Easter movies for families are among the best ways to incorporate the holiday spirit into your family during the holidays.
Besides, nothing beats curling up on a sofa with your family surrounding you while you watch and laugh about a movie.
However, due to the pandemic, you might not be able to go to the cinemas, but you can stream these movies online and enjoy them.
After engaging in an Easter egg hunt, either physically or virtually, and enjoying a delicious Easter brunch, you can gather your family in the sitting room and watch a movie together.
Even though you don’t celebrate the holiday, the holiday is always a good time to be with your family, and nobody says no to a good movie.
Furthermore, you can enjoy these movies with or without kids around. Plus, it would help if you had a tasty movie snack handy before the movie started because we all know snacking while watching a movie is the best.
Some of the best Easter movies for families you can enjoy during the holiday are;
1. The Dog Who Saved Easter
This movie is one of the best Easter movies for family. It is about the Bannister family dog, Zeus. When the Bannister family left for the Easter holiday, they sent Zeus to dog daycare for the weekend.
However, Zeus saved the daycare from three criminals who tried to sabotage the business. Besides, this movie was released on April 8, 2014, and Sean Olson directed it.
Furthermore, the stars in the movie are Dean Cain, Mario Lopez, Joey Diaz, Elisa Donovan, and Patrick Muldoon.
2. Peter Rabbit
Although this movie is not entirely about Easter, it is on the list for the family. We know bunnies are associated with Easter, and this movie contains enough bunnies to be considered an Easter movie.
Moreover, the movie centers around a rebel rabbit who ravages a vegetable garden with his floppy siblings.
However, the rabbit, Peter, meets his match when Thomas, McGregor’s nephew, moves into the family manor and finds Peter and his siblings annoying. Thus, he made plans to get rid of all of them.
Moreover, this movie was released on February 2, 2018. It has a sequel titled Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Will Gluck directed it.
In addition, Rose Byrne, James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhall Gleeson, and Elizabeth Debicki starred in the movie.
Hop is one of the best Easter movies for families. The movie is about the Easter bunny’s son not wanting to continue the family business. Instead, he wants to pursue a career in Hollywood as a rock star.
He leaves for the human world and a man, Fred, who has never taken life seriously, unintentionally injures him. Thus, Fred is forced to take him as a guest and take care of him.
Besides, this movie was released on March 27, 2011, and Tim Hill directed it. Furthermore, the stars in this movie include Hank Azaria, James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Perkins, and Chelsea Handler.
4. Rise of the Guardians
The list of Easter movies for families would not be complete without Rising of the Guardians.
This movie is about how Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny joined forces together to save the world and protect children from Pitch Black, an evil spirit who returned to Earth.
Besides, the movie was released on November 21, 2012, and Peter Ramsey directed it. Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Peter Ramsey, and Dakota Goyo starred in it.
Even though Zootopia is not about Easter but about a genius bunny, so it can be classified as an Easter movie for the family. The film is about a rookie officer,
Judy Hopps of the Zootopia Police Department. Judy is the first bunny cop in the department, and she is determined to prove herself to Police Chief Bogo.
Besides, she is so determined to prove herself that she enlisted the help of a con artist, Nick Wilde, to solve her first case.
The movie was released on February 10, 2016, Byron Howard and Rich Moore directed it. Furthermore, some of the stars in the movie are Shakira, Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jenny Slate, Idris Elba, Rich Moore, and Byron Howard.
6. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
This movie can be classified as one of the Easter movies for families. It started when Lady Tottington asked Wallace and his dog, Gromit, to rescue their village from a vast vegetable-ravaging beast.
The beast is destroying their farm right before the Giant Vegetable Competition. However, Wallace and Gromit discovered that the beast is not your regular rabbit.
Besides, this movie was released on September 4, 2005, Steve Box and Nick Park directed it.
Furthermore, some of the stars in the movie are Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Liz Smith, Nicholas Smith, Peter Kay, and Helena Bonham Carter.
7. Pieces of Easter
This movie is another Easter movie for family. It centers around an arrogant executive, Alza Reese.
Alza had to seek the help of a reclusive farmer when she decided to prepare her home for the Easter holiday with her estranged family.
Besides, this movie was released on February 15, 2013, and Jefferson Moore directed it. Furthermore, Jefferson Moore, Pattie Crawford, Melissa Combs, Christina Karis, and Phillip Cherry starred in the movie.
8. Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
This movie is one of the Easter movies for families. It starts when harried mother, Ethel entrusts her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid’s booming new egg-sitting service.
However, Squint steals the eggs and hides all of the offspring. Manny, Diego, and the whole gang came together to find the eggs.
Moreover, to enjoy the movie more, we recommend you binge-watch all the films in the Ice Age franchise before watching The Great Egg-Scapade.
Additionally, the movie was released on March 20, 2016, and the director was Ricardo Curtis. Also, the stars in the movie are John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Taraji P. Henson, Seth Green, and Blake Anderson.
9. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Even though this movie is not about Easter, the movie’s plot makes it considerable Easter movies for families.
This movie is about siblings who discovered a wardrobe while playing hide and seek in their uncle’s house.
However, the wardrobe takes them to a mystical place called Narnia. They later realized fate brought them to Narnia to unite them with Aslan to defeat the evil queen.
Besides, the movie was released on December 8, 2005, and Andrew Adamson directed it. Furthermore, the movie stars are Anna Popplewell, William Moseley, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Tilda Swinton, and James McAvoy.
10. Miss Potter
Miss Potter is another movie on the list of best Easter movies for families. This movie centers on Beatrix Potter, an author who has been writing since childhood but never got any recognition.
However, her life changes when a publisher decided to compile all her stories and publish them. Besides, this movie was released on December 3, 2006, and its director is Chris Noonan.
Additionally, Renee Zellweger, Barbara Flynn, Emily Watson, Ewan McGregor, and Bill Paterson are some stars in the movie.
11. Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie
This is another movie on the list of Easter movies for families. This movie is centered on two ice-cold evil-doers from the North Pole and their army of penguins.
Besides, these evil-doers stole clock parts from Peter’s village in the hope of covering the whole Earth with ice.
Furthermore, this movie was released on September 17, 2005, and Mark Gravas directed it. In addition, Tom Kenny, Miranda Cosgrove, Dee Bradley Baker, Roger Moore, David Koechner, and Christopher Lloyd starred in the movie.
12. The Easter Egg Adventure
This is a 2004 animation that could be classified as an Easter movie for the family. This movie is about a group of residents from Egg Town braving the dangers of the swamp.
Besides, Egg Town is a village where chickens and rabbits live together in harmony. Additionally, John Michael Williams directed this movie, and Joe Pantoliano, Brooke Shields, Sandra Bernhard, James Woods, and Nancy Kerrigan are some stars.
These are some of the best Easter movies for families you can watch next holiday. However, if you feel like singing along to a musical or watching a classic, you can watch An Easter Carol (2004) or Easter Parade (1948), respectively.