2. Movies where one or more character got autism or aspergers

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Adam (2009)

I’ve put together a list of movies where one or more of the characters got autism or aspergers syndrome. I have not seen them all, but I have written (comment/review) next to the titles of the one’s I’ve seen. This is because I would like to write a comment and/or a review of the movies which I have seen. But for now I just going to procrastinate πŸ™‚

– Adam (2009) (Comment)
Adam, a lonely man with Asperger’s Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

– Ben X (2008)
As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

– Benny & Joon (1993)
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.

– The Black Balloon (2008)
All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

– Bless the Child (2000) (Comment)
Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O’Connor’s well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one rainy night, her sister Jenna abandons her newborn, autistic daughter at her home.

– I am Sam (2001)
A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

– Mary & Max (2009) (Comment/Review)
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

– Mercury Rising (1998)
Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who is assigned to protect a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code.

– Molly (1999)
A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, retarded sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

– Mozart And the Whale (2005) (Comment/Review)
A love story between two savants with Asperger’s syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

– My Name Is Khan (2010)
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey.

– Of Mice And Men (1992) (Comment/Review)
Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

– Silent Fall (1994) (Comment/review)
An autistic boy witnesses his parents’ double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child’s mind in order to solve the case.

– Snow Cake (2006) (Comment/Review)
A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who isTemple traumatized after a fatal car accident.

– Temple Grandin (2010) (Review)
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

– The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) (Comment)
An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Wikipedia has its own “List of fictional characters on the autism spectrum” and the movies, you can check it out here.

If you have seen one or more of these autism/aspergers movies, please comment. I would like to see more movies with autism and aspergers characters, so please tip me if you know any. I will write a comment and/or review of the films I’ve seen as soon as I can.

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4 Responses to 2. Movies where one or more character got autism or aspergers

  1. I’ll share this in our facebook support group. Thanks. And best of luck with your blog. You are off to a great start. πŸ™‚

  2. Rivka says:

    There are lots of movies where the word aspergers is never mentioned, yet it is obvious that a character has it: The Remains of the Day, Waiting for Forever, The Village, possibly Unbreakable, possibly Lady in the Water, Lars and the Real Girl http://prawnandquartered.com/2011/04/23/aspie-movie-review-lars-and-the-real-girl/

  3. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say I really enjoyed reading your posts, including this one! Coincidentally, yesterday I published a post about “Mary and Max,” one of the movies on your list; here’s the link, in case you want to check it out: http://undercoveraspie.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/mary-and-max-or-how-odd-can-an-aspie-be/. From one new Aspie blogger to another, welcome. πŸ™‚

  4. Pingback: “Mary and Max” or: how odd can an Aspie be? | Undercover Aspie

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