Best ever, no question, hands-down--
Davey and Goliath's special, "Happy Easter"
Here's a link: daveyandgoliath.org/easter.html
I know, it sounds like a stupid kid's show and it's dollmation, which is ancient technology.
But the story is so touching, one that most adults can identify with. I remember watching this every year with my brother and we would both cry. And when I was a grown-up and VCRs were invented, THIS was one of the first movies I purchased for my children.
Even though it's made by the Lutherans, there's nothing in this movie that would be contrary to Catholic teaching.
Buy it. You'll see.
I agree that The Ten Commandments is marvelous, but it's four hours long--if you have that much time on Easter, then you're darn lucky! Davey and Goliath's special is only a half-hour long. And the Davey and Goliath Easter special is less fiction than The Ten Commandments. That movie is Hollywood all the way--great fun, but it's a lot of imagination. ALL of us lose a Grandma sooner or later, and that's what the Davey and Goliath Easter special is all about--real life and real truth.
The character of Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth moves and talks so slow and has no facial expressions other than "long", it's like he's on drugs or a zombie or something! My husband and I hated that film because of the sloooooowww zombie Jesus. We like to think that Jesus as a human was just a tad more animated.