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The Best Fat Movies 

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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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Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek
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Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle
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The Nutty Professor is a 1996 American slapstick science-fiction comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac, and a remake of the 1963 film, which starred Jerry Lewis. Grossly overweight yet ...more

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Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle
Box Office: $144,833,357
The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes
Box Office: $118,871,849
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Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Box Office: $219,195,243
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Dolph Ziggler
Box Office: $70,839,203
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Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell
Box Office: $206,040,086
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Box Office: $114,326,736
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Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart
Box Office: $32,619,671
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Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer
Run Fatboy Run is a 2007 British-American comedy film directed by David Schwimmer, written by Michael Ian Black and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, ...more
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Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
Box Office: $58,422,650
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Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long
Box Office: $117,559,438
Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more

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Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Judd Apatow
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Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Dania Ramirez
Box Office: $48,116,322
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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen
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Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek, George C. Scott
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Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence
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Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Box Office: $95,673,607
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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler
Box Office: $84,500,122
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Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, Lynn Whitfield
Box Office: $63,257,940
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Carmen Electra, Alyson Hannigan, Jennifer Coolidge
Box Office: $48,548,426
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Lili Simmons, Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary
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