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Best Easter movies for the entire family

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Other holidays, such as  Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving, have so many movies surrounding them, but what about Easter?  After everyone has attended Easter service, enjoyed Easter breakfast, brunch or dinner, painted Easter eggs and found them in the Easter egg hunt, they’ll surely just want to sit and enjoy a good movie or two. We have compiled a list of Easter movies that will be the perfect ending to a family-filled Easter Sunday.


Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
The Easter Bunny’s successor, Peter Cottontail, saves Easter from a malicious villain in this Claymation movie that was actually remade in 2005.

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
The Peanuts crew is back together for another holiday in this animated TV short. While Peppermint Patty and Marcie attempt the art of decorating Easter eggs, Snoopy searches for a new home for Woodstock.

Bugs Bunny’s Easter Special (1977)
The Easter Bunny is ill, Granny needs to find a replacement for him and Daffy Duck keeps showing up. In the end, he dresses up as the Easter Bunny, and Granny and Bugs appear to have been cheated, but they knew what Daffy was up to the whole time.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Based on a 1947 radio series inspired by the Gospels, this Easter movie depicts Christ’s life from his birth in a manger to his miraculous resurrection.

The Miracle Maker (2000)
This stop-motion animated movie portrays Jesus’s many miraculous acts as seen through the eyes of a terminally ill girl.

The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)
After a bakery robbery sends the citizens of EggTown on a caper to find the thief, an innocent person is wrongly accused. Teacher Harriet Hare, voiced by Brooke Shields, steps in to save the day.

Hop (2011)
The Easter Bunny’s son, voiced by Russell Brand, is all grown up and pursuing a rock ‘n’ roll career in Hollywood in this comical coming-of-age tale.

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