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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Inspiring Movies you should watch

 

 

Here is a list of educative and really inspiring movies divided by theme that you can watch. Combine having fun with your friends and family with learning

Adolescence

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium.

 

It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.

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English teacher Keating told their students to look at poetry with a different perspective of really authentic knowledge and feelings.






A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved. His impromptu family has, at best, a limited understanding of Edward, but he finds himself drawn to Peg’s weary but sympathetic daughter, Kim.

 

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. It is a sharp and intelligent telling of Louisa May Alcott’s famous story, and not the soft-edged children’s movie it might appear. The film depicts about how all of life seems to stretch ahead of us when we’re young, and how, through a series of choices, we choose and narrow our destiny.

 

Based on the story of LouAnne Johnson, a former U.S. Marine, Dangerous Minds tells the story of a teacher trying to encourage teens from East Palo Alto, California, to take school seriously. This movie features unorthodox teaching methods, and changes to the curriculum designed to help the teacher connect with students.


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