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10 top sister films featuring Amy Adams’s Sunshine Cleaning

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Great cinematic sisters

Amy Adams stars in Sunshine Cleaning as one-half of a sister duo who does what they have to in order to survive in money-starved America.

Hannah and Her Sisters

In this reporter's opinion, Woody Allen's best work. The complex word of Hannah and Her Sisters paints a portrait of sisterly love and heartbreak as only Allen can achieve.

Great cinematic sisters

Allen enlists his favorite actresses of the '80s for Hannah and Her Sisters including Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Allen ex Mia Farrow and Diane Wiest. Wiest won an Oscar for her role.

Crimes of the Heart

Based on a enormously successful play, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek rivet in the film version. Crimes of the Heart was nominated for three Oscars and besides serving as a great forum for three actresses at the top of their game, Crimes of the Heart is one terrific sister film.

Great cinematic sisters

How's this for a plot? Three sisters get together when one of them shoots her husband. Orchestrated chaos between siblings has never been so uniquely Southern. "I didn't like his stinkin' looks," one of our sisters says of why she shot her hubby.

The Color Purple

Steven Spielberg directed the Alice Walker book onscreen and achieved an Oscar-nominated classic. Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey star in The Color Purple that rivets audiences no matter how many viewings.

The two sisters at the heart of The Color Purple endure a life that in 2009 America may seem foreign. But over a century ago, the sisters of The Color Purple were one of many stories of that era that shined a light on the difficulties facing Americans at the dawn of the 20th century.

Great cinematic sisters

An astonishing piece of filmmaking, the fact that Spielberg was not nominated for Best Director for a film that earned 11 Oscar nominations is the biggest snub in Oscar history to this day.

Pride and Prejudice

Keira Knightley established herself as a stand-out star in this 2005 version of the Jane Austen classic. Pride and Prejudice also features a fantastic Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland (sporting effective English accent!). Standout performances aside, Pride and Prejudice gets to the heart of Austen's prose as few films of her work have achieved.

Great cinematic sisters

Did we mention that Keira Knightley has never been so radiant?.

Sunshine Cleaning

Amy Adams continues her hot streak that recently added a second Academy Award nomination. Adams portrays part of the sister duo of that run Sunshine Cleaning.

Great cinematic sisters

Emily Blunt is delightful as the other half of the Lorkowski sisters and when this film arrives in theaters nationwide March 27, a classic cinematic sisterhood will entrance, entertain and enthrall.

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