Rain Man (1988): Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s (Tom Cruise) father leaves a fortune to his autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and a pittance to Charlie. Charlie takes his brother on a cross-country trip and he starts to understand why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKC3W0awjm0


What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993): After his father’s death, Gilbert (Johnny Depp) has to care for his autistic brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and his morbidly obese mother (Darlene Cates), which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6sLIP3908w


Mercury Rising (1998): Shadowy elements in the National Security Agency target a nine-year old autistic savant (Miko Hughes) when he is able to decipher a top-secret code. The film also stars Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lodj3ZT4tOU


Marathon (2005): An autistic boy (Seung-woo Cho) discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of his mother (Kim-Mi Sook) participates in a major marathon.



Mozart and The Whale (2005): A love story between two people (Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell) with Asperger’s syndrome whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUYDqJyhXoU


Snowcake (2006): A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman (Sigourney Weaver) and a man (Alan Rickman) who is traumatized after a fatal car accident. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/snow_cake


After Thomas (2006): Based on a true story about a couple’s (Keeley Hawes, Ben Miles) struggles to meet the challenges of their son’s (Andrew Byrne) autism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0NdsvK8iB4


Ben X (2007): As an alternative to being bullied at school, an autistic teenager (Greg Timmermans) retreats into the world of online role-playing games. http://www.benx.be/eng/defilm.asp


The Black Balloon (2008) All Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie (Luke Ford), thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie (Gemma Ward), accept his brother? http://www.neoclassicsfilms.com/filmsTBB.html


Mary and Max (2009): A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary (voiced by Toni Collette), a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max (voiced by Phillip Seymour Hoffman), a forty-four-year old, severely obese, autistic man living in New York. http://www.maryandmax.com/


Adam (2009): Adam (Hugh Dancy), a lonely man with Asperger’s Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbour, Beth (Rose Byrne). http://www.foxsearchlight.com/adam/


Temple Grandin (2010): A biopic of Temple Grandin (Claire Danes), an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. http://www.hbo.com/movies/temple-grandin


My Name is Khan (2010): An Indian Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome (Shah Rukh Khan) takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. http://www.dharma-production.com/movies/my-name-is-khan/12#


The Story of Luke (2012): Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke (Lou Taylor Pucci), a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn’t expect anything from him. However, Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. Moreover, he isn’t taking no for an answer. http://www.thestoryofluke.com/


X+Y (2015): A socially awkward teenage math prodigy (Asa Butterfield) finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/x_plus_y