Sheltered by his grandparents, Luke, a young man with autism, is thrust into a world that doesn't expect anything from him. But Luke is on a quest for a job and true love. And he isn't taking no for an answer.
First off, if you haven't seen animal-rights activist Temple Grandin's biopic yet, stop reading and go watch it! Otherwise enjoy browsing this collection of films featuring protagonists born with beautiful, if atypical, ways of seeing the world.
Movies in the vein of 'I Am Sam' and 'Forrest Gump': Heartwarming dramas about mentally-challenged individuals who more than make up for their lack of brains with heart. Make sure to check out 'Radio' for one of Cuba Gooding's most impressive roles!
Dramas highlighting the heroic souls who struggle with the day to day challenges of mental and physical disability. Make sure to give 'The Elephant Man' a watch if you're in the mood for a sterling biopic of a severely disfigured man hired out as a sideshow attraction in 19th century London.
That these are the best courtroom dramas from the 21st century is hopefully self-evident. Experience the highs and lows of the judicial process without 3 years of law school or committing a felony yourself, with flicks like 'Michael Clayton' and 'The Lincoln Lawyer'!
This list of highly emotional modern (21st century) tearjerkers is officially sponsored by Kleenex; because if these don't get the waterworks flowing, you are either a robot or are afflicted with a serious ailment of the tear-ducts.
Dysfunctional barely begins to cover the web of deceit, resentment, and jealousy that defines the families portrayed in this list of contemporary dramas. For some lighter subject-matter, more in the vein of 'Little Miss Sunshine, check out our 'Dysfunctional Family Dramedy' list!