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List: Sister Movies!

posted by Nell Minow

As the oldest of three girls, I have a soft spot for movies about sisters, and this week’s release of Frozen made me think of some of my favorites. If you haven’t seen these, give them a try. If you have, time to watch them again!

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Little Women Louisa May Alcott’s classic story inspired by her own sisters has been filmed three times and all are great. Katharine Hepburn, June Allyson, and Winona Ryder have all played Jo, the tomboyish would-be writer.

Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen was very close to her sister and wrote wonderful stories about loving and devoted sisters. While the three youngest Bennet daughters are foolish and selfish, Elizabeth and her older sister Jane are everything sisters should be. (Same with Marianne and Elinor in Austen’s Sense & Sensibility).

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White Christmas How could Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye resist the charms of the talented sisters played by Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney?

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In Her Shoes The movie is uneven, but when Cameron Diaz reads an e.e. cummings poem to Toni Collette to express her love for her sister, I dare you not to cry.

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Crimes of the Heart Three Oscar-winners, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, and Jessica Lange, play sisters who drive each other crazy and make each other jealous but love and support each other in this gothic melodrama by Beth Henley.

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