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The Best Movies About Blindness

Updated December 29, 2020 776 votes 221 voters 23.5k views54 items

List RulesMovies 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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  • Wait Until Dark1
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    Wait Until Dark

    Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin

    Released1967

    Directed byTerence Young

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    #526 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#15 of 84 The Best Movies Based on Plays

  • Ice Castles2
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    Ice Castles

    Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt

    Released1978

    Directed byDonald Wrye

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    #192 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#267 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • Scent of a Woman3
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    Scent of a Woman

    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1992

    Directed byMartin Brest

  • The Book of Eli4
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    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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    #83 of 244 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#589 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 23 Blast5
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    23 Blast

    Alexa Vega, Fred Thompson

    Released2013

    Directed byDylan Baker

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  • The Miracle Worker6
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    The Miracle Worker

    David Strathairn, Lucas Black

    Released2000

    Directed byNadia Tass

  • Blind7
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    Blind

    Halina Reijn, Jan Decleir

    Released2007

    Directed byTamar van den Dop

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  • Daredevil8
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    Daredevil

    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

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    #129 of 166 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#40 of 97 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • City Lights9
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    City Lights

    Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow

    Released1931

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

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    #6 of 120 The Best Silent Movies of All Time#225 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Quest for Camelot10
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    Quest for Camelot

    Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion

    Released1998

    Directed byFrederik Du Chau

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    #346 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever#53 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies

  • Blindness11
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    Blindness

    Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

    Released2008

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

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    #39 of 105 The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks#228 of 317 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

  • A Patch of Blue12
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    A Patch of Blue

    Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters

    Released1965

    Directed byGuy Green

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    #91 of 176 The Best Movies of the '60s#112 of 224 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made

  • Ray13
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    Ray

    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

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    #304 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#323 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • At First Sight14
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    At First Sight

    Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino

    Released1999

    Directed byIrwin Winkler

  • If You Could See What I Hear15
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    If You Could See What I Hear

    Shari Belafonte, Marc Singer

    Released1982

    Directed byEric Till

  • Happy Times16
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    Happy Times

    Zhao Benshan, Sun Honglei

    Released2000

    Directed byZhang Yimou

  • Jennifer 817
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    Jennifer 8

    Uma Thurman, John Malkovich

    Released1992

    Directed byBruce Robinson

  • Going Blind18
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    Going Blind

    Steve Baskis

    Released2010

    Directed byJoseph Lovett

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  • All I See Is You19
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    All I See Is You

    Blake Lively, Jason Clarke

    Released2016

    Directed byMarc Forster

  • Black Sun20
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    Black Sun

    Lindsey Pehrson, Hugues de Montalembert

    Released2005

    Directed byGary Tarn

  • Blind Fury21
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    Blind Fury

    Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn

    Released1990

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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    #214 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#15 of 42 The Best Kung Fu Movies of the 1980s

  • Antoine22
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    Antoine

    Antoine Houang, Maelle Thomas-Traoré

    Released2008

    Directed byLaura Bari

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  • Julia's Eyes23
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    Julia's Eyes

    Belén Rueda, Clara Segura

    Released2010

    Directed byGuillem Morales

  • Proof24
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    Proof

    Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving

    Released1991

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

  • Life on a String25
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    Life on a String

    Xu Qing, Huang Lei

    Released1991

    Directed byChen Kaige