From 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates' to 'Sisters': 15 Movies With Memorable Siblings

1:10 PM 7/7/2016

by Allison Crist

A look at some of the most memorable brother and sister relationships to hit the big screen.

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A new pair of "brothers" — Zac Efron and Adam Devine — hit the big screen this weekend in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. While it's actually pretty hard to believe that either of them would have trouble landing dates, it's probably for the better since Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza get involved as a result. 

With the movie hitting theaters Friday, The Hollywood Reporter took a look back at some of the most memorable brother and sister relationships to hit the big screen.

 

  • 'My Sister's Keeper'

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    No movie says "heartbreaking" quite as much as My Sister's Keeper. Anna (Abigail Breslin) has grown up undergoing countless operations in an effort to help her leukemia-striken sister Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) alive. If anything, this movie shows just how strong the bond between sisters can be. 

     

  • 'Step Brothers'

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    Dale (John C. Reilly) and Brennan (Will Ferrell) may not be the most motivated (or even employed) people for their age, but the hilarious friendship that ensues after being stuck together as step brothers is all that really matters. 

  • 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    After going their separate ways and eventually taking on their own problems that adulthood brings, the Altman clan is forced to return home following their father's death -- which presents a slew of completely different problems. While it may be hard to buy Tina Fey and Adam Driver sharing the same DNA, both them and the other siblings (Including Jason Bateman and Corey Stoll) share a quirky sense of humor that's fitting for brothers and sisters. 

  • 'Hocus Pocus'

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    There may be no better trio than the Sanderson Sisters. While the coven of witches may not be the most well-behaved -- for example, when they're hunting for children to eat -- one cannot resist their wit.

  • 'In Her Shoes'

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    In Her Shoes stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as sisters who couldn't be more different. After a falling-out, they're brought back together by the discovery of a grandmother they never knew about. The relationship the two eventually form shows that even complete opposites can still form a sibling bond. 

  • 'The Savages'

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    As is the case with a lot of movies that feature siblings, The Savages' Wendy (Laura Linney) and her brother, Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman), aren't close in the slightest sense -- until something happens that forces them to come together. Once they do, it's to take care of their ailing father. This allows them both to reevaluate where they're at in life, and where they'd like to eventually be. 

  • 'Sisters'

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    Although they're pretty close to sisters in real life, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play siblings Maura and Kate in this 2015 comedy. The two are polar opposites (sensing a theme here?) but they mesh perfectly, and truly want the best for each other. 

  • 'Our Idiot Brother'

    The title says it all. Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer play sisters of a homeless and jobless Paul Rudd who's just been released from jail. His intrusion upon their seemingly put-together lives highlights just annoying siblings can be -- even when you love them.

  • 'Rain Man'

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    This touching story follows newly discovered brothers Charlie (Tom Cruise) and Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), who's autistic, on a cross-country road trip. Though Charlie's intentions aren't particularly good in the beginning, the two get to know each other and make up for their years of lost time.

  • 'The Skeleton Twins'

    The Skeleton Twins shares a plot somewhat similar to the other films on this list: Two siblings reunite after years of estrangement following something tragic. What's unique about this film is that the twins never really develop a close friendship like in others; however, they both care for each other even though they don't always show it. 

  • 'Frozen'

    Frozen gave audiences Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), and displayed the true meaning of sisterhood — and true love between siblings.

  • 'Lawless'

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    Forrest (Tom Hardy), Howard (Jason Clarke) and Jack (Shia LaBeouf) aren't your typical set of brothers. Instead, they're a family of bootleggers trying to evade corrupt town officials -- but a family nonetheless. 

  • 'The Parent Trap'

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    Whether one prefers the original 1961 film starring Hayley Mills or the remake with Lindsay Lohan, both sets of twins become inseparable after discovering each other. They want nothing more than to be united as a family, and they go to extreme lengths to try and make that happen. This sister tale is the epitome of a classic. 

  • 'The Goonies'

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    Though Mikey (Sean Astin) and Brand (Josh Brolin) are the only siblings in the film, the entire group of "Goonies" resembles a close-knit family. 

  • 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

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    An adaption of the book series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows four siblings on the adventure of a lifetime. 

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