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Powerful Documentaries About Eating Disorders

Updated March 9, 2021 546 votes 610 voters 85.7k views33 items

List RulesDocumentaries 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

    ActorsShelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams

    Released2006

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    #5 of 30 The Best Movies About Eating Disorders#4 of 60 The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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    Emma Wants to Live

    Jessica Villerius

    ActorsEmma Caris

    Released2017

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    Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women

    Sut Jhally

    ActorsJean Kilbourne

    Released2000

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    Femmefille

    Kiki Allgeier

    ActorsKiki Allgeier, Oliviero Toscani, Christian Caro

    Released2014

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    Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia

    Ellena Wood

    ActorsLouis Theroux, Frances Connan, James Kelly

    Released2017

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    Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

    Kurt Engfehr, Joe Cross

    ActorsJoe Cross, Joel Fuhrman, Phil Staples

    Released2010

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    Super Size Me

    Morgan Spurlock, Mira King

    ActorsMorgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

    Released2005

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    #65 of 139 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again#304 of 459 The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

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    Hungry for Change

    Carlo Ledesma, Laurentine ten Bosch

    ActorsJames Colquhoun, James Caitlin, Nick Bolton, Carla Nirella, Joe Gaudet

    Released2012

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    America the Beautiful

    Darryl Roberts

    ActorsTed Casablanca, Eve Ensler, Paris Hilton

    Released2007

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    The Famine Within

    Katherine Gilday

    ActorsRebecca Jenkins

    Released1990

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    Fat Head

    Tom Naughton

    ActorsPeter Paddon, Tom Naughton, Chareva Naughton

    Released2009

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    America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

    Darryl Roberts

    ActorsRagen Chastain, Deepak Chopra, Bill Clinton

    Released2011

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    A Place at the Table

    Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush

    ActorsJeff Bridges, Raj Patel, Tom Colicchio

    Released2012

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    Eating Alabama

    Andrew Beck Grace

    ActorsAndrew Grace, Rashimi Grace, Joe Brown

    Released2012

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    Inside Out: Stories of Bulimia

    Michelle Blair

    ActorsJane Fonda, Princess Di, Demi Moore

    Released2002

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    Addicted to Food: Sharon's Story

    Rebecca Gilhooly

    ActorsAmanda Drew

    Released2010

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    The Truth About Size Zero

    Karen Plumb

    ActorsFiona Allen, Melanie C, Adam Carey

    Released2007

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    Vegucated

    Marisa Miller Wolfson

    ActorsMarisa Miller Wolfson, Chloe Davis, Cody Tarlow

    Released2011

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    Fed Up

    Stephanie Soechtig

    ActorsMichele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton

    Released2014

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    The Invisible Vegan

    Jasmine Leyva, Kenny Leyva

    ActorsSiatta Adams, Cedric the Entertainer, John Salley

    Released2018

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    The Self Portrait

    Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin

    ActorsGeir Fossen, Lene Marie Fossen, Torill Fossen

    Released2020

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     Freddie Flintoff: Living With Bulimia

    Leo Burley

    ActorsAndrew Flintoff, Freddie Flintoff

    Released2020

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    Bite Size

    Corbin Billings

    ActorsDavion Bland, KeAnna Pollard, Emily Patrick, Alexandra Wright, Moy Gutierrez

    Released2014

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    Eating You Alive

    Paul David Kennamer Jr

    ActorsSamuel L. Jackson, James Cameron, Neal D. Barnard,

    Released2018

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    I Am Maris: Portrait of a Young Yogi

    Laura Vanzee Taylor

    ActorsMaris Degener

    Released2018