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!

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The Grinch
With Advent officially here, this week’s film is a recent adaptation of a Dr. Suess holiday classic. You’re no doubt already familiar with the premise. The Grinch, living alone on… Read More
You Can’t Take It with You
With Thanksgiving only a couple days away, here’s a classic film about appreciating family and friendship over money and social status. Tony (Jimmy Stewart) is in love, but his parents… Read More
Peter Pan
The magical story of the boy who refuses to grow up comes to life in this faithful adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. As the twelve year old Wendy… Read More
I Can Only Imagine
Growing up, Bart Millard considers his abusive father (Dennis Quaid) to be a monster, but keeps the abuse a secret from his friends, instead seeking solace in music, eventually finding… Read More
Joan of Arc
Although All Saints’ Day refers to all saints, both known and unknown, here’s a classic 1948 film about one of the most famous saints. Devout in her faith and dedicated… Read More
Nightbooks
When no one shows up for Alex’s scary-themed birthday party, he begins to hate himself and his interest in writing scary stories. While running away to destroy his story notebooks,… Read More
Hotel Transylvania
Count Dracula is afraid of humans, what with their torches and pitchforks, and has built a grand hotel to help protect fellow monsters from the dangerous human world. But on… Read More
The Witches
Nine year old Luke and his grandmother are spending the summer at a seaside hotel, where Luke discovers a large convention of child-hating witches taking place. Eavesdropping on their plans,… Read More
The Astronaut Farmer
Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) always wanted to be an astronaut, but dropped out of NASA’s space program to save his father’s ranch and never got the chance to go… Read More
On the Waterfront
This week’s film is a well-known classic starring Marlon Brando. Partly inspired by a series of actual crime reports, On the Waterfront tells the story of Terry Malloy, a dock… Read More
Despicable Me
Gru and his yellow minions have become iconic animated characters, but this week’s film is the original story that started it all. Hoping to be recognized as the world’s greatest… Read More