Easter is around the corner, and it’s a great time to binge-watch Easter Movies On Hulu with family and friends. And guess what, Hulu provides a perfect mix of biblical and animated movies for kids.
We have found, or shall we say resurrected, the perfect hidden gems of movies you can watch with the whole family during this Easter Week.
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7 Best Easter Movies On Hulu | Binge-Worthy Movies Exclusively For You!
You’d be spoilt for choices when searching for movies to binge-watch on Hulu. From serious themes of biblical nature to movies that will make your kids roll over the floor laughing, Hulu has it all.
#1 Mary Magdalene (2018)
Mary Magdalene (2018) is a new-age film in which Mary Magdalene, a young girl, opposes the customs in her quest to follow Jesus. It is a gripping drama movie about a woman, Mary, who is baptized by Jesus himself. As the movie proceeds, she is also given the charge as an apostle to baptize others in the name of the Father.
She, later on, becomes a vital part of Jesus’s teachings, speeches, and his sacrifice along with his disciples.
Her struggles to be recognized as a true disciple of Jesus is what makes this a great watch. Also, watch it for some amazing performances from Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.
Distributed by Universal Pictures, IFC Films, and Focus pictures, this film was well received by the audience and has many nominations like the AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Film, Best Lead Actress in Film, and Best Original Score. The film also bagged the Award For Best Original Score in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2018).
Director- Garth Davis
Release Date – March 16, 2018
Cast – Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor
IMDb – 5.9/10
Run Time – 2h 10m
#2 All Dogs go to Heaven (1989)
All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) is a classic Animated Musical Drama that is a great watch with the whole family, especially children. Released on November 11, 1989, and distributed by Goldcrest Films, United Artists, Warner Bros, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, this movie is the best watch if you’re a sucker for animation and comedy.
A Theatrical sequel was also made in 1996 named ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven 2′. The story revolves around a German Shepherd, Charlie, who goes to Heaven after he is killed by a friend. Later on, he withdraws from his place in Heaven to go back to Earth, where he plans to take revenge on his murderer.
What steals the deal are the voiceovers, especially the ones by Dom Deluise, who is hands down the best. This tale eventually turns into an important lesson on love, friendship, and kindness.
The movie was well-received by the audience and was nominated for the Youth In Film Awards for “Best Family Motion Picture: Adventure or Cartoon.”
Director – Don Bluth
Genre – Fantasy/Comedy
Release Date – Nov 17, 1989
Cast – Dom Deluise, Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson (voice)
IMDb – 6.7/10
Run Time – 1h 24m
#3 Son Of God (2014)
The Son Of God (2014) is a perfect pick for those who want to smear themselves into biblical nuances and folklore. This story is an epic representation and recreation of Jesus’s life, birth in Bethlehem, the journey from Gailee to Golgotha, messages to the world, crucifixion, and resurrection.
The actor has rightfully portrayed the healing powers and prowess of Jesus, which led to his subsequent rise as a Messiah for the poor and downtrodden. Diogo Morgado, looking like Jesus himself, seems like a perfect pick for playing the role of the male protagonist, making it something you’d not want to miss.
With a running time of 186 minutes, this movie has bagged an award for the ‘Most Inspiring Performances In Movies’ in the MovieGuide Awards and was also nominated for the category of ‘Best Actor/Supporting Role-Feature Film’ in Imagen Foundation Award 2014.
Director- Christopher Spencer
Release Date- February 28, 2014
Cast- Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Joe Wredden, Simon Kunz, Paul Marc Davis, Matthew Gravelle.
Run Time- 2h 18m
#4 Hop (2011)
From the makers of Despicable Me and the Director of Alvin and the Chipmunks, this movie is an epic mix of Comedy and Animation and is the best pick for children. This movie is a comic tale of a bunny who’s hell-bent on following his dreams of being a famous drummer. As a result, he leaves his father’s business of Easter Candies and colored eggs to embark on his journey to Hollywood.
In Los Angeles, he is hit by a man named Fred, a slacker. The bunny asks Fred to fulfill his dream of becoming a drummer and also if he can stay with him. A trail of comedy unfurls when Fred lets the bunny stay.
The movie draws a parallel comparison between the Easter bunny and the human, which is hilarious to watch. The movie was well-received by the audience in general and was nominated for the Annie Awards (2012) and Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA (2012) for the category of ‘Character Animation in a Live Production’ and ‘Best Sound Editing in a Feature Film.’
Director – Tim Hill
Release Date- March 27, 2011
Cast- Russell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins.
Run Time- 1h 35m
#5 Rise of the Guardians (2012)
With Adventure and Action as the main theme and a run time of 1h 37m, Rise Of The Guardians (2012) is a fun watch, especially for kids. This is an absolute go-to film if you like Animation and subtle Comedy.
Jack Frost is chosen by the man on the moon to fight off Evil Pitch Black. Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, Sandman, and tooth fairy (the guardians) join the alliance to defeat the evil forces. They also make the children believe in the goodness of Jack Frost. This makes for a perfect watch for kids. This is bound to make the child in you laugh and reminisce about the old times.
This movie has been nominated in the Annie Awards (2013) for categories namely ‘Animated Effects in an Animated Production’ ‘Character Animation in a Feature Production,’ ‘Music in an Animated Feature Production,’ and ‘Voice Acting.’ It also got a “Best Director” nomination for the Black Reel Awards.
Director– Peter Ramsey
Release Date- December 21, 2012
Cast- Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin
Run Time- 1h 37m
#6 Noah (2014)
Who hasn’t heard the biblical tale of the mighty Noah’s Ark? When the sins of mankind start to overpower the good, God chooses Noah for a mammoth task. He must build an ark big enough for his family and a pair for every breeding animal on the Earth. What follows is one of the greatest tales ever told.
What you will enjoy about this movie is the feeling of adventure, just as the likes of great science fiction films such as LOTR and Star Wars. This biblical adaptation is sure to blow your mind.
The movie has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in a Live Action, Best Action/Adventure Film. It was also nominated in the Golden Globe Awards for The Best Song.
Our recommendation is to not watch it with any preconceived notions of the Bible, but just as an entertaining movie that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Director- Darren Aronofsky
Release date- March 28, 2014
Cast- Russel Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly
Run time- 2h 18m
#7 The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)
The best Drama available out there, this movie is a story of faith that not only shows Jesus’s journey but also taps in the subtle intricacies of his journey.
Jesus (played by Willem Dafoe), who starts to recognize himself as the Son Of God, becomes part of the revolution. This movie brings out the hidden layers of Jesus’s life which are not talked about. The movie perfectly depicts the trauma he goes through and the pressure he feels when it comes to being the savior of mankind.
It was well-received by the audience and was nominated for Academy Awards, USA (1989) and LAFCA Awards 1988, for the category of Best Director. It also received many other nominations too.
Director- Martin Scorsese
Release Date – August 12, 1988
Cast- Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie
Run Time- 2h 44m
Hulu is your one-stop destination when it comes to the variety of genres and storylines it has to offer. From kids to adults, it caters to every kind of audience. What are you waiting for? Easter and the basket of entertainment both are just one click away!