Table of Contents
- Yes Day (Netflix)
- BlacKkKlansman (Saturday, Channel 4, 9pm)
- The Simpsons Movie (Sunday, Channel 4, 3:40pm)
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
- The White Tiger (Netflix)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Sunday, Channel 5, 4:10pm)
- Cast Away (Netflix)
- Grease (Sunday, Channel 4, 5:55pm)
- 1917 (Amazon Prime)
- 21 Jump Street (Sunday, ITV, 10:20pm)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Netflix)
- Men in Black (Monday, Sky One, 9pm)
- Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After (Netflix)
EASTER this year is about two things – chocolate eggs and brilliant movies.
There are dozens of great films available to stream and watch on the television this weekend – and here are 13 of the very best.
All four Shrek films are back on NetflixCredit: Alamy
Yes Day (Netflix)
Jennifer Garner stars as a mother who agrees to do everything her kids want in this fun-filled comedy-drama.
BlacKkKlansman (Saturday, Channel 4, 9pm)
Spike Lee’s 2018 American biopic is a must-see for all true crime fans.
The story is based on the memoir of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, who infiltrated the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.
It features John David Washington – the son of Denzel – as Stallworth, as well as Adam Driver and Topher Grace.
The Simpsons Movie (Sunday, Channel 4, 3:40pm)
This 2007 classic, featuring Homer Simpson and his iconic ‘spider’ pig, is always worth another watch.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
This drama on Ma Rainey, an influential blues singer in America during the 1920s, has been nominated for five Oscars at this year’s awards, including Best Actress for Viola Davis and Best Actor for the late Chadwick Boseman.
The White Tiger (Netflix)
Starring Adarsh Gourav in his first leading role, The White Tiger is the story of a young Indian man who uses his wit to escape from poverty.
The film, based on a 2008 novel of the same name, has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Oscars.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Sunday, Channel 5, 4:10pm)
This 1968 musical is always on around this time of year and is well worth a watch if, somehow, you’ve never seen it before.
The late Chadwick Boseman stars in the Oscar-nominated Ma Rainey’s Black BottomCredit: AP
Cast Away (Netflix)
Tom Hanks stranded on a beach with nothing but a volleyball – what more do you want?
This 2000 drama has just been uploaded to Netflix and is likely to be streamed thousands of times this weekend.
Grease (Sunday, Channel 4, 5:55pm)
This 1978 classic starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will get hearts melting on Sunday evening – the perfect way to relax after your Easter dinner.
1917 (Amazon Prime)
One of the greatest war films ever made, 1917 follows two British soldiers (George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman) as they try to deliver a crucial message to stop a doomed offensive.
Co-starring Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth, this 2019 blockbuster is worth a stream if you’re looking for a breathtaking watch.
21 Jump Street (Sunday, ITV, 10:20pm)
Based on the television series, 21 Jump Street follows two undercover police officers who try to prevent the outbreak of a new synthetic drug at a local school.
The buddy copy comedy stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as the lead characters, with Brie Larson and Dave Franco supporting.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Netflix)
This 2018 computer-animated film follows the famous superhero on the planet Earth-1610 as he joins forces with other Spider-People from various dimensions to stop the evil Kingpin.
Men in Black (Monday, Sky One, 9pm)
The original film in the series sees Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith supervise aliens who live on Earth, hiding their existence from humans.
Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After (Netflix)
Yes, that’s correct – all four Shrek films are now available to watch on Netflix.
There are some great movies available this weekend – but watching Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and the rest of the team is the ultimate.
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