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10 Best Movies About Autism on Netflix

Movies about autism have become more popular than ever before, and Netflix is at the forefront of showcasing them. With the increasing presence of autism in our society, it is important to understand and appreciate what it means to live with this condition.

Through Movies About Autism on Netflix, you can gain insight into how people with autism experience the world differently.

Movies About Autism on Netflix

The Lighthouse of the Orcas (Rated TV-MA)

A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hopes that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection. | Stream on Netflix

Atypical (Rated TV-14)

This heartfelt comedy follows Sam, a teenager on the autism spectrum, who has decided he is ready for romance. In order to start dating — and hopefully find love — Sam will need to be more independent, which also sends his mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) on her own life-changing path.

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She and the rest of Sam's family, including a scrappy sister and a father seeking a better understanding of his son, must adjust to change and explore what it means to be “normal.” The series is created and written by Robia Rashid and Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon. | Stream on Netflix

Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Rated TV-14)

Woo Young Woo is a young lawyer with Asperger's syndrome. She boasts a high IQ, an impressive memory, and a wonderfully creative thought process, but she struggles with everyday interactions. | Stream on Netflix

Love on the Spectrum U.S. (Rated TV-14)

Seven adults with autism dive headlong into a dating group to explore the unpredictable world of romance, tackling misconceptions about both themselves and how they want to live.| Stream on Netflix

Love on the Spectrum (Rated TV-14)

Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating holds its own unique challenges. | Stream on Netflix

The Reason I Jump
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jordan O'Donegan (Actor)

The Reason I Jump (Rated TV-14)

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida ‘The Reason I Jump' is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.

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The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. | Stream on Netflix

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I Used to Be Famous (Rated TV-MA)

Vince, a desperate former pop star, dreams of making a comeback. An impromptu jam session with autistic young drummer Stevie sparks an unexpected friendship between the two misunderstood musicians. | Stream on Netflix

Asperger's Are Us
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • New Michael Ingemi, Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan (Actors)

Asperger's Are Us (Rated TV-MA)

In this coming-of-age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum who have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe “Asperger's Are Us” will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.| Stream on Netflix

Riddle Child

When a nine-year-old boy with autism is found dead in the bathtub, police suspicion lands on one of the few people who understood him — his mother. | Stream on Netflix

Ada Twist, Scientist (Season 3, Episode 1)

Rosie wants to win the Raucous Riveters Reunion Race — but something's wrong with her car! The gang reinvents a toy for Ada's cousin, who has autism. | Stream on Netflix

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