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The Best Fat Movies

Updated January 9, 2020 1.4k votes 163 voters 29.4k 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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  • 1
    The Nutty Professor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    The Nutty Professor

    Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith

    Released1996

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Box Office: $128,814,019
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    The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    The Santa Clause

    Tim Allen, Frank Welker

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

    Box Office: $144,833,357
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    Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Box Office: $117,559,438
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    Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Death Becomes Her

    Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Box Office: $58,422,650
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    The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    The Santa Clause 2

    Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    Box Office: $139,236,327
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    Big Momma's House 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Big Momma's House 2

    Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Whitesell

    Box Office: $70,165,972
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  • 7
    Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Hairspray

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2007

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    Box Office: $118,871,849
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  • 8
    Shallow Hal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Shallow Hal

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Box Office: $70,839,203
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  • 9
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

    Box Office: $206,040,086
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  • 10
    Just Friends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Just Friends

    Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Box Office: $32,619,671
    Year of Release: 2005
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  • 11
    Run Fatboy Run is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Run Fatboy Run

    Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Schwimmer

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  • 12
    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 13
    Date Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Date Movie

    Carmen Electra, Alyson Hannigan

    Released2006

    Directed byAaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

    Box Office: $48,548,426
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  • 14
    Heavyweights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Heavyweights

    Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Brill

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  • 15
    Norbit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Norbit

    Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton

    Released2007

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Box Office: $95,673,607
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  • 16
    The Disorderlies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    The Disorderlies

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    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    Box Office: $219,195,243
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  • 18
    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    Box Office: $114,326,736
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    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

    Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    Box Office: $84,500,122
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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family R is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion

    Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTyler Perry

    Box Office: $63,257,940
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  • 21
    Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Fat Albert

    Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Zwick

    Box Office: $48,116,322
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    Angus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Angus

    Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek

    Released1995

    Directed byPatrick Read Johnson

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    Fat Kid Rules the World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fat Movies
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    Fat Kid Rules the World

    Lili Simmons, Billy Campbell

    Released2012

    Directed byMatthew Lillard

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