Autism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant autism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with autism, family relations, mother son relationship, misfit, disability, storytelling, hospital, redemption, father son relationship and asperger's syndrome plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Netherlands and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as autism: Rain Man (1988), The Good Doctor (2017), Temple Grandin (2010), Ben X (2007), The Accountant (2016), Touch (2012), Atypical (2017), Adam (2009), X+Y (2014), Mercury Rising (1998).

List of autism movies

 8.0
 488K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, runaway, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, greed, family relations, yuppie, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, texas ...
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The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, medical drama, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: autism, hospital, surgeon, doctor, talented, medicine, prodigy, medical, childhood flashback, doctors, physician, talent ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco
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 8.3
 28K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1966 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, arizona, harvard university
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 7.4
 19K
Ben X (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, emotional, touching ...
Plot: autism, communication problem, escape from reality, antisocial behavior, misfit, asperger's syndrome, virtual reality, computer game, computers and web, lifestyle, videotaping, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels, brussels belgium
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 7.3
 274K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, sniper, accountant, justice, gunfight, organized crime, money laundering, mathematics, hitman, federal agent, criminal ...
Time: 2000s, year 2010, 20th century, 21st century, 2010s ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c. ...
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 7.3
 42K
Touch (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see ...
Style: uplifting, serious, suspenseful, emotional, touching ...
Plot: autism, psychic power, foreknowledge, supernatural ability, mathematics, psychic, changing lives, single father, professor, mystery, hopes, investigation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.3
 71K
Atypical (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.
Style: light, sincere, emotional, touching, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: autism, coming of age, high school, lesbian relationship, social problems, penguins, asperger's syndrome, teenage protagonist, teenager, therapist, overprotective mother, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut
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 7.2
 34K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, fall in love, love affair, shyness, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, unlikely couple, court, trial, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 28K
X+Y (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: autism, child prodigy, prodigy, death of father, coming of age, mathematics, family relations, social misfits, hopes, contests and competitions, self discovery, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 70s
Place: taiwan, england, asia, taipei
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 6.1
 71K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, child in peril, secret service, fbi, gunfight, danger, chases and races, code, conspiracy, adult child friendship, assassin, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, bangkok thailand, south dakota
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Burning Bright (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, autism, tiger, woman in danger, wild animal, danger, animal attack, trapped, killer animal, hurricane, survival, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: road movie, sentimental, captivating, light, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, star trek, runaway, manuscript, sister sister relationship, road trip, self discovery, search, female protagonist, police officer, pet dog, contest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, california
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 7.0
 55K
Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, nanny, autism, plot twist, family relations, newborn baby, mother, hallucination, pregnant woman, baby, depression, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, year 1977, 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, phoenix arizona, saudi arabia ...
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: orphan, asperger's syndrome, 9/11, autism, childhood, acceptance, grief, family relations, search, loss of spouse, funeral, quest ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 2K
The A Word (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: social, uplifting, psychological, touching, compassionate
Plot: autism, family drama, family relations, problem child, parents and children, bbc, training, small town, stubbornness, dysfunctional family, love
Place: yorkshire, manchester, northern england
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 7.1
 1K
The Devils (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Les Diables (The Devils) chronicles the struggle of an autistic girl and her brother trying to survive without their parents.
Style: disturbing, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: brother sister incest, mentally challenged, autism, coming of age, children's home, life is a bitch, society, orphan, kids in trouble, family relations, escape, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france
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House of Cards (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: autism, disability, isolation, self discovery, single parent, child's point of view, playing card, mental illness, introspection, family in crisis, doctors and patients, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Sense of Wonder (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sincere, touching, light, humorous, captivating
Plot: autism, widow, asperger's syndrome, single mother, male female relationship, mother daughter relationship, weather report, hacker, bookstore, family problems, love and romance, love triangle ...
Place: france
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 8.1
 78K
Barfi! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. Cos he can't! Next summer ride a rollercoaster of emotions ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, true love, love triangle, autism, lovers, wedding, handicapped, romance, society, young man, young people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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 8.0
 102K
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: muslim, asperger's syndrome, islam, false accusation, prejudice, journey, autism, mental illness, true love, false arrest, racism, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, mumbai india, san francisco, india
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The Black Balloon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: first love, birthday, autism, social services, profanity, eccentric family, acceptance, love and romance, human nature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Lighthouse of the Orcas (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: autism, parent child relationship, love, falling in love, lighthouse, boss, ranger, fall in love, sea lion, couples, killer whale, harmonica ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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 7.4
 2K
Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: autism, twins, against the odds, human spirit, youth, hopes, family relations, disability, society, single parent, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.4
 12K
Snow Cake (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: mentally challenged, snow, small town, friendship, ex convict, car accident, autism, haunted by the past, sadness, loss of child, revenge, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.8
 314
Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, siblings relations, single parent, hopes, family, child illness, family problems, parents and children, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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 4.5
 15K
The Darkness (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation with a supernatural presence in tow.
Style: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: supernatural horror, animal attack, demon, haunted house, autism, self sacrifice, portal, son, husband wife relationship, imaginary friend, bad smell, marital strife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united states, usa, arizona
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Jack of the Red Hearts (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, touching, compassionate, sentimental
Plot: mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, autism, mother son relationship, marriage, understanding, mental illness, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, life philosophy, parents and children, family bonds ...
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 6.7
 388
Killer Diller (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, captivating ...
Plot: blues, autism, prodigy, musician's life, ambition, fish out of water, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, misfit, prison life, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
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 7.7
 2K
Marathon (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 20-years-old Cho-Won (Cho Seung-Woo) is young man with autism. He lives with his highly protective mother Kyung-Sook (Kim Mi-Sook) and younger brother (Baek Sung-Hyun), who sometimes resents the attention his older brother receives from his mother. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, disability, marathon, autism, athlete's life, young heroes, against the odds, parents and children, supportive parent, hopes, social misfits, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 7.0
 4K
Daylight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A successful lawyer finds out that she has a half-brother who is imprisoned in a secure hospital after he brutally murdered his neighbor and their baby.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations, disability, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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