Autistic Movies

List of the best autistic movies selected by visitors to our site: Music, Silent Fall, Nell, The Specials, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Innocent Witness, Temple Grandin, My Name Is Khan, X+Y, Simple Simon.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Music (2021)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA

Zu, a free spirit estranged from her family, suddenly finds herself the sole guardian of her half-sister, Music, a teenager on the autism spectrum whose whole world order has been beautifully crafted by her late grandmother. The film soon challenges whether it is Zu or Music who has a better view of the world, and that love, trust, and being able to be there for each other is everything.

Silent Fall (1994)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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.

Nell (1994)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:52

In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.

The Specials (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. It’s an exceptional partnership, outside of traditional settings, for some quite extraordinary characters.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.

Innocent Witness (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea

An old man suffering from depression is found dead, and his housekeeper, Mi-ran, is charged with the murder. Mi-ran’s defense attorney, Sun-ho, is surprised to learn the only witness to the crime is Ji-woo, a teenage girl with Asperger’s. Will Ji-woo be able to take the stand and provide a valid statement?

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

My Name Is Khan (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryIndia, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration02:35

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, has Asperger's syndrome. He marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who treat him as a terrorist because of his condition and his race.

X+Y (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51

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.

Simple Simon (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration01:25

Simon has Asperger's syndrome and doesn't like changes in his life. He lives with his big brother Sam and Sam's girlfriend Frida. When Frida can't stand having to adapt to Simon's peculiarities anymore she takes off, leaving Simon with having to find a new, perfect, girlfriend for his brother.

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Adam (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Ocean Heaven (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryChina
Duration01:36

The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for their children and their unending desire to take care and look after them to their best abilities, no matter the struggle, no matter the effort.

Mozart and the Whale (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

The Black Balloon (2008)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:37

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?

Mercury Rising (1998)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.

Ben X (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
Duration01:33

Harassed by bullies because of his mild autism, teen Ben (Greg Timmermans) finds refuge in an online computer game, which leads him to his virtual dream girl, Scarlite (Laura Verlinden). Together, the odd couple seeks revenge against Ben's tormentors. Director Nic Balthazar's beguiling mix of kitchen-sink drama and full-blown fantasy was Belgium's Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

Rain Man (1988)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

The Story of Luke (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

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.

The Predator (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:06

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

The Night Clerk (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Hotel night clerk Bart Bromley is a highly intelligent young man on the Autism spectrum. When a woman is murdered during his shift, Bart becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, Bart makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest named Andrea, but soon realises he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.

Burning Bright (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to buy a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's situation worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating beast. This edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the gutsy heroine and her younger sibling as they struggle to outwit the ravenous predator and find a way to survive.

A Boy Called Po (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA

When David Wilson's young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called 'Po,' is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David into the high pressure job he's close to losing and Po drifting away from the school where he's bullied into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he's just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in Po.

The Darkness (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA

A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation with a supernatural presence in tow.

Lucky (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.

Please Stand By (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

A Remarkable Life (2016)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA

There are many things in life that could do a number on a man's masculinity. Lenny Babbitt has his identity and manhood challenged when his wife Tracy leaves him for a female doctor named Iris who has been treating their autistic son Isaac. After losing his job, and wife to a woman no less -- Lenny's dad Jack offers him a job at his pawn shop where he must re-examine his identity, manhood and sense of self after meeting Chelsea, a young, free-spirited pistol that lives life on two wheels. In the end, Lenny realizes that there are no absolutes... only one's faith, sense of self and family -- no matter how it's constituted or defined by society.

Come Play (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

A lonely young boy feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.

Scorpion (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.

The Fanatic (2019)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.




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