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5 Classic Easter Movies to Watch

Of the 5 classic Easter movies I chose for this group, I haven’t listed any cartoon Easter movies for children. There are four of the five I believe can be watched by children around the age of 8 to 13.

While you may not agree with my selection, you may have your own favorite classic Easter movies to watch. If you do, please share them in the comments sections for a wider variety of movies to watch for Easter.

Classic Easter Movies to Watch

The Passion of The Christ
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern (Actors)
  • Mel Gibson (Director) - Mel Gibson (Writer) - Mel Gibson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

 The Passion of Christ (2004)

Even though The Passion of Christ isn’t considered a classic yet, I felt it needed to be listed because it is the story of Jesus Christ.

I haven’t seen this movie to watch during the Easter season, but I have heard it is an excellent movie to watch.

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I have also heard it isn’t a movie to let younger children watch because of the torture and violence in The Passion of Christ. The Passion of Christ takes viewers through the last twelve hours of Jesus Christ.

This movie reminds me of The Passion Play, which can be seen only in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Passion Play is a live theatrical event held every year for the past years in May.

Even though Easter is in April, for those who are traveling through the Eureka Springs area in May, you may want to add this to your sightseeing selections.

The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Max von Sydow, John Wayne, Sidney Poitier (Actors)
  • George Stevens (Director) - Fulton Oursler (Writer) - Frank I. Davis (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

I have seen The Greatest Story Ever Told a few times throughout my childhood. My family still watches this movie. The Greatest Story Ever Told can be watched by family members of any age.

The Ten Commandments
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter (Actors)
  • Cecil B. DeMille (Director) - Aeneas Mackenzie (Writer) - Cecil B. DeMille (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

The movie The Ten Commandments has been one of the longest-running movies shown on television around Easter. This is another movie I have seen several times over the years.

Easter Parade
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford (Actors)
  • Charles Walters (Director) - Sidney Sheldon (Writer) - Arthur Freed (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Easter Parade (1948)

I have watched Easter Parade once or twice. It is a musical set around buying gifts for Easter, romance, and the lives of those who are intertwined in work and love. The whole family can watch this movie.

Ben Hur
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd (Actors)
  • William Wyler (Director) - Karl Tunberg (Writer) - Sam Zimbalist (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur is another classic my family has watched throughout the years during Easter.

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Even though it was written as a book in 1880 by General Lee Wallace, Ben-Hur has been adapted into a play, three movie productions, and several children’s shows; this is one of the must-watch movies for Easter.

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Easter egg (media) is used to describe a message, image or feature hidden in a video game, film, or other that’s usually an electronic medium. It’s those little hidden messages in your favorite movie that makes you go say “ahhhh, clever!”.

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