Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

Movies With Eating Disorders

This curated site has an ongoing, dynamic list of movies about eating disorders that results in films about anorexia, bulimia, body image, food addictions, food challenged, disfigurement, food issues, feederism, self-esteem, substance abuse, and being weight challenged among other things.

Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 Comedy Coming of Age
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Eating Disorders Body Image

Teenage Cady Heron was home-schooled in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves back to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to e...

Director : Mark Waters
Cast : Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Acey Chabert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows

Fatso (1980)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Asthma Weight Challenged Eating Disorders

Dominick has always been heavy because he loves to eat. It is his favorite thing. When his cousin dies due to a lack of exercise and improper diet, Do...

Director : Anne Bancroft
Cast : Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

Compulsion (2013)
R Drama Thriller Psychological
Dissociative Identity Disorder Eating Disorders Abuse, Sex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Bulimia Nervosa Attachment Disorder

Two women with dark pasts, who suffer from various degrees of obsessive disorders, live across from each other in skewed worlds of their own making. T...

Director : Egidio Coccimiglio
Cast : Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, Joe Mantegna

Love on a Diet (2001)
Comedy Romance
Weight Challenged Eating Disorders Depression, Situational Body Image

Mimi Mo is an exchange student sent to Japan. She meets and falls in love with a budding pianist, Kurokawa. Kurokawa leaves to study music in the Uni...

Director : Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Cast : Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Rikiya Kurokawa, Asuka Higuchi

Love Is All You Need (2012)
R Comedy Romance Foreign
Death of Spouse Eating Disorders Delusional Bulimia Nervosa Breast Cancer Sexuality Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Denial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcohol Abuse Adultery Death of Parent

Danish hairdresser Ida, who just completed breast cancer treatment and does not yet know the results, returns home before leaving for her daughter's w...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Trine Dyrholm, Stina Ekblad, Sebastian Jessen, Molly Blixt Egelind

Dying to Dance (2001)
Drama
Eating Disorders

Upon acceptance to a ballet company Alyssa is told to lose five pounds prior to her arrival. The pressure of competing, training, and her social life ...

Director : Mark Haber
Cast : Mary-Margaret Humes, Kimberly McCullough, Natalija Nogulich, Mimi Kuzyk

Black Swan (2010)
R Drama Mystery Thriller Psychological Dance
Weight Challenged Single Parenting Eating Disorders Body Image Self-Mutilation Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. She lives with her controlling mother, Erica, a former ballerina. The artistic director Thomas ...

Director : Darren Aronofsky
Cast : Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey

Heavy (1995)
R Drama Romance
Social Anxiety Disorder Enabling Eating Disorders Delusional Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety Adultery Weight Challenged Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Scapegoat Identity Heart Failure Denial Body Image Chronic Depression Caregiving Single Parenting

In 1995, in a roadside Hudson River Valley diner called "Pete & Dolly's," Victor, the son of Dolly and the now deceased Pete, is his mother's caregive...

Director : James Mangold
Cast : Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, Liv Tyler, Deborah Harry, Joe Grifasi, Evan Dando

2:37 (2006)
Drama
Substance Abuse Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Dissociative Identity Disorder Eating Disorders Unexpected Pregnancy

At 2:37 during a normal day in an Australian high school, a suicide will occur among one of the six troubled teens, each of whom will reveal their tra...

Director : Murali K. Thalluri
Cast : Teresa Palmer, Frank Sweet, Sam Harris, Charles Baird

Cruel Intentions (1999)
R Drama Romance
Sexual Harassment, Female Virginity, Male Virginity, Female Eating Disorders

Annette becomes a pawn in Sebastian's and Kathryn's diabolical wager of sexual conquest when she writes an article for Seventeen Magazine about how sh...

Director : Roger Kumble
Cast : Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair

Precious (2009)
R Drama Fantasy Music Based on True Events Inspirational Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Eating Disorders Domestic Violence Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Developmental Delays Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Incest Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Down’s Syndrome Diabetes Denial Body Image Abuse,Child HIV infected

In Harlem, 1987, sixteen-year-old Precious, an illiterate, obese black teen is pregnant with her second child; both children fathered by her biologica...

Director : Lee Daniels
Cast : Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Enabling Eating Disorders Panic Attacks Commitment Phobia Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Denial Body Image Wendy Syndrome

Rose and Greg, both professors at Columbia University in Manhattan, meet when Rose's sister answers Greg's platonic personal ad on behalf of Rose. Use...

Director : Barbra Streisand
Cast : Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Pierce Brosnan, Mimi Rodgers

Disfigured (2008)
Drama
Weight Challenged Eating Disorders Body Image

A friendship forms between Darcy, a recovering anorexic and Lydia, a woman who is a weight challenge advocate. Lydia gets involved in a sexual relatio...

Director : Glenn Gers
Cast : Deidra Edwards, Staci Lawrence, Ryan C. Benson, Elizabeth Sampson

Notting Hill (1999)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Divorce Weight Challenged Eating Disorders Abuse, Physical Depression Parapalegia Mobility Infertility

It's surreal for William, the depressed, divorced, owner of a failing Notting Hill bookstore when Anna Scott, the world's most popular actress, enters...

Director : Roger Michell
Cast : Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfuss, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny,Gina McKee, Alec Baldwin, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Men, Women & Children (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Eating Disorders Sexual Dissatisfaction Addiction, Pornography Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Body Image Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Addiction, Internet Adultery Suicidal Promiscuity Sexual Harassment, Female

High school teenagers and their parents slowly become aware of how the internet has changed their concept of boundaries, relationships, real versus pe...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
R Drama Biography
Depression, Clinical Eating Disorders Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Self-Mutilation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Disfigurement Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Anorexia Nervosa Body Image

At 18, Susanna attempts suicide and is admitted to Claymoore, a psychiatric hospital. She has been having some delusions and had an affair with the hu...

Director : James Mangold
Cast : Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elizabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambour, Clea Duvall, Whoopie Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave

In & Out (1997)
PG-13 Comedy Based on True Events
Virginity, Female Weight Challenged Enabling Eating Disorders Bulimia Nervosa Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Denial Body Image Insecurity Anxiety

All of Greenleaf, Indiana is watching this year's telecast of the Oscars as local boy, Cameron Drake, has been nominated for his latest movie role as ...

Director : Frank Oz
Cast : Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimly, Bob Newhart

Hunger Point (2003)
Drama
Mental Health Facilities Weight Challenged Enabling Eating Disorders Body Image Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Obsessed with the idea that having a slender body is the vital to one's being attractive, controlling mother, Marsha Hunter, forces her two daughters ...

Director : Joan Micklin Silver
Cast : Barbara Hershey, Christina Hendricks, Susan May Pratt, Jeremy Akerman