It has been the coldest March for 50 years and things are expected to get even frostier over the Easter bank holiday.

But if you are considering following the hundreds of thousands of Brits preparing to flee the freezing shores of the UK for warmer climates - there is a cheaper alternative.

You can avoid the gloomy weather and still have an Easter to remember from the comfort of your living room.

For some the holiday is an opportunity for Christian reflection. For others it is a time to catch up with family and eat an unhealthy amount of chocolate eggs.

But there is no denying one thing: The number of festive films broadcast on television is epic.

So, whether you are on the hunt for some action or just some good old family fun, you are bound to find a classic to indulge your tastes.

Check out IBTimes UK's top 10 Easter movies to get you started.

1.The Chronicles of Narnia.The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia brings C.S. Lewis' vision of faith to the big screen. It has been suggested that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe metaphorically retells the story of Jesus' Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

2. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson, depicts the events leading up to and after Jesus' arrest, trial, torture, crucifixion and resurrection. It is the most successful non-English language film ever at the box office.

3. Prince of Egypt (1998)

Prince of Egypt tells the biblical story of Moses releasing the Jews from Egyptian slavery. The epic Dreamworks film has often been described as one of the best animated features of all time.

4. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Another animated classic, this time from Disney, tells the story of a young girl named Alice who stumbles into a world of white rabbits, mad datters and smoking caterpillars.

5. Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus is an American epic historical drama film starring Lawrence Olivier and Kirk Douglas.It is still widely considered as one of the best action films of all time.

6. The Great Escape (1963)

Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, The Great Escape is about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, and the turmoil they encounter in their bid to reach freedom.

7. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Starring Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz is a classic fantasy adventure that has been charming audiences for decades. Garland plays Dorothy Gale who is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

8. Ben Hur (1959)

Charlton Heston stars as a Ben Hur, a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. He regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.The film opens with the birth of Jesus and later on Hur witnesses the crucifixion.