Films about weight issues

by tomhansonn | created - 18 Feb 2015 | updated - 18 Feb 2015 | Public

Films about people who have weight issues.Fat/overweight/characters non anorexia films

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1. 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

2. Fat Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 9,117 | Gross: $0.72M

3. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 96,407 | Gross: $47.40M

4. Fat (2013)

91 min | Drama

Ken is a man that won't change his ways. Addicted to food, and bad health in general, he is headed on a one way path to an early grave. Despite help from his friends, he does what he wants,... See full summary »

Director: Mark Phinney | Stars: Mel Rodriguez, Ashley Lauren, Jason Dugre, Charlene Amoia

Votes: 60

5. Fat Albert (2004)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston

Votes: 10,152 | Gross: $48.12M

6. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 92,614 | Gross: $11.53M

7. Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.

Director: Matthew Lillard | Stars: Jacob Wysocki, Matt O'Leary, Billy Campbell, Lili Simmons

Votes: 3,093

8. The Fat Boy Chronicles (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

Jimmy Winterpock at age fourteen is 5'5 and weighs 188 pounds. Outside the comfort of his family and church, life for Jimmy is a constant struggle. The cruel taunts of his classmates make ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Winn | Stars: Christopher Rivera, Kelly Washington, Chris Bert, Cole Carson

Votes: 752

9. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 96,674 | Gross: $128.81M

10. Heavy Weights (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, David Goldman

Votes: 21,796 | Gross: $17.69M

11. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 61,983 | Gross: $6.00M

12. Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

48 Metascore

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 117,348 | Gross: $70.84M

13. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 195,436 | Gross: $71.54M

14. Babycakes (1989 TV Movie)

M | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Grace, an overweight girl, spends her Christmas trying to start up a romance with a guy who controls the subway she boards for work each day.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Ricki Lake, Craig Sheffer, Nada Despotovich, Paul Benedict

Votes: 734

15. Hairspray (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

77 Metascore

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry

Votes: 17,632 | Gross: $6.67M

16. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 107,610 | Gross: $118.87M

17. 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

18. Phat Girlz (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Two plus-sized ladies meet the men of their dreams in the most unexpected of ways.

Director: Nnegest Likké | Stars: Mo'Nique, Kendra C. Johnson, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey

Votes: 8,433 | Gross: $7.06M

19. 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: 1,540 | Gross: $7.65M

20. Fatso (2008)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

Overweight loner Rino spends his days in seclusion, until his dad rents a room to an overtly sexual girl who challenges Rino to break down his walls.

Director: Arild Fröhlich | Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Josefin Ljungman, Kyrre Hellum, Jenny Skavlan

Votes: 4,043

21. Pizza (I) (2005)

80 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

A pizza deliveryman develops a bond with a girl nearly half his age.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ethan Embry, Kylie Sparks, Julie Hagerty, Martin Campetta

Votes: 1,006 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Norbit (2007)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

27 Metascore

A mild-mannered guy, who is married to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Clifton Powell

Votes: 59,080 | Gross: $95.67M