15 Best Easter Movies to Watch With The Family

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Start an Easter movie tradition with your kids. There is plenty of fun for families to enjoy the Easter long weekend by watching movies or TV specials. In this guide, we’ve put together a list of movies and TV specials to watch. Some of them are specifically Easter and faith movies while others are more loosely related. Think chocolate and rabbits! Some films you might want to watch together while others you can put on to amuse your kids while you get some stuff done at Easter. You’ll find some of these Easter movies on Netflix or on Disney+ while others you might need to pay and download.

Bluey Easter Special (2021)

If you need a fix of Bluey for Easter, watch episode 52 from Season 2 “Easter” In this episode, Bingo is convinced the Easter Bunny has forgotten them like last year, until Bluey finds a series of clues that leads them on an Easter egg treasure hunt throughout the house.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Although not specifically an Easter movie, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe based on the classic series by C.S. Lewis is included on this list due to its Christian symbolism. While playing hide and seek, four siblings find a wardrobe that lands them in a mystical place called Narnia. There they must unite with Aslan (who represents Christ) to defeat an evil queen. Aslan’s death and rebirth are symbolic of Christ’s death and resurrection. Rated PG.

The Dog that Saved Easter (2017)

Easter is approaching, and the Bannisters are going on a family cruise. But when their beloved dog, Zeus, can’t go, Belinda makes the difficult decision to have him stay at Alice’s dog care facility where Zeus quickly meets new friends. When a competitor hires a criminal to sabotage Alice’s operation and force her out of business, it’s up to Zeus and his new friends to save the day! Rated G.

Dora’s Easter Adventure (2012)

When Swiper steals the Hip-Hop Bunny’s basket and throws it far,  it’s up to Dora and Boots to help him retrieve it before the egg hunt. They will have to head into the Rainbow Garden, to find it on an Easter adventure. Rated G.

Hop (2011)

Hop tells the story of E.B. who is the the Easter Bunny’s son. Not wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps, he instead wishes to be a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band. He runs away to Los Angeles where he is hit by a car driven by an unemployed slacker who then takes him in. Rated PG.

Ice Age: The Great Egg Scapade (2016)

We’ve lost track of how many Ice Age movies or specials there are but we had to include this Easter-themed special. The Ice Age herd embark on daring rescue mission that turns out to be the world’s first egg hunt. Rated G. 

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)

The Peanuts gang prepares for Easter morning in their own special way. Linus believes that the “Easter Beagle” will arrive and hand out Easter eggs to everybody while Lucy schemes to find all the eggs in the annual Easter Egg Hunt by planting all the eggs and recording their positions; Peppermint Patty and Marcie try to make Easter eggs; but Marcie instead has a few mishaps in the kitchen. Fortunately for everybody, the Easter Beagle (played by Snoopy) arrives and hands out eggs to everyone. Rated G.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

If your family loves musicals, watch this rock opera about Jesus. It’s based on the Broadway play composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The story, told from the standpoint of Judas Iscariot is done entirely through song and explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. Rated G

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

Here’s one to enjoy with older kids. Monty Python’s Life of Brian is a satirical comedy about Jesus’s neighbour Brian, a young Jewish-Roman man who is born on same day as him. Unfortunately, Brian is mistaken for Jesus. This religious satire isn’t for everyone and is still considered controversial today. Rated R.

Peter Rabbit (2018)

In this 3D live-action / computer-animated movie is based on the much-loved character created by Beatrix Potter. In this movie, In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr McGregor grows even larger as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. Enjoy the antics of Peter Rabbit alongside the triplets Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail. Rated PG.

Peter Rabbit 2 (2021)

In this sequel to Peter Rabbit, Peter is back and he’s still up to his mischievous ways. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. Rated PG.

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Here’s a faith film that the whole family can watch. This animated Disney classic follows Moses’s life from a child to a prince. In this animated retelling of the Book of Exodus, Moses embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. It features an amazing soundtrack with the Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston Oscar-winning duet ‘When You Believe’. Rated PG.

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

While not an Easter Movie, it does have the Easter Bunny! So Rise of the Guardians makes the Easter movie list. This animated film is a fun-filled story about the legendary guardians- Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy who team up for the first time. When the evil boogeyman Pitch threatens to take over the world, it’s up to these beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of all children. Rated PG.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971 & 2005)

We know it’s not an Easter movie but it features chocolate! This film follows the story of Charlie Bucket and his adventure in visiting the mysterious chocolate factory with four other kids. Whether you’re watching the Johnny Depp version or the original Gene Wilder one, be sure to watch the movie with lots of chocolates nearby. Rated PG for 2005 version and G for 1971 version.

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)

Enjoy some Easter viewing with the antics of Winnie the Pooh, Roo and Rabbit. Every spring, Rabbit plays Easter bunny, but this year he’s far more preoccupied with spring cleaning. He cancels Easter and declares “Spring Cleaning Day” instead. Find out how Roo’s love and wisdom show Rabbit that special days are to be shared in special ways. Rated G.

Want more inspiration for Easter fun with kids? Check out our Celebrating Easter Guide. We have lots of ideas to celebrate Easter with your family including Easter events like the Sydney Royal Easter Show as well as organising Easter egg hunts at home, doing Easter craft and reading Easter-themed books with your kids.

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