Movies with Characters Who Have Learning and Attention Issues and Developmental Disabilities

Movies about characters with learning and attention issues and developmental disabilities can help build understanding, compassion, and tolerance among viewers who don't face those challenges -- as well as give those who do a chance to see relatable on-screen characters facing and overcoming challenges in compelling stories.

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A Mile in His Shoes Movie Poster Image
Inspirational baseball tale about an autistic pitcher.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Radio Movie Poster Image
Lesson of kindness permeates inspiring true story.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Life, Animated Movie Poster Image
Unforgettable doc about autism, communication, Disney.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Where Hope Grows Movie Poster Image
Moving faith-based friendship drama not just for believers.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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A Brilliant Young Mind Movie Poster Image
Affecting drama about math whiz tackles loss, special needs.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Adam Movie Poster Image
Surprisingly fresh romance upends your assumptions.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Asperger's Are Us Movie Poster Image
Young men with ASD prep for comedy show in smart docu.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Jack of the Red Hearts Movie Poster Image
Good acting in thought-provoking but predictable drama.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Of Mice and Men Movie Poster Image
Elegant adaptation of classic novel has mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Poster Image
Drama about child's 9/11 loss stirs up sadness.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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I Am Sam Movie Poster Image
Moving but unrealistic film has mature themes, profanity.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Sun Dogs Movie Poster Image
Offbeat tale of odd young man; cursing, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Temple Grandin Movie Poster Image
Riveting true story of a young autistic woman's journey.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Horse Boy Movie Poster Image
True story about quest for autism cure; better for parents.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Movie Poster Image
'90s drama about dysfunctional family has mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Rain Man Movie Poster Image
Drama about autistic savant has profanity, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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