Easter is right around the corner. Crazy right? I mean, Christmas was only like a week ago. But no need to sweat how fast the year is flying by when you can hit the CVS candy aisle, gather the whole family together in front of the television, and watch some of the best Easter movies to put you in the holiday spirit. From talking rabbits to iconic dance numbers, these films have all the springtime joy that will make you dread the changing calendar a little less…or for at least 90 minutes.
The best part is you don’t even need to leave your couch. These films can be found on streaming services like Hulu, Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max. It’s a true Easter miracle. Stuff your face with Cadbury eggs and keep reading for 8 of the best Easter movies to watch this year. We’ve got Easter movies for kids, but a few that are fun for the whole family, too.
In this fun-filled, action-packed film, James Corden voices the lovable rascal, Peter Rabbit. When he and his friends get to take over Mr. McGregor’s farm, trouble may or may not ensue. It’s a fast-paced adventure for the whole family featuring a star-studded cast including Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, and Sam Neill. And if you just can’t get enough of Peter Rabbit, you can also stream the sequel, Peter Rabbit 2, on Netflix!
No holiday is complete without a Charlie Brown animated special. In It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, Linus is back with his crazy conspiracies. No, not the Great Pumpkin. This time we’re talking about an Easter Beagle. It’s a classic that generations of the family can enjoy. Good grief to that!
Easter is all about the bunnies, and we are so here for it. Hop tells the story of E.B (Russell Brand), who is destined to follow in the footsteps of his father, who just so happens to be the Easter Bunny. But that’s a heavy job, and E.B just wants to rock out on the drums. One day, E.B runs away to Hollywood to try and make it big. It’s a zany live-action comedy starring James Marsden, Kaley Cucoco, and David Hasselhoff. This movie will have you singing, laughing, and digging into the nearest bag of jellybeans.
Speaking of adorable bunnies….who could forget Judy Hopps? Except, as she would say, she’s not cute. She’s a tough new cop on the job. (But also, she is utterly adorable). Zootopia follows the unlikely team-up between police officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and street criminal Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) as they solve the latest mystery threatening Zootopia. It’s a heartwarming tale full of great celebrity cameos.
For all you action movie fans, this ones for you. In Rise of the Guardians, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, and Jack Frost band together to stop the evil Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness in a fight of dreams. Can you name a more epic team-up? I doubt it. Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law bring all the excitement to this film. But the real question is can they save the day? We sure hope so.
In this wacky animated short, we’re reunited with the Ice Age crew as they prepare for Easter….because apparently, that was a thing during the Ice Age?? And, of course, there’s an iconic acorn chase. Ray Ramano plays the iconic Manny, and it’s brilliant as always. A lighthearted, short, and sweet watch!
Maybe you’re more in the mood for a family rom-com? May I present to you: The Dog Who Saved Easter. When three criminals try to sabotage a dog daycare and Easter, Zeus the dog (voiced by Mario Lopez) leaps into action. Because who says the rabbits get to have all the fun this year? This ones for our beloved canine companions. We see you.
Nothing screams family fun like Easter Parade — and here’s where you can stream it. This musical movie not only stars the iconic Fred Astaire and Judy Garland (kids, ask your parents), but it’s full of colorful dance numbers that will put the right amount of pep into your Easter holiday. When a search for the next big thing thrusts an inexperienced dancer, Hannah, into the limelight, she not only has to prove herself on stage, but she may also be falling in love?? You’ll just have to watch to find out.