What's Your Favorite Televised Movie During The Easter Weekend?

United States
April 7, 2007 11:29pm CST
When I was a kid they used to show "The Wizard of Oz" every Easter Day without fail. I used to love it - I used to expect it as a kid. And don't ask me not to watch it! I'd be there sitting right in front of the TV for the whole thing. I wouldn't even run to the bathroom for fear of missing any of it! Later I always enjoyed "King of Kings", with Jeffrey Hunter, but then they did the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth" with Robert Powell, who I liked even better. So what movie do you look forward to seeing on or around Easter?
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Hmm. Was Spartacus on? If not, it should have been.
• United States
8 Apr 07
I'd have to say both my favorites star Charleton Heston. They are Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments. Both were just so "over the top". They may not be the best movies and completely overacted but they are just so darned entertaining! The Ten Commandments had such terrific special effects for it's time though rather cartoonish from todays perspective. They've both been such a traditional thing for so long and the stories and movies have stood the test of time so I don't knock them, I just enjoy them.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
8 Apr 07
They really don't seem to have any good movies on for Easter--I mean when you think of the comparison for Christmas, and I'm a real sucker for all the Christmas specials....don't ask how many times I've seen Rudolph the Red nosed-reindeer..Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and not to mention all the versions of Christmas Carol itself--and I have a lot of those taped..but Easter--there doesn't seem to be much..and yes I do have the Jesus of Nazareth series taped ..as for The Ten Commandments..well..bored with that actually..and it really does't have to do with Easter but Passover...bult for some reason, don't ask me why...I had started a tradition of watching teh old movie, which I taped years and years ago on Easter of the old movie...Androcles and The Lion and for some reason every Easter after that would watch it...BUT...I just might watch another movie as well....Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe...a lot of poeple have interpreted that C.S. Lewis had a lot of Christian themes to it--both he and JRR Tolkien who were buddies, had very strong religious faith..and many have interpreted that the whole concept and idea of Aslan's resurrection after having been sacrificed and killed by the White Witch had themes similar to Christ being crucified and then resurrected the third day---so strange as it might seem I just might watch Narnia again as I haven't anyway in a long, long while
• United States
8 Apr 07
My favorite is King of Kings.Jeffrey Hunter is one of my favorite "Jesus".It is an epic and I love epics.It is not Easter without it.
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
8 Apr 07
I know it's the time for them, but I usually don't watch religious movies. I think I've watched all of them so many times.. Back home they used to show "The sound of music" on TV on Easter Day. Each year..... I think I watched one too many of those LOL NOw, I don't remember the wizard of Oz on easter but it's one of my favorite movies ever, so that would have been a bonus. Presently id we're not going anywhere on Easter day we might rent a movie, but it would more likely be a light comedy or an action movie.