films The Best Movies About Eating Disorders  

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List Rules Movies about eating disorders and body image issues.

News of an amazing singer like Karen Carpenter tragically dying, the struggles that athletes, dancers, and gymnastics have over being more thin, people who struggle with body image, and the psychological issues that haunt people who have severe food issues – these are all things that might cross your mind when thinking about eating disorders. These issues are unfortunately prevalent enough in today's society that many films have been made about the subject.
 
Some of the best movies tell the story of a true event that happened in a person’s life, helping to make something difficult to understand more accessible. Many of the movies featured on this list take an honest look at what makes a person truly struggle with an eating disorder, how it affects their family and close friends and how people who struggle with this disorder can overcome it. Other films are fictional stories, but no less impactful.

This list has the best movies about eating disorders including: Heathers, Girl, Interrupted, Center Stage, and Perfect Body. Vote up your favorite films on this list or add one you love that isn't already included.

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For the Love of Nancy Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh

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Sharing the Secret Mare Winningham, Diane Ladd, Tim Matheson

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A Secret Between Friends

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The Karen Carpenter Story Louise Fletcher, Cynthia Gibb, Peter Michael Goetz

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Girl, Interrupted Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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Perfect Body Wendie Malick, Amy Jo Johnson, Cathy Rigby

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When Friendship Kills Ryan Reynolds, Lynda Carter, Marley Shelton

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Kate's Secret Ed Asner, Mackenzie Phillips, Meredith Baxter

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Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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Being Too Thin

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Center Stage Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy

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Dying to Dance Kimberly McCullough, Mary-Margaret Humes

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Dying to Be Thin

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Hunger Point Christina Hendricks, Barbara Hershey, Susan May Pratt

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Likeness Elle Fanning, Eugenia Kuzmina, Ximena Prieto

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The Best Little Girl in the World Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Life Is Sweet Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis

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Elvis and Anabelle Blake Lively, Mary Steenburgen, Joe Mantegna

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The Truth About Size Zero

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Super Skinny Me

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Perfect Illusions

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I'm a Child Anorexic

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The Ellen Hart Story

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Secret Life of Mary Margaret

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Welcome to the Quiet Room Yū Aoi, Yuki Uchida, Hideaki Anno