If you have children, then Easter will surely be a busy day for you; running around hiding eggs for the Easter Egg hunt, and finding other fun activities to do with the little ones.

When the day is almost done, the kids will no doubt want to watch a movie. That is why we have compiled a list of five flicks to watch with your kids this Easter Sunday (April 4th)!

Peter and his rabbit friends / Picture Credit: Columbia Pictures

Peter and his rabbit friends / Picture Credit: Columbia Pictures

Hop

If this isn’t an Easter movie, we’re not sure what is!

The film follows E.B (Russell Brand), the easter Bunny’s teen son, in his search for stardom. The rabbit wants nothing more than to be a drummer, rather than following in his father’s footsteps.

E.B’s search to be a rock-and-roll drummer doesn’t start out too well as Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work procrastinator, hits the poor bunny with his car!

Nevertheless, E.B’s journey continues, and it really is a wonderful one! Our hero’s determination combined with the excellent animation in a real-world environment is great!

The film will no doubt keep the kids laughing, and definitely fits in with the Easter theme. E.B certainly has that rebellious streak to him, which adds a distinct charm to the character that your little ones will love!

The Secret Life of Pets

Admittedly, this movie doesn’t focus on the delightful Easter icon, but what it does have is Kevin Hart playing a furious, yet adorable, white bunny.

This animated film follows Max (Louis C.K), a humble dog who adores being the only pet in his owner’s life. That is until her dog-loving nature brings another pooch home.

Duke (Eric Stonestreet) now lives with Max, and the two do not get along. Despite his smaller size, Max still tries to dominate his home against Duke’s massive stature.

When the two dogs get lost trying to get rid of each other on a walk, they come into contact with Snowball (Kevin Hart). Snowball is an adorably fluffy, pristine white bunny – but don’t let this fool you; he is as angry as he is cute!

Snowball is furious with all owners, as he was abandoned after being a magician’s rabbit.

This flick is so wholesome, funny, and cracks some brilliant jokes along with having a load of cute and cuddly creatures for your children to adore; and don’t worry, Snowball gets a happy ending!

Peter Rabbit

Everyone knows the charming story of Peter Rabbit, right? If so, you’ll know that it would make a lovely addition to an Easter movie night.

Peter Rabbit (2018) is the adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic novel, following young bunny Peter (James Corden) as he tries to get into a farmer’s veggie patch.

Peter is known for being mischievous and reckless, which may be why the young ones love him so much! He is fun, silly and of course, lovable – the perfect titular character for an Easter film.

The live action film is another example of why mixing animation with reality is such a fun thing to do! The bunnies are all so full of personality, charm and wit, as are the humans; Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson are the perfect choices for acting along with the rabbits’ antics!

Rise of the Guardians

 Not only does this film have the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), but it also has a magical array of mystical characters your kids will be sure to love!

The Guardians are made up of Santa (Alec Baldwin); Jack Frost (Chris Pine); the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher); Sandman; and the Easter Bunny.

All four of these well-known kids’ characters work together to keep the children of the Earth safe, and make sure they keep believing in them. But, when Pitch (Jude Law) threatens this, the Guardians will fight together to stop him.

This film is no-doubt a charming and enchanting journey perfect for Easter. Your kids will adore the way these characters are portrayed, with Sandman sprinkling dreams into sleeping children, and the Tooth Fairy taking baby teeth in exchange for money; it is a heartwarming flick to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Wallace and Gromit have been an iconic duo for such a long time, entertaining families with their antics – mainly consisting of Gromit trying to tell his master, Wallace, that his ideas are downright ridiculous.

This movie is no different.

The village’s vegetable competition is just around the corner, and many of the residents are keen to take the top prize for their massive veggies, including Wallace’s (Peter Sallis) canine companion, Gromit.

The pair are asked to investigate the vandalisms of vegetable patches, only to later realise they knew the culprit all along…

Wallace, in an attempt to tap into the mind of a bunny, ends up transforming into a giant bunny at night – a Were-Rabbit.

Gromit and his master spend the movie figuring out what is threatening the veggie competition, and upon realising it is in fact Wallace – the hilarity only gets better!

This flick is a perfectly silly choice for a family film night, and a great choice when Easter approaches!

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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