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The Best Movies About Sisters  

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List Rules Films about sisters and sisterhood. Vote up the best sister movies.

There’s nothing quite as powerful as the bond between sisters – although sometimes there’s nothing more complicated than sibling rivalry. Sometimes these films make us feel better about our own complicated relationships with our  families and siblings! There are tons of great movies that look at the role sisters play in each other's lives. What are the best movies about sisters? Vote up the best below and see where your favorites rank!

The movies on this list all share the common theme of sisterhood. Many of them are heartwarming, inspirational films that have been beloved for decades. Others are completely fictional and tell stories of the complications between siblings. No matter whether you’re in the mood for a comedy, drama, romance or thriller there is sure to be the perfect movie for you on the list below.

This list features the best sister movies including, Frozen, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, White Christmas, The Other Sister, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Practical Magic. Vote up the best movies about sisters below or add one you (or your sister) love that isn't already on the list.

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Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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#117 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #114 of 493 The Funniest '90s Moviesfeaturing 18 Reasons The Parent Trap Is Actually Really Messed Up

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Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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#24 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 22 Insanely Smart Fan Theories About Frozenlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes
Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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#447 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #177 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #32 of 231 The Best Movies for Women

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My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Sisters
Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel
My Sisters's Keeper is a 2009 American drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, and Alec Baldwin. Based on Jodi Picoult's novel of the ...more

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#60 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #167 of 231 The Best Movies for Women #15 of 145 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

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Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Evan Rachel Wood
Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman. The film was directed by Griffin Dunne and stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, ...more

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#131 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #930 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #19 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch
Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are ...more

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#68 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #123 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing What Happened To The Cast Of Hocus Pocus?

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Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Toni Collette
In Her Shoes is a 2005 American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Weiner. It is directed by Curtis Hanson with an adapted screenplay by Susannah Grant and stars ...more

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#283 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #72 of 231 The Best Movies for Women #189 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench
Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, published in 1813. The film depicts five sisters from an English ...more

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#165 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #571 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #143 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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Archie DeJesus added Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell
A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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#52 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #325 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #105 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo
Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen children, ranging from 4 year old Ethan, to 18 year old William. Directed by Raja Gosnell, it stars ...more

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#4 of 26 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting #6 of 40 The Best Movies About Men Raising Kids #187 of 285 The Best Teen Movies of All Time

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Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed ...more

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#28 of 231 The Best Movies for Women #50 of 250 The Best Teen Romance Movies #43 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels

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Archie DeJesus added Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto
My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika ...more

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#68 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #134 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweensfeaturing There's Totally a My Neighbor Totoro Sequel, But You Can Only See It At The Ghibli Museum

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Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the CinemaScope format. The film was directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul and ...more

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#308 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #63 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an ensemble cast headed by Sandra Bullock, directed and written by Callie Khouri. It is based on Rebecca ...more

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#176 of 231 The Best Movies for Women #159 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #10 of 26 Great Movies About Old Ladies

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Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon
Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. It is an adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name, with music composed ...more

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#20 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songsfeaturing Every Song in Fiddler on the Roof, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 drama film directed by Justin Chadwick. The screenplay by Peter Morgan was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory. It is a romanticized ...more

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#196 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #45 of 50 50 Movies That Contained Future Stars #64 of 77 The Best Period Romance Movies

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Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
White Christmas is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, loosely based on the 1942 film ...more

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#26 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #1,011 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #329 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Sisters
Little Women Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson
Little Women is a 2019 drama film directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Four sisters, Beth (Eliza Scanlen), Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), and Amy (Florence ...more

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#293 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #170 of 231 The Best Movies for Womenfeaturing The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Little Women' (2019)

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Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
The film is a 1999 American drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola, produced by her father Francis Ford Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, and A. ...more

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#109 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #247 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #30 of 145 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher
Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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#281 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies #185 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Sisters
Euphoria Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling
Euphoria is a 2017 Swedish-British-German drama film (2019 US theatrical release) written and directed by Lisa Langseth. Ines (Alicia Vikander) and Emilie (Eva Green) are sisters in conflict ...more
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Ms. Purple is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Sisters
Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano
Ms. Purple is a 2019 American drama film directed by Justin Chon. Two estranged sisters come back together to help care for their dying father.
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Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien
Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair ...more

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#60 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #173 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweens #1,266 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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My Days of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Sisters
Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Amy Seimetz
My Days of Mercy is a 2017 (2019 US release) American-British drama-romance film directed by Tali Shalom Ezer. The daughter of a man who is on death row, Lucy (Ellen Page) falls in love with ...more
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Little Woods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Sisters
Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby
Little Woods is a 2018 American-Australian crime thriller western film directed by Nia DaCosta. After their mother dies, reformed drug runner Ollie (Tessa Thompson) returns to smuggling and ...more