Almost every holiday has a massive list of films dedicated to it. Christmas has the classics, Halloween has the frightening favourites, but about the Easter movies?
Sure, the holiday is mainly about spending time with loved ones, singing Easter songs, going on egg hunts, seeing the Easter bunny, eating candy, reading Easter Bible scriptures, and playing outdoor activities. If you ask us, watching a movie after Easter brunch or Easter supper could be a new tradition that the whole family can get behind.
After a satiating lunch, watching a movie goes together like peanut butter and jelly. We've taken care of some of the legwork for you and compiled a list of the greatest Easter movies available.
Peter Rabbit (2018)
We meet a cheeky cottontail named Peter and his rabbit family in this modern-day rendition of Beatrix Potter's famous fable, who are after some vegetables from Mr McGregor's yard. When Mr McGregor is at home, they fight to get their hands on the items, and when his nephew acquires his uncle's property, they suffer even more. With a new McGregor to contend with, it's now a fight for both produce and the heart of their creative neighbour, Bea.
E.B. is a hard-driving rabbit who aspires to be a drummer. His plans, however, are thwarted by his father, who wants to pass down the family business—managing a candy factory on Easter Island—to the next generation. E.B. then decides it's time to embark on his quest. He flies to Los Angeles and becomes friends with Fred, but Easter Island is crumbling without him.
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Miss Potter (2007)
Beatrix Potter created the mischievous Peter Rabbit – the closest thing the holiday has to a literary symbol unless you count you-know-who – and other unforgettable characters in the early 1900s. With adorable animations for the little ones and a romance with her editor, played by Ewan McGregor for the grownups, this 2006 biography stars Renee Zellweger in her Bridget Jones accent. Her journey from self-described "spinster" to children's book treasure follows.
Easter Parade (1948)
Gene Kelly was supposed to co-star in this upbeat MGM musical with Judy Garland, but he fractured his ankle just before the filming began. He persuaded Fred Astaire to come out of retirement – his first retirement, at any rate – to take his place, marking the only time Astaire and Garland shared the screen. It's an Easter miracle, to be sure! Maybe not for Gene, though. But it was terrific for the audience: even the TikTok generation will be enchanted by songs like 'Steppin' Out with My Baby' and 'A Couple of Swells' even after seventy years
Rise of the guardians (2012)
The famous guardians—Jack Frost (Chris Pine), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy—come together for the first time in this fun-filled magical story! When the terrible boogeyman Pitch (Jude Law) threatens to take over the world, it's up to our favourite heroes to save all children's hopes and dreams. It's a visually stunning and uplifting family movie.
The dog who saved Easter (2016)
This adorable canine short is a terrific addition to the Easter canon, and it's perfect for the kids and Fido. When the Bannister family goes on vacation and leaves their canine Zeus at doggy daycare, he and his puppy pals have a blast until three robbers show up and try to destroy everything. It's up to Zeus and his mutts to save the day.
It’s the Eadter beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
As spring approaches, Charlie Brown and his friends are busy dyeing eggs, making birdhouses, and doing other activities in preparation for the season and Easter. On the other hand, Linus is confident that the Easter Beagle will take care of everything.