Autistic Movies

List of the best autistic movies selected by visitors to our site: Music, The Accountant, The Darkness, The Lighthouse of the Orcas, The Story of Luke, Temple Grandin, My Brother Chases Dinosaurs, A Silent Voice, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, Scorpion.

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

Music (2021)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genredrama, musical
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotMusic, Life
StyleVital signs, Womens in main roles

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.

The Accountant (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, crime
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins, Geniuses, Police, Family
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Fight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceUSA, Office
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Disturbing

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

The Darkness (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDogs, Wolves, Demons, Snake, Autistic
PlotSupernatural, Pursuit, Swimming, Bulimia, Self-sacrifice
PlaceCaves, Hospitals
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

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

The Lighthouse of the Orcas (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountrySpain, Argentina
PlotLove, On real events
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hope that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

The Story of Luke (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersAutistic, Disabled people

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.

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTeachers, Geniuses, Autistic, Scientists, Disabled people
PlotOn real events
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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

My Brother Chases Dinosaurs (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryItaly, Spain
PlotFamily life
StyleTo cry

As a child, Jack believed the tender lie his parents told him, that Gio was a special being with superpowers, as in a comic book. Now that he is about to go to high school, however, Jack no longer believes that his brother is a superhero, in fact, he is almost ashamed of him, especially since he met Arianna, the first love of his life.

A Silent Voice (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Disabled people, Photographers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Hatred
PlaceSchool, Trains, Japan
StyleCute, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, By manga

Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersCooks, Autistic, Journalists, Sisters, Actors
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceParty, Metro, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Fascinating

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

Scorpion (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersHackers, Geniuses, Heroes, Autistic, Losers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Saving the World
StyleLight, Fascinating, Intellectual, Serious, Disturbing

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.

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Cruel Summer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Autistic
PlotOn real events, Fight, False accusations
PlaceForest, England, Cemetery
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

Young Autism sufferer Danny enjoys the serenity and solitude of camping. That's all about to change when enraged teens Nicholas, Calvin and Julia find him, each with their own agenda for wanting to see Danny suffer.

The Giant (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersAutistic, Disabled people

A film about Rikard, age 30. He is autistic and severely disfigured. He lives in a home for disabled people. He was separated from his mother as a three-year-old, and this continues to torment him today. To deal with life's trials, Rikard escapes into a fantasy world in which he's a 50-meter-tall giant.

My Name Is Khan (2010)
Markimdb: 8
CountryIndia, USA, United Arab Emirates
CharactersAutistic, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Travel, Mental disorders, True love, False accusations
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Anton's Right Here (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersTeens, Autistic
PlotMental disorders
PlaceRussia, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

How is it possible to feel someone elses pain? The hero of this film is an autistic boy. His life is divided between an apartment with peeling walls on the outskirts of a large city, and a mental hospital. Anton comes into the frame when he is on the point of becoming a patient at a residential neuropsychiatric institution, a place where people with the sort of diagnosis that he has do not live long. The author, the camera, the hero. The distance between them shrinks with every passing minute, and the author has to enter the shot and become a character in the story. However, it is not a story about how one person helped another, but about how one person recognized herself in another. About how there is Another who lives in each of us and must be destroyed every day inside of us in order to survive.

The Sense of Wonder (2015)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersHackers, Autistic, Single mothers, Widows
PlotChess, Friendship
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

Louise, a widow with two children, almost crushes a stranger with her car. She takes care of him, even if he's not really wounded. It turns out that he has mental disorders and that they can help each other much more than they thought.

Jack of the Red Hearts (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family
CharactersFamily, Autistic, Scammers
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Makes me think, Touching

A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.

Burning Bright (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersHeroes, Tigers, Autistic, Losers
PlotSurvival, Killer animals
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

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

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?

Simple Simon (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Losers, Girlfriends
PlotLife, Mental disorders, Family life
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StyleFancy, Touching

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.

Brüno (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGay, Autistic, Losers
StyleExplicit scenes

Flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter Bruno stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through brutally frank interviews and painfully hilarious public displays of homosexuality.