Break out the white dresses, pastel shirts and oversized hats, it’s finally April! Indulge in something a little sweet, preferably a Peep or two, while watching these movies this Easter weekend on Netflix:
1. “Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo”
Who doesn’t like spending time in the Hundred Acre Woods? In this 2004 adventure based on the A.A. Milne characters, the youngest of the group, Roo, must contend with Rabbit’s plans to cancel Easter in favor of a “Spring Cleaning Day.”
2. “Bless the Child”
Certainly not the film that comes immediately to mind when you think of Easter. This 2000 horror movie available on Netflix stars Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits and Christina Ricci as troubled characters caught in the midst of a war between the forces of good and evil as they seek control of the power concentrated in an abandoned child.
3. “The Prince of Egypt”
Before Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studios dedicated its focus to computer animated movies, it produced the animated feature adaptation of the Passover story of Moses. Using the voice talents of Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes and Michelle Pfeiffer, the cartoon classic was one of the young studio’s earliest successes in 1998 when it came out around Christmas.
4. “Little Witches”
Somewhat of an off-shoot of “The Craft,” this 1996 anti-Easter movie also follows a group of schoolgirls as they fall into the occult. Add in the surprise of finding a Satanic temple under their all-girl Catholic school, and you have “Little Witches.”
5. “The Passion of the Christ”
Mel Gibson’s passion project about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ created lots of waves back when it was released in 2004. The entirely Aramaic- and Latin-language “The Passion of the Christ” went on to be one of that year’s top-grossing films.
6. “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”
In the spirit of the Easter Bunny, stream the 1988 Robert Zemeckis neo-noir film about a detective (Bob Hoskins), his cartoon rabbit client and the rich villain (Christopher Lloyd) seeking to wipe Toon Town off the map for a highway.
7. “Curious George Swing Into Spring”
Kids will go bananas for this adorable 2013 Curious George adventure. Out in the countryside, the mischievous monkey must cheer up his dachshund friend Hundley and help him shake off the blues for spring.