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The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made 

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Updated April 24, 2020 592 votes 228 voters 41.7k views 28 items

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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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

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The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

Released: 2001

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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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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

Released: 1962

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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Escape to Witch Mountain... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Amy Boal added Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

Released: 1975

Directed by: John Hough

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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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

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Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Tom Islava added Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Steve Martin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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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You Can Count on Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Laura Linney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

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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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Kumble

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House of Wax is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

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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

Released: 2014

Directed by: Craig Johnson

The Skeleton Twins is a 2013 drama and comedy film directed by Craig Johnson.
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Our Idiot Brother is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jesse Peretz

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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

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tamara Jenkins

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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The Lego Movie 2: The Se... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Released: 2019

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

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Dark River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean

Released: 2017

Directed by: Clio Barnard

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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Sextuplets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Mike Glock, Rick Alvarez, Marlon Wayans

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Tiddes

Sextuplets is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes. An expecting father-to-be discovers he has five other siblings and tries to track them down before his baby is born.
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Adam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Nicholas Alexander, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Margaret Qualley

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rhys Ernst

Adam is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Rhys Ernst, based on the novel of the same name by Ariel Schrag. Awkward teen, Adam (Nicholas Alexander) spends his last high school summer with ...more
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Gretel & Hansel: A G... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Sophia Lillis, Sam Leakey, Charles Babalola

Released: 2020

Directed by: Oz Perkins

Gretel & Hansel: A Grim Fairy Tale is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Oz Perkins, based on the German folklore tale of the same name. A young girl (Sophia Lillis) leads ...more
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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The Willoughbys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Jane Krakowski, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais

Released: 2020

Directed by: Kris Pearn, Cory Evans

The Willoughbys is a 2020 American-Canadian computer animated comedy drama film directed by Kris Pearn and Cory Evans, based on the children's book by Lois Lowry. When the four Willoughby ...more
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See You Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Astro

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stefon Bristol

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The Brady Bunch Movie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
RuPaul, Christine Taylor, Shelley Long

Released: 1995

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Mirai is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino

Released: 2018

Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda

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Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

Released: 2001

Directed by: Victor Salva

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Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made
Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

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