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The Best Movies About Brothers And Siblings

“What are the best movies about Brothers?” We looked at 128 of the top Brother & Sibling films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 46 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Brother” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 75+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 46 Movies Featuring Brothers



46 .) A History of Violence

	A History of Violence

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.



45 .) A River Runs Through It

	A River Runs Through It

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life circumstances in the untamed west of Montana in the 1920’s.



44 .) American History X

	American History X

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker 2
  • We Got This Covered

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard’s narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.



43 .) Backdraft

	Backdraft

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker 2
  • Scene Stealer

They say a blast of flames can take a life … and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.



42 .) Barry Lyndon

	Barry Lyndon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War.



41 .) Big Night

	Big Night

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Rotten Tomatoes

Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.



40 .) East of Eden

	East of Eden

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Ranker 2

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.



39 .) Fast Times at Ridgemont High

	Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Lists It Appears On:

  • Scene Stealer
  • Unreality Mag

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.



38 .) Frozen

	Frozen

Lists It Appears On:

  • IGame Mom
  • Ranker

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She’s accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.



37 .) Game of Thrones

	Game of Thrones

Lists It Appears On:

  • Geek And Sundry
  • Geek And Sundry

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night’s Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.



36 .) Gattaca

	Gattaca

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.



35 .) Good Luck Charlie

	Good Luck Charlie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Babble
  • IGame Mom

Teddy Duncan’s middle-class family embarks on a road trip from their home in Denver to visit Mrs. Duncans Parents, the Blankenhoopers, in Palm Springs. When they find themselves stranded between Denver and Utah, they try to hitch a ride to Las Vegas with a seemingly normal older couple in a station wagon from Roswell, New Mexico. It turns out that the couple believes they are the victims of alien abduction. The Duncan’s must resort to purchasing a clunker Yugo to get to Utah, have their luggage stolen in Las Vegas, and survive a zany Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Blankenhooper.



34 .) Hocus Pocus

	Hocus Pocus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Babble
  • IGame Mom

After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.



33 .) House Of Strangers

	House Of Strangers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

Gino Monetti is a ruthless Italian-American banker who engaged in a number of criminal activities. Three of his four grown sons, refuse to help their father stay out of prison after he’s arrested for his questionable business practices. Three of the sons take over the business but kick their father out. Max, a lawyer, is the only son that stays loyal to his father.



32 .) Phineas and Ferb

	Phineas and Ferb

Lists It Appears On:

  • Babble
  • IGame Mom

Perry’s worst fear comes true when Phineas and Ferb finds out that he is in fact Secret Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison during a trip to the 2nd dimension where Perry finds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is truly evil and successful.



31 .) Rain Man

	Rain Man

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • We Got This Covered

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.



30 .) Rudo y Cursi

	Rudo y Cursi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes: fame, fortune, fast cars and beautiful women.



29 .) Shoot the Piano Player

	Shoot the Piano Player

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie’s brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for Charlie’s help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena, a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters arrive, looking for his brothers.



28 .) Slap Shot

	Slap Shot

Lists It Appears On:

  • Scene Stealer
  • Unreality Mag

To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.



27 .) Supernatural

	Supernatural

Lists It Appears On:

  • Geek And Sundry
  • Geek And Sundry

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America … and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.



26 .) The Darjeeling Limited

	The Darjeeling Limited

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • We Got This Covered

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest”, however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray).



25 .) The Incredibles

	The Incredibles

Lists It Appears On:

  • Babble
  • IGame Mom

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it’s time to get back into costume.



24 .) The Indian Runner

	The Indian Runner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things which his brother desperately tries to point out to him.



23 .) The Prince of Egypt

	The Prince of Egypt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Ranker 2

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.



22 .) The Tree of Life

	The Tree of Life

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.



21 .) You’re Next

	You're Next

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.



20 .) Raging Bull

	Raging Bull

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Ranker
  • Rotten Tomatoes

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he’s a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he’s a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family’s love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it’s his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.



19 .) Ran (1985)

	Ran (1985)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.



18 .) Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

	Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

When a widow’s family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results.



17 .) Stuck on You (2003)

	Stuck on You (2003)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes

In Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., conjoined twins Walt (Greg Kinnear) and Bob Tenor (Matt Damon) make the best of their handicap by being the fastest grill cooks in town. While outgoing Walt hopes to one day become a famous actor, shy Bob prefers to stay out of the spotlight. When a fading Hollywood actress, Cher (Cher), decides to get her show “Honey and the Beaze” cancelled, she hires Walt — and his brotherly appendage — as her costars. But their addition surprisingly achieves the opposite.



16 .) The Avengers

	The Avengers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Geek And Sundry
  • Rotten Tomatoes

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!



15 .) The Fighter

	The Fighter

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Unreality Mag
  • We Got This Covered

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.



14 .) The Godfather

	The Godfather

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Scene Stealer

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.



13 .) The Godfather Part II

	The Godfather Part II

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker
  • Ranker 2

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.



12 .) The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

	The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2

Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his get-rich-quick schemes. But luck is against them both and the game ends badly – real life reduced to radio drama.



11 .) Trading Places

	Trading Places

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker 2
  • Scene Stealer
  • Unreality Mag

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.



