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One of the best ways to revisit the nostalgic magic of your childhood is through movies, especially movies with a holiday theme. Some of the most iconic holiday movies stem from our favorite holidays, like Christmas or Halloween, but Easter-themed movies deserve their flowers too. You may have forgotten some of these Easter films that helped shape your childhood. 

As you celebrate this Easter season, you may find yourself grubbing on all types of Easter-themed candy (which makes for the perfect pair for a movie marathon). Allow yourself to walk down memory lane with some of these extreme throwback movies included in this list — let your inner child run free. 

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

You might be familiar with the famous British cartoon duo Wallace and Gromit. They have many adventures together dating back to 1989. In this classic story, Wallace and his dog, Gromit, try their best to save their town from a bunny invasion that could potentially ruin the annual giant vegetable growing contest. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video, Apple TV, Peacock.

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Aside from its captivating imagery and animation, The Prince of Egypt offers a kid-friendly depiction of Moses’ biblical tale. The soundtrack to this film is also iconic, featuring songs from Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Boyz II men. 

Where you can watch: Peacock, Prime Video. 

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)

This movie is a sweet tale of how the famous Easter egg hunt tradition came to be. It follows the gang of our favorite classic Ice Age characters as they embark on a daring journey.  

Where you can watch: Prime Video, Disney+. 

Zootopia (2016)

Although Zootopia doesn’t technically have an Easter theme, this fun classic will surely get you in the holiday spirit. It follows a clever bunny cop named Judy Hopps, the first of her species in Zootopia’s police force. She’s eager to crack her first case, even when it involves partnering with a scam artist fox named Nick Wilde. 

Where you can watch: Disney+, Apple TV, Prime Video.

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Consider this the holiday multiverse of madness, when The Easter Bunny teams up with Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost to preserve childhood innocence and save the world from the evil spirit, Pitch, who tries to take over the world. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video.

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)

Linus is sure the Easter Beagle will bring eggs for everyone this year, but the rest of the Peanut gang isn’t convinced. They decide to take matters into their own hands to make an Easter miracle. 

Where you can watch: Apple TV, Prime Video.

Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol (2004)

Although this may be niche, Veggie Tales was a personal favorite of mine growing up. This tale follows Mr. Nezzer as he must confront his past, present, and future before replacing his church with an amusement park. Think A Christmas Carol, but everything takes place on Easter instead of Christmas. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video.

Veggie Tales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter (2011)

Another Veggie Tales flick for good measure. The veggie crew organizes a play to save the town’s old theater, but a fight over the starring role causes strife and a reevaluation of the true meaning of Easter. 

Where you can watch: Pure Flix.

Steel Magnolias (1989)

This one is also arguably not an Easter movie, but it’s an all-time classic that features an unforgettable Easter egg hunt scene. The story is about six women bonded by a small parish in Louisiana, and Dolly Parton also stars in it, which is reason enough to watch.  

Where you can watch: Prime Video.

Hop (2011)

Hop follows the story of the Easter Bunny’s (E.B.) son as he follows his dreams of moving to California and making a name for himself in music. However, his dad, the Easter Bunny (senior), won’t let him out of the family’s candy business so quickly. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2002)

You may know the song, but the movie is about Mr. Cottontail’s quest to beat his nemesis, Irontail. It’s a claymation special narrated by Seymour Sassafras. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video.

Chocolat (2001)

This one is for the rom-com girlies. Chocolat features a small French village preparing for the Lent season. They deprive themselves of indulgences but may find it challenging when a new mother-and-daughter duo opens a new chocolate shop. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video.

The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)

This Easter holiday film follows a golden retriever named Zeus who spends some time at a doggie daycare while his family is away for Easter. Zeus and his furry friends must save the facility from criminals.  

Where you can watch: Prime Video, Apple TV.

Yogi the Easter Bear (1994)

Yogi and Boo Boo find themselves on an adventure as they hunt for the Easter Bunny to save the town’s annual Jamboree. These two are no strangers to chaotic shenanigans, and this Easter tale is no exception. 

Where you can watch: Prime Video, Apple TV.

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)

I took it back with this one. Winnie the Pooh and his gang convince Rabbit to join their Easter celebration. You may be hesitant to rewatch this one, but if you want to get those nostalgic feels, this one is perfect. 

Where you can watch: Disney+, Prime Video, and Apple TV.

Miss Potter (2007)

This film tells the story of the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, and centers around the cotton-tailed symbol, making it a perfect holiday movie for the Easter season.

Where you can watch: Prime Video, Hulu, and Apple TV.

Rachel is a contributing writer for Her Campus under the Culture and Entertainment verticle. Her articles cover trending topics, including new releases, fan theories, and pop culture news. She has been a part of the Her Campus community since 2019, when she started as a charting member of the Her Campus St. John's University chapter. Rachel was also the chapter's President from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. As president, Rachel managed the divisions of the chapter, gave weekly updates on progress, and led chapter meetings and events. In 2021, Rachel graduated from St. John's with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. Rachel has freelanced in Digital Marketing and Copywriting since graduating. As an aspiring multi-media journalist, Rachel enjoys exercising her writing skills on various digital platforms. You can catch Rachel trying out new makeup trends on TikTok, watching her favorite shows, or listening to music in her free time. She is passionate about connecting with people through music, lifestyle, and cultural conversations.