10 Sister Stories for "Frozen" Fans
The musical phenomenon Frozen highlighted the beauty and power of the sister bond. (And gave us all permission to belt out "Let It Go" at the top of our lungs.) Despite grief, loss, crazy ice storms, and not-so-nice princes, Anna and Elsa stuck by each other with a connection that can only be described as magical. With Frozen 2, we get even more sisterly shenanigans. But Elsa and Anna aren't the only sisters out there. For a family movie night or sibling-themed viewing party, take a look at some of our favorite films featuring the bonds of sisterhood.
Lilo & Stitch, 5+
Before Anna and Elsa, there were Lilo and Nani, Hawaiian sisters who also had to put aside their differences for the sake of their small "ohana" (family). With a sensational soundtrack of Elvis hits, this endearing, beachy movie might even give you a break from "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
My Neighbor Totoro, 5+
Adventurous sisters Satsuki and Mei explore and play together in this delightful anime film from Hiyao Miyazaki. An emphasis on family, independent female characters, and whimsical fantasy elements make this a perfect pick for movie night.
The Parent Trap, 6+
When separated twins Hallie and Annie reunite at camp, their crafty plan to swap places and get their parents together again leads to funny, frolicking antics. Lindsay Lohan adorably plays both sisters whose psychic connection bridges all kinds of distances.
Ramona and Beezus, 6+
Based on the beloved children's books by Beverly Cleary, this movie adaptation brings enthusiastic wild child Ramona and her exasperated big sister Beezus to the big screen. Tween and teen favorites Joey King and Selena Gomez play the two sisters with lots of heart and charm.
When In Rome, 7+
Just as Anna and Elsa use their unique talents to save the day in Frozen, sisters Charli and Leila use theirs to come to the rescue in this international adventure. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have made countless movies celebrating sisterhood, but this one (as well as It Takes Two) are some of our faves.
Little Women (2018), 9+
Little Women (1990), 11+
Adaptations of Louisa May Alcott's classic story about sisterhood are all worth watching (keep an eye out for the 2019 remake with Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan coming out in December). The March sisters—Meg, Joe, Beth, and Amy—go through all the best and worst parts of having a sister as they come of age in the post-Civil War era.
Hocus Pocus, 10+
It doesn't have to be Halloween for you to enjoy the dastardly deeds of the Sanderson sisters. Although technically villains, these witches stick together and are the best part of this spooky, silly cult classic.
Pride and Prejudice, 11+
The Bennet sisters rival the March sisters for the most iconic girl fam in literature. This lush adaptation of Jane Austen's novel is a great pick for older siblings who still want a movie about smart, loving sisters.
The Hunger Games, 14+
While better for teen siblings, sisterly love is central to this exciting adaptation of Suzanne Collin's bestselling dystopian novel. Big sister Katniss Everdeen makes the ultimate sacrifice for her sister, Prim, when she volunteers to be a tribute in the deadly Hunger Games.