Looking for Easter films on Netflix? Well, look no further. Here is a selection of movies and whether they are available in the US and UK.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the holidays and many often do so with the help of a good film.
Everybody has their seasonal and festive favourites come Christmas, whether that’s Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf or beyond. Again, when Halloween rolls around, households tend to sit down and tune into a handful of horror films.
Simply put, there are just some films which scream out for annual viewings once a certain holiday rolls around.
Although it’s trickier to find movies, Easter is no different.
Easter weekend in 2021 will perhaps be unlike any other under the current circumstances, so there is arguably no better way to get into the spirit of things than with some appropriate films.
There aren’t many strictly Easter-related efforts on the platform, so we’ve thought outside the box a little. Nevertheless, here are the best Easter films on Netflix and whether they’re available in the UK, US or both…
Easter films on Netflix: Come Sunday (UK & US Netflix)
This 2018 film directed by Joshua Marston tells the true story of Pentecostal minister Carlton Pearson, who risks it all – his church, family and more – when he questions church doctrine.
The cast boasts the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield, Stacey Sargeant, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Martin Sheen.
Duck Duck Goose (UK & US Netflix)
If you’re looking for something to entertain the whole family or just the kids then 2018’s Duck Duck Goose is sure to nurture smiles.
It’s an animated comedy about a goose who begins to bond with two ducklings he rescues from a cat.
Although not strictly an Easter film there is enough imagery to warrant watching it and sharing some laughs with the family across the weekend.
The voice cast features Zendaya, Stephen Fry and Jim Gaffifan too, so that’s always a bonus.
Hop (US Netflix)
Generally regarded as an Easter classic, Hop is surely a must-watch this weekend.
This 2011 animation from Illumination Entertainment features Russell Brand as E.B., the Easter Bunny’s son who has dreams of being in a band, rather than taking over his father’s mantle.
Along with James Marsden, Hank Azaria and more amongst the cast, the team loaded the film with a wealth of festive imagery which makes it the perfect film for the entire family to sit down with and enjoy. Don’t forget the Easter eggs.
Easter movies on Netflix: Rise of the Guardians (UK Netflix)
Yet another film with the Easter Bunny on deck, we have Rise of the Guardians, in which Hugh Jackman’s bunny joins forces with Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost to take down a foe.
It’s a delightful animation from DreamWorks Animation to be enjoyed by all ages.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (UK Netflix)
Many would assert that Easter weekend wouldn’t be the same without chocolate, and no film will make you desire chocolate more than Mel Stuart’s 1971 family classic.
Much in the same way that chocolate is considered comfort food, this is most definitely a comfort film, and familiar enough to zone out to while you dig into your Easter treats.
Tim Burton’s 2005 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel is available too, for those who prefer the later version.
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