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!

Going My Way
It’s the final movie night of the year. For a change of pace, why not end with a calm and uplifting classic? Bing Crosby stars as the Father Charles O’Malley,… Read More
The Christmas Chronicles
The young Katie and her teenage brother Ted are having a rough holiday season. They’ve grown apart with age, and their family is about to celebrate their first Christmas without… Read More
Elf
Here’s a Christmas film that’s admittedly more on the secular side, but has become a seasonal favorite by offering a fun and hilariously entertaining story. While Santa is delivering presents… Read More
3 Godfathers
While most Christmas films are sure to feature iconic seasonal imagery like snow and evergreen trees, this one’s a bit different. It’s a Christmas western set in the arid deserts… Read More
Home Alone
As another season of Advent begins, here’s a seasonal classic from the 90s. Kevin is feeling ignored, unloved, and miserable. His large family is preparing for a holiday trip and… Read More
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
With Thanksgiving feasts (and perhaps some holiday shopping) around the corner, here’s a family comedy that features some delicious weather, but warns of the dangers of excessiveness. Flint Lockwood has… Read More
Les Misérables
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” When prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is released on parole, his status as an ex-convict makes him an outcast,… Read More
Monsieur Vincent
Here’s a classic French film based on the life of a famous saint. It’s the year 1617 when Vincent arrives in Chatillon, France, to serve as the area’s new priest.… Read More
Safety
After being accepted to Clemson University on a football scholarship, Ray is eager to make the most of it, enrolling in challenging classes while balancing his time and energy with… Read More
The Book of Life
With All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) just around the corner, how about a film that deftly segues us from… Read More
Coraline
The young Coraline Jones is miserable after she and her parents move to a new house out in the middle of nowhere. She is completely bored, misses her friends, and… Read More