Great Family Movies for Easter

Jess McGlynnMarch 24, 2016

With Easter literally on our doorstep, it’s a great opportunity to get together and enjoy time as a family. Whilst we are quite an active and outdoorsy family, we also like to get some downtime and watching movies (or films if you prefer!) is a fantastic way for us to do that.

I know that we aren’t alone in this either so I have put together a list of some recommendations for family movies to watch this Easter. It’s a great time to snuggle up, tuck into some Easter treats (maybe even the grown ups could get treated to a new TV such as a Panasonic 4K TV) and have a giggle and a good time:_

Featuring actors such as Hugh Laurie and Russell Brand, Hop is an animated film about E.B. the son of the Easter Bunny. It is expected that E.B. will follow in his famous father’s footsteps to become the next Easter Bunny but E.B. has other ideas; he wants to be a drummer. So, on the eve of his Easter Bunny coronation, he sneaks off to Hollywood to try and make his dreams come true. This is a heartwarming, coming of age story where E.B. must save the Easter Bunny factory from chicks (yes, really) and accept who is he is. It is an action adventure with just the right amount of comedy and fun for all ages to enjoy.

The Good Dinosaur
Okay, so it isn’t technically Easter related but it does feature an egg so that kind of counts doesn’t it? Plus, this is the newest family movie on the block and well worth downloading or purchasing this Easter. The Good Dinosaur is the story of Arlo, an apatosaurus who just wants to make his mark on the world but is too afraid to do so. Through a twist and turn of sad events, Arlo ends up separated from his family with only the feral child ‘Spot’ for company and together they must make their way home and discover who they are along the way.

VeggieTales: Twas’ the Night Before Easter
If you are looking for a family movie which will help your children to understand a little more of the story of Easter, then we are huge fans of VeggieTales in this house and we know you won’t go wrong with their Easter offering. In a classic VeggieTales story, Marlee Meade must go on a little journey in order to discover what Easter is really all about.

Rise of the Guardians
This is a good option if you have slightly older children but you still want to watch a film with a slight link to the Easter Bunny! The immortal ‘Guardians’ who must come together to protect the world feature some of the well known names from childhood: Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy to name but a few, although they are called slightly different things. The story is about protecting the innocence, belief and imagination of children the world over and is an action-packed animated movie.

What do you think of my choices? Can you think of any others to add in this Easter?

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