Autism on the screen

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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
13.
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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
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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.)
 
24.
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
 
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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
 
26.
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
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
 
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Parenthood (2010 TV Series)
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. (60 mins.)