Other holidays, like Christmas, have a slew of films devoted to them, so why not Easter? Sure, the day typically revolves around Easter egg hunts and other games, but there's nothing wrong with a little post-Easter brunch movie-slash-nap. Whether you're celebrating the resurrection of Christ or the return of warmer weather, there's a flick for everyone.
The Bannister family is going on vacation over Easter, but unfortunately, Zeus doesn't get to tag along, and ends up at doggy daycare for the weekend. During his stay, a criminal comes in and tries to wreck the business—but the fearless pup steps in to save the day.
Set in 33 A.D., a Roman man is given an assignment that will change his life—and the world—forever: find the body of Jesus Christ.
Trying to travel home for the holiday, Alza Reese Bennett ends up being stranded thanks to some car troubles. The only person around to help her out is a farmer named Lincoln James who prefers to keep to himself. Together, they set out on an adventure to get Alza to her family by Easter.
A love triangle between dancers culminates in a proposal at the Easter parade in this box-office smash musical.
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.
The Peanuts crew is back together for another holiday in this animated TV short. Peppermint Patty and Marcie attempt the art of decorating Easter eggs, while Snoopy searches for a new home for Woodstock.
Based on the Broadway play with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this rock opera details Jesus Christ's last week on earth. Despite its tough subject matter, this dramatic retelling is rated G.
A modern take on Beatrix Potter's 1902 Tale of Peter Rabbit, the movie Peter Rabbit (out Feb. 9) isn't specifically about Easter, though it does fit several of the holiday's themes, including mischievous rabbits and blooming gardens.
A classic religious film in its own right, Ben-Hur is especially relevant on Easter. In it, we see the life and crucifixion of Christ through his interactions with Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a Jewish prince who's been wrongfully imprisoned.
The Easter Bunny joins fellow holiday mascots Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost to save the world from an impending blackout. The Golden Globe-nominated film stars Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fischer, and Alec Baldwin.
The award-winning TV miniseries, starring Robert Powell and Olivia Hussey, with a cameo by Laurence Olivier (Nicodemus), is one the most popular film adaptations of the Easter story. It's worth noting that the movie is rated PG for mild depictions of violence and may not be suitable for young children.
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.
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.
This stop-motion-animated movie portrays Jesus's many miraculous acts, as seen through the eyes of a terminally ill girl.
The Easter Bunny's successor, Peter Cottontail, saves Easter from a malicious villain in this claymation movie that inspired a 2005 remake.