Autism-related Movies

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Temple Grandin (2010)
Temple Grandin is an autistic woman who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses. The film follows Temple Grandin’s life through a series of flashbacks.  (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson

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Rain Man (1988)
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant autistic brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country and start bonding. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson

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Touch (2012-2013 TV Series)
A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen. (43 mins.)


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Under the Piano (1996)
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 over-protectiveness of her mentally ill daughter, even into the child’s adulthood. But a loving sister, herself having an arm that is paralyzed, is a bastion against the limitations imposed by the mother and finally helps her sister to live a more full life. (92 mins.)
Director: Stefan Scaini

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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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Miracle Run (2004 )
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 drastically when she finally finds out that her sons are autistic.(120 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion

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Mozart and the Whale (2005)
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


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Adam (2009)
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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Michael is an autistic 7-year-old child. He cannot speak or write. His mother, Karen, sends him to a special school to help him learn… (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Switzer


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Autism: The Musical (2007 Documentary)
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)
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


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David’s Mother (1994 )  
A woman estranged from her husband and family insists on caring for her autistic son alone. (92 mins.)


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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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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


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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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Ben X (2007)
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

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