Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

Movies With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This curated site includes a ongoing, dynamic list of movies with autism, autistic savant, autism spectrum disorders, as well as, films about autism as a spectrum with films about or including Asperger's syndrome, Angelman's syndrome and many others.

The Devils (2002)
NR Action Crime Drama
Foster Parenting Single Parenting Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Siblings Joseph and Chloé, both twelve, have just been placed in another French foster home. Chloé is autistic. She is mute, feels panic when touched,...

Director : Christophe Ruggia
Cast : Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

Being There (1979)
PG Comedy
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

A quiet gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. in the house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out with no k...

Director : Hal Ashby
Cast : Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Dear John (2010)
PG-13 Drama Romance War
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

US Army soldier John is on summer leave from his German base to visit his widowed father. Being friendly while at the pier, he chats with Savannah, a ...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Family Romance
Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Thomas is turning 16 and life is moving quickly: his dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; and h...

Director : Elissa Down
Cast : Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson, Gemma Ward

Elling (2001)
R Comedy Drama
Social Anxiety Disorder Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Virginity, Male Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Elling is a 40 year old man with autism. When his mother dies, he is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell, a large gentle man ob...

Director : Petter Næss
Cast : Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
NOT RATED Drama Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Addiction, Substance Social Anxiety Disorder Abuse, Psychological Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Sexual Harassment, Male Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Schizoid Personality Disorder Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal

During the Great Depression in the 1930's Scout and her older brother Jem live in racially divided Maycomb, Alabama. Having lost their mother young, t...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Robert Duall, Brock Peters, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Ocean Heaven (2010)
NR Drama Family
Cancer Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Single Parenting Death of Parent

A loving, terminally ill father who works in an aquarium attempts to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills he needs to ensure that his can ...

Director : Xiao Lu Xue
Cast : Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Lun Mei Gwei, Yuanyuan Zhu

A Mile in His Shoes (2011)
PG Drama Family Sport Based on True Events Based On Novel
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur “Murph” Murphy and his losing minor league baseball team. As he sets out to recruit new talent he happen...

Director : William Dear
Cast : Luke Schroder, Dean Cain, George Canyon, Chilton Crane

Dark Floors (2008)
R Fantasy Horror Thriller
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Dissociative Identity Disorder

While waiting in the hospital for a brain scan on his autistic daughter, Sarah, Ben is very upset when a power failure occurs. He decides to leave the...

Director : Pete Riski, Alan Smithee
Cast : William Hope, Leon Herbert, Ronald Pickup, Philip Bretherton

Backstreet Dreams (1990)
R Drama
Divorce Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Single Parenting

Dean and his wife, Lucy take their son, Shane to a clinic, where he is diagnosed by a psychologist, Stevie, as being autistic. After finding his wife ...

Director : Rupert Hitzig, Jason O'Malley
Cast : Brooke Shields, Jason O'Malley, Anthony Franciosa, Burt Young

Miracle Run (2004)
PG Drama Romance Sport Based on True Events
Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Learning Disabilities Echolalia

Corrine is the mother of twins boys Stephen and Philip. After taking them to a specialist she finds out both boys have autism. When she tells her husb...

Director : Gregg Champion
Cast : Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn, Zac Efron, Bubba Lewis

Fly Away (2011)
Comedy Drama Family Coming of Age
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Abuse, Physical Panic Attacks Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Single Parenting Depression, Situational Denial Divorce Anxiety

Two weeks in the life of Jeanne, a divorced, single mother growing increasingly overwhelmed with raising her sixteen-year-old daughter. Mandy is autis...

Director : Janet Grillo
Cast : Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, J. R. Bourne, Greg Germann, Denise Dowse

Barfi (2012)
G Comedy Drama Romance Foreign
Mute Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Deafness

Barfi is a street smart, happy man who was born deaf and mute. HIs mother died when he was a baby and so he is raised alone by his father, a chauffeur...

Director : Anurag Basu
Cast : Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Illeana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla, Ashish Vidyarthi, Roopa Ganguly

Snow Cake (2006)
NR Comedy Drama Romance
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Alex Hughes, an ex-convict, is on a road trip to Winnipeg, Canada to see an old friend. Along the way, he meets vivacious Vivienne Freeman who manages...

Director : Marc Evans
Cast : Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire, Jackie Brown, Callum Keith Rennie

Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (1979)
G Drama Based on True Events
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

After having two daughters, Bears and Suzi Kaufman have a son, Raun. Soon, they notice Raun is having problems with hearing and vision, so they take ...

Director : Glenn Jordan
Cast : James Farentino, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Elliott, Henry Olek

The Daisy Chain (2008)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Adoption Death of Child Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Martha, an emotionally fragile woman, moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby girl. While ther...

Director : Aisling Walsh
Cast : Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson, David Bradley

Po (2015)
Drama Fantasy
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Death of Spouse Cancer Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Single Parenting Death of Parent

David's wife dies of cancer and, suddenly, he finds he is the single father of a ten-year-old son, Po, with special needs due to autism. Both father ...

Director : John Asher
Cast : Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Andrew Bowen

Ben X (2007)
NR Drama Romance Thriller
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Ben and his life is its own universe, where he plays his favorite computer game Archlord avidly and tries hard to prepare himself for the real world. ...

Director : Nic Balthazar
Cast : Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

Mercury Rising (1998)
R Action Crime Drama
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Asperger's Syndrome

Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who protects a nine year old boy with autism, who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret govern...

Director : Harold Becker
Cast : Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride

The Story of Luke (2012)
Comedy Drama
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Luke, a young man with autism, has been sheltered by his grandparents, who don't expect anything from him. But Luke wants more and embarks on a quest ...

Director : Alonso Mayo
Cast : Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes, Kristin Bauer, Jayne Eastwood, Pam Hyatt

David's Mother (1994)
G Drama Family Romance
Mental Health Facilities Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since his father left years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging...

Director : Robert Allan Ackerman
Cast : Kirstie Alley, Sam Waterston, Stockard Channing, Michael A. Goorjian

Exodus Fall (2011)
PG-13 Drama
Domestic Violence Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Death of Parent Abuse,Child

In 1974 Texas, three teenage siblings struggle with the death of their father while they try to live with their hostile, terrifying, abusive mother. W...

Director : Ankush Kohli, Chad Waterhouse
Cast : Jesse James, Rosanna Arquette, Adrien Finkel, Devon Graye, Dee Wallace