10 Best Easter Movies on Netflix to Stream Right Now
Grab a snack and get comfy on the couch! These Easter movies on Netflix are perfect for Easter weekend streaming.
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Stream these Easter movies on Netflix for a film-filled holiday
Spring has sprung, the sun’s out longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and Easter weekend will be here before you know it. This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 17, which means it’s time to start planning fun Easter traditions (like dyeing Easter eggs) and researching fun Easter basket ideas for the whole family. A fun Easter activity to consider adding to your holiday celebration: hosting an Easter movie marathon and streaming these Easter movies on Netflix.
We gathered a mix of the best movies to watch during the holiday weekend below, from kid-friendly flicks about adorable bunnies to films about faith. Pick your favorites and add them to your Easter movie marathon list.
When it comes to Easter movies on Netflix, Hop is one everyone in the family will enjoy. It’s about a slacker bunny who, not wanting to carry on the family tradition of being the Easter Bunny, heads to Hollywood to pursue his dreams. Start streaming now to see if he picks his aspirations—or follows his destiny.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
If you’re looking for a comedy flick to stream on Easter, Monty Python’s Life of Brian will be right up your alley. The legendary comedy group takes a satirical angle in the story of Brian, a man who, after a series of events, is confused for the Messiah. The movie was shrouded in controversy back in 1979 for its satirical take on religion (it was even banned in several European countries), but critics and Monty Python fans rave about it; the film even has an impressive 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.
Mary Magdalene is an Easter movie on Netflix that offers a new perspective on the woman of the same name. Rooney Mara stars in this historical drama as Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus’ followers who stood by his side and witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. Mara’s performance, along with impressive supporting turns by Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofor, makes Mary’s story of faith and dedication riveting.
Come Sunday is a film that’s based on the true story of fundamentalist preacher Carlton Pearson, who, after questioning church doctrine, finds himself risking his reputation and future. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s screen-stealing portrayal of Pearson is moving and uplifting, and Pearson’s story will have you hooked from the very beginning.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Admittedly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn’t necessarily tied to Easter—but it is tied to candy, a delicious Easter treat. Sit the whole family down to watch a group of lucky children tour the candy factory of the peculiar Willy Wonka and learn its delicious secrets. Don’t forget the popcorn—or Easter candy! If you’re a fan of the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, don’t worry—you can stream that version on Netflix, too.
Rise of the Guardians
The kiddos will love Rise of the Guardians, a fantasy tale about iconic guardians (including Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny) who must band together to defeat an evil spirit and protect the innocent beliefs of children. Stream this family flick during Easter weekend and watch the Easter Bunny (voiced by Hugh Jackman) in action!
The Young Messiah
The Young Messiah tells the story of Mary, Joseph, and seven-year-old Jesus as they leave Egypt to go back to Nazareth. There, young Jesus tries to learn about his life—and what it means to be the Son of God. Stream it after playing some fun Easter games.
Fair warning: You may tear up during this movie. The Shack follows a grieving father who, while questioning his beliefs, gets a letter inviting him to meet with God at an abandoned shack. Follow along as he goes through a life-changing journey of self-discovery and healing.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
The sequel to 2018’s Peter Rabbit finds Peter Rabbit, ever the trickster, heading to the big city after growing bored in the garden. While Peter has mischievous fun in the city, his family grows worried and sets out to find him. As you can guess, hilarious chaos ensues. This is a funny kids movie the whole family will laugh along with.
Based on the novel of the same name, Watership Down is a miniseries that tells the courageous story of a group of rabbits trying to find a new home after theirs is destroyed. The miniseries has a TV-PG rating because some scenes are unsettling, especially for kids. However, it’s a powerful miniseries filled with perseverance, survival, and adventure.