Willy Brandt

Votes: 83

35. 301, 302 (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The chef (301) tries to entice her neighbor to eat with fabulous meals. The writer (302) ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-su Park | Stars: Eun-jin Pang, Sin-hye Hwang, Chu-Ryun Kim

Votes: 904

36. A Girl Is a Girl (1999)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Trevor (Andrew McIntyre) has never had any particular difficulty in meeting beautiful women to spend time with, but his failure to find the perfect female has left him stymied. Shifting ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Harkema | Stars: Andrew McIntyre, Rhonda Dent, Laurie Baranyay, Aeryn Twidle

Votes: 147

37. Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story (1996 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

Story about a runner whose bulimia and anorexia threatens both her dream of competing in the Olympics and her marriage to Denver's mayor.

Director: Jan Egleson | Stars: Crystal Bernard, Esai Morales, Casey Sander, Tom Atkins

Votes: 182

38. Maybe (2003)

97 min | Drama

For the first time the eating disorder "Bulemia" is a relevant component of a feature film. The film subject is an "American Graffiti" of the 90's, a panoramic view of the twnty-something, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Pischiutta | Stars: Christina Macris, Nelida Nin, Scott Douglas, N.J. Jones

Votes: 5

39. Briciole (2005 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Eighteen-year-old Sandra develops anorexia, and her family struggles to figure out how to support her.

Director: Ilaria Cirino | Stars: Claudia Zanella, Elisabetta Cavallotti, Francesca Figus, Angelica De Salve

Votes: 14

40. 48 Hours (1988– )
Episode: Dying to Be Thin (1998)

TV-14 | Documentary, News

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43. Michael Landon, the Father I Knew (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Drama

Michael Landon Jr. directs this biographical story of his television star father, 'Michael Landon' (John Schneider). The film deals with the scarring that Michael Jr. felt after his parents... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: John Schneider, Cheryl Ladd, Joel Berti, Sarah Lancaster

Votes: 234

44. The David Cassidy Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Biography, Drama

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Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Andrew Kavovit, Malcolm McDowell, Dey Young, Roma Maffia

Votes: 213

45. Eating Disorders: The Musical! (2009)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Molly and Liza are perfect in almost every way, but bulimia and anorexia plague their personal lives. And there's Tizzy, the plain, average girl on the fringes of the stage and date life, ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Dane | Stars: Meg Glassco, Ana Maria Mutchler, Eric J. Huber, Lena Gabrielle Weinstein

Votes: 6

51. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 188,051 | Gross: $9.17M

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