The Best Movies About Blindness

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Movies about blindness and people who are blind.

Some of the most inspirational movies out there take a detailed look at the tragic events that happen in a person’s life and the inspirational ways they overcame them. For some people and films, this means the life a of a blind person. What are the best movies about blindness be it a blind guy, woman,  or kid?

The movies featured on this list range from being inspired by true events to following the lives of completely fictional characters. They also span many genres of film, including: comedy, drama, romance, action, and horror. There are also several movies on this list with blind old men and girls.No matter what your interest in watching a movie about blindness is there’s sure to be one you’ll love on this list.

This list has good movies about blindness, including: At First Sight, The Book of Eli, The Color of Paradise, Dancer in the Dark, Going Blind, Hellen Keller In Her Story, and The Light that Failed. Vote up your favorite movie about blindness below and vote down the movies that didn't have you falling in love with the story.

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  • At First Sight
    1
    Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis
    30 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Irwin Winkler
    In the midst of a desperately needed vacation, cynical Manhattanite Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino) meets blind massage therapist Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer). Fascinated by his independence and seduced by ...more

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  • Scent of a Woman
    2
    Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn
    48 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Martin Brest
    Frank is a retired Lt. Col. in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to college. To help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he ...more

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  • 23 Blast
    3
    Alexa Vega, Fred Thompson, Stephen Lang
    50 votes
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Dylan Baker
    23 Blast is a 2013 American sports drama film directed by Dylan Baker. A local football star, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka), is stricken with a series of severe headaches and a bacterial meningitis ...more
  • If You Could See What I Hear
    4
    Marc Singer, R.H. Thomson, Sarah Torgov
    12 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Eric Till
    Blind composer Tom Sullivan (Marc Singer) goes from college to Cape Cod, falling in love along the way.
  • A Patch of Blue
    5
    Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman
    13 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Guy Green
    When Selina D'Arcey (Elizabeth Hartman), a blind young white woman, befriends Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a black office worker, their budding relationship eventually leads to romance. However, ...more
  • Quest for Camelot
    6
    Jessalyn Gilsig, Andrea Corr, Cary Elwes
    23 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Frederik Du Chau
    In this animated tale, Kayley (Jessalyn Gilsig) dreams of being one of the Knights of the Round Table; she gets her chance when the fabled sword of Excalibur is lost. Without its power to protect ...more

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