10 .) Twins

	Twins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Scene Stealer
  • Unreality Mag

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is taken to a south seas island and raised by philosophers. Vincent becomes the ultimate low life and is about to be killed by loan sharks.



9 .) Adaptation

	Adaptation

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book ‘The Orchid Thief’.



8 .) Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

	Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents’ jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.



7 .) Dead Ringers

	Dead Ringers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.



6 .) On the Waterfront (1954)

	On the Waterfront (1954)

Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.



5 .) The Blues Brothers

	The Blues Brothers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Scene Stealer
  • Unreality Mag

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a ‘mission from God’ to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.



4 .) Warrior

	Warrior

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Ranker
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.



3 .) What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

	What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Ranker
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • We Got This Covered

Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.



2 .) Boyz N the Hood

	Boyz N the Hood

Lists It Appears On:

  • Mandatory
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Scene Stealer
  • Unreality Mag

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.



1 .) Step Brothers

	Step Brothers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cinema Blend
  • Ranker
  • Ranker 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • We Got This Covered

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn’t stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan’s constant competition with Dale strains his mom’s marriage to Dale’s dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they’ll ever see eye to eye.




The 75+ Additional Best Brother Movies



# Movie Lists
47 101 Dalmatians Babble
48 Arrested Development
Geek And Sundry
49 Bambi Babble
50 Basket Case (1982) BFI
51 Brave Babble
52 Brothers Ranker
53 Casino Ranker
54 Cinderella Babble
55 Dan in Real Life Ranker
56 Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) BFI
57 Dirty Work
Cinema Blend
58 Dog With A Blog Babble
59 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Ranker
60 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Ranker
61 Finding Nemo Babble
62 From Dusk Till Dawn
Cinema Blend
63 Full House
Geek And Sundry
64 Godfather Movies
Unreality Mag
65 Gravity Falls Babble
66 Hannah and Her Sisters Ranker
67 Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck
IGame Mom
68 In Her Shoes Ranker
69 Jeepers Creepers Ranker
70 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Ranker
71 Jurassic World
IGame Mom
72 Lady And The Tramp Babble
73 Lawless Ranker
74 Legend
Rotten Tomatoes
75 Legends of the Fall Ranker 2
76 Lilo & Stitch Babble
77 Little Women
IGame Mom
78 Mary Poppins Babble
79 My Brother’s Wedding (1983) BFI
80 Napoleon Dynamite
Rotten Tomatoes
81 Our Idiot Brother Ranker
82 Parent Trap
IGame Mom
83 Peter Pan Babble
84 Please Give Ranker
85 Pride & Prejudice Ranker
86 Punch-Drunk Love Ranker
87 Race to Witch Mountain
IGame Mom
88 Rachel Getting Married Ranker
89 Radio Flyer Ranker
90 Raising Arizona
Unreality Mag
91 Remember Me Ranker
92 Sabrina Ranker 2
93 Sansho the Bailiff Ranker
94 Secret Of The Wings Babble
95 Shake It Up Babble
96 Sister, Sister
Geek And Sundry
97 Sofia The First Babble
98 Sound of Music
IGame Mom
99 Spy Kids
IGame Mom
100 Star Wars
Geek And Sundry
101 Stepbrothers
Unreality Mag
102 Strange Brew
Scene Stealer
103 Super Mario Bros.
Rotten Tomatoes
104 Tangled Babble
105 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rotten Tomatoes
106 The Blind Side
IGame Mom
107 The Boondock Saints
Rotten Tomatoes
108 The Brothers Grimm Ranker 2
109 The Brothers McMullen
Rotten Tomatoes
110 The Family Stone Ranker
111 The Funeral (1996) BFI
112 The Lion King Babble
113 The Newton Boys
Rotten Tomatoes
114 The Parent Trap Babble
115 The Royal Tenenbaums
Rotten Tomatoes
116 The Sandlot
Cinema Blend
117 The Savages Ranker
118 The Skeleton Twins Ranker
119 The Spirit of the Beehive Ranker
120 The Vertical Ray of the Sun Ranker
121 The Walking Dead
Geek And Sundry
122 This Is Where I Leave You Ranker
123 Thor
Geek And Sundry
124 Thor: The Dark World Ranker 2
125 Toy Story 3 Babble
126 Wyatt Earp
Scene Stealer
127 You Can Count on Me Ranker
128 Your Sister’s Sister Ranker



12 Best Sibling And Brother Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
Babble Got Siblings? Check out some of Disney’s Famous Brothers and Sisters!
BFI 10 great films about brothers | BFI
Cinema Blend 10 Pairs Of Movie Brothers With Brilliant Love-Hate Relationships
Geek And Sundry The Best Siblings from Movies and TV | Geek and Sundry
IGame Mom 15 Movies for Kids About Brothers and Sisters – iGameMom
Mandatory The Top 20 Movies About Brothers – Mandatory
Ranker Best Sibling Movies | List of Famous Films About Brothers and Sisters
Ranker 2 The Best Movies About Brothers – Ranker
Rotten Tomatoes 24 Best and Worst Movie Brothers – Rotten Tomatoes
Scene Stealer Top 10 Movie Brothers – Scene-Stealers
Unreality Mag The Ten Best Brothers in Movies – Unreality Mag
We Got This Covered 6 Great Movies About Brotherly Love – We Got This Covered

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