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The Best Movies About Blindness  

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List Rules 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?
 
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, from comedy to drama, to romance. 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 the best 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 or add one you love that isnt' already on the list.
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Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar
Scent of a Woman is a 1992 American drama directed and produced by Martin Brest that tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, ...more
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BillMcVay added Alexa Vega, Fred Thompson, Stephen Lang
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 ...more
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Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard
Ray is a biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. The independently produced film was written, produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, and ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson
Wait Until Dark is a suspense-thriller film directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel Ferrer. It stars Audrey Hepburn as a young blind woman, Alan Arkin as a violent criminal searching for ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Blindness
Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell
Daredevil is a 2003 American neo-noir superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Ben Affleck as Matt ...more
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Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Nathan Lane
At First Sight is a 1999 American romantic drama film starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino, based on the essay "To See and Not See" in neurologist Oliver Sacks' book An Anthropologist ...more
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Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt, Michelle McLean
Ice Castles is a 1978 American romantic drama film directed by Donald Wrye and starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson. A paperback novelization of the screenplay, by Leonore Fleischer, was ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen
A Patch of Blue is a 1965 American drama film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between a black man, Gordon, and a blind white female teenager, Selina, and the problems that plague ...more
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David Strathairn, Lucas Black, Kevin Duhaney
The Miracle Worker is a 2000 television remake of the two films with the same name from 1962 and 1979. It is based on the life of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan's struggles to teach her.
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Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion, Gary Oldman
Quest for Camelot is a 1998 American animated musical fantasy film from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the novel The King's Damosel by Vera Chapman, it stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Jane ...more
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Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman
The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...more
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Shari Belafonte, Marc Singer, R. H. Thomson
If You Could See What I Hear is a 1982 biography/drama movie about blind musician Tom Sullivan, starring Marc Singer and Shari Belafonte, directed by Eric Till. Tagline: The true story of a born ...more
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BillMcVay added Uma Thurman, John Malkovich, Andy Garcia
Jennifer 8 is a 1992 American mystery film written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Andy García, Uma Thurman, and John Malkovich.
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Blindness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Blindness
AllisonNaeNaeJennings added Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh
Blindness is a 2008 Canadian film in English. It is an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by Portuguese author José Saramago about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. ...more
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Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill
City Lights is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind ...more
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Halina Reijn, Jan Decleir, Katelijne Verbeke
An albino woman and a blind man develop an indiscriminate love for one another. When the man gets his sight back, will love still be blind?
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Going Blind
Going Blind is a feature-length documentary about vision loss in the United States. Directed by Joseph Lovett, produced by Joseph Lovett and Hilary Klotz Steinman and edited by Jason Szabo and ...more
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All I See Is You is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Blindness
Blake Lively, Jason Clarke
All I See Is You is a 2016 an obsessive love story/drama film directed by Marc Forster and written by Sean Conway. The plot tells the story of a blind woman and her husband. When her sight ...more
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BillMcVay added Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Randall "Tex" Cobb
Blind Fury is a 1989 American samurai/action film written by Charles Robert Carner and directed by Phillip Noyce. It is a loosely based, modernized version of Zatoichi Challenged, the 17th film ...more
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Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving, Jeffrey Walker
Proof is a 1991 Australian drama film by Jocelyn Moorhouse starring Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot and Russell Crowe. It was chosen as "Best Film" at the 1991 Australian Film ...more
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Belén Rueda, Clara Segura, Lluís Homar
Julia's Eyes is a critically acclaimed 2010 Spanish horror film directed by Guillem Morales and written by Morales and Oriol Paulo.
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Zhao Benshan, Sun Honglei, Fu Biao
Happy Times is a 2000 tragicomedy film directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, starring Zhao Benshan and Dong Jie. It is based loosely on the short story, Shifu: You'll Do Anything for a ...more
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Lindsey Pehrson, Hugues de Montalembert
Black Sun is a documentary film directed by Gary Tarn. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005. Gary Tarn explores the story of Hugues de Montalembert, a New ...more
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comicspies1 added Jim Backus
When Magoo Flew is a 1954 animated short produced by UPA for Columbia Pictures. Directed by Pete Burness and produced by Stephen Bosustow, When Magoo Flew won the 1955 Academy Award for Short ...more
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comicspies1 added Magoo's Puddle Jumper Jim Backus
Magoo's Puddle Jumper is a 1956 animated short produced by UPA for Columbia Pictures. Directed by Pete Burness and produced by Stephen Bosustow, Magoo's Puddle Jumper won the 1957 Academy Award ...more