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!

The Kid Who Would Be King
While escaping from a pair of bullies chasing him, 12 year old Alex stumbles upon something peculiar at a construction site: a sword in a stone. Easily pulling it from… Read More
A Silent Voice
When a deaf student joins Shoya’s middle school class, he is easily annoyed by her deafness, which makes communication a challenge. Shoya overcomes his discomfort by becoming a bully, teasing… Read More
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace tells the true story of the British politician William Wilberforce’s historic efforts to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire. As a devout member of the Church… Read More
The Indian in the Cupboard
“You should not do magic you do not understand!” Here’s another gem from the 90s. When Omri receives a cupboard on his ninth birthday, he discovers that whatever toy he… Read More
Penguin Bloom
After a terrible accident leaves the young mother Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts) paralyzed from the waist down, she and her family struggle to adapt to new routines. Sam is especially… Read More
Of Gods and Men
“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” (Psalms… Read More
A Little Princess
In this gem from the mid-90s, the young Sara Crewe is dropped off at an all-girls boarding school in New York when her father, a wealthy widower, sets off to… Read More
The LEGO Movie
Taking place in a world made entirely of LEGOs, and animated to look like real LEGO pieces in a stop-motion animation, The LEGO Movies follows Emmet, a construction worker with… Read More
The Jungle Book
Disney’s 2016 live-action (well, live-action / CGI hybrid) adaptation of The Jungle Book builds on both Rudyard Kipling’s original story collection and Disney’s own 1967 animated feature, shaping the stories… Read More
Dolphin Tale
Inspired by the true story of a dolphin who lost her tail after getting trapped in a tangle of rope (and featuring the dolphin as herself), Dolphin Tale follows a… Read More
A Man For All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons tells the true story of Sir Thomas More (played by Paul Scofield). A highly accomplished and respected lawyer, author, and statesman, More serves as the… Read More