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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 fat movies. 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
Box Office: $128,814,019
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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James Green added Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek
Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more
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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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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes
Box Office: $118,871,849
Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Dolph Ziggler
Box Office: $70,839,203
Shallow Hal is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, and Jason Alexander. It was directed by the Farrelly brothers and filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina ...more
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Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell
Box Office: $206,040,086
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more
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Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn
Box Office: $114,326,736
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more
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Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart
Box Office: $32,619,671
Year of Release: 2005 Just Friends is a 2005 American romantic comedy and Christmas film directed by Roger Kumble, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein and Christopher Maquette. The plot ...more
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katoo added 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
This film is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and Isabella ...more
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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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but chickens double d added Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Judd Apatow
Heavyweights is a 1995 comedy film directed by Steven Brill and co-written by Brill with Judd Apatow. Heavyweights is about a fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness guru named Tony
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Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Dania Ramirez
Box Office: $48,116,322
Fat Albert is a 2004 live-action/animated comedy film based on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The film was produced by Davis Entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and ...more
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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen
Box Office: $139,236,327
The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed ...more
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Benjamin Dunn added Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek, George C. Scott
Angus is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by Jill Gordon. The majority of Angus was filmed in Owatonna, Minnesota at the Owatonna High School. The film stars ...more
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The Disorderlies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fat Movies
teddybear1029 added The Disorderlies
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Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence
Box Office: $70,165,972
Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The film was directed by John Whitesell, based on the characters created by Darryl Quarles from the ...more
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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler
Box Office: $84,500,122
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Box Office: $95,673,607
Norbit is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed by Brian Robbins, and written and produced by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, ...more
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Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, Lynn Whitfield
Box Office: $63,257,940
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Tyler Perry, based on the stage production and a sequel to Diary of a Mad Black Woman. After Madea (Tyler ...more
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Carmen Electra, Alyson Hannigan, Jennifer Coolidge
Box Office: $48,548,426
Date Movie is a 2006 American parody film directed by Aaron Seltzer. Much of the story line was based on that of the romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Meet the Fockers. It stars ...more
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Lili Simmons, Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary
Fat Kid Rules the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film directed by Matthew Lillard in his directorial debut. It is based on the book of the same name and stars Jacob Wysocki, Matt O'Leary & ...more