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Brotherly Love

‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘On the Waterfront,’ and other movies we love about the fraternal bond

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On the Waterfront (1954)
Ex-fighter Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) utters the immortal line ”I coulda been a contender” to his bro (Rod Steiger).

The Godfather (1972)
Al Pacino, John Cazale, and James Caan give legendary performances as Mafia scions learning about the family business.

Rain Man (1988)
A yuppie (Tom Cruise) meets the autistic brother he never knew he had (Dustin Hoffman) in this Best Picture winner.

Legends of the Fall (1994)
Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas, and Brad Pitt are the rivalrous sons of a retired colonel (Anthony Hopkins) in this epic saga.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Indian street urchins Jamal (Dev Patel) and Salim (Madhur Mittal) choose conflicting paths to escape a life of poverty.