Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by watching some of the best Easter movies with your whole family?
From animated classics to heartwarming tales, we've got you covered with a list of the 10 highest-rated Easter movies based on their Rotten Tomatoes Audience Scores. Grab your Easter baskets and get ready for a cozy movie night!
10. Peter Rabbit (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 56%
This modern adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic stories follows the mischievous Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, as he faces off against his nemesis, Mr. McGregor. With a mix of live-action and animation, this delightful film is perfect for the whole family.
Where to Stream: Fubo TV, Apple TV, DirecTV, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube.
9. The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 68%
Zeus, a lovable Labrador Retriever, finds himself at a doggy daycare just in time for the Easter holiday. When a competing business threatens the daycare, it's up to Zeus to save the day and ensure a happy Easter for all.
Where to Stream: Amazon Prime, Redbox, Apple TV, and Vudu.
8. Risen (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 70%
This powerful biblical drama tells the story of a Roman military tribune who is tasked with investigating the disappearance of Jesus Christ's body following the crucifixion. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he is forced to confront his own Christian beliefs and the true story of Jesus.
Where to Stream: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Redbox.
7. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 76%
Adapted from the hit Broadway musical, this rock opera presents the story of Jesus through the eyes of Judas. With unforgettable songs and performances, Jesus Christ Superstar is an Easter classic for fans of musical theater.
Where to Stream: Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes, Google Play.
6. The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 78%
A Peanuts classic, this family-friendly tale follows the beloved beagle Snoopy as he takes on the role of the Easter Beagle. Linus, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang must learn to believe in the Easter Beagle as they prepare for the holiday.
Where to Stream: Apple TV+.
5. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 80%
In this animated movie, Jack Frost teams up with mythical figures like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny to protect the children of the world from the villainous Pitch Black. Rise of the Guardians offers an action-packed adventure perfect for the entire family. While it’s thought to be a Christmas movie by some, Rise of the Guardians is a great choice during the Easter season.
Where to Stream: Amazon Prime, Vudu, Redbox.
4. Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 82%
Join Scrat, Manny, Sid, and the rest of the Ice Age gang in this egg-citing adventure. In the midst of the first-ever Easter egg hunt, Sid accidentally destroys an entire collection of decorated eggs. Now, he must team up with his friends to find and return the missing eggs before it's too late.
Where to Stream: Disney+.
3. Easter Parade (1948)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 86%
Starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, this classic musical revolves around a Broadway star who falls in love with a talented chorus girl while preparing for an Easter parade performance. With unforgettable dance numbers and a heartwarming romance, Easter Parade is a must-watch for fans of old Hollywood.
Where to Stream: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Vudu.
2. The Ten Commandments (1956)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 87%
This biblical tale, which was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, features Charlton Heston as Moses. It follows his story of being spared from an edict to eradicate all infant Hebrew boys to being adopted by the pharaoh's family. He later learns of his true identity and is tasked by God to free his people from slavery.
Where to Stream: Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes.
1. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 90%
This Oscar-winning animated film tells the biblical story of Moses, from his humble beginnings as a prince of Egypt to his calling as the leader of the Israelites. With its powerful storytelling and stunning visuals, The Prince of Egypt is an inspiring film for audiences of all ages.
Where to Stream: Hulu, Amazon Prime, Peacock TV, Redbox.
Easter Movies That Just Barely Missed The List
Honorable mentions outside the top 10 include "Peter Rabbit 2," "Ben-Hur," "Hop," "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and "Miss Potter."
With so many fantastic Easter movies to choose from, there's something for everyone, whether you prefer animated adventures, biblical epics, or heartwarming tales.
Before you start your Easter movie marathon, be sure to check out the SmartMove holiday movie guide for even more great movie recommendations for the entire family. Before you start your Easter movie marathon, be sure to check out the SmartMove holiday movie guide for even more great movie recommendations for the entire family.
Grab some Reese's Eggs, gather the family, and enjoy one of the best Easter movies to watch this Easter Sunday!
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