Watchlist - Autism

Movies I want to watch about autism.
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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, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case. (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 young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding. (129 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
17.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
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