30 of the Best Easter Movies for Kids

Including 'Hop' and 'Zootopia'

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Christmas is in the rearview and Easter is on the horizon, which means you’ll be queuing up more festive and family-friendly flicks before you know it. Luckily, our roundup of the best Easter movies for kids will give you the headstart you need to ensure no holiday movie night fails because of a bickering brood.

Our list includes a variety of options that will entertain the whole family, from the Oscar-winning Zootopia ("Fear always works!") to Cecil B. DeMille's iconic The Ten Commandments. Not to mention, all of these are available to watch on your favorite streaming services, like Disney+, Netflix and Prime Video.

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1. Peter Rabbit (2018)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 7+
  • Run time: 94 minutes

The characters from Beatrix Potter’s classic children's stories get a whole new look in this computer-animated, live-action flick. The plot is based on the original story about the infamous bunny who sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden, but don’t expect a faithful retelling. That said, the combination of fast-paced scenes, quippy dialogue and excellent voice acting from James Corden, Sia and Daisy Ridley (to name a few) makes this a fun, family-friendly watch.

2. Easter with Max and Ruby (2007)

  • Rating: NR; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 100 minutes

This collection of 12 episodes from the beloved children’s show isn’t a movie per se, but it can certainly be enjoyed from start to finish like one. Plus, Springtime and Easter themes abound, and the content is as wholesome and entertaining as you’d expect. Bottom line: Young fans of the dynamic brother-and-sister bunny duo will want to watch this holiday special on repeat.

3. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 25 minutes

No holiday would be complete without a Charlie Brown special. Here, the Peanuts crew prepares to celebrate Easter and—in keeping with Charles Schultz’s brand of quiet, kid-friendly comedy—the process is one of trial and error. If you’re looking for an Easter film that kids of all ages can watch without getting bored or overstimulated, this one is a winner.

4. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 8+
  • Run time: 68 minutes

The musical performances in this retelling of the Moses story—most notably Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s Oscar-winning number “When You Believe”—are dazzling. As for the content, it’s about as kid-friendly as any biblical drama could be. (Hint: The animation helps quite a bit with that.)

5. Curious George: Egg Hunting (2017)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 70 minutes

Celebrate Easter with a short but sweet movie that features everyone’s favorite monkey ushering in spring. It’s an ode to blossoming flowers, cute baby animals and all that seasonally appropriate stuff—so naturally, the little kid in your life will eat it right up.

6. Hop (2011)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 5+
  • Run time: 95 minutes

This animated fantasy comedy starring Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco and Hugh Laurie tells the story of the Easter Bunny’s teenage son—an ambitious young whippersnapper who has dreams of being a rockstar drummer…and no interest in inheriting the family business. Both familiar and fresh, this talking-animal flick has enough wit to keep a wide audience entertained.

7. Easter Parade (1948)

  • Rating: PG-13; Suitable for kids ages 6+
  • Run time: 103 minutes

Fred Astaire and Judy Garland light up the screen in this charming and romantic musical, which achieved commercial and critical success alike. Indeed you’d be hard-pressed to find a happier slice of old Hollywood. Tune in and the whole fam is sure to start singing and dancing along.

8. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 7+
  • Run time: 93 minutes

Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fischer are just a few of the big names on the all-star cast of this action-packed film, in which the Easter Bunny teams up with Santa Claus, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy to take down Black Pitch—a villain whose goal is to turn children’s nightmares into a menacing army of stallions. It’s a thrilling watch, to be sure; however, parents should know that there’s some mild violence that may be upsetting for very little kids.

9. Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 57 minutes

The lovable monkey is once again celebrating the splendors of Spring in this vividly animated and family-friendly movie—this time with a reluctant but equally charming Hundley going along for the ride. As one might expect from any Curious George movie, this one serves up a perfect combination of peril-free mishaps and positive messages about friendship.

