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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

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joe Wright

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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Justin Chadwick

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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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Blue Jasmine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.

Released: 2013

Directed by: Woody Allen

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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Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien

Released: 1944

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

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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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

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lynn Shelton

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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Margot at the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2007

Directed by: Noah Baumbach

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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Ladies in Lavender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Natascha McElhone

Released: 2004

Directed by: Charles Dance

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Little Women
Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

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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Sunshine Cleaning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christine Jeffs

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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Ms. Purple is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano

Released: 2019

Directed by: Justin Chon

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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Seven Brides for Seven B... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

Released: 1954

Directed by: Stanley Donen

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Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Fawcett

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Rachel Getting Married ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Euphoria
Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lisa Langseth

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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Night Comes On is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Night Comes On
Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Journee Brown

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jordana Spiro

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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My Days of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Amy Seimetz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tali Shalom Ezer

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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The Ground Beneath My Fe... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger, Mavie Hörbiger

Released: 2019

Directed by: Marie Kreutzer

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Our Idiot Brother is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jesse Peretz

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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

Released: 1921

Directed by: D. W. Griffith

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Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Lois Chiles

Released: 1996

Directed by: Blair Treu

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A Tale of Two Sisters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters
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Moon Geun-young, Im Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah

Released: 2003

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon

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