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1. Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Drama

A "professor" hits Dr. Christian's town, promising the local women dramatic weight loss in a very short time if they follow his regimen of strict diet and a particular type of diet pill. Dr... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett, Edgar Kennedy, Rod La Rocque

Votes: 63

2. The Loved One (1965)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy

Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Rod Steiger

Votes: 2,879

3. Agony of Love (1966)

83 min | Drama

A bored housewife rents an apartment where she indulges in all of her sexual fantasies.

Director: William Rotsler | Stars: Pat Barrington, Sam Taylor, Parker Garvey, James Brand

Votes: 82

4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 160,112

5. Bloodbrothers (1978)

R | 116 min | Drama

A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Tony Lo Bianco, Richard Gere, Lelia Goldoni

Votes: 688

6. Fatso (1980)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Dominick DiNapoli has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favorite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to a lack of exercise and improper diet. ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Bancroft | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

Votes: 1,551 | Gross: $7.65M

7. Stardust Memories (1980)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Votes: 18,738 | Gross: $10.39M

8. 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: 422

9. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 13,976 | Gross: $62.13M

10. 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

11. Heathers (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk

Votes: 72,132 | Gross: $1.11M

12. Pullahiiri (1988 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama

A teenager (Sari Puumalainen) starts to suffer from bulimia nervosa after her boyfriend tells her to loose a bit weight. The illness makes her neglect the school and her friends until she ... See full summary »

Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Sari Puumalainen, Marjo Puro, Matti Louhija, Riittaliisa Helminen

Votes: 13

13. 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: 1,071

14. 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

15. Life Is Sweet (1990)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 7,453 | Gross: $1.52M

16. Eating (1990)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of young and middle-aged women gather for the birthday party of a friend and talk about their lives and food they cook for their husbands, boyfriends, or themselves.

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Frances Bergen, Lisa Blake Richards, Nelly Alard, Mary Crosby

Votes: 228 | Gross: $2.10M

17. 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: 5,434

18. 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. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.

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

Votes: 189,740 | Gross: $9.17M

19. Amateur (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Damian Young

Votes: 4,957 | Gross: $0.86M

20. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 54,308 | Gross: $3.05M

21. 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: 823

22. Heavy (1995)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

The life of an overweight, unhappy cook is changed after a kind, beautiful college drop-out comes to work as a waitress at his and his mother's road-side restaurant.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Debbie Harry

Votes: 4,011 | Gross: $0.99M

23. 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: 908

24. Angus (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Perry Anzilotti

Votes: 5,842 | Gross: $4.82M

25. Beautiful Girls (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 28,830 | Gross: $10.60M

26. 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: 732

27. Clockwatchers (1997)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

The relationship between four female temps all working for the same credit company is threatened with the arrival of a new hire, who lands a permanent position one of the women was vying for.

Director: Jill Sprecher | Stars: Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 4,233 | Gross: $0.44M

29. 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: 1,067

31. Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the "Hansel and Gretel" fairy tale.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, María Celedonio, David Alan Grier, Vincent Gallo

Votes: 2,385

32. 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: 141,208 | Gross: $28.87M

33. Eating L.A. (1999)

90 min | Comedy

An obese, hypochondriac dad and his aspiring rock star son take an 'eating trip' of Los Angeles while they attempt to heal their ailing relationship, cope with the father's Binge Eating ... See full summary »

Director: Steven D. Binder | Stars: Greg Lewis, Robert Vitelli, Jenny Murano Lounibos, Nicholas R. Oleson

Votes: 59

34. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama

Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 2,249

35. 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: 813

36. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 665,824 | Gross: $3.64M

37. On Edge (2001)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Wendy, Veda, and J.C. are part of Southern California's thriving figure skating community - the bottom part. Luckily this is America, the land of opportunity, where a dream in your heart ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Slovin | Stars: Jason Alexander, Tai Babilonia, Andrew Bilgore, Jennifer Birchfield-Eick

Votes: 234

38. The Hole (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank, Laurence Fox

Votes: 41,327

39. New Best Friend (2002)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

13 Metascore

A North Carolina sheriff investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl, and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery.

Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams | Stars: Taye Diggs, Dominique Swain, Mia Kirshner, Meredith Monroe

Votes: 3,030 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Les diables (2002)

105 min | Drama

The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Ruggia | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 959

41. Happy Birthday (2002)

95 min | Drama, Romance

As a common birthday approaches, five very different people are faced with very similar problems. Jim, a gay, overweight telemarketer (for a weight loss program) faces his self esteem ... See full summary »

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: Benjamin Patrick, Michelle E. Michael, John K. Frazier, Devashish Saxena

Votes: 97

42. Dans ma peau (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

68 Metascore

A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker, Thibault de Montalembert

Votes: 4,438 | Gross: $0.03M

43. 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: 520

44. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 13,666 | Gross: $0.73M

45. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

Votes: 44,544 | Gross: $6.00M

46. My Life Without Me (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman, Mark Ruffalo, Leonor Watling

Votes: 22,598 | Gross: $0.40M

47. Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan (2003)

R | 97 min | Horror, Drama

A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins

Director: Jae-yeon Yun | Stars: Ji-Hyo Song, Han-byeol Park, An Jo, Ji-Yeon Park

Votes: 2,649

48. Invisible Light (2003)

Drama

The film is counterbalanced between two interrelated parts. The first part takes place in Los Angeles, and is centered around a Korean female student, Gah-in, who is studying in the US. She... See full summary »

Director: Gina Kim | Stars: Yoon Sun Choi, Sun-jin Lee, Chan Jung, Eric Kim

Votes: 53

49. Lbs. (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama