Family Movie Nights

To help families spend time together and share common experiences, The Leadership Institute provides recommendations for Family Movie Night. Each week, a new movie recommendation and explanation is available for your consideration. Enjoy the show!

Joyeux Noel
Intensely moving World War I tale of soldiers — Scottish, French and German — who spontaneously agree to a cease-fire on the Western front on Christmas Eve as they hear… Read More
Fred Claus
Generally funny yet bittersweet tale of a sad-sack Chicago repo man (Vince Vaughn) who travels to the North Pole to help his younger, more popular brother, St. Nicholas (Paul Giamatti),… Read More
Henry Poole Is Here
This Hollywood sleeper provides some great insight into how human beings function when we believe that hope is gone. The story focuses Henry Poole’s general malaise towards life and the… Read More
We Are Marshall
My family loves this movie. We Are Marshall is based on the true story of the football program at Marshall University, virtually wiped out in November 1970 when the crash… Read More
Coco
Since this is the month when we commemorate those who have died, what a great time to share time together and watch the movie, “Coco.” Despite his family’s generations-old ban… Read More
Corpse Bride
The stop motion film Corpse Bride follows the tale of Victor Van Dort. Victor is supposed to marry Victoria Everglot, but due to unplanned circumstances, becomes betrothed to a dead… Read More
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus follows the adventures of siblings Max and Dani, as well as Max’s crush Allison. The three of them decide to visit the cottage of legendary witches, the Sanderson… Read More
Casper
This week we meet the legendary friendly ghost in the film Casper. While Casper, the young title ghost, is friendly to all and especially children, his three uncles are not… Read More
Beetlejuice
Just in time for Halloween – a movie that makes the living seem like villains and the recently deceased the heroes. In case you were asleep during the late 1980s,… Read More
Kubo and the Two Strings
Set in a magical feudal Japan, this fantasy adventure begins with a one-eyed 12-year-old named Kubo living with his ailing mother in a mountain cave. During the day, he travels… Read More
The Secret World of Arrietty
14-year-old Arrietty and her family secretly live in the walls of a secluded country house. Finding room to live in the walls is not so difficult for them; they are… Read More
The Secret Garden
“If you look the right way, the whole world is a garden.” This week we have another film based on a classic book. The Secret Garden tells the story of… Read More