Despite the easing of restrictions in England, we’re still spending a lot of time indoors for Easter.
That said, you may be seeking for ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the Easter holiday. Fortunately, there are a plethora of family-friendly movies that can be streamed, many of which are appropriate for Easter.
The finest family movies to watch during the Easter weekend include Wallace and Gromit cartoons, as well as classic musicals like Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.
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1. Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit is one of the most renowned rabbits in the world, and he’s a must for every decent Easter movie. James Corden lends his voice to the computer-generated bunny as he takes on Domhnall Gleeson’s Mr. McGregor in this year’s remake of Beatrix Potter’s famous tale. Originally scheduled for Easter, the sequel has been postponed.
2. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Aardman’s sole feature-length film in their acclaimed claymation series is the best option for larger bunnies. This family-friendly comedy features a star-studded ensemble, including Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter, but retains none of the original shorts’ appeal. In addition to the children, adults will be amused by the film’s witty references, which range from King Kong to Top Gun.
Even though Russell Brand as the Easter Bunny doesn’t sound like the most family-friendly pick, this live-action/CGI comedy is fortunately suitable for everyone. A human named Fred joins forces with an evil chick to stop the Easter Bunny’s son E.B. from taking over the family company in this most Easter-themed film of all time, starring Brand’s E.B. Additionally, Sonic the Hedgehog’s James Marsden and Kaley Cuoco from The Flight Attendant will be there.
4. Rise of the Guardians
3-D computer-animated adventure presents the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost in a new light. As superhero-like protectors, the Guardians are formed by the fantasy heroes to stop the evil spirit Pitch from enslaving the Earth. Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law all provide their voices to the characters, which are played by real-life acting luminaries.
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2
When Max, his companions, and their owner go on a trip to the country, things go horribly wrong for the terrier, who ends up in the hospital. The film features Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, and Harrison Ford (!) make their voice acting debuts as pets in the movie. You never know what your pet is up to while you’re not around, so here’s your chance to observe what they do when you’re away.
6. Chicken Little
On Easter, why not treat the kids to a trip back in time to 2005, when Disney released their first totally computer-animated movie (and the company’s first excursion into 3D). No one believes Chicken Little when he declares that the sky is falling. For as long as there are aliens around.
7. The Prince of Egypt
Action films starring Charlton Heston This 1998 animated version of Moses may be a better option for the kids, but Moses is higher down this list. A remarkable group of actors, including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sandra Bullock, provide their voices to this retelling of Exodus. When You Believe by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey won Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards for this movie.
8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis’ classic fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was brought to life in Disney’s 2005 blockbuster adaptation of the book. Easter is the appropriate time to rejoin with the Pevensie children, Mr. Tumnus, and co. because of the Christian analogies. The series may have faltered after this, but this debut film remains a high point in children’s imagination.
9. Zootropolis (Zootopia)
When it comes to Disney, a tough bunny is one of the company’s most popular characters in recent years. Judy Hopps, a rookie bunny cop, partners up with a con artist fox, Nick Wilde, to investigate a conspiracy in the fictional city of Zootropolis. To top things off, it’s one of the greatest modern Disney films. A five-star review from us.
10. Jesus Christ Superstar
This 1973 version of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical emphasizes the “superstar” part of the title by focusing on the original Easter story. If you’re a fan of jet fighters and disco outfits in your Bible stories, this is the film for you.
11. The Greatest Story Ever Told
This epic film depicts not only Jesus Christ’s resurrection, but his entire turbulent existence. Epic in scale and length, this picture was inspired by a radio series from 1947 and went on to become one of the greatest religious biopics ever made. Charlton Heston, John Wayne, and the late Max von Sydow are all in the cast.
12. Easter Parade
To make his previous dance partner envious, a performer in the classic MGM musical employs a chorus lady as his new dance partner, setting up a G-rated love triangle. Who needs an excuse to watch Fred Astaire and Judy Garland sing and dance through some of their most famous songs??? In order to keep the Easter joy alive, the film ends with a proposal at a spectacular Easter Parade.
13. The Ten Commandments
Moses, an Egyptian prince, learns his Hebrew ancestry and becomes a messenger for God in this new religious epic starring Charlton Heston. Filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille’s re-imagined 1923 silent picture has made more than $1 billion if inflation is taken into account. In the US, the film has aired every Easter since 1973, and you can now join your American cousins by watching it on the internet.
14. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Another rabbit-centric picture, this 1988 classic merges animation and live-action to great effect and is a family favorite to this day. Toon bunny Roger seeks human detective Eddie Valiant’s help after he suspects his wife Jessica Rabbit of cheating on him with another man. When Roger is suspected of murder, things take a turn for the worse.
Even though this film doesn’t have anything to do with Easter outside the resurrection idea, Pixar’s newest blockbuster is a great choice for the whole family to enjoy over the long weekend. The film hits all the right notes, delivering a heartwarming tale about a jazz pianist who undergoes a life-changing experience after an awful accident. It also features an Oscar-nominated score and a fantastic voice cast.
16. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
A family musical like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a terrific way to spend the Easter weekend. An eccentric scientist and his flying car are the focus of this narrative, which was adapted for the screen by Roald Dahl from Ian Fleming’s novel and stars Dick Van Dyke as one of the greatest villains in film history, the terrible Child Catcher.
17. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
What better way to celebrate Easter than with a trip to Willy Wonka’s famed chocolate factory, where Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe will go on a magical journey? Gene Wilder’s performance as the quirky factory owner is spot on in the original film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel. While a new Willy Wonka movie is in the works, it will be difficult to top this one.
18. Winnie the Pooh
In this short, released in 2011, the beloved bear seeks the Hundred Acre Wood for a replacement for Eeyore’s missing tail, which was the first original Pooh feature in over 35 years. Peek-a-boo and his pals are out on another adventure when Christopher Robin sends a mysterious message to Pooh and his crew.
Rapunzel, a beloved Brothers Grimm tale reimagined by Disney, is the latest in a long line of classic fairytale retellings. Mandy Moore, who is currently on This Is Us, portrayed the film’s long-haired prisoner in the 2010 release. Like any Disney film, there are lots of catchy tunes and visually amazing animation to appreciate, as well as the chameleon Pascal and the horse Maximus, who both make fantastic sidekicks.
20. Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
To keep the youngsters entertained, you might want to check out this 2016 TV special including an Easter-themed Ice Age short. Twenty-five minutes into the sequel to Ice Age: Continental Drift showcases the entire cast of Ice Age characters as they get ready for the Easter weekend with an Easter Egg hunt that’s a little different.