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50 Movie Sibling Rivalries
The brothers and sisters who just can’t seem to get along

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Sixteen Candles (1984)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

The siblings: Samantha (Molly Ringwald) and Ginny Baker (Blanche Baker)

What puts them at odds? Sam is trying to celebrate her 16th birthday, but her family are too caught up planning older sister Ginny’s wedding to notice – or even remember.

Coming of age agony. Romantic complications. Panties. It might sound like something out of the American Pie years, but this is John Hughes in his directorial debut at the beginning of a heck of a run. Ringwald cemented a working relationship with the director that later brought the world The Breakfast Club and (albeit only Hughes-scripted) Pretty In Pink. It’s an often honest portrayal of teenage frustration and family failings, laced with sibling issues as Sam’s older, seemingly sorted sister spurs the younger to embrace life.

Which sibling is your favourite?

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