Wondering how to celebrate Easter? Do you need new activities for children and ideas for Easter? Want gift ideas for their Easter basket and for Easter egg hunts? One of our favorite Easter activities is an Easter movie. What’s more fun than Easter and kids and what better indoor activities for children than an Easter movie or films on Jesus? It’s a great way to spend time with family learning the “why’s” of this Easter celebration and maybe even something you’ll include on your Easter Sunday, as well. Check out our list of good movies to watch with the whole family. Please let us know by commenting below if you know of any other good, clean family-friendly Easter movies.
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#14 – Hop
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review -I thought that this movie was cute and funny. However, I did find it kind of strange and odd in places. It just depends if you like this style. I would say it is similar in many ways to The Santa Clause.They are trying to save Easter!
Summary – He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. “The laughs don’t stop in this movie treat for all ages!” Pete Hammond
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I have never seen this movie but it looks like a really cute movie for kids. It looks like a really fun movie maybe I will have to check it out soon.
Summary – You can only find kids in kidsville. They make their own rules and run their own town. Every spring, all the kids – including Sunny The Bunny- come together to make Easter goodies. Now its Sunny’s job to take all the yummy jellybeans and painted eggs to town, a dreary old village where no kids are allowed!
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – Johnny Depp is fantastic in this movie and fits perfectly in his character. the animation, costumes, and effects are really good. This is a pretty good movie.
Summary – Inviting and magical, Alice In Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. This Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The extraordinary characters you’ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There’s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience – Alice In Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This original movie is is a classic. Peter Cottontail and his friends are fun to go on an adventure with. So buckle your seat, sit back, and enjoy your ride!
Summary – Peter Cottontail wants to be the #1 Chief Easter Bunny and everyone in April Valley agrees… except for his archrival, evil Irontail. Hop alo ng with Peter and his friends as they race through time celebrating all of your favorite holidays to deliver the most eggs… and save Easter for children everywhere!
#10 – Miss Potter
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is on the list because it’s the story of Beatrix Potter, who writes all those cute bunny books known as Peter Rabbit. It’s set in the early 1900’s so it’s fun to see how they lived back then and how different it was for writers back then.
Summary – Based on the life of Beatrix Potter, author of the beloved children’s classic “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” Miss Potter is about an extraordinary but sheltered writer (Zellweger) whose passionate romance with her publisher (McGregor) would change her life forever.
#9 – Amazing Grace
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This was picked because of the title and learning about the history of the popular Easter song. Very good to learn about the history of the English slave trade.
Summary – Based on the true story of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd), Amazing Grace follows his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition from members of Parliament but his minister, John Newton (Albert Finney), a reformed slave ship captain who penned the beloved hymn “Amazing Grace”, urges him to see the cause through.
#8 – The Prince of Egypt
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This is a good movie to get your children to learn a little about the Bible and Bible times without realizing it. It’s beautiful and, surprisingly, isn’t sacrilegious. Great music, action and a true story all combine to make it a good movie.
Summary – This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, the other the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation will forever change their lives — and the world.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This and other Peter Rabbit movies are fun to watch for Easter/spring. What’s more like Easter than bunnies?
First, the world’s most famous lagomorphs wreak havoc in Mr. McGregor’s garden in “The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.” Then, Benjamin marries Flopsy Bunny and the two have six little bunnies who cause all sorts of mischief. When the youngsters get in trouble after falling asleep in Mr. McGregor’s garden, Mrs. Tittlemouse tries to save the day, in “The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse.” And, Tom Kitten and his sisters learn that the garden of Farmer McGregor is not a good place to play, and would-be mother Jemima Puddle-Duck seeks a site to hatch her eggs that’s better than the farmer’s yard, in “The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddleduck.” 75 min. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This Dreamwork film is full of interesting characters and sweet graphics. It is not really my kind of movie and so I would not ask me for my opinion. 🙂
Summary – DreamWorks’ newest animated adventure is a fun-filled and magical story about the legendary guardians – Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Sandman – together for the first time! When the evil P itch threatens to take over the world, it’s up to our beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of children everywhere. Filled with non-stop action and laughs, it’s a dazzling family film that’s being hailed as “an instant classic. You will believe.”
#5 – The Ten Commandments
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – A timeless Easter tradition. An epic masterpiece that is rather long but I watched it lots of times when I was a child & teenager. They take a lot of liberties but nothing that’s offensive. It’s a great way for your child to learn about the Bible without realizing it so much.
Summary – The Ten Commandments presents the story of Moses in all of its stunning glory. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter and a “who’s who” of legendary screen talent, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1956.
#4 – Walton’s Easter (part of The Walton’s Movie Collection)
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – What a classic. Good, clean family entertainment. The collection has six specials so you get a lot for your movie with this set.
Summary – John and Olivia celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary and John-Boy contemplates returning to Walton’s Mountain for good.
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – What a classic. It’s fun to watch and your children will think it’s funny.
Summary – The characters prepare for Easter morning, when, according to Linus, the “Easter Beagle” will arrive and hand out Easter eggs to everybody. Nobody believes him, and they all go on their way. 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 fries, roasts, toasts, waffles, and finally makes soup from them. Fortunately for everybody (except Charlie Brown and Lucy), the Easter Beagle (played by Snoopy) arrives and hands out eggs (the ones Lucy planted for the egg hunt) to everyone. He runs out of eggs, so he gives Charlie Brown the basket.
#2 – Easter Parade
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – This movie is a old classical movie. Everyone should see this movie at least once. I really enjoy the music and outfits they wear. This is just a good movie all around.
Summary – Strolling along 5th Avenue or going on the bum as A Couple of Swells, Judy Garland and Fred Astaire lead a parade of music (17 Irving Berlin tunes and an Academy Award winning adaptation score arranged by Johnny Green and Roger Edens) and gotta-dance fun (including Astaire’s Drum Crazy) in this never-ending delight co-starring Ann Miller (performing a knockout Shakin’ The Blues Away) and Peter Lawford (gamely crooning The Fella With The Umbrella with Garland). Don’t let this colorful Easter Parade pass you by!
#1 – Holiday Inn
Mommy Bear’s Family Movie Review – I recently saw this for the first time and thought it was great. Bing Crosby opens an inn that is only open on holidays so this movie will work for pretty much every holiday. There is great dancing and acting and a love triangle too.
Summary – Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady (Marjorie Reynolds).