What films to watch this Easter and where to stream them

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Easter has nearly arrived! With a number of lockdown restrictions still in place making Easter egg hunts and family get togethers no longer possible, many of us will be looking for some quality Easter entertainment at home instead. Easter doesn’t get a huge amount of love when it comes to “themed films” compared to other major holidays (I’m looking at you Christmas and Halloween), but I’ve rounded up a few of the best movies available to stream this Easter weekend to enjoy whilst devouring your chocolate eggs!

Hop

Perhaps the most classic of Easter movies, Hop stars Russell Brand, James Marsden and Hank Azaria and follows the tale of animated rabbit E.B. as he runs away from the role of the Easter Bunny and pursues his dream of becoming a drummer in Hollywood. Hop is great family fun and is about as Easter themed as you can get!

Stream on Amazon Prime Video

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

One of the all-time greatest British classic comedies, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is a must watch, regardless of the time of year! Whilst more satirical than faith-based, Life of Brian is not without its controversies, but Monty Python’s Life of Brian is a timeless classic and if you’ve never watched it before, give it a go this weekend!  

Stream on Netflix

Over the moon

Over the moon is a Netflix original animated family movie which has absolutely passed under the radar since its release in October last year! Over the moon follows a young girl named Fei Fei, who builds a rocket ship to fly to the moon and prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. The film has had a fantastic reception since its release – even being nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature! Oh and for your Easter fix, Fei Fei’s sidekick is an adorable little bunny!

Stream on Netflix

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade

Nothing says Easter quite like an Ice Age Easter special! Set between Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ice Age: Collision Course, The Great Egg-Scapade follows the Ice Age herd as they embark on what turns out to be the world’s first egg hunt. At less than half an hour long, Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade could just be the perfect length to wet your Easter appetite! 

Stream on Disney+

Miss Potter

Miss Potter is a charming biopic starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor and follows the dramatic story of Beatrix Potter as she struggles to make it as a published author. With the 2018 Peter Rabbit film a favourite amongst children (although it is a great Easter film for people of all ages), Miss Potter is great viewing for slightly older audiences.

Stream on Amazon Prime Video

Come Sunday

Come Sunday is another Netflix original movie, following the story of a minister who was excommunicated from his church. Come Sunday has had generally favourable reviews since its release and even premiered at the Sundance festival, back in 2018. It’s got a great cast starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jason Segel and Danny Glover and what’s more, it’s based on a true story!

Stream on Netflix

What are you planning on watching over the Easter weekend? Let me know in the comments!

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