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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To the Bone Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston

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Girl, Interrupted Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

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

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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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When Friendship Kills Ryan Reynolds, Lynda Carter, Marley Shelton

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Dying to Be Thin

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

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Center Stage Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull, Donna Murphy

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Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

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Dying to Dance Kimberly McCullough, Mary-Margaret Humes

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The Best Little Girl in the World Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Secret Life of Mary Margaret

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The Truth About Size Zero

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Likeness Elle Fanning, Eugenia Kuzmina, Ximena Prieto

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Hunger Point Christina Hendricks, Barbara Hershey, Susan May Pratt

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Being Too Thin

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I'm a Child Anorexic

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The Ellen Hart Story

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Life Is Sweet Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis

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Super Skinny Me

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Elvis and Anabelle Blake Lively, Mary Steenburgen, Joe Mantegna

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

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Perfect Illusions

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