10 Spring and Easter Movies to Watch This Year—and Where to Stream Them

It's hard to pick between Peter Rabbit and Hop. We'll be watching both!

You’ve probably watched your fair share of Christmas and holiday-inspired movies, but what should you watch as we ring in the spring? There are a number of seasonal movies for spring and the Easter holiday, and we’re here to share our top picks.

The Spring and Easter Movies We’re Streaming

From rom-coms to animated films and musicals, this comprehensive list of movies has something for everyone to enjoy. All of these films are available for rent or purchase on Amazon or through streaming services.

1. Steel Magnolias

Where to watch: Steel Magnolias isn’t on Netflix anymore, so find it on Amazon Prime.

Featuring stars like Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts and Sally Field, Steel Magnolias is about the strengths and bonds of friendship. This movie is a classic no matter the season, but it starts off in spring in a small Louisiana town.

2. Peter Rabbit

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Looking for a fun and lighthearted movie? Peter Rabbit is the perfect option! Join Peter Rabbit and his sisters as they snatch vegetables from Mr. McGregor’s garden and face off with one of Mr. McGregor’s relatives. This CGI and live-action movie is great to watch with the whole family.

3. Christopher Robin

Where to watch: Netflix or Amazon Prime

This will take you back to the Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh visits adult Christopher Robin in London, and together, they revisit Christopher Robin’s childhood world and find their friends. It’s not technically a spring movie, but there are animals in a forest, so it’s on our list.

4. The Gospel of John

Where to watch: Netflix or Amazon Prime

The Gospel of John follows the book in the New Testament word-for-word and includes Jesus’ miracles to his death on the cross and resurrection. These themes fit right into the Easter season, and you can also stream the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark on Netflix as well.

5. Hop

Where to watch: Netflix or Amazon Prime

If you’ve already seen Peter Rabbit, then check out Hop instead. Hop features a young rabbit named E.B. whose father is the Easter Bunny. However, instead of continuing his father’s legacy, E.B. goes to Los Angeles to follow his dream of becoming a drummer.

6. Rise of the Guardians

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

It might be Easter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your other favorite holidays in mind. Join Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost as they unite to defeat Pitch Black and keep children’s beliefs in the Guardians alive.

7. Zootopia

Where to watch: Like other Disney movies, Zootopia has moved over to Disney+. It’s also on Amazon Prime.

Zootopia is another movie that’s great any season, but we’re putting on our list for Easter and springtime because of the determined and lovable main character, the rabbit Judy Hopps. This fun film is perfect to welcome a cheerful spring, and children and adults will both find Zootopia entertaining.

8. Chocolat

Where to watch: Watch Chocolat with a Hulu or HBO subscription.

This romantic drama is about Vianne Rocher, who moves to a French village with her six-year-old daughter. Right at the beginning of Lent, she opens a chocolate store, and she and her store transform the traditional town.

9. Easter Parade

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, iTunes and YouTube.

Sing along to this musical starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. After Broadway star Don Hewes’ partner, Nadine, leaves for her own solo show, he tries to teach performer Hannah Brown the same dances Nadine once did. Though this doesn’t work out like Don imagined, he and Hannah fall in love.

10. Miss Potter

Where to watch: Amazon Prime or iTunes

Miss Potter should be on the list for any fans of Peter Rabbit. Learn more about Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit. This biographical film stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

What Other Movies Should I Watch?

If this list isn’t long enough for you, don’t worry. There’s even more to watch! Take a peek at some of Hallmark’s Spring Fever movies for extra seasonal fun.

Plus, don’t forget the snacks. We have plenty of sweet and savory treats for your movie marathon. If you’re looking ahead to warmer months, we even have recipes inspired by summer movies.

Easter Snacks for Your Movie Marathon
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Sophia Lo
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