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The best treasure quest films to inspire your Easter egg hunting

Pirates, puzzles and (PG) peril - widescreen scavenger hunts to watch before kicking off your own this Easter.

The Goonies

A cult classic about a group of kids who, in an attempt to save their homes from being destroyed, stumble upon a famous pirate’s treasure map. Watching the danger they get into will spice up the search for creme eggs in your nan's pot plants.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Any adventure with Indiana Jones would make for good egg hunting inspiration, but The Last Crusade — what with its double quest to find both Indiana’s father and the Holy Grail while outwitting Nazis — is the ultimate choice.

Indiana Jones

Raiders of the last egg

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

If it’s less adventure and more lolz you’re looking for this Easter, there’s Monty Python’s take on the quest for the Holy Grail. It’s even got a rabbit in it. The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, that is.

National Treasure

From ships lost in the Arctic to ciphers hidden in the Declaration of Independence, National Treasure will inspire you to turn your egg hunting clues into problem-solving puzzles.

National Treasure

"Hmmm... chocolate sprinkles, the eggs must be near"

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Revisit the first Harry Potter film for some challenges of the magical variety - like Wizard Chess, flying keys and defeating He Who Should Not Be Named.

Muppet Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale about buried treasure adapted for film with two thrilling additions: music and Muppets! Oh, and Tim Curry, obviously.

The Adventures of Tintin

Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg’s motion captured movie sees Tintin and Snowy encounter ancient scrolls and pirates as they attempt to unravel the mystery of the Unicorn.
When you’re done ransacking your house for treats, here are the family films to catch on the big screen this Easter:
Brought to life by director Tim Burton, this beloved family favourite tells the story of an ex-performer and his family recruited by a circus owner to care for his animals, where the performer discovers a very unusual member of the team... blank

Dumbo

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Sir Lionel Frost is an explorer of mythical beings and Mr Link is a mythical being who wants to be found. When the pair discover each other, they embark on a mission of legendary proportions. blank

Missing Link

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Peppa Pig and her friends enjoy a series of adventures. From splashing around in the mud at a festival through to a cinema trip to see Super Potato on the big screen, sing and play along with Peppa and her brother George. blank

Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun

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Billy Batson is a 14-year-old foster child who is always getting into trouble. After running away from foster homes in 6 different counties, his social worker pleads with him to give people a chance. blank

Shazam!

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June always thought that Wonderland – an amusement park where anything is possible – was just a fragment of her imagination. But when she discovers that it exists, and that it’s in danger, she must do all she can to save it from a destructive fate. blank

Wonder Park

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Following a mysterious treasure map into an underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys. blank

The Goonies

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A taxi cab dreams of making it to the racing big leagues but is constantly down on his luck. A chance meeting and an unexpected car-napping could be just what needed to happen to turn his life around. blank

Wheely

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The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, "Avengers: Endgame." blank

Avengers: Endgame

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