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The Best Movies About Brothers

Updated January 5, 2021 940 votes 198 voters 16.0k views124 items

List RulesMovies about brothers, step-brothers, and bros.

There’s nothing like the bond between brothers; 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, intense dramas, action thrillers, while others are about two brothers fighting. 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, House of Strangers, The Godfather Part III, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

Hang out with a brother or 2 for a fun movie night, vote for your favorite brother movies below and vote down the ones you don't want to see at the top of the list.

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  • Warrior1
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    Warrior

    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy

    Released2011

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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  • Onward2
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    Onward

    Chris Pratt, Tom Holland

    Released2020

    Directed byDan Scanlon

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  • Legends of the Fall3
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    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1994

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • American History X4
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    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Kaye

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  • Four Brothers5
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • Backdraft6
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    Backdraft

    Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell

    Released1991

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • The Prince of Egypt7
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

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  • The Godfather Part II8
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    The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Boyz n the Hood9
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    Boyz n the Hood

    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • Step Brothers10
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    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam McKay

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  • A River Runs Through It11
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Redford

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  • Thor12
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    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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  • Thor: Ragnarok13
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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  • We Own the Night14
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    We Own the Night

    Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Gray

  • The Brothers Grimm15
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    The Brothers Grimm

    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon

    Released2005

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

  • Gattaca16
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    Gattaca

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law

    Released1997

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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  • Thor: The Dark World17
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    Thor: The Dark World

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2013

    Directed byAlan Taylor

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  • Sabrina18
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    Sabrina

    Harrison Ford, Paul Giamatti

    Released1995

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • Sing Street19
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    Sing Street

    Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor

    Released2016

    Directed byJohn Carney

  • East of Eden20
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    East of Eden

    James Dean, Burl Ives

    Released1955

    Directed byElia Kazan

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  • True Confessions21
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    True Confessions

    Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

    Released1981

    Directed byUlu Grosbard

  • Adaptation22
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    Adaptation

    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep

    Released2002

    Directed bySpike Jonze

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  • Stella's Last Weekend23
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    Stella's Last Weekend

    Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff

    Released2018

    Directed byPolly Draper

  • On the Waterfront24
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    On the Waterfront

    Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint

    Released1954

    Directed byElia Kazan

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  • Rocco and His Brothers25
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    Rocco and His Brothers

    Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon

    Released1960

    Directed byLuchino Visconti