Movies about Down Syndrome

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List of movies about Down Syndrome ordered by alphabet.

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1. AfterLife (2003)

100 min | Drama

An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

Director: Alison Peebles | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, James Laurenson

Votes: 173

2. Anita (2009)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Carnevale | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso, Peto Menahem

Votes: 489

3. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,600 | Gross: $0.20M

4. Café de Flore (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 14,122

5. Buddies (2012)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three young people with Down syndrome decide to run away in search of three simple wishes: Stalone wants to see the sea, Aninha looks for a husband and Marcio needs to fly.

Director: Marcelo Galvão | Stars: Ariel Goldenberg, Rita Pokk, Breno Viola, Lima Duarte

Votes: 975

6. Detektiv Downs (2013)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Detective Robert has Downs, his own office, a trench coat and a Bogart hat. The only thing he is missing is a case. But then a lady comes to his rescue.

Director: Bård Breien | Stars: Svein André Hofsø Myhre, Martin L. Lotherington, Bjørn Sothberg, Berit Kullander

Votes: 461

7. Duo: The True Story of a Gifted Child with Down Syndrome (1996)

Not Rated | Short, Drama, Romance

Duo is the story of a boy with Down syndrome who falls in love with a violinist and dreams of becoming her accompanist.

Director: Alexandre Ginnsz | Stars: Stephane Ginnsz, Eden Riegel

Votes: 22

8. Girlfriend (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

42 Metascore

A young man with Down syndrome romantically pursues a small-town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.

Director: Justin Lerner | Stars: Shannon Woodward, Jackson Rathbone, Amanda Plummer, Evan Sneider

Votes: 630

9. Graduating Peter (2001)

75 min | Documentary

This is a sequel of Educating Peter. The documentary follows Peter Gwazdauskas, a boy with Down syndrome. It follows him in his adventures in middle school, high school, and his high school graduation.

Director: Gerardine Wurzburg | Stars: Judy Gwazdauskas, Peter Gwazdauskas

Votes: 60

10. Jefftowne (1998)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

The adventures of a 40-year-old, beer-drinking, porno-consuming wrestling fanatic with Down's Syndrome.

Director: Daniel Kraus | Stars: Dave, Kim Davis, Marcus Dunstan, Lyle Harris

Votes: 153

11. Johnny Stecchino (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Volpi

Votes: 9,390 | Gross: $0.57M

12. León and Olvido (2004)

112 min | Drama

León y Olvido recounts the cohabitation problems and the complicated relationship between León, a young man with Down 's syndrome, and his twin sister Olvido who, since the death of their ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Bermúdez | Stars: Marta Larralde, Guillem Jiménez, Gary Piquer, Miguel Ángel Blanco

Votes: 162

13. The Punk Syndrome (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi | Stars: Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle, Toni Välitalo

Votes: 1,444

14. The Eighth Day (1996)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin

Votes: 8,599 | Gross: $0.33M

15. Me Too (2009)

103 min | Drama

56 Metascore

Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Antonio Naharro, Álvaro Pastor | Stars: Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda, Isabel García Lorca, Antonio Naharro

Votes: 2,599

16. My Brother (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

33 Metascore

"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Lover | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Tatum O'Neal, Nashawn Kearse, Christopher Scott

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Monica & David (2009)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

Explores the marriage of a young couple with Down syndrome, and the family who strives to support their needs.

Director: Alexandra Codina

Votes: 389

18. Praying with Lior (2008)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

68 Metascore

Praying with Lior asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a spiritual genius. Many believe Lior is close to God -- at least that's what his family and community believe -- though ... See full summary »

Director: Ilana Trachtman | Star: Lior Liebling

Votes: 109 | Gross: $0.08M

19. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 101,936 | Gross: $47.40M

20. The Frog Princes (2011)

67 min | Documentary, Drama

A Montreal-based theater troupe is working tirelessly to put on a play. The challenges they face are also a part of the usual drama behind any live show. There's the backstage politics, the... See full summary »

Directors: Omar Majeed, Ryan Mullins

Votes: 7

21. The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Hugh Thompson, Krystal Hope Nausbaum

Votes: 2,624

22. The Room (I) (2006)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

When a strange door appears in a troubled family's house, they will have to face their darkest secrets.

Director: Giles Daoust | Stars: Pascal Duquenne, Maximilien Jouret-Maron, Joe Lewis, Henri Luyckx

Votes: 377

23. Ti voglio bene Eugenio (2002)

95 min | Drama

Eugenio has Down syndrome , works as a gardener at a country house , despite his illness is full of illusion and try to help those in need , as Patrizia , a young woman who has had a car accident.

Director: Francisco Josè Fernandez | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Giuliana de Sio, Arnoldo Foà, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 120

24. Up Syndrome (2000)

82 min | Documentary

University of Texas student Duane Graves chronicles his charismatic childhood chum Rene Moreno, a San Antonio native with Down Syndrome, in this playful, stirring, remarkably unique portrait documentary.

Director: Duane Graves | Stars: Rene Moreno, Bo Rouck

Votes: 140

25. Where Hope Grows (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Family

41 Metascore

A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.

Director: Chris Dowling | Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis, McKaley Miller, Michael Grant

Votes: 2,817 | Gross: $1.10M

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