12 Easter Movies to Watch With your Family

by Apr 9, 2019Articles0 comments

A Brief History Of Easter

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day. (Isaiah 53). Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin. According to the New Testament, Easter is three days after the death of Jesus on the cross.

Easter follows a period of fasting called Lent, in which many churches set aside time for repentance and remembrance. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion. The 40 day period was established by Pope Gregory 1 using the 40-day pattern of Israel, Moses, Elijah and Jesus’ time in the wilderness.

Easter is a very significant date within Christianity and is the foundation of the Christian faith. Jesus, the Son of God, fulfilled prophecy and through his death, has given the gift of eternal life in heaven to those who believe in his death and resurrection. Read the entire Biblical account of Resurrection Day in Matthew 28Mark 16, and Luke 24 and more Easter Bible verses at BibleStudyTools.com.

Easter Movies Selection

Many holidays, like Christmas, have a high catalog of films or movies accrued to them, so why not Easter? So whether you’re celebrating the resurrection of Christ or the return of warmer weather, this list of 12 Easter movies to watch with your family will transcend you into the Easter holiday with joy and gladness even in the midst of sorrow and difficulties

Jesus The Miracle Maker

Easter Movies Christian Family (Selection 1)
Voices of Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Julie Christie. A family searching for help for their sickly daughter cross paths with the one man who can help them: a carpenter named Jesus. This inspiring tale of Jesus Christ features 3-D computer animation the whole family will love!

Rise Of the Guardians

Easter Movies Family (Selection 2)
An epic adventure of a group of heroes with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit, Pitch, tries to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and the imagination of children all over.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Easter Movies Christian Adults, Teen (Selection 3)
Based on a 1947 radio series inspired by the Gospels, this Easter movie depicts Christ’s life from his birth in a manger to his miraculous resurrection.

RISEN

Easter Movies Christian Family (Selection 4)
RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Starring Joseph Fiennes and Cliff Curtis.

The Dog Who Saved Easter 

Easter Movies Family (Selection 5)
Easter is approaching, and the Bannisters are going on a family cruise. But when their beloved dog, ZEUS, can’t go, Belinda makes the difficult decision to have him stay at Alice’s dog care facility where Zeus quickly meets new friends.

Pieces Of Easter

(Easter Movies Adults (Selection 6)
Easter is approaching, An arrogant young executive must rely on the help of a grizzled, reclusive farmer in order to get home in time for the Easter holiday with her estranged family.

Jesus Of Nazareth

Easter Movies Adults (Selection 7)
Acclaimed director Franco Zeffirelli and an all-star cast come together to deliver a powerful adaptation of the Gospels in 1977’s Jesus Of Nazareth. From the Nativity to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, the life of Jesus (played by Robert Powell) is presented with stunning depth, gravity, and emotion.

Easter Parade

Easter Movies Adults (Selection 8)
Fred Astaire stars as a rising Broadway star who tries to break away from former dance partner Ann Miller so he can be with newcomer Judy Garland.

Hop

Easter Movies Kids, Teens (Selection 9)
HD. The furry heir apparent to the Easter Bunny heads off to Hollywood to pursue a music career in this live-action/animated hit.

The Story Of Easter

Easter Movies Kids, Teens (Selection 10)
The story of Jesus’ resurrection comes alive for children in this animated video. Based on the award-winning Spark Story Bible, The Story of Easter will captivate children as they learn about God’s love for the world through the miraculous life and ministry of Jesus.

The Passion Of The Christ

Easter Movies Adults (Selection 11)
In this version of Christ’s crucifixion, based on the New Testament, Judas expedites the downfall of Jesus (Jim Caviezel) by handing him over to the Roman Empire’s handpicked officials

The Easter Bunny Is Comin to Town

Easter Movies Kids, Teens (Selection 12)
A fully re-mastered Rankin and Bass classic with an uplifting message that teaches kids about the origins of Easter traditions. Also includes a re-mastered THE FIRST EASTER RABB