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Oh brother: the best sibling partnerships on the big screen

A new Irish film sees three brothers from Cork set out on a road trip. Can they match up to Danny and Arnie? Tom and Dustin? The Baker Boys?

TO CELEBRATE THE forthcoming release of Irish movie My Brothers, which will be released later this month, we’re taking a look at some of the other great brotherly partnerships on the big screen.

It’s a road movie set in Cork in the eighties and tells the story of three young brothers quest to replace their dying father’s watch.

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The film is directed by Paul Fraser and features an original score from Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody. It’s out on 17 August.

It got us thinking… what other great ‘brother’ movies have there been?

But we’re twins Vincent!

Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger – the unlikeliest brothers ever.

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How many toothpicks?

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman as Ray and Charlie is an impressive pairing. The film won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director, while Hoffman was named Best Actor in 1989.

Fabulous Baker Boys

Real life brothers Jeff and Beau Bridges star alongside Michelle Pfeiffer as struggling jazz musicians in this 1989 drama.

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We’re on a mission from God

Does it get much better than Jake and Elwood… the Blues Brothers?

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The Godfather series

Al Pacino, James Caan and John Cazale play brothers and Marlon Brando’s sons in Francis Ford Coppola’s epic trilogy.

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I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum

Another film featuring real life brothers, but they don’t play brothers in the movie. Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller are the Tenenbaum boys in Wes Anderson’s offering, while Owen Wilson plays their neighbour.

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