It’s Easter Sunday and you don’t want to focus on your family? Here are the best Easter movies to watch to get in the mood – or just make the time fly by!
This 2011 film follows the Easter Bunny’s son E.B. as he heads to Hollywood to become a drummer. With voice talent by Russell Brand, Hank Azaria, Chelsea Handler and James Marsden and from the creators of Despicable Me, this is one the entire family can enjoy. Once you watch it, it’ll became an annual favorite!
The 2009 film by Mel Gibson follows the final 12 hours of Christ. Gritty and violent it closely follows the Bible story about the final hours of Jesus. This isn’t recommended for children due to it’s graphic content, but The Passion of the Christ is a visual and artistic masterpiece.
Rise of the Guardians
This 2013 film reimagines our favorite childhood icons as heroes who must band together to save the innocence and imagination of the world’s children from an ancient evil. Based on the book The Guardians of Childhood, this Dreamworks film is one you’ll want to watch again and again. Imaginative, action packed and surprisingly smart, you won’t regret watching Rise of the Guardians.
This hysterical satire of religion and Hollywood’s epic religious films follows Brian Cohen born in a stable right across from Jesus. Through a series of ridiculous circumstances, Brian is mistaken as the new Messiah, while growing up right along side Jesus. Bitingly funny, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is one you’ll be adding to your yearly list.
This 2008 comedy follows two blue collar Easter bunnies who get fired from their Holiday corporation before trying an assortment of odd jobs. This little known film out of Canada features Joe Mantegna and Chris Klein and really speaks to the absurd commercialization of Holidays today. It’s brilliant and you’ll love it.