Autistic Movies

List of the best autistic movies selected by visitors to our site: Music, Come Play, A Dark Place, The Fanatic, Innocent Witness, The Specials, The Predator, Tully, Please Stand By, Lucky.

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
CharactersAutistic, Teens, Terminally ill, Nurses

    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.

    Come Play (2020)
    CharactersChildrens, Autistic, Family, Parents
    PlotTechnology, Supernatural, Death
    StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

      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.

      A Dark Place (2019)
      Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
      Genrethriller, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      CharactersJanitors, Autistic
      PlotMissing people, Investigation
      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.

        The Fanatic (2019)
        Mark6 (imdb: 4.1)
        CharactersActors, Maids, Autistic
        PlotPursuit, Obsession, Mental disorders
        StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

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

          Innocent Witness (2019)
          Markimdb: 7.4
          Genredrama, crime, detective
          CountrySouth Korea
          CharactersLawyers, Autistic

            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?

            The Specials (2019)
            Markimdb: 7.4
            Genrecomedy, drama
            CountryFrance, Belgium
            CharactersHorses, Autistic
            PlaceHotels, France

              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.

              The Predator (2018)
              Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.3)
              Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
              CountryUSA, Canada
              CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military, Soldier, Snipers, Hunters, Horses, Spiders, Writers
              PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology, Death, Chase, Fear, Missing people
              PlaceSpaceships, Laboratory, Lake, Forest, Caves
              StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, 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.

                Tully (2018)
                Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
                Genrecomedy, drama, detective
                CharactersBabies, Large families, Babysitting, Family, Autistic
                PlotDepression, Split personality, Mental disorders, Fear

                  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.

                  Please Stand By (2018)
                  Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
                  Genrecomedy, drama
                  CharactersSisters, Autistic, Dogs, Single mothers, Photographers, Singers
                  PlotTravel, Motorcycles, Money, Missing people, Computers
                  StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Light

                    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.

                    Lucky (2017)
                    Markimdb: 7.3
                    Genrecomedy, drama
                    CharactersOld man, Dogs, Turtles, Autistic, Insects, Bartenders, Singers
                    PlotMeaning of life, Death, Weapon, Mystery, Loneliness
                    PlaceVillage, Deserts

                      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.

                      On Body and Soul (2017)
                      Markimdb: 7.6
                      Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
                      CharactersFriends, Disabled people, Psychologists, Deer, Autistic
                      PlotLove, Dreams, Snow

                        Two introverted people find out by pure chance that they share the same dream every night. They are puzzled, incredulous, a bit frightened. As they hesitantly accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their dream.

                        The A Word (2016)
                        Markimdb: 7.8
                        CountryUnited Kingdom
                        CharactersParents, Autistic

                          The various generations of the Hughes family, who all love, work and fight like any other clan, find they must learn to communicate all over again when the youngest member is diagnosed with autism.

                          The Accountant (2016)
                          Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
                          Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
                          CharactersPolice, Family, Brothers, Friends, Autistic, Hired assassins, Snipers, Criminals
                          PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Survival, Skirmishes, Justice
                          PlaceOffice, USA
                          StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

                            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
                            CharactersDemons, Autistic, Dogs, Cats, Wolves, Snake
                            PlotSupernatural, Bulimia
                            StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

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

                              Jack of the Red Hearts (2016)
                              Markimdb: 7.1
                              Genredrama, family
                              CharactersAutistic, Family
                              StyleTouching, To cry

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

                                A Silent Voice (2016)
                                Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
                                Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
                                CharactersTeens, Friends, Disabled people, Cats, Sisters, Single mothers, Photographers, Autistic
                                PlaceSchool, Trains, Japan
                                StyleTouching, Inspirational, Soulful, Cute

                                  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...?

                                  Cruel Summer (2016)
                                  Markimdb: 5.4
                                  Genrehorror, thriller, drama
                                  CountryUnited Kingdom
                                  PlotFalse accusations, On real events

                                    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

                                      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.

                                      The Country Doctor (2016)
                                      Markimdb: 6.5
                                      Genrecomedy, drama
                                      CountryFrance, Spain
                                      CharactersDogs, Autistic
                                      PlotCancer, Dancing

                                        All the people in this countryside area, can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who auscultates them, heals and reassures them day and night, 7 days a week. Now Jean-Pierre is sick, so he sees Natalie, a young doctor, coming from the hospital to assist him. But will she adapt to this new life and be able to replace the man that believed to be irreplaceable?

                                        The Lighthouse of the Orcas (2016)
                                        Markimdb: 6.7
                                        Genremelodrama, drama, biography
                                        CountrySpain, Argentina
                                        PlotLove, On real events

                                          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.