There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters...
Often it starts with a story like Beezus and Ramona. After that, we might find Ballet Shoes. Then we move on to Little Women. Finally we discover Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. If you’re a girl, you’re likely drawn to stories about other girls. And perhaps you become especially interested in stories about sisters.
I’m one of those girls who was always fond of stories and adventures featuring sisters. It could be because I do have a wonderful sister. But while having a sister can spur that interest, I don’t think it’s always necessary. Maybe we just like finding a story of girls and young women who share good times and bad -- and on occasion, even compete with other.
With that in mind, here are some of my favorite movies featuring sisters who love each other, look after one another, and stick together – even if they might squabble sometimes. Some of them might be your favorites, too. And if there’s one you’ve never had the chance to watch, give it a try.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple)
Ballet Shoes (Emma Watson, Lucy Boynton, Yasmin Paige)
Bride & Prejudice (Aishwarya Rai, Namrata Shirodkar, Peeya Rai Choudhuri, Meghna Kothari)
The Color Purple (Whoopi Goldberg, Akosua Busia)
The Hunger Games (Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields)
Ladies in Lavender (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith)
Lilo & Stitch (Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere)
Little Women (1949) (June Allyson, Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O’Brien)
Little Women (1994) (Winona Ryder, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst/Samantha Mathis)
The Parent Trap (1961) (Hayley Mills, Hayley Mills)
The Parent Trap (1998) (Lindsay Lohan, Lindsay Lohan)
Pride and Prejudice (1940) (Greer Garson, Maureen O’Sullivan, Ann Rutherford, Heather Angel, Marsha Hunt)
Pride & Prejudice (2005) (Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Talulah Riley)
Ramona and Beezus (Joey King, Selena Gomez)
Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Emilie François)
White Christmas (Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen) – Note: This movie features the song “Sisters” by Irving Berlin – which I quoted for the title of this blog.