10. Dora’s Easter Adventure (2012)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 70 minutes

When Swiper steals a basket of Easter eggs, Dora, Boots and the Hip Hop Bunny join forces to right his wrong. Yep, there’s nothing in the plot of this movie that will take Dora fans by surprise—it’s basically just a lengthier episode with a holiday twist and slightly improved CG animation that tots with a particularly discerning eye will appreciate.

11. Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade (2016)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 6+
  • Run time: 26 minutes

If it’s too late to commit to a feature film, or your tot is too young to sit in front of a screen for the duration of one, give Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade a try. This animated TV special—featuring the voice talent of John Leguizamo, Seth Green and Ray Romano—has a straightforward plot involving stolen eggs. There’s also plenty of G-rated slapstick comedy, as well as positive messages about judging people on their character rather than their appearance.

12. The Easter Bunny Is Comin to Town (1977)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 74 minutes

The 1970s Rankin and Bass classic teaches young viewers about the origins of popular Easter traditions, complete with heartfelt scenes. The storyline, which revolves around Sunny Bunny, is quite simple, but there are plenty of funny moments, and the bright colors are vivid enough to enthrall young kids.

13. An Easter Story (1984)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 28 minutes

Despite having been released in the middle of an economic boom, scarcity is at the heart of the plot here—a tender film about kids from around the world chipping in to help when the Easter Bunny doesn’t have enough eggs and dye to go around. OK, this one is nothing to write home about. Still, if you’re looking for a sweet, low-stakes watch, it will do the trick.

14. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 71 minutes

Don’t expect a classic Winnie the Pooh feature from this offbeat film, which revolves around a very grouchy (and at times downright scary), Easter-hating Rabbit and Roo, who lead the pack on a mission to save the holiday. Ultimately, this is just a retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol dressed up in Easter themes. That said, it’s colorful, quick and finishes on a feel-good note…if you can get past Rabbit’s persistent negativity and make it to the end, that is.

15. Bambi (1942)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 5+
  • Run time: 74 minutes

If you’re looking for a tear-jerker, ready the Kleenex and press play on this timeless Walt Disney feature about Bambi, a baby deer who must find his own way in the forest after losing his mother to hunters. It’s a rather sad story that might be too intense for young or especially sensitive kids, but those who can suffer through until the spring scene arrives will feel as gay as can be.

16. Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol (2004)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 4+
  • Run time: 50 minutes

Ebeneezer Nezzer is up to no good with his greedy plan to tear down a church and build an Easter theme park in its place, but Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber are determined to defend the spirit of the holiday and stop his plans. As the title suggests, this is another Christmas Carol knock-off—but with a lot more silliness than you’d find in any Dickens story. It’s worth noting, however, that this one isn’t secular. Non-religious parents might feel uncomfortable with the Christian references throughout.

17. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 13+
  • Run time: 92 minutes

One of the (few) benefits of having a teenager under your roof is that you can skip the other movies on this list and proceed straight to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Everyone in the fam will be laughing hysterically from start to finish, but it’s the killer rabbit scene that qualifies this cult classic as one of our favorite Easter films of all time.

18. The Ten Commandments (1956)

  • Rating: PG-13; Suitable for kids ages 9+
  • Run time: 220 minutes

Mild sensuality and lots of peril (i.e., ten plagues that spare no one) are present in this melodramatic retelling of the Moses story. In fact, everything about Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments is extravagant, including its epic runtime of nearly four hours, so it’s best to watch this blockbuster-meets-Bible flick with older kids.

19. The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 6+
  • Run time: 87 minutes

You might be familiar with Zeus, a heroic golden retriever voiced by Mario Lopez, from the other four films in the franchise. Regardless, there’s not much to know: Inept villains are up to no good during the Easter holiday and Zeus shuts down their shenanigans. There are some subplots, too, but they’re pretty convoluted and probably don’t even need to be there. All you really need to know is that this one boasts a super cute main character and wholly unobjectionable content (assuming you don’t mind the occasional fart joke).

