Movie Reviews Featuring Characters with Autism

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Weirdly, I’m kinda shocked at how many movies there are about our autistic friends, but the more I think about it, I’m not shocked at all.

And why am I not shocked?

Because our different-brained kids are just so dang fascinating and interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. They definitely give rise to feeling lots of different emotions, which is what movie producers want to evoke in us.

So . . . grab some popcorn, your favorite drink, and a few hours of time because this week I’m sharing a list of movie reviews I think you’ll love.

You’ll find the movies I’ve already reviewed here. You’ll find these movie reviews on the Reviews page of my website. There are so many more movie reviews to come and more I haven’t seen! Please add movies you recommend (or not) in the comments below or on Facebook.

Be sure to share with others who might find these movie reviews and suggestions helpful if they’re just getting started on this journey. The more support and validation they receive and stories they hear in the beginning (or anywhere in their journey really) the better in my opinion.

We all need permission to do what we believe is best for our kids and movies really help us get quick snapshots of inspiration, sorrow, hope, and real-life stories we can learn from.

You’ll see my thoughts on movies, like The Accountant, Silver Linings Playbook, Joyful Noise (bad review from me), and Ben X. To give you a taste, here’s my movie review of The Accountant:

The Accountant!

O. M. G! This movie is great, with some violence thrown in. I didn’t want to watch this movie at first because of the trailer and the violence I thought it was all about, but I ended up watching it and loved it.

It’s about one man with Asperger’s and the life he lived. It shows the major events of his childhood and how he would ultimately be raised . . . and then what he would become as an adult.

You see the seemingly common mom-and-dad disagreement on how to parent their Asperger’s child.

You’ll watch a parenting strategy that shapes both kids (one NT, one Aspie) in ways that don’t make sense but I’ve always thought about!

I think you’ll enjoy an excellent adventure movie with a well-depicted storyline about Asperger’s woven throughout the film. You’ll see sibling relations, family difficulties, personal trials and tribulations of the Aspie from childhood to adulthood, people who want to help, people who don’t know how, and more.

One scene that has stuck with me is his reaction as an adult to one of his OCD requirements not being met. He didn’t get to “finish” a project he was hired for and the result of that is very impactful. Aye-yae-yae. It feels as if it could be more accurate than I would hope it would be, but such is life with a different brain.

I absolutely recommend this movie if you don’t mind some violence.


Huge love to you and your family!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead. 🙂


Do you have a movie you want to hear more about or recommend for our community to see? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out soon!



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