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The Best Movies About Blindness 

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Updated June 14, 2019 547 votes 190 voters 21.1k views

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

Released: 1992

Directed by: Martin Brest

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

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 ...more
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Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Nathan Lane

Released: 1999

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

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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Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

Released: 1967

Directed by: Terence Young

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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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

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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Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

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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Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt, Michelle McLean

Released: 1978

Directed by: Donald Wrye

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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Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion, Gary Oldman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frederik Du Chau

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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Shari Belafonte, Marc Singer, R. H. Thomson

Released: 1982

Directed by: Eric Till

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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Released: 2008

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles

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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Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen

Released: 1965

Directed by: Guy Green

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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Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

Released: 2010

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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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Released: 1992

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

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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David Strathairn, Lucas Black, Kevin Duhaney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nadia Tass

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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Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill

Released: 1931

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin

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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Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving, Jeffrey Walker

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

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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Released: 1990

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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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Halina Reijn, Jan Decleir, Katelijne Verbeke

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tamar van den Dop

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joseph Lovett

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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Belén Rueda, Clara Segura, Lluís Homar

Released: 2010

Directed by: Guillem Morales

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

Released: 2000

Directed by: Zhang Yimou

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Gary Tarn

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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Hossein Mahjoub, Kamal Mirkarimi, Behzad Rafi

Released: 1999

Directed by: Majid Majidi

The Color of Paradise, is a 1999 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi.
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All I See Is You Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

Directed by: Marc Forster

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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Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

Released: 2000

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish musical drama film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Cara Seymour, Peter Stormare, Siobhan ...more

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