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!

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
This week we join three friends as they travel through the wilderness looking for a way home. This week, we watch Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993). Homeward Bound is ceaselessly… Read More
Lilo & Stitch
This week’s movie introduces us to the extraterrestrial… in the form of an adorable little blue alien named Stitch.  That’s right, it’s time for another Disney movie – Lilo &… Read More
Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is considered a classic, and has fans of all ages. So what better film to watch with the whole family this week? Wilbur is the… Read More
Inside Out
We’re back to Pixar this week as we enjoy a movie about emotions, thoughts, and memories. That’s right, it’s time for Inside Out! Inside Out tackles the story of Riley,… Read More
Soul Surfer
Gather your tissues, this movie is an emotional one. Soul Surfer tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a surfer from Hawaii who, one day, is seriously injured due to… Read More
The Princess And The Frog
The Princess and the Frog is Disney’s animated “classic” that takes a new twist on an old tale. Though the movie came out when the children were much younger, we… Read More
The Blind Side
How Courageous Are You? One of 2009’s best films, this fact-based movie tells the powerful story of Michael Oher, a professional football player whose path in life was set largely… Read More
Toy Story 3
In anxious anticipation for Toy Story 4, which comes at on the feast of John the Baptist (look it up), we went back in time to see how the saga… Read More
The Man Who Knew Infinity
We chose a movie this week from our wish list – that place where we store movies we think we want to watch and then forget about. But no one… Read More
Percy Jackson
The first Percy Jackson movie (there are two) is one we come back to again and again. Since it was available for streaming for free the other night, we watched… Read More
The Mighty Macs
Even though our team (Notre Dame) came really, really close to winning the NCAA Women’s Championship, we opted for a basketball movie anyway.  The Mighty Macs is a true story… Read More
Instant Family
We have been wanting to watch this movie for some time. We never got around to going to the theater (since that requires saving up) and we have been waiting… Read More