Autism in the movies

a list of films that have the subject of autistic spectrum disorder.
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1.
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
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An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies. (114 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
 
2.
Snow Cake (2006)
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A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident. (112 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
 
3.
Miracle Run (2004 TV Movie)
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The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas... (120 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
 
4.
The Black Balloon (2008)
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All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother? (97 mins.)
Director: Elissa Down
 
5.
Mozart and the Whale (2005)
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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship. (94 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
6.
Adam (2009)
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Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth. (99 mins.)
Director: Max Mayer
 
7.
Cries from the Heart (1994 TV Movie)
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Michael, a young autistic boy who has trouble with verbalization but a real talent for technology, uses a computer to plead for help after being molested at his school. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Switzer
 
8.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
9.
Dear John (2010)
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A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. (108 mins.)
 
10.
Molly (1999)
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A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude. (102 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
11.
Autism: The Musical (2007 Documentary)
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Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production. (94 mins.)
Director: Tricia Regan
 
12.
Silent Fall (1994)
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An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist... (101 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
13.
Mercury Rising (1998)
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code. (111 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
14.
David's Mother (1994 TV Movie)
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A woman estranged from her husband and family insists on caring for her autistic son alone. (92 mins.)
 
15.
I Am Sam (2001)
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A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family. (132 mins.)
Director: Jessie Nelson
 
16.
The Other Sister (1999)
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A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college. (129 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
“ After receiving a well-earned certification from a sheltered boarding school, Carla Tate (Juliette Lewis), an ambitious and mildly mentally challenged young woman, returns home to her over-protective mother Elizabeth (Diane Keaton). Elizabeth seems to act as if she is embarrassed about her daughter's disability. During family discussions, Elizabeth adopts an uneasy attitude. Her wisdom-hard-won father Radley ( Tom Skerritt) is a dentist and (former alcoholic). Carla's ambition is to seek more independence from her family by earning a diploma from a trade school. When Carla meets another mentally challenged student, Daniel McMann (Giovanni Ribisi), they become friends and soon fall in love. Envying Danny's freedom, Carla convinces her parents she is capable of living on her own and moves into her own apartment. After a time, Carla and Danny become sexually active together. ” - weebo1980
 
17.
Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
18.
House of Cards (1993)
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When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner... (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Lessac
 
19.
Fielder's Choice (2005 TV Movie)
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Phillip Fielder is a man who is struggling to rise up in his competitive career. Then his sister passes away leaving him custody of her 8 year old autistic son. Soon Fielder learns responsibilities of being a father. (85 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
20.
After Thomas (2006 TV Movie)
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A true story about a couple's struggles to meet the challenges of their son's autism. (93 mins.)
Director: Simon Shore
 
21.
Nell (1994)
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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
22.
The Wizard (1989)
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A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship. (96 mins.)
Director: Todd Holland
 
23.
Under the Piano (1996 TV Movie)
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An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of... (92 mins.)
Director: Stefan Scaini
 
24.
Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
25.
Fly Away (2011)
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The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism... (85 mins.)
Director: Janet Grillo
 
26.
A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (2009 Documentary)
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The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son. (103 mins.)
 
27.
Mary and Max (2009)
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A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
 
28.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
29.
A Mile in His Shoes (2011 TV Movie)
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Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season. (89 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
30.
God's Ears (2008)
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Noah Connelly is a boxer with a tireless opponent: Autism. But when he meets a dancer named Alexia, the two discover together that the toughest fight may be not be of the body, but of the heart. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Worth
 
31.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
32.
The Horse Boy (2009 Documentary)
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A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son. (93 mins.)
 
33.
Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979 TV Movie)
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A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again... (120 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
34.
Joyful Noise (2012)
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G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Graff
 
35.
The Story of Luke (2012)
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Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer. (96 mins.)
Director: Alonso Mayo
 
36.
Alphas (2011 TV Series)
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Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for. (44 mins.)
 
37.
Parenthood (2010 TV Series)
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Touch (2012 TV Series)
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A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen. (43 mins.)
 
39.
Ocean Heaven (2010)
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Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids. (96 mins.)
Director: Xiao Lu Xue
 
40.
White Frog (2012)
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Twilight's Booboo Stewart plays a neglected teen trying to make it through each day after tragedy strikes. (93 mins.)
Director: Quentin Lee
 
41.
Ben X (2007)
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As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games. (93 mins.)
Director: Nic Balthazar
 
42.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
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The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways... (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Fleischner
 
43.
A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
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A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. (111 mins.)
Director: Morgan Matthews