Neurodiversity in Film

Movies with either explicit or implied neurodiversity, included regardless of whether its good or bad representation. Check the notes for why I added a movie to this list.

This list is non-comprehensive – I'm trying to pick specific examples that stand out to me. That being said, feel free to suggest additions (with your own notes, please), especially since there are lots of neurodivergent labels I'm likely to miss. Or, challenge me if you disagree with anything I've put since I'm open to feedback.

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  • Dave Made a Maze
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • Loop
  • The Vast of Night
  • Thunder Road
  • Lady Bird
  • Up
  • The Painting
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Coraline
  • Trick 'r Treat
  • Ratatouille
  • Sky High
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • Mimic
  • Matilda
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Eraserhead
  • Fantastic Planet
  • The Point
  • PlayTime
  • The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
  • Black Swan
  • Perfect Blue
  • Fight Club