10 Easter films for kids and families

Whether you’re looking for a classic cartoon or some star-stuffed fun, there’s an Easter film for your family to watch this Spring. 

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Best Easter Films

Easter bank holiday is a great time to spend some quality time with your family and relax after a turbulent few weeks for all. After a (hopefully sunny) morning hunting eggs from the Easter Bunny and a quick walk in the fresh spring air, settle down to a feel-good Easter movie with all the gang.

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You can also keep the kids entertained with a fun, bunny-filled flick while you get on with all the Easter lunch prep or clearing up after the chaos of the bank holiday weekend.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best family-friendly Easter movies for you to choose from below. All of the films are available to buy on DVD and some can also be streamed online. 

How to watch Easter films on demand

With lots of services offering free trial offers, you can even access some of the Easter films without having to pay a penny. The main streaming services offer some great introductory offers for new users, including free trials for various lengths of time.

Amazon Prime

You can stream movies and TV shows from lots of devices with Amazon Prime as well as renting or buying films to keep. The service offers new users a free trial for 30 days.

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Now TV

Now TV have a choice of passes like the Sky Cinema Pass and Entertainment pass to access lots of films and extra channels that you won’t find on Freeview. 

Unlike other platforms, you can purchase one-off passes which last for, for example, one month, rather than an ongoing contract. You can get a seven day trial online to see what you think.

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Disney+

The latest streaming service to launch is Disney+ which went live on 24th March 2020. The service will offer entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel Star Wars and National Geographic. Disney+ is currently offering a 7-day free trial, then it’s £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. 

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Here’s our pick of the 10 best Easter films for kids…

1. Hop

Release date: 2011

Age rating: U

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

It doesn’t get much more Easter than Hop, a film centring on the Easter Bunny’s extended family from some of the team behind Despicable Me. The plot follows his son E.B. (voiced by Russel Brand) who has a very different career in mind to his dad. 

Instead of hopping in his father’s footsteps, he heads off to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a drummer. Expect bunny rabbits, chocolate eggs and lots of fluffy yellow chicks.

Available from: Amazon, eBay

Stream on: Amazon Prime

2. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Release date: 2005

Age rating: U

Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

For a slightly less traditional Easter film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit offers an action-packed mystery centred around a mysterious night-time creature, from classic comedy pair Wallace and Gromit. 

Rather than delivering chocolate eggs, this bunny is sabotaging the village gardens ahead of the annual vegetable-growing contest. Keep in mind that younger kids might find parts of this scary, so it may be a more suitable option for older children. 

Available from: Amazon, HMV, eBay

Stream on: Now TV

3. Peter Rabbit

Release date: 2018

Age rating: PG

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Everyone’s favourite rabbit (after the Easter Bunny, of course) has to be cheeky Peter Rabbit, who hops about the vegetable patch causing chaos. 

With all his spring-time animal friends, this is a bright, cheerful kids film which is guaranteed to have them laughing over the Easter weekend. 

Peter Rabbit is voiced by funnyman James Corden alongside an all-star voice cast including Margot Robbie and even singer Sia.

Available from: Amazon, Home Bargains, Tesco

Stream on: Amazon Prime

4. Springtime with Roo

Release date: 2004

Age rating: U

Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Full of nostalgic characters, this Winne the Pooh Tale focuses on little Roo at Easter time. In the film, Rabbit decides to cancel Easter in favour of Spring Cleaning which Roo isn’t happy about at all. A charming classic to watch with your children at any point this Spring.

Available from: Amazon, HMV, eBay

Stream on: Now TV, Disney+

5. Bugs Bunny’s Easter Funnies

Release date: 1977

Age rating: 7+

Running Time: 50 minutes

An extended cartoon from Looney Tunes, this TV film will take children on an Easter-themed adventure with classic character Bugs Bunny. 

The bright colours and simple storyline should be easy for young children to follow and keep them entertained during Easter weekend.

Available from: eBay, Warner Brothers, Amazon

6. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!

Release date: 1974

Age rating: U

Running Time: 30 minutes

Another classic animation, this time following the Peanuts gang as they get ready for the Easter fun. At only half an hour long, this could be a good option if you have little ones who are a little more fidgety and might not keep still for a full feature-length Easter movie.

Available from: Amazon

7. The Dog Who Saved Easter

Release date: 2014

Age rating: PG

Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes

The Dog Who Saved Easter could be a hit if you’re looking for a silly, feel-good Easter family flick. While perhaps a little predictable, there are plenty of heroic pets and chocolate eggs to get your kids in the spirit of the Easter weekend.

Available from: Amazon

8. Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Release date: 2005

Age rating: PG

Running Time: 1 hour 9 minutes

This is the film remake version of the classic 1971 stop-animation film, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, which you might be more familiar with. 

Featuring a whole family of Easter bunnies, the Spring-time heroes go head-to-head with their icy nemesis from the North Pole, who’s trying to make it winter all the time.

Available from: Amazon

9. Yogi the Easter Bear

Release date: 1994

Age rating: U

Running Time: 46 minutes

This film tells the story of how the Easter bunny first began, according to Yogi Bear anyway. After waking up from hibernation with Boo Boo on Easter morning, Yogi Bear decides to explain his Easter story. 

At only 46 minutes long, this is another cartoon which could be a good distraction for fidgety kids that won’t lose their attention by going on for too long.

Available from: Amazon, eBay, Warner Bros

10. The Easter Egg Adventure

Release date: 2004

Age rating: U

Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes

The cartoon tale is set in the fictional EggTown where a thief breaks into a bakery before stealing away into the night ahead of Egg Day. 

On this biggest day of the year, the town make all of the Easter eggs ready for people everywhere to enjoy. An easy family film for everyone over the Easter break.

Available from: Amazon, eBay

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