Autism in the moviesby weebo1980 | created - 15 Mar 2011 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
a list of films that have the subject of autistic spectrum disorder.
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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: 4,862 | 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: 11,588 | 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: 8,110 | 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: 8,133 | 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 of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.
Votes: 87,310 | Gross: $4.02M
10. 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: 2,501 | Gross: $0.02M
12. 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: 3,220 | Gross: $3.18M
13. 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: 60,845 | Gross: $32.94M
15. 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: 133,228 | Gross: $40.31M
16. 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: 11,171 | Gross: $27.80M
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.
17. 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: 429,023 | Gross: $172.83M
18. 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: 2,394 | Gross: $0.32M
19. 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.
22. The Wizard (1989)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 12,032 | Gross: $14.28M
23. 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 »
24. 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.
25. 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 »
26. A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (2009)
TV-G | 103 min | Documentary
The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son.
Votes: 233 | Gross: $0.00M
27. 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.
28. 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: 91,256 | Gross: $31.85M
29. A Mile in His Shoes (2011 TV Movie)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport
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.
30. God's Ears (2008)
PG-13 | 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.
32. 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: 635 | Gross: $0.16M
33. 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 »
34. Joyful Noise (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 7,372 | Gross: $30.92M
35. 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.
41. Ben X (2007)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.
Votes: 17,497 | Gross: $0.00M
42. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways. It's here that he starts his real journey, on a days-long voyage of ... See full summary »
43. A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 24,411 | Gross: $0.14M
44. I Am Me (2015)
74 min | Drama, Family
'I Am Me' tells the story of 24 year old Charlie, a young man with a learning disability and autism. Charlie loves gardening and books but hates shouting and graffiti. The story begins as ... See full summary »
46. A Boy Called Po (2016)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
After his wife dies of cancer, an overworked engineer struggles to care for his son with autism. His son in response to bullying regresses into a fantasy world escape.
Votes: 625 | Gross: $1.55M
47. Life, Animated (2016)
PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
Votes: 4,741 | Gross: $0.24M
48. Journey of the Heart (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Music
Janice is the subject of the town gossips for four reasons: she wears too much lipstick, her hair is too big, she is a single-mother and her two children are strange. Ray (6) is a ... See full summary »
50. The Good Doctor (2017– )
TV-14 | 41 min | Drama