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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When you look at your own life, what do you see? This week’s feature is one of my favorites. If you can make it through the first 10 minutes without… Read More
Bridge to Terabithia
This week’s suggestion is one for the rental category. It’s a cute movie, though young children might find it pretty sad. Still, older kids (7-11) will find it exciting. I… Read More
We Bought A Zoo
This one is definitely not a movie to rent. Buy it. I promise your family will watch it again and again. Based on the true story of Benjamin Mee and… Read More
Shrek 2
It was back to the archives this weekend as no one could settle on a movie and the children are all in the musical, Shrek, at school.  So we used… Read More
Meet The Robinsons
Every once in a while, we choose a movie from ones we own already and Friday night was one of those nights. Nearly everyone agreed that Meet The Robinsons fit… Read More
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
For family movie night, we chose a documentary. It doesn’t happen often and usually includes whining from at least one of the children. In the end, however, we are all… Read More
Captain America: The First Avenger
When the family sat down to watch Captain America the first time, we did not know it would set us down the road leading through the Marvel Comic Universe. We… Read More
How To Train Your Dragon (I and II)
Most of the time, we read the books before we watch the movie. That was true with The Bridge to Terabithia, all of the Narnia movies, and even most of… Read More
Hidden Figures
Now here is a movie my family will watch over and over. At a little more than two hours, it’s long, but it never feels that way. Katherine Johnson (Taraji… Read More
First Man
Since we knew a lunar eclipse was coming on Sunday, we decided to sit down for First Man, Damien Chazelle’s fact-based movie about the legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong. It tracks… Read More
Incredibles 2
For movie night last week, we chose to watch Pixar’s Incredibles 2, the sequel to the 2004 blockbuster. The family had seen the movie in the theater last summer but… Read More