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25 Best Easter Movies for Kids to Watch in 2022

Continue your Easter celebration on the small screen by watching these fun—and meaningful—Easter movies for kids.

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The sweetest—and funniest—Easter movies for kids to watch

When it comes to Easter, there’s plenty of fun traditions for kids to participate in—like dyeing Easter eggs, opening awesome Easter baskets, and of course, participating in that oh-so-special Easter egg hunt. It’s a holiday that’s jam-packed with activities, and a great way to unwind after all the excitement is to stream some Easter movies for kids.

The Easter movies listed below are some of the best movies for the whole family to watch over the holiday weekend. Some are fun-filled adventures complete with adorable bunnies and scrumptious candy, while others speak more to the history of Easter and its religious meaning. Have the kids pick their favorite flicks from streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime and get to watching.

Hop Easter MovieVia Netflix.com

Hop

Released: 2011

Rating: PG

If you’re looking for a funny Easter movie for kids, add Hop to your streaming list. It’s about a slacker bunny who, not wanting to take over the role of Easter Bunny, hits the road and pursues his dreams in Hollywood. Expect the kiddos to laugh out loud—and learn some meaningful lessons—while watching this film. It’s a great movie to put on while playing some fun Easter games, too.

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Peter Rabbit Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Peter Rabbit 

Released: 2018

Rating: PG

A mischievous bunny seemingly meets his match when the home he knows is taken over by the owner’s relative. Filled with funny antics and a cute rivalry-turned-friendship tale, Peter Rabbit is an Easter movie for kids that the whole family will love. Grab the popcorn and get to streaming! If you need more Easter entertainment, learn these fun Easter jokes.

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Rise Of The Guardians Easter MovieVia Netflix.com

Rise of the Guardians 

Released: 2012

Rating: PG

This fantasy/family movie features holiday guardians like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny himself, working together to stop an evil spirit’s plan to get children to stop believing in them. It’s a whimsical holiday tale the kids will love—and you can stream it around Christmas, too!

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Its The Easter Beagle Charlie Brown Easter MovieVia Apple.com

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

Released: 1974

Rating: G

The beloved comic strip from Charles M. Schulz comes to life in another beloved holiday special. Join Charlie Brown and his pals as they get ready to celebrate Easter, Peanuts style. Will they get a highly anticipated visit from the Easter Beagle? Start streaming now to find out. Then, find out why Easter is on a different Sunday each year.

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The Easter Bunny Is Coming To Town Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town

Released: 1977

Rating: Not Rated

Similar to Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (a great Christmas movie for kids), The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town is a stop motion special that tells the tale of the Easter Bunny. The movie’s sweet storytelling and catchy musical numbers make it one of the best Easter movies for kids (and adults) to watch over the holiday weekend.

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Easter MovieVia Netflix.com

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 

Released: 1971

Rating: G

Let’s be real: from a kid’s perspective, one of the best things about celebrating Easter is getting tons of delicious Easter candy. So while they’re snacking on some treats, put on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a classic family movie that tells the story of a young boy who, along with four other children, tours the chocolate factory of the oddball Willy Wonka. The original is available to stream on Netflix, as is the 2005 version starring Johnny Depp.

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The Dog Who Saved Easter Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

The Dog Who Saved Easter 

Released: 2014

Rating: PG

A hero pup saving a holiday—what’s not to love? The kids will love watching The Dog Who Saved Easter, the tale of a dog who steps up to save Easter after a trio of bumbling criminals try to sabotage the dog daycare he’s staying at. It’s a good-natured dog movie that’s perfect for streaming after the kids open their Easter baskets.

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Wallace And Gromit The Curse Of The Wererabbit Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 

Released: 2005

Rating: G

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Where-Rabbit is one of the goofier Easter movies for kids on this list, which is why it’s so entertaining. Follow inventor Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, as they try to thwart a giant rabbit from demolishing local crops.

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Rabbit School Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Rabbit School: Guardians of the Golden Egg 

Released: 2017

Rating: G

This German-made kids Easter movie has a little bit of everything: funny antics, wise lessons, and of course, cute bunnies. Follow the story of Max, a city bunny who finds himself in a school meant for rural rabbits. There, he learns their helpful skills—and works alongside them to stop some sneaky foxes from stealing a cherished artifact. Put this movie on while the family plays Easter bingo for some bonus fun.

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Ice Age The Great Egg-Scapade Easter MovieVia Disneyplus.com

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade 

Released: 2016

Rating: Not Rated

The beloved Ice Age cast reunites for this egg-cellent short (we love a good Easter pun) about Sid’s gig as an egg nanny. An old nemesis has other plans for Sid’s egg-sitting business, though, and ends up hiding the eggs. It’s up to Sid and his pals to find the eggs—and as you can guess, hilarity ensues during the world’s “first” egg hunt.