20. The Miracle Maker (1999)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 10+
  • Run time: 87 minutes

Claymation techniques bring the birth of Christianity to the screen in this faithful retelling of the life of Jesus, as based on the Gospel of Luke. Given the biblical content, the degree of peril and violence (albeit largely free of gore) will likely be too intense for younger audiences. Nevertheless, older kids with some background knowledge of the bible will enjoy the storyline and the artistry of the film.

21. The First Easter Egg (1999)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 25 minutes

When a little bunny embarks on a search for the perfect Easter gift for his mom, he receives a beautiful egg from a kind chicken. During the journey home, he realizes that protecting this special gift is easier said than done. The movie is scare-free, and it features several funny characters.

22. Yogi the Easter Bear (1994)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 5+
  • Run time: 46 minutes

Yogi Bear finds himself in a pickle after he eats all the candy for Jellystone's Easter Jamboree. When Range Smith threatens to deport him to the Siberian Circus, Yogi and Boo Boo attempt to save the day (and change Yogi's fate) by finding the real Easter Bunny and bringing him to the jamboree.

23. Rabbit School: The Guardians of the Golden Eggs (2017)

  • Rating: Suitable for kids ages 7+
  • Run time: 75 minutes

Max, a young rabbit boy, gets trapped in an old-fashioned Easter Rabbit school when the building is surrounded by a group of intimidating foxes who intend to take over the holiday. Eager to save his school, he enlists the help of his crush, Emmy, and his instructor, Madame Hermione, to learn the magic of the Easter bunnies.

24. Daffy Duck’s Easter EGG-Citement (1980)

  • Rating: PG-13; Suitable for kids ages 13+
  • Run time: 39

Also known as Daffy Duck's Easter Show, the '80s special centers on Daffy Duck as he prepares to celebrate Easter and spearhead the springtime holiday show. Unfortunately, his plans are threatened when a mysterious animator uses his brush to make a few changes to the story.

25. Zootopia (2016)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 8+
  • Run time: 109 minutes

Set in the city of Zootopia, where anthropomorphic animals coexist in harmony, a rabbit police officer teams up with a con artist fox to solve a mysterious case that involves more than a dozen missing predators. Charming and thoughtful, this buddy-cop comedy doesn't shy away from themes, like racism, prejudice, pride and political corruption.

26. The First Easter Rabbit (1976)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 3+
  • Run time: 25 minutes

When his owner gets sick, a toy rabbit named Stuffy is brought to life by a fairy and tasked with becoming the very first Easter Rabbit. Fans of Rankin/Bass classics (like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town) will appreciate this special, which features quite a few catchy songs and decent animation.

27. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

  • Rating: G; Suitable for kids ages 7+
  • Run time: 84 minutes

Just a few days before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, an eccentric inventor named Wallace and his dog, Gromit, embark on a mission to save their town's vegetable plots from a giant, ravenous rabbit. Filled with adventure and popular movie references, this animated comedy will entertain viewers of all ages.

28. The Passion: Live (2016)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 9+
  • Run time: 77 minutes

Best for those who are curious to learn about the holiday's religious significance, The Passion: Live is a moving retelling of the story of Easter, including Jesus's birth in Bethlehem, the Last Supper and the significance of his death on the cross. (FYI, Tyler Perry narrates the details of Jesus's crucifixion in the live show, but none of it is acted out.)

29. Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness (2022)

  • Rating: TV-Y7; Suitable for kids ages 7+
  • Run time: 91 minutes

Allow us to introduce Chickenhare, an adventurous half-chicken, half-hare who sets out to find a valuable artifact, with the help of his two close friends. The whole family will take a liking to the charming characters, and kids can learn about the importance of celebrating their differences.

30. A Week Away (2021)

  • Rating: PG; Suitable for kids ages 7+
  • Run time: 97 minutes

This feel-good coming-of-age musical revolves around Will, a troubled teen who's forced to attend Christian summer camp after getting in trouble with the law. During his time there, however, he falls in love with another camper named Avery and has a life-changing experience.

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