During the Civil War in America, four sisters — Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Beth (Eliza Scanlen) and Amy (Florence Pugh) — are thrilled to get a new next-door neighbor, Laurie (Timothée Chalamet), who has moved in with his grandfather, Mr. Laurence.
With their father away at war, the girls occupy themselves in different ways, including putting on plays that Jo has written. Jo is also tasked with assisting their great-Aunt March (Meryl Streep), a wealthy widow. As Christmas approaches, the girls face spending the holiday with their beloved mother, Marmee (Laura Dern), but without their father.
Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.