Yes, you read that correctly. Just like our long list of all the Christmas movies ever made, below is our list of every Easter movie ever made and you will be surprised at just how long it is!
Categorised by Family, Drama and Shorts sections (we left the horror section out) and listed in chronological order, there are quite a few old and new ones to share with the family.
We have tried to ensure every single movie listed is family-friendly but note that some of the older ones can be a bit “loose” in their definition of family-friendly and viewing is always at the discretion of the adult carer.
So, without further adieu, grab yourself a bowl of popcorn (or a handful of Easter Eggs) and settle in to work your way through our list of EVERY. EASTER. MOVIE. EVER. MADE!
Easter Parade (1948)
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971 TV Movie)
With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail.
The Easter Bunny Is Comin’ to Town. (1977 TV Movie)
The Mailman decides to stop another deluge of letters by answering questions about the Easter Bunny.
Bugs Bunny’s Easter Special (1977 TV Special)
Easter-themed showcase of classic Warner Bros. cartoons, hosted by Bugs Bunny and Granny.
Easter Fever (1980 TV Movie)
A jive-talking Easter Bunny named Jack decides to retire, so his friends throw him a crazy roast before he officially hangs up his basket.
The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Surprise (1981 TV Movie)
A very inquisitive Brother Bear is wondering why Spring is taking so long to arrive. With Easter approaching and a new arrival to the Bear family on the way, Brother looks for answers, and Mama teaches him the true meaning of Spring.
There are only a handful of children living in Bullerbyn. This film follows their story through the fall and winter, picking up at the moment “The Children of Noisy Village” finishes.
Easter Egg Mornin’ (1991 TV Movie)
Picasso “Speedy” Cottontail likes to boast of his fame as the egg-painting Easter bunny. However, when the chickens who lay all those eggs go on strike, Speedy finds himself in a fix. Speedy learns an important lesson about cooperation–as he and his barnyard friends bring a happy Easter to children everywhere.
A feisty five-year-old girl Lotta decides to move away from home. And no, she doesn’t want to put on the stupid sweater.
Yogi the Easter Bear (1994 TV Movie)
Yogi and Boo Boo awake from hibernation on Easter morning. Yogi brags that his ancestor gave the Easter Bunny his start, and drags out the family album to begin his story.
The First Easter Egg (1997 TV Movie)
A little bunny goes in search of an Easter gift for his mother. A friendly chicken gives him a beautiful egg, but on his way home the bunny encounters several characters that have their own plans for the gift.
Baby Huey’s Great Easter Adventure (1999 Video)
A boy and his friends must save Baby Huey from the evil plans of a Las Vegas producer and the high school ornithologist.
The Great Easter Egg Hunt (2000 Video)
See Whiskers and his toy friends Harley, Celeste, Sabre, Trogg and VCR come alive as they search for the real Easter Bunny and his legendary Magic Egg, that can help their sick owner Peter, get well in time for Easter.
The Miracle Maker (2000)
In this retelling of the life of Christ, his experiences are recreated using claymation.
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
Who’s not a fan of VeggieTales? Introduce your kids to these cute fruits and veggies this Easter with Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie.
Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-traordinary Adventure (2003 Video)
The Baby Looney Tunes characters go on a search for the true meaning of Easter.
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2003 Video)
Roo is upset when Rabbit cancels Easter and declares “Spring Cleaning Day” instead.
Ben Hur (2003 Video)
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)
In a village where chickens and rabbits live in harmony, a group of Egg Town’s residents brave the dangers of the swamp.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie (2005 Video)
A bunny called Irontail turns evil after losing the chance to become the next Easter Bunny to Peter Cottontail. He and his co-conspirators concoct a plan to bring about a permanent winter and only Peter’s son and his friends can stop them.
Mickey’s Great Clubhouse Hunt (2007 Video)
Mickey and the gang are preparing for an Easter party; however, Pete says the password incorrectly, blowing the clubhouse away, and Mickey must travel far and wide to get it together again.
Hank and Mike (2008)
Two downsized Easter bunnies friendship starts to suffer when the multi-national corporation that owns all holidays decides to make some serious cutbacks.
