Happy Raksha Bandhan: Here are a few Hollywood movies that showcase the strong sibling bonds to weather all that life throws at you
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Happy Raksha Bandhan: Here are a few Hollywood movies that showcase the strong sibling bonds to weather all that life throws at you
Shilpa S
Aug 21, 2021

Human relationships are a favourite topic of exploration for filmmakers and there might be very few familial bonds that cinema has not explored, including the delightful one between siblings. From the bickering to the annoying to the small, yet significant moments of joy and fun, sibling relationships offer a plethora of content that filmmakers can explore and reshape to give rise to authentic stories that everyone with an irritating sibling can relate to.

This Raksha Bandhan celebrates sibling bonds with these Hollywood flicks that reminds us that no matter how much our siblings annoy us to the point of no return, they will always have our backs through thick and thin.

The Parent Trap
7OTTplay Rating
The Parent Trap is a sweet and wholesome tale about two identical twin girls, separated at birth and each unaware of the existence of the other, who by chance find each other at a summer camp. After coming to know of the truth, the girls scheme to reunite their divorced parents, an English mother and an American father, by taking each other’s place. Although the movie features Lindsay Lohan playing a double role as the twin girls, the film beautifully depicts the sisters’ journey from strangers to developing an inseparable bond, where even the thought of parting is unimaginable for the two.
In Her Shoes
6.2OTTplay Rating
Based on a novel of the same name, In Her Shoes is a heart-warming tale about two sisters, as different as can be, who learn to love and forgive when an unexpected presence in their lives teaches them valuable lessons about family. The film, which is at times humorous and at times poignant, takes us through a beautiful journey where we get a close peek into the strained relationship of the siblings - one a serious lawyer and the other an immature party-girl - and how they both help each other to become better versions of themselves and ultimately find happiness. The lovely story is elevated with superb performances by a stellar cast.
Little Women
8.2OTTplay Rating
Based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name, Little Women is a period drama that narrates the tale of the four March sisters in 19th century Massachusetts. This critically-acclaimed movie takes one through the lens of time and provides a glimpse into the lives of young women at the time, whose ambitions and dreams take a backseat to their societal obligations. The film also authentically captures the bond between the sisters, their hopes, struggles, bickering and love and is supplemented by great acting and storytelling. Little Women has been nominated for numerous accolades, including the prestigious Academy Award.
My Sister's Keeper
7.2OTTplay Rating
My Sister’s Keeper is based on the novel of the same name and tells the story of Anna, a young girl who is born as a savior baby - a child who is birthed in order to provide genetic material to a sick sibling, in this case her older sister who has leukemia. Anna’s tragic childhood is spent making the rounds of hospitals, and when her sister is in need of a kidney, Anna decides to put her foot down and sues for medical emancipation from her parents. This tearjerker has several moments of pure sisterly love and affection, guaranteed to move even the hardest of hearts, culminating in a climax that leaves the viewers moved and stunned.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
7.3OTTplay Rating
Based on a series of books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events tells the story of three orphaned siblings who, after the death of their parents, are forced to be in the care of their relative Count, who secretly plans to rob the children of their family fortune. Although the unlucky children are plagued with misadventures, they take solace in the fact that they are together and help each other out of incredibly precarious, and at times comical, situations.

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