It's Easter time, and we're looking at some of cinema's best rabbits. Warning: Not all bunnies in movies are as cute as the Easter Bunny.
10. E.B. in HOP (2011)
Your love or hate for E.B. (three guesses what those initials stand for, but you'll only need the one) will depend heavily on your love or hate for the man who voices him; Russell Brand. If you find his particular brand of intelligent, verbose nonsense hilarious, then you probably loved Hop. But if you didn't, you probably wish E.B. had the same fate as the bunny at Number 9…
9. WHITEY in FATAL ATTRACTION (1987)
Ever wondered where the term "Bunny Boiler" came from? Well, look no further. Back when every Michael Douglas movie seemed to involve him having sex with a female lunatic, this particular female lunatic (Glenn Close) doesn't take kindly to finding out he's already married with kids, so she hops his daughter's rabbit into a pot full of boiling water. Perfectly reasonable response, that.
8. WHITE RABBIT in ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951)
He's late! He's late! For a very important date! He's no time to say hello or goodbye! He's late, he's late, he's late! Trying to fix his watch – because it's EXACTLY two days late – with butter and jam, the adorable White Rabbit is decked out in glasses and a waistcoat, and can later be seen playing a tattoo on some chick's shoulder in The Matrix.
7. HAZEL in WATERSHIP DOWN (1978)
Even as an adult, this film is more disturbing to watch than all of the Saws and Hostels combined, so what any parent was thinking in their right minds, exposing their kids to the violence and horror within this movie is beyond us. Hazel (voiced by John Hurt) is the main rabbit, who must flee their old warren and then find and protect their new home, and is nothing less than a superhero for what he encounters and overcomes.
6. WERE-RABBIT in WALLACE & GROMIT IN THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (2005)
Mad inventor Wallace and his constantly suffering dog Gromit have faced their fair share of troubles of the years, but none quite so problematic as the Were-Rabbit. In the lead up to the Golden Vegetable Competition, the beast unleashed on the local town is one of such enormous size that it is capable a vegetable of ANY SIZE! The horror!
5. BUGS BUNNY in SPACE JAM (1996)
Bugs Bunny is definitely one of the greatest bunnies of all time, but unfortunately he's in one of the worst movies of all time, so that's why he's featured so low on this list. When he has to enlist recently retired Michael Jordan to help defeat basketball playing aliens The Nerdlucks… Well, he should've had his agent's head checked before he agreed to this? "What's Up, Doc?" indeed.
4. THUMPER in BAMBI (1942)
Bambi was alive all of five seconds before ADD-ridden Thumper declared him his new best friend, but let's be fair, who didn't fall in love with Thumper almost immediately. That hyper-active back foot constantly thumping away, and he is probably the first time we all heard the saying: "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all."
3. HARVEY in HARVEY (1950)
James Stewart plays Elwood, and Elwood's best friend is Harvey; a 6 foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit. His family are concerned that Harvey is the cause of Elwood's alcoholism or perhaps a mental illness, but most other folk in Elwood's life just accept the "existence" of Harvey. But there is more Harvey than just an imaginary friend. Like his power to stop time, for example…
2. FRANK in DONNIE DARKO (2001)
… which isn't too far from the powers of Frank, who seems to be able to time travel. When Donnie (Jake Gylenhaal) is woken by Frank and saved from a jet engine landing on him, we're then thrown into a confusing tale of possible schizophrenia and alternative realities. If this all sounds a bit too much, don't fret; this is proper modern classic, and the mystery of Frank's true identity is a great one to solve.
1. ROGER RABBIT in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (1988)
We could pretend that the reason Roger is number one is because he's so funny, and the movie he's in is so smart and meta and blah blah blah, but we'd be lying. The REAL reason Roger is the Greatest Movie Rabbit Of All Time is because he bagged a lady as hot as Jessica. To most boys of a certain age, Jessica Rabbit is the exact moment you became aware that girls weren't just to be pushed into mud. We want nothing more than to rock up to Roger and shake his hand. Good work, Rog. Nicely done.