Lovers and enemies in film are what everyone seems to talk about, but what about the incredible sibling duos? If you have brothers or sisters, sibling bond or rivalry make a film that much better. Here are my top 10 sibling duos.
10. Julius and Vincent
Movie: Twins (1988)
Played By: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito
Why: Julius and Vincent are total opposites in more ways than one, and that makes them great. They didn't always see eye to eye (no pun intended), but they still love each other. The comedy elements of the film and their relationship remind me a lot of my connection with my own siblings.
*A sequel has been confirmed*
9. Ginger and Brigitte
Movie: Ginger Snaps (2000)
Played By: Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins
Why: They were outcasts and no matter what happened they always had each other's backs. Even when Ginger when bitten by a werewolf, Brigitte was still there for her sister, and no matter how nasty she got towards her, she still tried to cure her. The on-screen chemistry of Katharine and Emily make the sisters more genuine and easy to relate to.
8. Hansel and Gretel
Movie: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Played By: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton
Why: The tale of Hansel and Gretel is a timeless classic and has been made into film several times in several different ways. This time in particular they more badass and instead of the witches eating them, they wage full-on war on the witches. They have their issues, but they always get back on the same page (like real siblings). Renner and Arterton make for an incredible pair of on-screen siblings.
7. Dale and Brennan
Movie: Step Brothers (2008)
Played By: John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell
Why: Who doesn't love Step Brothers? They may not be blood, but they fight and band together like they are. Dale and Brennan are probably the funniest on-screen siblings and that makes them more enjoyable to watch. They are the most quoted duo since Luke and Leia.
6. Brand and Mikey
Movie: The Goonies (1985)
Played By: Josh Brolin and Sean Astin
Why: They are facing the ultimate pain- having to move and leave their friends. They are like a real-life brothers; they argue, they annoy each other but at the end of the day, they love each other and Brand would do anything to protect his little brother. The Goonies is a classic and Brand and Mikey will continue to entertain for generations to come.
5. Edgar and Alan
Movie: The Lost Boys (1987)
Played By: Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander
Why: They trusted each other enough to hunt vampires together, that's a pretty special bond. They were the epitome of badass '80s brothers. Who wouldn't want to be friends with them? They run a comic shop and they aren't afraid to get into some serious trouble.
4. Raymond and Charlie
Movie: Rain Man (1988)
Played By: Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise
Why: They are complete opposites; one is a yuppie with a love for materialistic belongings while the other could really care less about the money. The trip they share together across country is heartwarming and eye opening. The character evolution of Charlie is phenomenal. Their relationship started as a kidnapping and a backhanded way to trick Raymond out of money, but by the end, they are inseparable. Their relationship is a true journey of understanding and fellowship. What's not to love about these two?
3. Connor and Murphy
Movie: The Boondock Saints (1999) & The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Played By: Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus
Why: They share a true bond with one another. They can joke around, call each other names and argue (mostly about rope), but at the end of the day they would kill for one another. When Murphy is taken by the Russians, Connor (who is handcuffed to a toilet) rip a toilet out of the ground and takes on two armed men to save him. Together (with the help of a friend and their hitman father) they take on the scum of Boston in an epic war on corruption. All while staying true to one another.
2. Luke and Leia
Movie: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back (1980) & Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Played By: Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher
Why: Luke and Leia have the ultimate dysfunctional family; their father is Lord Vader (and he wants to destroy them), they are a part of a rebellion and that awkward time they kissed before learning they are brother and sister. The Star Wars saga is one of the world's most popular film series and who doesn't know who these two are? Why would they not be on this list? They just saved the galaxy from the Dark Side - no big deal.
1. Gilbert and Arnie
Movie: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Played By: Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio
Why: First of all, if you don't love these two- you don't have a heart. Arnie is without a doubt DiCaprio's best role; it would have been challenging for even the most seasoned actor, but he played it perfectly. Gilbert is tasked with caring for his obese mother as well as his mentally challenged little brother all while trying to lead his own life. No matter how taxing it was on him to take care of Arnie, he always did what he could for him. This duo will melt your heart and break it at the same time. No matter the differences, they were first and foremost brothers and forever best friends. It will be hard for any other cinematic sibling duo to top Gilbert and Arnie.
From total opposites and every day issues to intergalactic war and seriously awkward moments, these 10 sibling pairs were there for one another no matter what. The next time your brother or sister gets on your nerves, just remember these guys and your problems will seem small and that no matter what happens, they have your back.