10 Fun Easter Movies to Celebrate Spring's Arrival

These flicks are perfect for vegging out in front of after a big Easter feast.

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Easter signals the arrival of spring, but that doesn't mean it's going to be warm enough for an afternoon of outdoor activities in your neck of the woods. If the weather's still brisk in your town, curl up with any of these flicks for an afternoon of family fun indoors.

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Peter Rabbit (2018)

Though not specifically about Easter, Peter Rabbit features plenty of the holiday's springtime symbols. Get your fill of bunny mischief with this modern version of Beatrix Potter's 1902 Tale of Peter Rabbit, out Feb. 9.

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Hop (2011)

In in this comical coming-of-age tale, the Easter bunny's progeny, voiced by Russell Brand, pursues his rock-star dreams.

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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

This one's Easter-adjacent. In it, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost, and, yes, the Easter Bunny join forces to save the world. The Golden Globe-nominated flick stars Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Isla Fischer, and Alec Baldwin.

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Ben-Hur (1959)

Want the Easter story with an entertaining twist? This classic depicts the life and crucifixion of Christ through the eyes of Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a Jewish prince who's been wrongfully imprisoned and encounters Jesus at various points throughout his life.

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The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)

Even storybook towns have their share of crime. In this playful flick, the residents of EggTown search for the thief responsible for a recent break-in. Teacher Harriet Hare, voiced by Brooke Shields, saves the day after accusations go to far.

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The Robe (1953)

Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of three, The Robe stars Richard Burton stars as Marcellus Galilo, a Roman commander who wins Christ's robe in a dice game during the crucifixion. The artifact alters his life forever.

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Easter Parade (1948)

Judy Garland is in love with her dance partner (Fred Astaire) in this Technicolor musical, but he's still hung up on his ex. All of that tension and missed opportunity finally comes to a head at the Easter parade, hence the title.

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

A must-see for any musical fanatic, this rock opera is based on the Broadway play by the same name, which was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

A more straightforward retelling of the life of Christ, this award-winning miniseries stars Robert Powell and Olivia Hussey, with a cameo by Laurence Olivier (Nicodemus). Note: It's rated PG for mild violence and may not be appropriate for young children.

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2005)

Featuring the voicework of Miranda Cosgrove, Niecy Nash, and Christopher Lloyd, this delightful story follows a rabbit named Peter Cottontail as he and his friends race to stop the evil Irontail from creating permanent winter.

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