Entertainment The Best Movies About Brothers  

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List Rules Movies about brothers, step-brothers, and bros.

There’s nothing like the bond between siblings; sometimes our siblings become our closest friends in life because they simply know us the best! A great movie about a sibling will either be inspirational about the natural bond between them, or could be one of sibling rivalry. Either way, there’s sure to be a great flick featured on this page that will suit your movie tastes! What are the best movies about brothers?

The movies featured on this list range in styles and genres – some are based on a true story while others are completely fictional. Some are hilarious comedies, others are dramatic thrillers. No matter what you're in the mood for, there's a great film to watch about brothers.

This list has the best movies about brothers, including: Warrior, Step Brothers, Thor: The Dark World, House of Strangers, The Godfather Part III, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

Cuddle up with your brother for a fun movie night, vote for your favorite brother movie below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte
Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament ...more
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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Brothers
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more
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Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond
Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of ...more
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Tom Islava added Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford
A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more
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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Brothers
Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Backdraft is a 1991 action thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, ...more
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Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia ...more
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Yahya Moustahfid added Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo
American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, and co-stars Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott ...more
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Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey
The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey in an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers ...more
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James Dean, Burl Ives, Raymond Massey
East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. It is about a wayward young man who, while seeking ...more
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Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Polly Draper
Stella's Last Weekend is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Polly Draper. Two brothers find their relationship challenged when they find they are in love with the same girl, but it is also ...more
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Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen
Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more
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Robert Slendorn added Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Burgess Meredith
True Confessions is a 1981 crime film directed by Ulu Grosbard, loosely based on the Black Dahlia murder case of 1947. The film stars Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall as the brothers Spellacy, ...more
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Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Brothers
Robert Slendorn added Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy
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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Brothers
Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger
On the Waterfront is a 1954 American drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon ...more
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Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more
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Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz
You're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen, ...more
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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Brothers
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more
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Harrison Ford, Paul Giamatti, Julia Ormond
Sabrina is a 1995 romantic comedy-drama film adapted by Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel. It is a remake of the Sabrina co-written and directed by Billy Wilder that starred Humphrey Bogart, ...more
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Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke
Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more
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Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. ...more
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Charles Aznavour, Michèle Mercier, Daniel Boulanger
Shoot the Piano Player is a 1960 French crime drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Charles Aznavour as the titular pianist. It is based on the novel Down There by David
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Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget
House of Strangers is a 1949 American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte. It is the first of three film versions of ...more
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Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse, Patricia Clarkson
Jonathan is a 2018 American drama science fiction film directed by Bill Oliver. Two brothers (Ansel Elgort) living in the same body agree to live life in shifts with one another, but when they ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Adaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more