Powerful Documentaries About Eating Disorders

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Documentaries about eating disorders and body image.

This list of documentaries about anorexia and eating disorders has been ranked by the most memorable documentaries about body issues and the disorders they can inflict. But what are the most powerful bulimia and anorexia documentary about eating disorders? Vote up the documentaries that you feel handle the subject matter in the most responsible way.

As you vote, the order of the list will be change to see which documentary about eating disorders viewers think is the best. Not all eating disorder documentaries focus on avoiding food, there are also compulsive overeating documentaries as well. This list currently includes titles such as Killing Us Softly, The Famine Within, and Thin.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying. Vote up the eating disorder documentaries that you think others should watch.

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  • Thin
    Lauren Greenfield
    265 votes
    • Actors: Shelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams
    • Released: 2006
    Thin (often styled as THIN) is a 2006 American cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Lauren Greenfield. At The Renfrew Center of Florida in Coconut Creek, a 40-bed residential facility for the ...more

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  • Emma Wants to Live
    Jessica Villerius
    32 votes
    • Actors: Emma Caris
    • Released: 2017
    Emma Wants to Live (aka Emma wil leven) is a 2017 Dutch documentary film directed by Jessica Villerius. Following 18-year-old Emma, and her struggle to overcome the deadly disease of anorexia. Emma ...more
  • Facing Anorexia
    Jessica Villerius
    8 votes
    • Actors: Jessica Villerius
    • Released: 2009
    In this 60-minute documentary tv-producer Jessica Villerius shows how deadly Anorexia Nervosa is. The youngest of the girls she follows is eleven years old, and is battling Anorexia since she was ...more
  • I Am Maris: Portrait of a Young Yogi
    5 votes
    • Actors: Maris Degener
    • Released: 2018
    I Am Maris: Portrait of a Young Yogi is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Laura Vanzee Taylor. At 17, Maris Degener is a yoga teacher, a writer, and a survivor. After suffering from ...more