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!

Finding Neverland
Last month we looked at The Man Who Invented Christmas, which told the story of Charles Dickens as he wrote A Christmas Carol. This week we look at another film… Read More
The Shop Around the Corner
With the Christmas season coming to a close with the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday, we take a look at one more seasonal classic. While not strictly a Christmas… Read More
Klaus
And so Advent has come to an end, and Christmas is over. But wait, the liturgical season of Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas day! The Christmas season is still upon… Read More
Miracle on 34th Street
“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.” Christmas is fast approaching and the season of Advent is coming to an end. But we have just enough… Read More
The Santa Clause
Our Christmas film season continues with a classic from the 90s. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) hopes to share a nice Christmas with his son Charlie, but his recent divorce makes… Read More
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Although telling scary ghost stories is no longer the popular Christmas pasttime it once was, there is one ghost story that has remained a holiday favorite since its publication over… Read More
The Christmas Toy
Advent has begun! As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord, who can resist getting into the spirit of the season with Christmas movies? This week we… Read More
Hugo
Family Movie Night finally returns this week with Hugo! The year is 1931. Twelve year old Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a Paris train station, where he’s trying… Read More
Howl’s Moving Castle
Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father’s hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying… Read More
Willow
Filled with sorcery, sword-fighting, and slapstick humor, “Willow” is a great choice for giving young kids a taste of the fantasy genre. This movie is a balance of myth and… Read More
Explorers
The story of a group of three misfits that make it to outer space on a homemade spaceship, this film is all about believing in your dreams. It stars pre-hearthrob-era… Read More