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Among the many things that made Frozen a fan favorite was the portrayal of Anna and Elsa’s connection, as the romance between Anna and Hans was not the only love story in the film. Everything revolves around Anna and Elsa’s relationship, and it’s impossible not to be moved by their unwavering devotion to one another. Every little girl craves a best friend, and this book enables them to do just that. Take this Disney movie knowledge quiz with your sis (or closest friend) before you watch this movie together.
It’s hard to believe that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler haven’t collaborated on a movie about Peter Pan syndrome before now. They are, in fact, siblings in their forties who are still maturing. Before their parents sell the house where they grew up, they want to throw one more party there. Unsurprisingly, the house is completely demolished. Despite this, the sisters’ friendship is repaired and they learn a few hard lessons in the course of repairing the house. Is it not also amusing, we ask you? Hilarious.
3. Little Women
This may be Winona Ryder’s strongest performance as Jo March, the author of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, in this adaption. Claire Danes’ ailing Beth will break your heart, while Kirsten Dunst plays the envious youngest March sister Amy with exactly the right amount of sassiness and sentimentality. The film, which takes place during the American Civil War, is a heartwarming blend of the sisters’ playwriting and snowball shenanigans, as well as frozen pond mishaps and letters from Father on the front lines. Consider these more films that are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzed out.
4. 27 Dresses
Edward Burns portrays a rivalry between Katherine Heigl and Malin Ackerman who both fall for the same guy. After he proposes to her sister, Heigl is forced to help organize the wedding for her boss. When one of your siblings has previously been a bridesmaid 27 times, what could be worse? Getting a boyfriend isn’t the only goal of this heartwarming female film. You also learn to trust, forgive, and accept your sister. The following are ten of the most romantic films ever made.
5. 10 Things I Hate About You
These two sisters’ (very absurd to our modern senses) plight is based on Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew. Their father won’t allow the younger sister date until the elder one does. To “tame” Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is interested in her younger sister Larisa Oleynik, enlists the help of bad boy Heath Ledger. But when he realizes it was all a ploy and that he was paid to date her, Stiles hates him. He accepts the challenge. From there, the plot thickens.
6. Crimes of the Heart
Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek appear in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play-turned-movie about a dysfunctional southern family. In this melodrama about coping with a tragic family background that involves alcoholism, desertion, and suicide, all three actors deliver powerful performances. Immediately after Spacek shoots her husband, Lange returns from a failed Hollywood career and helps the sisters deal with the anguish of their shared past. Pick select one of these presents for sisters and show your sister how much you care.
7. Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy, hello there! We are in awe of your beauty. Wait—what? It’s clear that this is a film about sisters. Only Elizabeth (Keira Knightly) and Jane (Rosamund Pike) of the Bennett sisters are featured in the film, which concentrates on finding suitable husbands for both of them. The film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel is a love poem to sisterhood. Pride and Prejudice isn’t the first film adaptation of the book, but it is one of the greatest. Check out these additional remakes that were less than stellar.
8. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
This iconic film about a sister torturing her wheelchair-bound sibling shows that it’s never worth it to run your sister over with your car as an antidote to sweet sibling bonding movies. Actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, both in their late 30s and early 40s, play siblings in the film (just as the two were in real life). The campy, frantic, and distinctive performances of both actors elevate the clumsy screenplay. For this film, Davis was nominated, but Crawford was not, and it further fueled their ongoing feud in real life. These are the 11 best picture nominees you most likely overlooked.
9. Hannah and Her Sisters
In one of Woody Allen’s best drama-comedies, Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Hershey all shine as sisters in opposite one another. The “perfect” sister, played by Farrow, is the one who has it all. One of Farrow’s sisters (played by Michael Caine) falls for her present husband (played by Allen himself), while the other (played by Allen himself) falls for her ex-husband. The film’s heart shows the sisters’ jealously, but also their love and support for each other. We’ve compiled a list of the hidden meanings in your favorite movies.
10. The Virgin Suicides
Based on the novel by Jeffery Eugenides, this surreal drama written and directed by Sophia Coppola (daughter of Frances Ford Coppola, the famed director) analyzes how difficult it is to grow up as a teenage girl. In this film, Kirsten Dunst portrays one of five sisters whose conduct becomes increasingly bizarre after the youngest attempts suicide and subsequently succeeds in doing so. After Josh Hartnett breaks Kirsten’s heart, the film takes a darker turn. It’s a well-received exploration of the enigmas of adolescence.
11. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Rather than focusing on the relationship between the protagonist’s actual siblings, this film illustrates the anguish produced by deep-seated family secrets. With Sandra Bullock, we have a city girl with a dark secret. She is a misunderstood mother who has a group of best friends working to mend the divide between mother and daughter. Forgiveness and acceptance as a Ya-Ya are granted to Sandra after she discovers her mother’s secret. Your kids will appreciate these movies from your childhood!
12. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The message of this film, which centered on a pair of magical pants, is that best friends can also be sisters. When the girls go their separate ways for the summer, they ship each other a pair of jeans as a reminder of their time together. Actresses such as Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel star in the film, portraying high school students struggling to make sense of the world around them. Check out these 18 more big-budget films based on books.
13. The Parent Trap
Lindsay Lohan plays identical twins who are reunited at summer camp after being separated at birth in this second adaptation of Erich Kästner’s novel. Ultimately, the twins decide to trade places so that their parents can be reunited once and for all. If you’re looking for a light-hearted read, go no further than this classic. Here are a few more heartwarming films to help you get through the tough times.
14. Sense and Sensibility
This is yet another Jane Austen adaption set in the countryside of England. The plight of the Dashwood sisters, played by Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, who are unable to work or inherit money, is vividly depicted in the film.
15. A League of Their Own
After many young men are drafted to fight in World War II, two sisters join the first female professional baseball league. Sisters Geena Davis and Lori Petty, along with Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna, and their coach, Tom Hanks, have an increasingly fierce rivalry. Take a look at these classic films, set in different states around the country.
16. Ramona and Beezus
Ramona Quimby is a wacky and mischievous child who always has her elder sister Beezus on hand to deal with any mishaps. Ramona’s enormous energy and rich imagination help the sisters save their home on Klickitat Street.
17. Material Girls
Two sibling cosmetic heiresses (Hilary and Hailee Duff), loosely modeled on the Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility, are the stars of this film, in which a scandal leaves them both with empty wallets. In the face of financial consultants’ advice to sell the company to their largest competitor, the sisters decide to do anything they can to salvage the company their father created from the bottom up.
18. My Sister’s Keeper
This is a heart-wrenching story, but it shows how far sisters would go to protect one another. No one in Kate Fitzgerald’s immediate family is a genetic match for leukemia treatment. In order to find Kate a match, Anna’s parents had her conceived. When she is 15 years old, she discovers that she will have to donate one of her kidneys to her sister, Kate, in order to save her life. Anna seeks medical emancipation from her parents so that she can make her own decisions about her body. Check out these great films that are certain to bring you to tears.
19. Hilary and Jackie
A look into the lives of Hilary and Jackie du Pré’s musical journeys shows Jackie becoming one of the world’s most gifted players while Hilary stays with their parents until Jackie loses her cello playing abilities due to multiple sclerosis. In this book, we get a glimpse inside the private lives of these two sisters.
20. Lilo & Stitch
After the sad death of their parents, Nani and Lilo are left to fend for themselves as they try to rebuild their lives in the wake of their loss. However, Lilo and Stitch’s romance is truly about these two young ladies finding a way to make ends meet. Hona means family, and family means no one is left behind, and that’s what this story is all about. Next, see which comedic films the whole family will like.