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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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Young Viking Chief Hiccup and his trusty dragon Toothless are back for a third and final try at saving the town’s dragons from certain doom, while learning the power of… Read More
Entertaining Angels
A great movie while you are stuck inside. Entertaining Angels chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of… Read More
The Mission
Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) enters the Guarani lands in South America with the purpose of converting the natives to Christianity. He soon builds a mission, where he is… Read More
Shadowlands
If you have older children, they will likely enjoy seeing a movie about the author of their favorite Narnia books. C.S. Lewis was so much more. “Shadowlands” is the story,… Read More
The Way
This Lent, why not spend some family time together with some reconciliation-themed, almsgiving, sacrificial movies. We’ll kick it off this week. An American father travels to France to retrieve the… Read More
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
If you have teenage children, you really ought to watch this movie together as a family. They likely only know Mr. Rogers through pop culture references or Eddie Murphy’s return… Read More
Cinderella
After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her… Read More
Matilda
Matilda is a heartwarming yet difficult movie about a young girl who loves to read. She wanders back and forth to the library with a wagon full of books; while… Read More
Moana
Released in 2016, Moana tells the tale of a chief’s daughter from the Polynesian island Motunui. She must go on a quest – one that is filled with danger, delight,… Read More
The Fourth Wise Man
Adaptation of Henry Van Dyke’s vintage short story “The Other Wise Man,” tells of a fourth Magi (Martin Sheen) who is delayed in following the star to Bethlehem, then finally… Read More
It’s A Wonderful Life
Seasonal favorite about the joys and trials of a good man (James Stewart) who, facing financial ruin on the eve of Christmas, contemplates suicide until his guardian angel (Henry Travers)… Read More