I don’t know about you, but for me, Passover doesn’t truly begin until I’ve watched all of The Ten Commandments. It has everything you want in a biblical epic – a stirring story, lavish sets and costumes, special effects that are still impressive 57 years later, and Yul Brynner strutting around the palace declaring, “So let it be written! So let it be done!”
For families celebrating Easter, there are equally wonderful viewing options, ranging from sweeping costume dramas to the Peanuts gang receiving their eggs from Snoopy.
That’s what makes holiday films so special. We watch them only once a year, and we relive our own childhood memories as we see our own children enjoy them for the first time. It’s a tradition we cherish as much as dyeing Easter eggs or eating matzo and charoset.
Here are 11 of the best Easter and Passover films of all time. You probably have one or two of them already in your collection; why not check out some that you haven’t seen yet and start a new family viewing tradition?
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