Autistic Movies

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

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

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 3.1
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotMusic, Life
PlaceUSA
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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersAutistic, Disabled people, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceLake
StyleAction, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersFamily, Autistic, Psychologists
PlotLoneliness, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceLake
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersAutistic, Friends, Brothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, Casino, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Autistic
PlotFriendship
PlaceFrance, Metro, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryIndia, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration02:35
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.

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?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Autistic, Losers, Child Prodigies
PlotMental disorders
PlaceEngland, Asia
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Soldier, Good people
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Sports, Travel
PlaceChina, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, To cry, Soulful

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersChildrens, Autistic, Orphans, Single mothers, Widows
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersAutistic, Birds, Taxi drivers
StyleRomantic, Touching

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

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersHeroes, Autistic, Special agents, FBI
PlotBank robbery, Skirmishes, Internet, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration01:50
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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration01:25
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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryChina
Duration01:36
CharactersTerminally ill
PlaceChina
StyleTo cry

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersAutistic, Disabled people, Lawyers, Judge, Parents
PlotBirthday, Justice, Adoption, Parenting
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersAutistic, Writers, Disabled people, Losers
PlotLove, Loneliness, First love, Mental disorders
PlaceCourt, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Losers
PlotLife, First love, Mental disorders, Swimming, Birthday
PlaceAustralia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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?

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Autistic, Losers
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Computer games, Mental disorders, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, By books, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAliens, Killers, Autistic, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, UFO, Friendship, Death, Alien invasion
PlaceSpaceships, Forest, Laboratory
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:32
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...?

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama
CountryThailand
Duration01:32
CharactersSamurai, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Autistic, Yakuza
PlotSurvival, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

An autistic woman with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Family, Autistic
PlotFriendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleTouching, Serious

Milly and Louis, and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric, her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with flight, and as the story progresses, he exerts an enthralling force of change on all those around him.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAutistic, Janitors
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleMakes me think, Depressive

When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersAutistic
PlotTravel, Friendship, Loneliness, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceCanada, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Touching

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersDogs, Blonde girls, Autistic, Photographers, Sisters
PlotTravel, Motorcycles, Money, Computers, Missing people
PlaceSpace, USA, Los Angeles
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:11
CharactersFamily, Autistic, Babysitting, Large families, Babies
PlotSplit personality, Friendship, Mental disorders, Depression, Fear
PlaceParty
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot

Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
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.





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