Everyone’s making the most of the long Easter weekend, whether it’s getting away with family or spending time at home to enjoy a few days of peace and quiet. Over this well-deserved break, why not head out with your partner, friends or family for a fun movie-night? Popcorn and slushies included, of course!
Here’s our list of the top movies to watch this Easter weekend…
A classic favourite if ever there was one! Tim Burton’s magical directorial vision breathes new life into Disney’s 1941 classic. When a battling circus discovers its baby elephant with comically large ears can fly, it suddenly attracts hordes of fans… and, sadly, the interest of one unsavoury entrepreneur. The live-action film, starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green and Michael Keaton, takes viewers on an utterly enchanting, often heartbreaking, journey.
2. Kandasamys: The Wedding
This proudly local film is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s the warm but hilarious sequel to Keeping up with the Kandasamys where moms Shanti Naidoo (Maeshni Naicker) and Jennifer Kandasamy (Jailoshini Naidoo) battle for control over plans for the wedding of Jennifer’s daughter to Shanti’s son. You’ll love this vibrant, witty film!
3. The Front Runner
The handsome Hugh Jackman stars as US presidential candidate Gary Hart in this political drama set during the 87/88 elections. Based on the true story of Hart’s roller-coaster journey toward election day, the film is packed with revelations and true-life accounts of his experience. J.K Simmons and Vera Farmiga also star.
4. A Dog’s Way Home
In this charming family drama, a female dog Bella travels over 400 miles to get back home. On her journey, she meets new friends, encounters a few dangerous characters and even saves a life. This is a great one for the family and will have you rushing home to cuddle your own four-legged companions. Starring Ashley Judd and Jonah Hauer-King with Bryce Dallas Howard lending her voice to Bella.
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From the director of 2017’s Oscar award-winning film Get Out, comes another nail-biting thriller starring Black Panther actors, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. A summer vacation to the Wilson family beach house takes a dark turn when a strange but familiar family arrive in the driveway… with less than savoury intentions. With just enough humour to diffuse the suspense and loads of plot twists to keep you at the edge of your seat, this film is certainly a must-see.
6. Saint Judy
Immigration attorney Judy Wood changes US asylum law forever after taking on the case of an Afghan woman who fled her country, persecuted for opening up a school for girls there. Star of TV’s The Path, Michelle Monaghan is a tour de force as Judy in this true story.
Compiled by Features Editor Stephanie van der Plank