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Prince Of Egypt Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

The Prince of Egypt 

Released: 1998

Rating: PG

This beloved animated movie about Moses’ story from the Book of Exodus isn’t directly tied to Easter, but it does depict the story of an important prophet in Christianity. The captivating story, combined with an epic soundtrack, makes it a must-watch.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Easter Movie Via Amazon.com

Jesus Christ Superstar

Released: 1973

Rating: G

Adapted from the rock opera of the same name, Jesus Christ Superstar recounts the story of Jesus’ final days from Judas Iscariot’s perspective. When it comes to Easter movies for kids, this one’s perfect for the kiddos who love musicals.

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Released: 1971

Rating: Not Rated

Let your kids get lost in the tale of Petter Cottontail this Easter. Here Comes Peter Cottontail features Peter going back in time to rescue Easter from an evil bunny, and learning some valuable lessons along the way.

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Buggs Bunny Easter Funnies Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Bugs Bunny’s Easter Funnies

Released: 1977

Rating: Not Rated

Easter-themed Looney Tunes? Yes, please! Join Bugs Bunny in this Easter special that has all the shenanigans and jokes you know and love from this classic cartoon group.

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Easter Parade Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Easter Parade

Released: 1948

Rating: Not Rated

Easter Parade features performances from two musical movie icons: Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. Follow along as Astaire’s character, a Broadway star, hires a novice dancer (Garland) to replace his old partner. Don’t be shocked if the kids get up and start dancing!

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Winnie The Pooh Springtime With Roo Easter Movie Via Amazon.com

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo 

Released: 2004

Rating: G

If your kids are fans of Winnie the Pooh, they’ll love Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo. Watch as the Hundred Acre Wood pals try to put some fun back in springtime after Rabbit chooses spring cleaning over an Easter celebration.

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The Ten Commandments Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

The Ten Commandments 

Released: 1956

Rating: G

The Ten Commandments is the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments brought to life on screen. It’s an epic drama/history movie that depicts an important biblical story—grab your favorite snacks and watch it alongside the kids to wrap up your Easter celebration.

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Jonah A Veggie Tales Movie Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

Released: 2002

Rating: G

Based on the biblical story of Jonah, Johah: A VeggieTales Movie is a delightful tale that both kids and adults can enjoy. Don’t be surprised if your kids crack a couple of jokes from this funny flick during Easter dinner.

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Veggie Tales An Easter Carol Easter MovieVia Apple.com

VeggieTales: An Easter Carol

Released: 2004

Rating: Not Rated

Make it a VeggieTales Easter marathon by streaming Johah: A VeggieTales Movie and VeggieTales: An Easter Carol back-to-back. VeggieTales: An Easter Carol puts an Easter twist on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Start watching now to see what the past, present, and future of Easter look like in this VeggieTales classic.

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Yogi The Easter Bear Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Yogi The Easter Bear 

Released: 1994

Rating: Not Rated

Yogi Bear’s holiday special is one of those Easter movies for kids that will give adults some serious nostalgia. Join Yogi Bear and Boo Boo on some misadventures through Jellystone Park as they try to save its Easter celebration. Yogi’s high jinks, as always, are hilarious.

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The First Easter Bunny Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

The First Easter Rabbit 

Released: 1976

Rating: G

The First Easter Rabbit tells the sweet story of, you guessed it, the very first Easter Bunny. Fun fact: it’s loosely based on the classic children’s bookThe Velveteen Rabbit. Narrated by Burl Ives, it’s an Easter special the kids will enjoy year after year.

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Easter With Max And Ruby Eater MovieVia Amazon.com

Easter With Max and Ruby 

Released: 2007

Rating: Not Rated

Let your kids spend some time with beloved bunnies Max and Ruby on Easter! Easter With Max and Ruby features some Easter-themed episodes for the kids to enjoy. Put it on before Easter brunch or after the Easter egg hunt.

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Curious George Egg Hunting Easter MovieVia Amazon.com

Curious George: Egg Hunting 

Released: 2017

Rating: Not Rated

Let the kids join Curious George on some egg-straordinary misadventures! Curious George: Egg Hunting features several Curious George episodes that feature the adorable monkey looking for an egg’s missing nest, helping bunnies, and much more.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Easter MovieVia Disneyplus.com

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 

Released: 1988

Rating: PG

While not directly tied to Easter, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? does have a rabbit as the main character—and Bugs Bunny even makes an appearance. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is a comedy/fantasy about a cartoon rabbit trying to clear his name from a murder investigation. Kids and adults alike will chuckle along the way.

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Zootopia Easter MovieVia Disneyplus.com

Zootopia 

Released: 2016

Rating: PG

Zootopia is the inspiring tale of a small-town bunny who becomes a police officer in the big city. To prove herself, she takes on a mysterious case that leads her down a real rabbit hole—and she must work with a sly fox to crack the case. Stream now to see how it all unfolds.

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Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is an associate editor for Reader’s Digest covering entertainment, trivia, and history. When she’s not writing you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music, and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout New England.