The best Easter films on TV over the Easter break – and when they’re on!

Doctor Strange is one of the best Easter films over the Easter break

Don't miss Doctor Strange on Good Friday! Here's the best movies on over Easter and when to catch them...

Check out our Easter film guide - here's our pick of the best Easter films - and what channels and times they're on!

What are the best movies on Good Friday?


Flushed Away, 10.00am – 11.20am


Fallen, 10.30pm – 11.55pm (Wales 11.00pm – 12.25 am)


Doctor Strange, 8.30pm – 10.35pm


The Parent Trap, 11.45am -2.10pm

Channel 5

Mr Bean’s Holiday, 3.20pm – 5.00pm

Rowan Atkinson promoting Mr Bean's Holiday

Rowan Atkinson promoting Mr Bean's Holiday (Olycom Spa/REX/Shutterstock)

What are the best movies on Saturday 20th April?


Murder on the Orient Express (1974 version), 2.25pm – 4.30pm (not Northern Ireland)

Alice in Wonderland (not Wales), 6.50pm – 8.30pm

The Importance of Being Earnest, 10.25pm – 11.55pm


The Spy Who Loved Me, 1.25pm – 4.00pm

The Fast and the Furios, 10.35pm – 12.30 am

Channel 4

Kubo and the Two Strings, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Best films Easter include Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo & the Two Strings is a fantastic animated adventure (Laika Studios/Focus Features)

The Shallows, 9.00pm – 10.40pm

Ted 2, 10.40pm – 12.45 am

Channel 5

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version), 2.30pm – 4.35pm

What are the best movies on Easter Sunday?


Saving Mr Banks (not Wales), 3.40pm – 5.45pm


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Not Wales), 6.15pm – 8.00pm


Moonraker, 3.15pm – 5.45pm

Roger Moore as 007 for Moonraker

Holidays wouldn't be the same without a Bond film! Check out Roger Moore as 007 in Moonraker (Snap/REX/Shutterstock)

Channel 4

Puss in Boots, 1.00pm – 2.45pm

Risen, 11.00pm – 1.10am

Channel 5

Pixels, 2.50pm – 4.50pm

Marley & Me, 4.50pm – 7.00pm

What are the best movies on Easter Monday?


Notting Hill, 10.20pm – 12.35am

Channel 4

Dante’s Peak, 12.10pm – 2.10pm

Heal the Living, 2.00am – 3.45am

Channel 5

Clash of the Titans, 1.15pm – 3.35pm

Jason and the Argonauts, 3.35pm – 5.45pm

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

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