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Best Movies To Watch This Easter Weekend
By: Film Cutting
If you're not tackling the traffic for the Easter long weekend, you might have some time to kill.
Here's Film Cutting's list of best Easter movies in chronological order.
Easter Parade (1948)
Easter Parade definitely falls on the lighter end of the Easter movie spectrum, starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire and featuring music by Irving Berlin.
Astair plays a dancer suddenly bereft of a partner when his former colleague (Ann Miller) departs the duo for a solo career. His character finds a replacement in a chorus dancer who can not only move, but has a great singing voice (Garland).
The Robe (1953)
The Robe was the first film ever shot in CinemaScope, the world's first widescreen 3-D process.
Richard Burton plays military tribune Marcellus Gallio who commands the Roman unit that crucifies Jesus. In a dice game, Gallio wins the robe Jesus wore and is told it will serve as a reminder of his first crucifixion. Haunted by nightmares of the act he has participated in, Gallio slowly begins to believe the robe is having an effect on his life.
The nine-minute chariot race has become one of cinema's most famous sequences and the film went on to win eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Charlton Heston is Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish merchant of noble blood in this sword-and-sandals historical epic that begins with the birth of Jesus and ends with the titular character witnessing the Crucifixion.
One key scene involves Ben-Hur collapses and a local carpenter who is revealed to be Jesus comes to his aid against the orders of the Roman guards.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Max Von Sydow portrays Jesus in this three-plus hour movie that also features Charlton Heston as John the Baptist and follows the life of Christ from Nativity to Resurrection. Other notable stars in the movie include Angela Lansbury, Jose Ferrer, Telly Savalas and Dorothy McGuire, and it marks the final film of Claude Rains.
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