Looking for some good family friendly Easter movies to fill your spring break movie nights? We’re sharing both secular and non-secular Easter films that everyone can enjoy. The religious Easter movies are a great way to share your faith with your older kids (the scenes may be too intense for really young children) in a way that they can really connect to: through visuals and storytelling. For those who celebrate a non-secular Easter, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite movies featuring that lovable E. Bunny and other familiar characters. Check out our favorite family friendly Easter movies.
Family Friendly Easter Movies
The Power of the Resurrection
The Power of the Resurrection is a 1958 drama movie starring Richard Kiley, Jon Shepodd and Jan Arvan. The movie is about a man with Christian beliefs, who is facing possible death for these beliefs. The man tells Peter that he is afraid to die, as Peter is facing the same fate. Peter tells the man the story of the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 epic movie starring Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Dorothy McGuire, Jose Ferrer and Telly Savalas. It is the story of Jesus Christ, being retold, starting with his birth through his resurrection.
The Robe is a 1953 biblical epic movie starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie. The Robe tells the story of the military tribune that was responsible for crucifying Jesus.
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ is a 200 epic biblical drama movie that was directed by Mel Gibson and stars Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern and Hristo Shopov. The movie is mostly taken from the Gospels of Matthew, John, Mark and Luke about the Passion of Jesus, covering the last 12 hours of his life before he is crucified.
HOP is one of my favorite family friendly Easter movies! It’s a 2011 live action/computer animated Easter themed comedy movie featuring the voices of Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie, James Marsden and Hank Azaria. E.B. does not want to take over the role of the Easter Bunny from his dad. However, there is someone who does want the job, a human named Fred.
It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is a 1974 television movie that features the voices of Todd Barbee, Melanie Kohn, Stephen Shea, Greg Felton, Linda Ercoli, Lynn Mortensen, Jimmy Ahrens and Bill Melendez.
Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 family movie featuring the Easter Bunny like you’ve never seen him before, as a superhero! When the evil spirit Pitch tries to take over the world, the immortal Guardians (including Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and, of course, the Easter Bunny) have to join together to protect the hopes and imaginations of kids everywhere.
Do you have any favorite family friendly Easter movies? Tell us in the comments!