Multiple creators have explored Movies About Autistic People. Here are 12 of our favorites.
From Barry Levinson, starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen
Rain Man is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish young wheeler-dealer, Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his other son, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic savant, of whose existence Charlie was unaware. Charlie is forced to take Raymond on a cross-country trip to collect his inheritance, and in the process, the brothers come to develop a close bond. Along the way, they are pursued by Raymond's doctor, Dr. Bruner (Gerald R. Molen), and his lawyer, Mr. Sivek (Michael D. Roberts), who aim to have Raymond declared legally incompetent in order to gain control of his estate. The film received four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor for Hoffman.
From Karan Johar, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie Amanda Keane
My Name Is Khan is a 2010 Indian drama film directed by Karan Johar and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles. The film follows the story of Rizwan Khan, an autistic Muslim man who embarks on a journey across the United States to meet the President and prove his innocence after being wrongly accused of terrorism. Despite cultural and religious differences, Rizwan befriends a wide range of people along his journey and eventually succeeds in his mission. The film explores themes of prejudice, tolerance, and acceptance in a post-9/11 world. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for several awards.
From Marc Evans, starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire
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From Gavin O'Connor, starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal
From Elissa Down, starring Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson
From Morgan Matthews, starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
From Max Mayer, starring Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving
From Alonso Mayo, starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Jayne Eastwood, Pam Hyatt, Cary Elwes
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From William Sullivan, starring Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Eliza Dushku, Polly Draper
From Ben Lewin, starring Dakota Fanning, Alice Eve, Toni Collette, Lexi Aaron
From Janet Grillo, starring Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, Aramazd Stepanian, Promotion
From John Duigan, starring Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane
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