10+ Best Movies About Eating Disorders

What are the top movies about eating disorders? If you’re interested in watching a movie featuring eating disorders, it can be difficult to know where to start. We looked at the top eating disorders movies, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question. This list features the best eating disorders movies and is compiled from the most popular titles on the subject of eating disorders. A variety of genres are also on this list, including Biography, Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Romance. You can watch some of these best movies about eating disorders on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO Now, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Apple iTunes, Hoopla, Starz, FandangoNOW.

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The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida.

  • [The film] makes its case by neither exploiting its subjects nor soft-pedaling their plight.
    - John Anderson
  • What I found interesting while watching the film is that no attention is paid to aspects of aspects of society, especially in the United States, that could very well have played a part in these women and girl developing such severe eating disorders.
    - Deborah Krieger
  • Gripping anorexia docu; watch with your kids.
    - Liz Perle

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A young woman, dealing with anorexia, meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

  • Ultimately the most resonant message To the Bone has to offer is that there is no one certain way to heal from anorexia, and no one right way to tell stories about it either.
    - Alison Willmore
  • Though To the Bone isn't quite enjoyable to watch, it's acted well and is, in its depiction of this all-too-pervasive disorder, essential.
    - April Wolfe
  • The performances are mostly excellent, Collins' above all.
    - Verne Gay

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Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy

  • Does it matter that every time Jolie's offscreen the film wilts a little? Ryder should be perfect as the bright spark; her lines are sharp as a knife. There's a gap, however, between what we hear and what we see.
    - Charlotte O'Sullivan
  • A muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based. The film is entertaining, but not very powerful.
    - Peter Stack
  • The inclusion of this picture on [Mangold's] resume will only enhance his future prospects.
    - James Berardinelli

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A 17-year-old dancer joins a "thinspiration" website and devotes herself to the almost religious glorification of "thin", until she becomes completely possessed by the dark world of anorexia.

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Groomed by her overly ambitious mother, Anabelle is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant.

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A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

  • The presentation of Tourette's syndrome may be authentic, but everything else about the movie - the emotions, the characters, the situations - rings false.
    - Mick LaSalle
  • he Road Within backfires by emphasizing the same quirks and imbalances it seeks to soften. Reducing it to the genre of idiot comedy doesn't advance the cause, either.
    - Rex Reed
  • "The Road Within" suffers from midfilm wandering and a hasty ending, but the message of self-acceptance rings true and clear.
    - Katie Walsh

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Life is Precious.

  • The performances of Sidibe and Mo'Nique are extraordinary and spellbinding.
    - Ed Koch
  • The remarkable Sidibe is one of several daring casting choices by director Lee Daniels.
    - Rafer Guzman
  • Precious is an emotional powerhouse, a triumph of bruising humor and bracing hope that deserves its place among the year's best films.
    - Peter Travers

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A killer comedy.

  • Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.
    - Richard Corliss
  • A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.
    - Variety Staff
  • Two decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.
    - Mick LaSalle

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A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.

  • Leigh's film celebrates the resiliency of commonplace people, which is all very nice though quite at odds with the portrait of a faltering England.
    - Malcolm Johnson
  • The director's wife at the time, Alison Steadman, stealing the show as Wendy the nurturing suburban housewife survivor.
    - Dennis Schwartz
  • Explores the personal and economic lives of a lower middle-class English family in hard times.
    - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

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FEMMEfille is the story of Isabelle Caro, Oliviero Toscani's NO-ANOREXIA model who rose to fame after his campaign.

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