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TV shows and movies about eating disorders.

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1. Little Miss Perfect (2016)

82 min | Drama

An overambitious high school freshman tries to control her life by controlling her weight.

Director: Marlee Roberts | Stars: Karlee Roberts, Lilla Crawford, Izzy Palmieri, Tom Degnan

Votes: 215

2. Starving in Suburbia (2014)

TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Drama

A 17-year-old dancer joins a "thinspiration" website and devotes herself to the almost religious glorification of "thin", until she becomes completely possessed by the dark world of anorexia.

Director: Tara Miele | Stars: Laura Wiggins, Izabella Miko, Callie Thorne, Marcus Giamatti

Votes: 1,008

3. 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: 808

4. 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: 815

5. 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: 1,480

6. 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: 722

7. 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

8. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 65,815

9. 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: 1,029

10. 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

11. 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: 231

12. 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

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: 1,065

14. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,520

15. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Drama

70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 73,663 | Gross: $4.60M

16. 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

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

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Larkin McPhee | Star: Susan Sarandon

Votes: 23

18. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: Dana: The 8 Year Old Anorexic (2008)


Dana is an 8-year-old anorexic. This film looks at her time at a clinic to treat her disorder and how it affects people around her.

Director: Veronica Clifford | Star: Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 20

19. 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: 1,056

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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: 183

25. 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

26. Compulsion (I) (2013)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The lives of two female neighbors intersect when their individual obsessions begin to unravel.

Director: Egidio Coccimiglio | Stars: Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 2,556

27. Disfigured (2008)

96 min | Drama

Lydia is an overweight sales clerk in a trendy home furnishings store, nearing 30. Though she is a member of a Fat Acceptance Group (a movement dedicated to fighting prejudice against ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Gers | Stars: Deidra Edwards, Staci Lawrence, Ryan C. Benson, Elizabeth Sampson

Votes: 296 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Sport

A gymnast moves to a gym where the top coach in the US is and has difficulties adjusting.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Courtney Peldon, John Ashton, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 238

29. Shou shen (2005)

92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Sergeant Tak (Anthony Wong) must track down a serial killer whose victims are starved, mutilated, and killed, and weighing exactly 70 pounds. The victims have an unexplainable link to a TV ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Mak, Jing Wong | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Sheren Tang, Cherrie Ying, Pui-yan Chan

Votes: 134

30. To Be Fat Like Me (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

As part of a film project, a physically fit teenager dons a fat suit to gain experience of the hardships facing overweight high school students.

Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Halstrom, Michael Phenicie, Rachel Cairns

Votes: 2,467