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.
Directed by: Gillian ArmstrongLittle 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
Directed by: Joe WrightPride & 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 family of... more
Directed by: Woody AllenBlue 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
Directed by: Vincente MinnelliMeet 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 in... more
Directed by: Stanley DonenSeven 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
Directed by: Jonathan DemmeRachel 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 theaters... more
Directed by: Sofia CoppolaThe 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. J.... more
Directed by: Lynn SheltonYour 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 her... more
Directed by: Noah BaumbachMargot 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.... more
Directed by: Curtis HansonIn 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
Directed by: Nick CassavetesMy 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 same... more
Directed by: Christine JeffsSunshine 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 on... more
Directed by: Justin ChadwickThe Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 historical romantic drama film directed by Justin Chadwick, based on the 2001 novel by Philippa Gregory. 16th-century aristocrats Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) and... more
Directed by: Charles DanceLadies 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.... more
EuphoriaAlicia Vikander, Eva Green
Directed by: Lisa LangsethEuphoria 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 that are... more
Little WomenSaoirse Ronan, Laura Dern
Directed by: Greta GerwigLittle Women is a 2019 American 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... more
Directed by: Justin ChonMs. Purple is a 2019 American drama film directed by Justin Chon. Two estranged sisters come back together to help care for their dying father.... more
Directed by: Jesse PeretzOur 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 Peretz... more
Night Comes OnDominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall
Directed by: Jordana SpiroNight 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 10...
Directed by: Woody AllenHannah 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 film... more
Directed by: Tali Shalom EzerMy 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 falls in love with Mercy, a woman on the... more
Directed by: Jacques DemyThe 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 Piccoli, Danielle... more
Directed by: John FawcettGinger 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
Directed by: Marie KreutzerThe 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 to... more
Directed by: Lars von TrierMelancholia is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr, and Kiefer Sutherland. The narrative... more