Easter is just around the corner! Can we all agree that it’s one of the most adorable holidays? Getting dressed in our pastel Sunday best, hunting for colored eggs, fresh blooms of spring and of course, the beloved Easter Bunny. It gives us all the feels and this year we are really looking forward to the message Easter brings. A new start, new life and a celebration of love (and cuteness). We found a list from Town and Country of some of the best films to watch on and around Easter. We picked some of our favorites from the list and shared them below. Hop into some fun and enjoy one of these films to celebrate the Holiday!
The troublesome rabbit from the lovely colored-picture books comes to the big screen this season as the irreverent Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) who vies for the affection of his tender-hearted neighbor (Rose Byrne) against his infamous nemesis, Mr. McGregor (Domhall Gleeson). The partially-animated feature is a fun and silly take on the classic tale and will get you hopping into your Easter spirit.
A classic MGM musical from the Golden Age of Hollywood starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, Easter Parade is the perfect nostalgic escapism for Easter Sunday. The film takes place around the holiday, when a Broadway star and a chorus girl fall in love, and culminates with a proposal that happens during the Easter Parade, naturally.
This 2016 film turns Easter into a gritty, Game of Thrones-style period piece, with Joseph Fiennes starring as a Roman Centurion, Clavius, on the hunt for Jesus’ body after it mysteriously disappears following his crucifixion. Cliff Curtis stars as the groovy Christ himself, in whom Clavius finds salvation. With incredible production value, gore galore, and Britain’s finest actors, it’s the Easter story by way of Gladiator.
This family-friendly film from the creators of Despicable Me blends animation and live actors to spin the tale of the Easter Bunny and his son, E.B., who travels to Hollywood in search of rock n’ roll stardom. Colorful hijinks ensue as he befriends Fred (James Marsden) and the duo team up to save Easter.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Maybe you prefer your Easter myth with more musical numbers. The 1973 adaptation of the Broadway hit was directed by Norman Jewison and features a hunky Ted Neeley as Christ. Those tunes will be stuck in your head long after the Easter candy finally disappears.
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