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The Best Fat Movies 

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Updated January 9, 2020 1k votes 156 voters 28.7k views 23 items

List Rules Only movies where being fat is a plot point.

A list of the best movies about fat people. This is a list of films that feature an actor or actress in a fat suit. If your favorite fat film isn't on the list, please feel free to add it yourself. All genres have been included in this list of the best fat films. Since the silent era, over-weight has equalled funny. From Fatty Arbuckle and Oliver Hardy, to Chris Farley audiences love the fat guy. And in this case, the audience loves them so much that skinny actors are willing to make themselves look obese. This list of films salutes those comedians with normal sized actors bulking up in fat suits to play the fat man role. And these are A-List stars we're talking about who let it all hang out for these fat films. Virtually all of these films are comedies, but there are some family films as well.

Source: http://boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=fatsuit.htm

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Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

Box Office: $144,833,357
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Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

Box Office: $219,195,243
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Segal

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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Box Office: $118,871,849
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Dolph Ziggler

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Box Office: $70,839,203
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Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

Box Office: $206,040,086
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Box Office: $114,326,736
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Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart

Released: 2005

Directed by: Roger Kumble

Box Office: $32,619,671
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Released: 2007

Directed by: David Schwimmer

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Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long

Released: 2000

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Box Office: $117,559,438
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Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Box Office: $58,422,650
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Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Dania Ramirez

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joel Zwick

Box Office: $48,116,322
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Steven Brill

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

Box Office: $139,236,327
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Patrick Read Johnson

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Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Whitesell

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Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

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Directed by: Michael Lembeck

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

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Lili Simmons, Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary

Released: 2012

Directed by: Matthew Lillard

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