Entertainment The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made  

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This list contains information about brother-sister movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best brother-sister movies come in many forms. Some brother sister relationship movies are about the siblings overcoming hardship while other movies about brothers and sisters are comedies. A few of the greatest brother and sister movies are a bit on the creepy side.

What films will you find on this best brother-sister movie list? The Star Wars franchise features one of the strongest brother sister bonds in the entire galaxy. Luke and Leia may have the blood of the dark side pumping through their veins, but they will stop at nothing to help the Rebel Alliance bring peace to all worlds. The Royal Tennenbaums is another great movie about brother-sister relationships. The Wes Anderson classic sits solidly on the creepy side of brother-sister relationships in movies. 

Real life brother and sister Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared as onscreen siblings in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. Other good films that appear on this top brother sister movies list include The Skeleton Twins, Jeepers Creepers, and Cruel Intentions.

Which movie about brothers and sisters do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorite films a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray
The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, ...more
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more
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To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Horton Foote was based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee. ...more
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Escape to Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Amy Boal added Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland
Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by Buena Vista Distribution Company and ...more
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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino
Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more
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Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Tom Islava added Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Steve Martin
Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, but despite ...more
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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal
Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more
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House of Wax is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki
House of Wax is a 2005 American-Australian horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Chad Michael Murray, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, ...more
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Our Idiot Brother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones
Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The script was written by Evgenia ...more
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You Can Count on Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Laura Linney
You Can Count on Me is a 2000 American drama film starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin, and Matthew Broderick. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, it tells the story of Sammy, ...more
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The Skeleton Twins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson
The Skeleton Twins is a 2013 drama and comedy film directed by Craig Johnson.
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Dark River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean
Dark River is a 2017 British drama film directed by Clio Barnard, loosely based on the novel Trespass by Rose Tremain. Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home ...more
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The Savages is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale
The Savages is a 2007 American drama film, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid
Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more
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See You Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro
See You Yesterday is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Stefon Bristol. An ambitious science prodigy uses her prowess and capabilities to create time machines in order to save her ...more
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Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva
Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers", which is featured in the film.
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9 14
Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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Mirai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino
Mirai is a 2018 Japanese animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Kun, a spoiled 4-year-old boy, comes across a magical garden where he meets his future sister Mirai who is now a young woman and ...more
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The Brady Bunch Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
RuPaul, Christine Taylor, Shelley Long
The Brady Bunch Movie is a 1995 American comedy film based on the 1969–1974 television series The Brady Bunch. The film features all the original regular characters, all played by new actors. It ...more
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Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson
Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis ...more
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The House of Yes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Tori Spelling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Parker Posey
The House of Yes is a 1997 American film starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Geneviève Bujold, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Tori Spelling. The movie is based on the play of the same name, ...more
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The Color Wheel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Ry Russo-Young, Alex Ross Perry, Kate Lyn Sheil
The Color Wheel is a 2011 family comedy, romance film directed by Alex Ross Perry and co-written with Carlen Altman .
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Kate & Leopold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber
Kate & Leopold is a 2001 romantic-comedy fantasy that tells a story of a duke who travels through time from New York in 1876 to the present and falls in love with a woman in modern New York. ...more