E.B., the Easter Bunny’s teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band. In LA, he’s taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.
VeggieTales: Twas the Night Before Easter (2011 Video)
It’s Easter time in Crisper County and cable news reporter Marlee Meade is hunting for a way to help others.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Pieces of Easter (2013)
An arrogant young executive is forced to rely on the assistance of a grizzled, reclusive farmer to get her home in time for the upcoming Easter holiday with her estranged family.
An Easter Bunny Puppy (2013)
A Mystery writer is not thrilled when she’s assigned to write a children’s book, “An Easter Bunny Puppy.” Out of ideas, she asks her daughter for help. Meanwhile, her dog, RUSS, the narrator of the story, digs up a priceless Faberge egg buried in the woods and takes it home with him, unaware that he’s trailing a thief who stole the egg.
The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
A canine (Mario Lopez) springs into action when three criminals try to sabotage a day care for dogs.
The Great Disney Easter Egg Hunt (2015 TV Movie)
A revealing look at some of the best hidden Easter Eggs in Disney films.
Rabbit School: Guardians of the Golden Egg(2017)
Rabbit Max, a juvenile shoplifter, gets trapped in an old-fashioned school. With rabbit girl Emmy, he acquires Easter Rabbits’ secret skills, battles a sneaky fox family and learns about friendship.
Easter Under Wraps(2019)
Erin Cavendish goes undercover at her family’s chocolate plant to see why sales are down when she meets head chocolatier, Bryan, who has new ideas on how to update the Easter product line.
Santa and his reindeers join together to save Benny the Easter Bunny from the dreaded Land of Holiday Misfits and save Easter for children all around the world.
Easter Land 2 (2020)
Benny the Easter Bunny is planning the biggest egg hunt of all time with his best bird pal, Henrietta, and their trusty sidekick, Cosmo, but Rabblerouser casts an ancient spell which put Easter in danger. Can Santa and his reindeer save Easter in time?
Hodge Saves Easter (2020)
When a powerful golden egg is stolen by Dracula and Frankenstein, the Easter Bunny must enlist the help of his dimwitted big brother.
Crown of Thorns (1923)
An anarchist jailed for an attempted assassination is told the Passion story by the prison chaplain, who seeks to convince him that it is better to sacrifice one’s own life than take the life of one’s enemy.
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.
The King of Kings (1927)
Behold the Man (1935)
The Robe (1953)
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterward.
I Beheld His Glory (1953 TV Movie)
A film celebrating the inspiring events of Jesus’ last days is a faithful adaptation taken directly from The New Testament.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The greatest Biblical epic ever made, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments is a masterpiece.
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
King of Kings (1961)
Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1972)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1972 TV Movie)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ’s life told in an anachronistic manner.
Ocean of Mercy (1978)
A 160-minute version of the life of Jesus Christ filmed entirely with a cast and crew of Christian Indians in India.
Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament, here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day.
The Day Christ Died (1980 TV Movie)
The Crucifixion of Christ seen more from a political and historical point of view than a spiritual one.
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
The year is about 62 A.D., and the aging apostle Matthew recalls the remarkable events he witnessed as a young man.
The story of Jesus’ life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Ben Hur (2006 TV Movie)
Color of the Cross (2006)
A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.
Son of Man (2006)
One man’s journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.
After the crucifixion of Jesus, the disciples go into hiding believing their lives are in danger. They had lost all hope that Jesus would come back to them as He had prophesied. Three days after his death, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus, and other women go up to the tomb to put spices on Christ’s body. They are shocked to find the tomb completely empty. Jesus’ body is gone.
Jesus Christ Superstar (2013 Video)
Son of God (2014)
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
The Gospel of John (2014)
The life and toils of Jesus Christ, depicted as written in the gospel of John. Narrated in English, following the New International Version of the scripture, while the actors speak in Aramaic.
Killing Jesus (2015 TV Movie)
A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
The story of Jesus has been told and retold more than any story in history, but Joe Boyd explores the mysteries of this ancient tale in a one-man show that utilizes his unique balance of comedy, sincere drama, and historical insights.
