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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Eight Great Movies and Two TV Shows About Autism

Please Stand By

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 56%

        A wonderfully exciting movie about an autistic woman (Dakota Fanning) who enters a contest for a Star Trek screenplay. Fanning's portrayal is excellent, and the storyline is good. Watch on Amazon

Ocean Heaven

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 82%

    A terminally ill father tries to prepare his son for life after he passes. Excellent movie. Available as a Hi-YAH subscription through Amazon

My Name Is Khan

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

An Excellent movie about a Muslim with autism who seeks an audience with the President of the United States. Highly recommended. Available on Amazon


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 66% 

    A great film about a young autistic man (Hugh Dancy) who meets his neighbor (Rose Bryne) and starts a relationship with him. Highly recommended Watch on Amazon

Jack of Red Hearts

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 54%.

    A good movie about a young lady (Anna Sophia Robb) who develops a relationship with the family who autistic daughter she is watching. Not a perfect film but worth the watch. Watch on Amazon

Temple Grandin

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%

    An excellent movie about the early life of autism advocate Temple Grandin. Well worth the watch. Watch on Amazon

Nathan's Kingdom

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 85% 

    It's a good movie about an autistic man and his little sister seeking an imaginary kingdom from their childhood. Watch on Amazon

Snow Cake

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 64%

An ex-con (Alan Rickman) starts a friendship with an autistic lady (Sigourney Weaver). Available on Amazon

TV Shows


    A television show about a family and their autistic high schooler. Available on Netflix

The Good Doctor

A great television show about an autistic savant who is a doctor. Available as DVD on Netflix. Current Episodes on ABC public television.

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