Hunger is a prolonged condition in which insufficient amounts of food are available.

Hunger or The Hunger may also refer to:

  • Hunger (motivational state), a physical sensation triggering a desire to eat
  • Herbert Hunger, Austrian Byzantine scholar
  • Saint Hunger, Bishop of Utrecht 854–866
  • Sophie Hunger, Swiss singer/songwriter
Arts, entertainment, and media


  • Hunger (1966 film), a Danish film based on Knut Hamsun's novel (see above)
  • Hunger (1974 film), an animated short, one of the first CGI films
  • The Hunger (1983 film), a horror film starring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie, based on Whitley Strieber's novel
  • The Hunger (1986 film) (Arabic: الجوع), an Egyptian film based on Naguib Mahfouz's novel
  • Hunger (2001 film), an American film based on Hamsun's novel
  • Hunger (2008 film), a film about Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands, directed by Steve McQueen
  • Hunger (2009 film), a film produced for the Fangoria Frightfest film selections, created by Steven Hentges and written by L.D. Goffigan


  • Hunger (Gone series), the second novel in the Gone series by Michael Grant
  • Hunger (Hamsun novel), an 1890 novel by Knut Hamsun
  • Hunger (Kessler novel), a 2010 young-adult novel by Jackie Kessler
  • Hunger (memoir), a 2017 memoir by Roxane Gay
  • Hunger (poem), a poem by Jayanta Mahapatra
  • Hunger, a 1998 fiction collection by Lan Samantha Chang
  • Hunger, a 2010 novel by Elise Blackwell
  • Hunger, a comic book miniseries, part of Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand
  • The Hunger (Mahfouz novel), a 1986 novel by Naguib Mahfouz
  • The Hunger (Strieber novel), a 1981 vampire novel by Whitley Strieber
  • The Hunger, a 2018 historical novel by Alma Katsu about the Donner Party


Groups and labels

  • Hunger (band), a 1960s American rock band from Portland, Oregon
  • The Hunger (band), a 1990s–2010s American rock band from Houston, Texas


  • Hunger (Frankie & The Heartstrings album), or the title song, 2011
  • Hunger (Janis Ian album), or the title song, 1997
  • Hunger, album by The Meteors (Dutch band) 1980
  • The Hunger (Michael Bolton album), or the title song, 1987
  • The Hunger (Seven Day Jesus album), or the title song, 1996


  • "Hunger" (song), 2016 song by Molly Pettersson Hammar
  • "Hunger", a song by The 69 Eyes from Back in Blood
  • "Hunger", a song by Amaranthe from Amaranthe
  • "The Hunger", a song by the Distillers from Coral Fang
  • "Hunger", a song by Eternal Decision from Eternal Decision
  • "The Hunger", a song by Fireflight from Unbreakable
  • "The Hunger", a song by the Misfits from American Psycho
  • "The Hunger", a song by Shirley Manson, written by Serj Tankian
  • "The Hunger", a song by Steve Holy from Blue Moon


  • The Hunger (TV series), a 1997–2000 British/Canadian horror anthology series
  • "Hunger" (Dilbert), an episode of Dilbert
  • "Hunger" (Legend of the Seeker), an episode of Legend of the Seeker
See also
  • Air hunger, the sensation of the urge to breathe
  • Hungry (disambiguation)
  • Malnutrition, a general term for the medical condition caused by an improper or insufficient diet
  • The Great Hunger, the famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1849
  • All pages beginning with "Hunger"
  • Ungar
  • Unger (disambiguation)

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