10 Best Movie Brothers

Having a brother, in fiction or reality, can be a blessing or a curse. Either way, it’s certainly an adventure. Whether siblings are older, younger or even twins, life’s better with family. In movies they can be chaotic sidekicks or endearing best friends and having a brother to trade and share stories with is by far one of the best feelings.

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Even the best sibling relationships come with trials and tribulations, but that doesn’t stop these brothers from doing what they can to keep their bonds strong. These dynamic duos can be protective, fun, adventurous, and mischievous but they’re always family.

Being a big brother is challenging and being a little brother can mean trying to fill some big shoes. Add a dose of untapped magic to the relationship, and it can make things just a little harder. That doesn’t stop Ian and Barley Lightfoot from going on the adventure of a lifetime together though.

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These magical brothers learn how to be themselves despite being so different from one another. They teach each other the true meaning of courage, family, appreciation, and faith in each other. Whether they’re poking fun at each other or casting spells, these two definitely know how to stick together in good times and the bad.

9 Gilbert and Arnie Grape Take Care Of Each Other (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape)

It’s not easy caring for a younger sibling, much less raising one. Things get much harder when a child is raising a younger sibling who has autism. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is filled with examples of complicated family relationships but the dynamic between Gilbert and Arnie is a portrait of pure love, empathy, and understanding.

These brothers are prime examples of support and care regardless of the challenges they face. Despite their hot-headed moments, they always circle back to the love they have for each other. These brothers know all too well that life is easier and more colorful by each other’s sides.

8 Stepbrothers Can Be Brothers In Their Hearts (Step Brothers)

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback almost made fans question whether it’s best to have had a brother throughout life or to find one at 40. These stepbrothers are evidence that sometimes family can emerge from the most unexpected circumstances and make life better.

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Brennan and Dale go through it all. They fail, win, cry and laugh together, despite being related only because their parents are getting married. Even when they’re forced to be apart, they find a way to come back together. This is a true soulmate bond that takes the form of step-brotherly love.

7 Kenai and Koda Need Each Other More Than They Know (Brother Bear)Kenai and Koda with a salmon in Disney's Brother Bear

Though not blood brothers like Kenai’s older brothers Sitka and Denahi, Kenai and Koda are still family. This Brother Bear duo reminds fans that family is about energy and that a true brotherly bond comes from love and respect for one another.

Not only do these two teach each other huge life lessons, but they also grow and evolve together. From the joys of salmon fishing to having difficult heart-to-heart conversations, Kenai and Koda are brothers who will never let the other walk alone, even if Kenai sometimes seems to want some alone time.

6 Vincent and Julius Benedict Are Polar Opposites (Twins)

They don’t look the same but these twins are two-for-one. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito playing Vincent and Julius Benedict in the 1988 comedy Twins is not only peak comedy but proof that even genetic opposites attract.

Vincent and Julius are direct foils but perfect complements to each other. If they weren’t so different in personality and appearance, delving into this story about a unique set of twins wouldn’t be as amusing or interesting. United late in life, the two push each other in new directions and learn surprising lessons from one another as well.

5 Stuart and George Little Prove That Brotherhood Transcends Species (Stuart Little)

Adding a new member to the family can be overwhelming for a child, especially when that member happens to be of a different species altogether. Yet Stuart and George Little become practically inseparable and exemplify the idea that the differences between people are what makes relationships amazing. They may not start off as the best of friends, but it’s their inevitable destination.

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These young brothers not only discover a shared love for many hobbies but profound love for each other and their unique family. They are proof that what matters at the end of the day is treating everyone with kindness and compassion, regardless of appearance or status.

4 The Turtles Are The Quintessential Fraternal Quartet (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)1990's live-action TMNT posing with April O'Neil.

One is not enough, two is good, three’s a crowd, but four brothers is a downright party! There may never be enough pizza to go around, but these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are always more than happy to buy another extra large pepperoni, just in case.

Related: Marvel’s 5 Best Superhero FamiliesTheir names may originate from the great Renaissance artists, but these brothers turn teamwork into an art as crime fighters and as a family unit. As dysfunctional as they sometimes seem, their vastly different personalities are what makes this brotherly quartet so much fun and so effective.

3 Thor and Loki Are The Perfect Sibling Rivals (MCU)

Nothing about Thor and Loki’s relationship is obvious at first glance. Though Loki could be considered the worst brother in the universe, Thor never stops attempting to help or save his younger adopted brother. In fact, the duo’s „get help“ plan in Thor: Ragnarok basically defines partners in crime.

While their relationship would give any family therapist a run for their money, it’s clear throughout every MCU film the divine duo are in that they love each other, regardless of the multiple homicide attempts. Thor, of course, has a heart of gold and always seems ready to forgive Loki, even if they’ve both lost track of the God of Mischief’s betrayals and faked deaths.


1 Fred and George Weasley Are The Wizarding World’s Most Mischievous Heroes (Harry Potter)

Two heads are better than one when it comes to having great ideas or coming up with brilliant solutions. Luckily for Fred and George Weasley, their minds work together like a magical machine. This red-headed pair have an unshakable and unbreakable bond that stands out even in a large and close family

Fred and George stand by each other’s sides through thick and thin, especially when concocting and executing their wildest plans. Fred and George prove that seeing double is double trouble and they never miss the chance to take full advantage of their unique sibling skills. These twins definitely take the goblet for best brothers.

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