During the fun-filled Easter weekend, one can enjoy a nice movie with his family. Although one may not come across specific Easter movies, a good number of mainstream and animated movies have dabbled with the theme of the festival. While some movies have highlighted the spiritual aspect of the festival, others have focused on the fun and merriment associated with it. Animation movies that incorporate Easter symbols such as Easter bunny and Easter Eggs have proved to be a big hit amongst young kids. If you want to amuse yourself and your loved on during the festive season, then collect the DVD of the flicks given below.
Movies On Easter
The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town (1977)
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., the movie 'The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town' features Fred Astaire. The flick is a semi-sequel of Rankin-Bass's earlier 'Santa Claus is Comin' To Town'.
The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
'The Passion of the Christ' would inspire them to learn the ability of tolerance. Based on the New Testament, the movie depicts the last twelve hours of the life of Lord Jesus Christ, wherein he was arrested, trialed, tortured and then crucified. You can get the DVD of the non-English film, along with subtitles.
Starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, 'Easter Parade' is a classic flick, best suitable for watching during the festive season. The Academy Award winning film captures the real essence of Easter.
The Gospel Of John (2003)
The movie 'Gospel of John' tells us the story of Lord Jesus Christ through the eyes of one of his greatest disciples - John. On screen, the character of Jesus Christ in the movie is depicted by Henry Ian Cusick, while Chistopher Plummer narrates the story. The life, death and Resurrection of Jesus are visualized by the flick, which is a must-watch during the Christian festival of Easter.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1998)
The fantasy-comedy film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' is a must-watch during Easter. Starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Joanna Cassidy, the flick would take you to entirely different world and amuse you with its comic scenes. The film is an amalgamation of traditional animation and live action sequences.
Starring James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Victoria Horne and Jesse White, 'Harvey' is a 1950 classic. Directed by Henry Koster, the film is an adaptation of the Pulitzer-Prize winning play of the same name. The movie would let loose all your tensions and prove to be a nice entertainer on Easter.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2006)
The 2006 animation version 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail' is a sequel to the classic 1971 television special by legendary animators Jules Rankin and Arthur Bass. The movie would be the best bet to watch with your kids, on the festive occasion of Easter.