In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Ben Hur (2016)
Retired gladiator Juda Ben Hur helps a group of young vigilantes in their quest to remove the Romans from their homeland once and for all.
Funny Little Bunnies (1934)
Bosko’s Easter Eggs (1937)
Bosko decides to help his girlfriend Honey collect eggs to color for Easter. He and his dog Bruno have all kinds of trouble with the chickens.
The Egg Cracker Suite (1943)
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, in his last animated short, conducts a symphony with a whole gaggle of hens (and one ostrich) to lay eggs for Easter. Each rabbit gets an egg, and the smallest one is (un)lucky enough to get the ostrich egg.
Springtime for Pluto (1944)
Seduced by a satyr, Pluto celebrates spring. He goes around enjoying the scents, then imitating various animals.
Easter Yeggs (1947)
Bugs Bunny delivers eggs for the lazy Easter Bunny; he encounters a sadistic brat and a rabbit stew-hungry Elmer Fudd.
Happy Go Ducky (1958)
The Easter bunny brings an egg for Tom and Jerry that hatches into the little duckling. He keeps getting into water he shouldn’t: the aquarium, water cooler, bathtub, sink, as the boys keep rescuing it. They try to give the duck back to the Easter bunny – no go.
It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974 TV Short)
The Peanuts gang prepare for Easter in their own clumsy ways.
The First Easter Rabbit (1976 TV Short)
A beloved toy stuffed rabbit is rescued by a fairy to be the first Easter Rabbit.
The Smurfs Springtime Special (1982 TV Short)
The evil wizard Gargamel, who hates Spring because it makes the Smurfs happy and he hates happiness, devises a scheme to put Mother Nature to sleep, stop the arrival of spring, and freeze the Smurfs out of their village.
Peter and the Magic Egg (1983 TV Short)
A boy named Peter must save Easter. An evil character named Tin Whiskers takes over the town and re-names everything including the streets to have tin in the name. He has several animal friends who help him and Mother Nature even gives him help.
The Easter Story (1989 Video)
An animated retelling of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Tiny Toons Spring Break (1994 TV Short)
Buster, Babs and the entire ‘Tiny Toons’ gang decided to take a trip to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. Meanwhile, Elmrya believes that Buster is the Easter Bunny, and with the help of Samuel Gerard they go on a mission to capture Buster.
The Easter Chipmunk (1995 TV Short)
The First Easter (2001 Video)
Here is an excellent program to teach children ages 4-10 the meaning and significance of the crucifixion and resurrection.
The First Easter Bunny (2003)
Spacemen, Go-go Girls and the Great Easter Hunt (2006 Video)
An evil alien Space Bunny has come to Earth and replaced the Easter Bunny. The aliens and the go-go girls are forced to team up to bring this evil monster to justice!
Easter Eggs (2010)
While the father is on duty, the mother is secretly celebrating Easter with children.
The Grand Easter Egg Hunt (2010)
It is Easter at Small Birds Singing and the Unbelievable family looks forward to their traditional Grand Egg Hunt- guns at the ready.
A merry Easter morning in the Northern-European countryside is thoroughly spoiled, when one of carrot farmer and hunter conscientiously sharpened carrots strikes the heart of an Easter bunny hopping around carelessly.
When Sid takes a job as an egg nanny, he’s unaware an old enemy has plans of his own. The shenanigans lead to the first egg hunt and creation of popular Easter traditions.
Curious George: Egg Hunting (2017)
In this six-episode collection, join Curious George as he and his friends search for an egg’s missing nest, rescue hungry bunnies, explore the magic of colours and more.
When Little Nutbrown hare leads an expedition to find a pure white fawn, the friends don’t really believe one exists, but when they do find her, they are reminded the world is full of wondrous creatures.
These are just the Easter movies we know of. We understand younger children have a short attention span, and love what they love, so around Easter time be sure to check streaming services and places like ABC Kids for Easter episodes of their favourite shows. In the past shows like Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer, Bluey and Hey Duggee showcase Easter-themed episodes around Easter, so keep your eyes open for these.
If you know of any other Easter movies, be sure to let us know in the comments below.