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The Best Fat Movies

Updated January 9, 2020 1.4k votes 167 voters 29.9k views23 items

List RulesOnly 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

    Released1996

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    Tim Allen, Frank Welker

    Released1994

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  • Big Momma's House3
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    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis

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    Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

    Released2002

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black

    Released2001

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    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

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    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Just Friends10
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    Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Box Office: $32,619,671
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    Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Schwimmer

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  • Tommy Boy12
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    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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    Carmen Electra, Alyson Hannigan

    Released2006

    Directed byAaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

    Box Office: $48,548,426
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    Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Brill

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  • Norbit15
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    Norbit

    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Box Office: $95,673,607
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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    Box Office: $84,500,122
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    Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTyler Perry

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    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Zwick

    Box Office: $48,116,322
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    Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek

    Released1995

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    Lili Simmons, Billy Campbell

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