We are slowly wrapping up the holiday season, and with Easter on the way, you are probably wondering what you should watch with your family and friends. Even if you are alone celebrating, these movies will get your feel-good emotions going. These are the days of rabbits, ducklings, Easter hunts, and chocolates, all of those fun elements are going to be included in these movies. Stick with us if you want to find out more about the movie recommendations we have for you. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 best Easter movies on HBO right now.
Rise of the Guardians
What it’s about: The story first follows Jack Frost, and a hundred years ago, he was born out of ice by a Man on the Moon. His wish was to make the snowy season meaningful and fun for children all around the world. Unfortunately, not many children know about him, and because of this, he is invisible to most.
This makes for a very lonely life until one day, and a Bogeyman called Pitch decides to attack the spirit of the children and make everyone permanently scared and anxious. This is when a group of Guardians, all very well-known like, Santa Claus, Toothfairy, Easter bunny, and Sandman, step in to fight Pitch and save everyone with the help of Jack Frost.
Why you should watch it: This movie has a very talented cast, with Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, and Alec Baldwin voicing the main characters. Not only that, but the story is very educational, so if you have kids, this is a great movie for them to learn about good and evil and how you have to believe in yourself first so others can recognize that as well.
We should add that even as a grown-up, you will enjoy this movie and appreciate it from a different point of view. You definitely won’t find yourself bored during this movie.
What it’s about: Peter Rabbit was originally the main protagonist of a short stories series for children written by Beatrix Potter. The tale is about a young rabbit with a blue jacket and his other animal friends that come along with him on many exciting adventures.
Why you should watch it: The movie adaptation tells this story following some elements of the original title, but since we are talking about short stories, the movie goes on to show you newly added storylines which make the movie a really solid adaptation. In the lead role of Peter Rabbit, we have James Corden, and something about his performance really fits the character. It’s an overall fun movie to watch with your closest, and it has great comedic moments as well as some exciting twists and turns.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
What it’s about: Another movie classic that fits our Easter theme perfectly is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you haven’t watched it yet, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. We follow a young boy named Charlie who lives with his parents and grandparents. They are a big family with an even bigger heart, but unfortunately, they are living in quite harsh conditions since Charlie’s dad lost his job.
Charlie’s birthday comes around, and his parents buy him a special chocolate bar. If you find a golden ticket inside, you get a special opportunity to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. He did not manage to win it the first time around, but his grandfather gave him a coin to buy another one, and he ended up winning.
Why you should watch it: This is a very heartwarming, exciting adventure story directed by Tim Burton. If you enjoy his work, you will also enjoy this movie. The characters and the cast portraying them are incredible, and it has such an Eastery feeling to it, most likely because of the fact that everything about this story is surrounded by chocolate.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
What it’s about: We are coming back to the hilarious Peter Rabbit, once again going on an adventure with his fellow animal friends. This time, their owners are expecting a baby, and that makes the animals, especially Peter vary in their situation. Will they be taken care of after the baby comes? That got them thinking. They decide to go off on their own and, on the way, get into lots of troublesome situations.
Why you should watch it: If you enjoyed the first Peter Rabbit movie, you are definitely going to like this one. It’s filled with even more adventure and funny moments. It is the perfect feel-good easter movie to watch with your closest.
The Passion (parts one and two)
What it’s about: The Passion is a mini-series produced by BBC, and it follows the story of Jesus a week before his death. It is a movie adaptation and a collection of a couple of different descriptions from the Bible.
Why you should watch it: This is definitely a more serious tone in comparison to the movies we’ve already mentioned. If you enjoy these retellings of religious stories, you might enjoy this mini-series. It consists of two parts, and both are available on HBO.
Master Moley by Royal Invitation
What it’s about: This animated movie follows the story of a young mole named Moley that lives deep under Windsor castle. One day their magic mole leader announces who will be the next guardian of a magical book they keep. Moley gets chosen by the book and is now invited to the Royal Palace to meet the Queen.
Why you should watch it: This is a sweet story about how someone who you might not expect a lot from surprises you in many different ways when presented with a unique challenge. This movie is a real feel-good type, and the atmosphere and characters bring such an Easter celebration moment. Even though it’s not directly connected, it definitely is a nice addition to this list.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
What it’s about: David is a struggling songwriter that is trying to sell his songs to bigger artists. He keeps getting rejected until, one day, he finds himself in a pretty unusual situation. Three singing chipmunks have invaded his home. After he realizes the chipmunks can sing, he decides to record them, and eventually, this makes them famous.
Why you should watch it: This is another iconic movie and such fun to watch. It is the perfect light and cute comedy you can watch for Easter. These three endearing chipmunks will win your heart over, and very soon, you will want to watch the second and the third movie.
The Wizard of Oz
What it’s about: Dorothy Gale is a young girl who gets swept away to a magical land far away from her home, Kansas. She is not completely alone. She has her dog, Toto, with her as she tries to find her way back home. On the way, she meets a lot of odd characters that soon become her friends, and we follow her on this journey back to her hometown.
Why you should watch it: Some people think this movie is better to watch for Christman, but we disagree. The prominent yellow colors of the iconic yellow brick road are staples of Easter. Adventure and Easter hunt can all be seen together as connecting elements. In any case, this is a wonderful film that older and younger generations will enjoy.
What it’s about: Two brothers decide to sell their father’s house. Little did they know that not only do they have to renovate the place, but it’s infested with a mouse that seems to keep getting away from them. Every attempt fails, and then they decide to call the exterminator.
Why you should watch it: This black comedy film will be perfect if you want to have a good laugh with your friends and family. It has a great cast and a special appearance by Christopher Walken. It’s definitely like an Easter version of the Home Alone series.
The Sissy Duckling
What it’s about: The Sissy Duckling is a story about a duck named Elmer. Even as a baby, he was different from his peers. He was very emotional and caring. Everyone mocked him for it until one day, he showed his bravery, and everyone respected him.
Why you should watch it: This is a very endearing movie, and even though it has a great message, it is also very comedic. Ducklings are also some of the motives of Easter but also in the spirit of holidays, to teach us the meaning of not judging anyone just by their feathers.