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VanRIch
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Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme

I need to get a list of as many movies as I can, that are similar in theme to the following:
Main character would be a young boy in a family, ideally one with an older brother. Older brother is popular, over-achiever, strong, daddy's pride and joy. Younger brother lives in brothers shadow. Conflict arises and older brother proves he's not as strong as perceived and younger brother proves to be the hero.

Anything with the younger leaving home?

I know there are some great examples out there, just drawing a blank.

TIA


Carson123987
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
you doing a study on shitty, formulaic plots?


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
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Main character would be a young boy in a family, ideally one with an older brother. Older brother is popular, over-achiever, strong, daddy's pride and joy. Younger brother lives in brothers shadow. Conflict arises and older brother proves he's not as strong as perceived and younger brother proves to be the hero.


Home Alone

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Anything with the younger leaving home?


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York


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jmarto1
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
It doesn't exactly fit but what about The Goonies?


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Breesus
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Wolverine.

Sabertooth is his older brother.

He leaves home first.


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
The first serious answer that comes to mind is Imaginary Heroes. Great movie.


VanRIch
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Thanks for the serious responses guys. All of these will work! Keep em coming.


Dorothy
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
A bit of Stand by Me, but not exactly 'cause I think older popular brother died before the movie started.


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fleaux
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
I was thinking The Goonies too


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
The Fighter also comes to mind for some reason, although that may be a bit a stray from what you're looking for.


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fleaux
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Perfect example would be A league of Their Own, just with women...... Unless you think Dottie dropped the ball on purpose


ColaTiger
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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
American History X, kind of.


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VanRIch
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Thats exactly it, I just feel like we're missing some obvious ones for some reason.


xenythx
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Little Giants

"One time."


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Kafka
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Happy Days

Richie's older brother was so weak he disappeared


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fleaux
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
K so its official that I win the grand prize for A League of Their Own, but I will keep thinking


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chinese58
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
If it was about kids instead of adults Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) would fit. IMDb



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Breesus
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re: Need help coming up with examples of a movie theme
Little Nicky



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