Autism on the screenby TressaD | created - 20 Dec 2013 | updated - 20 Dec 2013 | Public
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1. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.
Votes: 4,690 | Gross: $7.18M
2. Snow Cake (2006)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Votes: 11,395 | Gross: $0.03M
3. Miracle Run (2004 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 120 min | Drama
The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes ... See full summary »
4. The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance
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?
Votes: 7,921 | Gross: $0.09M
5. Mozart and the Whale (2005)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.
Votes: 7,964 | Gross: $0.04M
7. Cries from the Heart (1994 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
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.
8. My Name Is Khan (2010)
PG-13 | 165 min | Drama
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.
Votes: 82,891 | Gross: $4.02M
9. Molly (1999)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,431 | Gross: $0.02M
11. Silent Fall (1994)
R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 3,143 | Gross: $3.18M
12. Mercury Rising (1998)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
Votes: 58,392 | Gross: $32.94M
14. I Am Sam (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 130,099 | Gross: $40.31M
15. The Other Sister (1999)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.
Votes: 10,963 | Gross: $27.80M
16. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 414,415 | Gross: $172.83M
17. House of Cards (1993)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
A widow tries to find out why her daughter's strange behavior, a reaction to the death of her father, is progressively worsening.
Votes: 2,326 | Gross: $0.32M
18. Fielder's Choice (2005 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama
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.
20. Under the Piano (1996 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama
An autistic child growing up in the 1940's and 50's with a mother who is bitter because her fear of success has denied to herself a possible career in opera. This anger translates into an ... See full summary »
21. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
22. Fly Away (2011)
TV-G | 85 min | Drama
The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to... See full summary »
23. A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (2009)
103 min | Documentary
The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son.
Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.00M
24. Mary and Max (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
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.
25. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 88,586 | Gross: $31.85M
26. God's Ears (2008)
117 min | Drama
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.
27. Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
A young couple is overjoyed when they find out that, after having had two girls, the wife is pregnant again, and this time it will be a son. However, the boy turns out to autistic. Unhappy ... See full summary »
28. The Horse Boy (2009)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary
A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.
Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.16M
31. The Story of Luke (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
32. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
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.