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The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters  

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Sisters can be the best of friends, the most loyal of confidants, and sometimes even romantic rivals. The best drama movies about relationships between sisters examine the complex bond that was forged at birth and nurtured throughout the years. This is a list of the best dramas about sisters including everything from Pride & Prejudice to Little Women to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

What films will you find on this list of the best movies about sisters? Maybe you'll vote for The Virgin Suicides as the very best. Directed by Sofia Coppola, this 1999 film follows the Lisbon sisters as they cope with the suicide of their 13-year old sister Cecilia, and the neighborhood boys who are captivated by their every move. In Her Shoes is another good drama about sisters. Margot at the Wedding finds two estranged sisters reconnecting as one of them prepares for her upcoming nuptials. Other good films featured on this roundup of the best drama movies about sisters include Hannah and Her Sisters, Your Sister's Sister, and Sunshine Cleaning.

Do you have a favorite film about sisters? Give the best movies a thumbs up and please add any great features that are missing.

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between 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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The Virgin Suicides is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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In Her Shoes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.
Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American dark comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It tells the story of a rich Manhattan socialite who falls into hard times and has to move in to her ...more
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Your Sister's Sister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Emily Blunt, Mike Birbiglia, Rosemarie DeWitt
Your Sister's Sister is a 2011 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Mark Duplass. The film is about a woman who invites ...more
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The Ground Beneath My Feet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger, Mavie Hörbiger
The Ground Beneath My Feet is a 2019 Austrian drama film directed by Marie Kreutzer. A business consultant, Lola (Valerie Pachner) is on the fast track to success when a tragic event forces her ...more
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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between 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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My Days of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between 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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Margot at the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film premiered August 31, 2007 at the 34th Telluride Film Festival.
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Night Comes On is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Journee Brown
Night Comes On is a 2018 drama film directed by Jordana Spiro. Released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday, Angel LaMere (Dominique Fishback) embarks on a journey with her ...more
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Sunshine Cleaning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin
Sunshine Cleaning is a 2008 comedy-drama film starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Directed by Christine Jeffs and written by Megan Holley, the film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival ...more
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Ladies in Lavender is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Natascha McElhone
Ladies in Lavender is a 2004 English drama film written and directed by Charles Dance, who based his screenplay on a short story by William J. Locke.
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Our Idiot Brother is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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Rachel Getting Married is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan
Rachel Getting Married is a 2008 drama film directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin and Debra Winger. The film was released in the U.S. to select ...more
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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle
Ginger Snaps is a 2000 Canadian comic horror film directed by John Fawcett. The film focuses on two teenage sisters, Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald. The title is a pun on the cookie ginger snap. ...more
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Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
May Campos added Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Lois Chiles
Wish Upon a Star is a 1996 television film directed by Blair Treu, written by Jessica Barondes, and starring Katherine Heigl and Danielle Harris. It focuses on two teenage sisters that magically ...more
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A Tale of Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
May Campos added Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah
A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon ...more
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Orphans of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Lillian Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Dorothy Gish
Orphans of the Storm is a 1921 drama film by D. W. Griffith set in late-18th-century France, before and during the French Revolution. The last Griffith film to feature Lillian and Dorothy Gish, ...more
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Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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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The Young Girls of Rochefort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Catherine Deneuve, Gene Kelly, Michel Piccoli
The Young Girls of Rochefort is a 1967 French musical film written and directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve, her sister Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin, Michel ...more