Engrossing Movies about Siblings πŸ‘© πŸ‘± to Watch with Your Sister ...


Sisterhood is a powerful concept and the bond between sisters is magical, complicated, inspirational, annoying, heartwarming, exasperating and everything else on the emotional spectrum.

All of that gets portrayed in the movies, with plenty of sibling rivalry, drama, romance and comedy all thrown in.

If you’re in the mood for some sisterly love, share a film night with your sister with these movies about siblings.

1. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

This was my first introduction to the movies of Woody Allen.

It certainly paved the way for me to learn that if there’s one thing Allen loves to portray in his movies, it’s complicated relationships and tangled human emotions.2

Here we meet Hannah, whose husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Families, heh?

The movie won three Oscars – Dianne Wiest (Supporting actress), Michael Caine (Supporting Actor) and Woody Allen (Original Screenplay).

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2. The Color Purple (1985)

Is this one of the greatest films ever to have not won an Oscar?2

Despite receiving 11 nominations, this masterpiece from Stephen Spielberg is a tour de force in emotion, drama, hardship, love, incest and oh so much more.

Follow the fate of sisters Celia and Nettie as they endure everything life in early 1900s America has to throw at them.

Based on the outstanding novel by Alice Walker, if you haven’t yet seen this movie (or read the book), all I can say is … why?

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3. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

I debated whether to include this or Pride and Prejudice but as we’re doing movies, not series/TV adaptations, I had to plump for this one.2

(I really think the movie version of Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley) pales in comparison to the BBC series.) Emma Thompson did a great job with the screenplay (as well as starring in the movie alongside Kate Winslet), bringing to life the sense of Elinor and sensibility of Marianne Dashwood in a story of the trials of love in 19th century England.2

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