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!

A Quiet Place
This week’s film is more appropriate for older viewers. In a not-too-distant future, the world is overrun by deadly blind monsters that find their prey using their super-evolved sense of… Read More
Castle in the Sky
This week we look at another animated classic from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. The young orphan Pazu lives in a small mining town, but dreams of visiting Laputa, a mysterious floating… Read More
Risen
With Easter almost here, let’s take a look at a recent film centered around the resurrection itself. Risen follows Clavius, an officer in the Roman army who is ordered by… Read More
Captain’s Courageous
Like the director Victor Fleming’s other classic films (namely The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind) Captain’s Courageous is a film everyone should see at least once in… Read More
The Secret of Kells
As it is St. Patrick’s Day (or was when this was posted), how about a movie with a bit of an Irish flavor? The Secret of Kells imagines the creation… Read More
The Prince of Egypt
This animated classic from 1998 tells the well-known story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. As an infant, Moses escapes the ordered killing of newborns when his mother… Read More
Molokai
Molokai tells the true story of Father Damien, a 19th century priest who, after an outbreak of leprosy on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, travels to the island to administer… Read More
Big Hero 6
Something a bit more lighthearted and fun this week as we take a look at Disney’s animated superhero film, Big Hero 6. The film follows the teenager Hiro who, inspired… Read More
Queen of Katwe
“In chess, the small one can become the big one.” This week we look at the inspiring true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl growing up in poverty in… Read More
Babette’s Feast
Set in 19th century Denmark, Babette’s Feast tells the simple tale of Babette, a refugee from Paris who offers to work as a housekeeper for two elderly sisters living together.… Read More
Black Panther
In contrast to last week’s slow and somewhat somber film, this week we look at an action-packed blockbuster from Disney’s Marvel Universe. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite containing the… Read More