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Movies About Autism

Updated on February 13, 2014

A List of Films About Autism

Maybe you have a child in the Autism Spectrum or perhaps you know someone with Autism, and you want to learn more. I created this movie list lens with the purpose in mind of making it easier to find films that not only document Autism, but give drama filled accounts of some examples of what it is like having a family member with it. Below you will find my impressions of these films, and a list of the films that I recommend you watch.

So Much to Learn From Films

When you learn that your child is different you have so many questions, and have so much to learn. My wife and I discovered a few films in our pursuit of knowledge about Autism. So I wanted to share with you a list of the films that I have seen thus far, and explain how each film taught us something different. I've learned that not every person with Autism is the same, and that just like anyone else they are all different, but sometimes they can be just like the typical kid. Autism is a spectrum, and after watching a few films I learned that you can live a normal life, and still pursue your dreams.There is so much to learn about Autism. Below is just a small list of movies that I have personally seen and really enjoyed. For more films about Autism please go to - http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/films-and-documentaries

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Loving Lampposts
Loving Lampposts

Documentary about different people who all are in the Autism Spectrum. Not just children but adults who grew up under different times and circumstances tell thier stories, and help us to understand a little better.

 
The Black Balloon
The Black Balloon

Drama set in Australia about a teenage boy with a brother with Autism, and how he and his family learn to cope, and embrace thier life.

 
Fly Away
Fly Away

Single mom's learning to go through challenges of a teenage daughter with Autism, and still live of a life of her own. Even autistic teens are just like normal teens in a lot of ways.

 
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin

Biographical film about a woman who overcomes her diagnosis, and becomes a scientist in Humane Livestock Handling. She also invented the "Hug Box". Interesting film for everyone to see. Very interesting. Danes did a very good job with this role, and I am anxious to learn more about Ms. Grandin after having seen this film.

 
Mozart And The Whale
Mozart And The Whale

2 people find love despite having Asperger's. Cute love story.

 

Have you seen any of these films before?

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Haven't seen any of these films. Will try to watch one sometime. Great lens.

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      LoriBeninger 3 years ago

      I remember reading a moving tribute to autism in high-school that I have never been able to track down. It was called "Silent Snow. Secret Snow." I have not seen any of these movies, but will have to check them out.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Nice and informative lens. I only saw two of the films in your list. I am sensitive to your topic because I know a family with such a child. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      AutismSquidoo 4 years ago

      Loving Lampposts is one of my all-time favs for autism films.

      Here are two more you may not have seen yet: http://www.thestoryofluke.com/ and another favorite of mine, Mary & Max (animated) http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Max-Toni-Collette/dp/B0...

      Thanks for creating this lens. :)

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      The poll didn't work, but I've known many people who have children with autism. It seems to be increasing every year and I'm glad their stories are being told.