The Best Movies About Eating Disorders Films

The Best Movies About Eating Disorders

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List Criteria: 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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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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    The Karen Carpenter Story

    Louise Fletcher, Cynthia Gibb, Peter Michael Goetz

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    Perfect Body

    Wendie Malick, Amy Jo Johnson, Cathy Rigby

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    A Secret Between Friends

    A Secret Between Friends

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    Center Stage

    Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy

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    Elvis and Anabelle

    Blake Lively, Mary Steenburgen, Joe Mantegna

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    The Best Little Girl in the World
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    When Friendship Kills

    Ryan Reynolds, Lynda Carter, Marley Shelton

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    The Ellen Hart Story

    The Ellen Hart Story

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    For the Love of Nancy

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh

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    Kate's Secret

    Ed Asner, Mackenzie Phillips, Meredith Baxter

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    Life Is Sweet

    Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis

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    Dying To Be Perfect

    Dying To Be Perfect

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    Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
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    Hunger Point

    Christina Hendricks, Barbara Hershey, Susan May Pratt

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    Likeness

    Likeness Elle Fanning, Eugenia Kuzmina, Ximena Prieto

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    Secret Life of Mary Margaret

    Secret Life of Mary Margaret

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    Thin
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    Perfect Illusions

    Perfect Illusions

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    Dying to Dance

    Kimberly McCullough, Mary-Margaret Humes

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    Sharing the Secret

    Sharing the Secret Mare Winningham, Diane Ladd, Tim Matheson

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    Real Life Teens: Eating Disorders

    Real Life Teens: Eating Disorders

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    Welcome to the Quiet Room

    Yū Aoi, Yuki Uchida, Hideaki Anno

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    The Truth About Size Zero

    The Truth About Size Zero

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    Super Skinny Me

    Super Skinny Me

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    Being Too Thin

    Being Too Thin

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    Dying to Be Thin

    Dying to Be Thin

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    Killing Us Softly
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    I'm a Child Anorexic

    I'm a Child Anorexic

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