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Movies about Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

This list groups together movies about autism and Asperger syndrome, two disorders with similarities. Despite everybody remembering the resounding performance of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, there are lots of movies that have focused on these disorders, to a greater or lesser extent. Important examples include: Temple Grandin, My Name Is Khan and the australian stop motion animated dark comedy-drama Mary and Max.

The best autism movies, among stories of children and documentaries

Although everyone now knows that the autism spectrum disorders do not imply cognitive impairments, cinema has sometimes gone too far in the opposite direction dealing with the issue, fueling a paradoxical misconception; this has prompted a gallery of problematic figures with superhuman intelligence: the famous and already mentioned Rain Man is the most evident example, but also Little Man Tate and the recent The Accountant have contributed to create a sort of stereotype of “brilliant autistic” that does not really match with the statistics in medical literature. Temple Grandin, not by chance based on a true story, is more probable and balanced: it recreates the story of a great woman, who, in spite of her disease, has achieved important results in her profession, revolutionizing the system of treatment of animals in herds of cows. One absolutely not-to-be missed film is the documentary Life, Animated, the moving story of a child that at the age of two suddenly closes himself to the outside world. Many years later, unexpectedly, thanks to the universe and the characters of Disney cartoons, little Owen will find a sort of “code language”, that will allow his family to start communicating with him again. Another couple of honest and moving films? The delicate Adam and My Name Is Khan, existential odyssey of an Indian immigrant in the US that kind of reminds us of Forrest Gump.

The most recent films about autism: in 2016 “Life, Animated” and “The Accountant”

In the last few years this issue has been very much in the spotlight in productive terms and, even though several titles only exist in the original version so far, there are however many remarkable works. Among them, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, based on the novel by the same title by Jonathan Safran Foer, and The Story of Luke which is both funny and dramatic. In 2016 the already mentioned documentary Life, Animated came out, as also The Accountant with Ben Affleck, that works pretty well as an action thriller, but definitely not very well for its representation of the Asperger syndrome.

List of movies about Autism and Asperger's Syndrome ordered by release date. You can also view the movies in alphabetical order or in rating order.

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2018

As Needed

Quanto basta

  • 6,5

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2018

Please Stand By

Please Stand By

  • 7,0

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

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2016

Asperger's Are Us

Asperger's Are Us

  • 6,3

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2016

The Accountant

The Accountant

  • 7,0

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2016

Life, Animated

Life, Animated

  • 7,5

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2013

Season of Miracles

Season of Miracles

  • 6,0

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2013

Daylight

Daglicht

  • 7,0

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2013

The Story of Luke

The Story of Luke

  • 7,3

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2013

The United States of Autism

The United States of Autism

  • -

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2013

Siberian Education

Educazione siberiana

  • 6,5

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2013

Haridas

Haridas

  • 7,0

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2013

The Special Need

The Special Need

  • 7,0

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2013

Between Night and Day

Entre la noche y el día

  • 7,0

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2012

Poker Generation

Poker Generation

  • 5,5

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2012

Pulce non c'è

Pulce non c'è

  • 7,0

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2012

White Frog

White Frog

  • 6,5

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2011

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

  • 6,0

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2011

Fly Away

Fly Away

  • 6,0

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2011

Exodus Fall

Exodus Fall

  • 7,5

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2011

The Flood

Mabul

  • 7,0

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2011

Dr. Pomerantz

Dr. Pomerantz

  • 6,5

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2010

Maria and I

María y yo

  • -

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2010

Ocean Heaven

海洋天堂

  • 7,3

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2010

My Name Is Khan

My Name Is Khan

  • 7,0

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2010

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

  • 8,0

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2010

Dear John

Dear John

  • 6,5

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2009

Superbror

Superbror

  • 6,0

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2009

The Horse Boy

The Horse Boy

  • 7,5

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2009

Adam

Adam

  • 7,3

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2009

Suzie

Suzie

  • 6,0

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2009

Mary and Max

Mary and Max

  • 7,5

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2008

The Daisy Chain

The Daisy Chain

  • 5,0

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2008

The Artist

El artista

  • 7,0

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2008

God's Ears

God's Ears

  • 7,5

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2008

The Black Balloon

The Black Balloon

  • 7,3

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2008

Imagination

Imagination

  • 4,0

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2008

Dark Floors

Dark Floors

  • 4,5

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2008

Chocolate

ช็อคโกแลต

  • 6,5

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2007

Ben X

Ben X

  • 7,0

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2006

After Thomas

After Thomas

  • 7,5

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2006

Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering

  • 6,3

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2006

Snow Cake

Snow Cake

  • 7,3

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2005

Mozart and the Whale

Mozart and the Whale

  • 6,5

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2005

Fielder's Choice

Fielder's Choice

  • 6,0

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2005

Marathon

말아톤

  • 7,3

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2004

Midwinter Night's Dream

San zimske noći

  • 7,0

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2004

Killer Diller

Killer Diller

  • 7,0

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2003

Miracle Run

Miracle Run

  • 7,7

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2003

The United States of Leland

The United States of Leland

  • 7,0

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2002

The Devils

Les diables

  • 7,0

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