Throughout the years that passed, movie entertainment industry had reflected different aspects of sisterly love and relationships. With the right mix of drama, comedy, conflict, horror, and other elements, some movies about sisterhood became notable to the eyes of the viewers. One of the famous movies about sisters, Sunshine Cleaning in 2008 received a positive feedback from its critics. Aside from Sunshine Cleaning, other famous films about sisterhood that achieved box-office success and managed to establish their brand in the minds of the viewers.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
‘The Virgin Suicides’ revolves on the life of five sisters that experienced a peculiar lifestyle protected by their mother. Right after the death of Cecilia, one of the Libson sisters, four of her sisters lived under solitary protection of their mother. Restrained from any contact to other people on the outside world, the four surviving sisters of the Libson residence committed a mass suicide, which made this movie one of the gloomiest films ever. Starring Hanna Hall, Kirsten Dunst, Leslie Hayman, A.J. Cook, and Chelse Swain as the Libson sisters, this movie will give you tastes of heartbreaks, traditions, and sisterly bonds.
In Her Shoes
Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz played the role of two very different sisters that made seem like almost strangers. Rose, the eldest daughter, is a conscientious attorney who seemed to have all she needs but never really had what her heart desires. On the other side of the coin is her sister Maggie, the youngest daughter. She grew up irresponsible and self-centered, thus, causing their stepmother headaches and disasters. The story of this unfortunate sibling changed when their grandmother, Ella (Shirley MacLaine), came out of nowhere.
The Color Purple
Steven Spielberg’s creativity brought Alice Walker’s story to life as he directed the film ‘The Color Purple’. Starring two Academy Award winners, Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, this movie had pinned down the sympathy of the audience.
The sisters in this film, Goldberg and Busia, experienced a pitiful life that exceeds the audience’s imagination. Even so, the story mirrored the hardships that most Americans experienced during the early 90s.
The Banger sisters
Back in the days when rock groupies are popular, Suzette (Goldie Hawn) and Vinnie/Lavinia (Susan Sarandon) had a blast when they were together. The fun and excitement of their youthful days were beyond unforgettable! However, as time passed by, this exhilarating duo had their separate ways. Suzette remains to be the carefree while her best friend, Vinnie became an old-fashioned housewife who is hesitant to bring her youthful days.
After twenty years, this disastrous sisters-in-crime meet again and imagine what will happen.
Crimes Of The Heart
‘Crimes Of The Heart’ is one of the most successful plays by Beth Henley. With the exquisite directing of Bruce Beresford, the story also achieved great success after putting it on the screen. The movie got three nominations for Oscar Awards. Starring Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, and Jessica Lange, three of the most famous actresses at that time, ‘Crimes Of The Heart’ is one star-studded film.
‘Crimes Of The Heart’ talks about the story of three siblings who experienced a miserable childhood because of their dysfunctional family. As a result, every one of them have possessed different personalities and travelled separate paths with their lives. The movie exhibited joy as the three sisters reunite because of the tragic incident with the youngest sibling, yet also exposed difficulties as the movie progresses.
Starring award-winning actresses, Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, ‘Practical Magic’ is a romantic-comedy movie by Griffin Dunne. Sandra and Nicole played the role of two sisters who happen to be witches with extraordinary powers. Their aunts raised the two sisters soon after their parents have died. Although they grew together with ordinary humans, their aunts taught them how to utilize practical magic properly. However, their abilities come with strings attached. The man they fell in love with would share the same fate of premature death. Now, the sisters combined their powers to save the ones they love from the curse and other evil forces seeking to destroy them.
Hannah And Her Sisters
One of the best creations of Woody Allen, ‘Hannah And Her Sisters’ features both sensations of drama and comedy in one artistic masterpiece. The movie comprised various predicaments in romantic affections and sisterly love.
The story revolves around the entangled love life of three sisters. Her husband betrays Hannah, portrayed by Mia Farrow, by sleeping with her own sister, Lee (Barbara Hershey). Amidst this discomfited setback, Hannah’s former husband, Mickey (Woody Allen), fell in love with her other sister, Holly (Dianne Wiest).
Tale Of Two Sisters
One of the most successful Asian horrors in year 2003 is ‘Tale Of Two Sisters’ by Kim Jee-Woon. The movie was recognized by different awarding bodies around the world and gained popularity among horror-mystery fanatics.
‘Tale Of Two Sisters’ is about the two loving siblings that experienced a traumatic past. Their mother had committed suicide after discovering the treacherous affair of her husband and her nurse. The two were confined in a psychiatric hospital and soon released after treating their disorders. The movie revolves on the life of the girls with their stepmother while a ghost that seems to interfere with their recovery.
Rachel Getting Married
‘Rachel Getting Married’ is a sisterhood film that featured renowned Hollywood actresses Anne Hathaway and Rosemarie DeWitt. The superb acting of Anne Hathaway even gave her a nomination for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.
The story is about two sisters who were separated by a huge gap after the death of their only brother. Rachel, being the eldest sibling, possessed a hidden grudge against her younger sister Kym because of the death of their only brother, Ethan. The movie comprises mixed elements of drama, heartache, family, and forgiveness.
Pride And Prejudice
‘Pride and Prejudice’ tells a story of five sisters from a rich family that belongs to the social class of landed gentry. Starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, the film tackles various life issues of integrity, fallacy, and romance.
Sisterhood movies cover different facets of life. Although most of them talks about sisterly love and bond, various elements of drama, romance, and positivity compose a good movie in the eyes of the audience.