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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Bumblebee
Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with the Transformers franchise; this week’s film is a standalone prequel, accessible to all.  It’s 1987, and teenage Charlie is grieving her father’s death, while… Read More
Shipwrecked
When his injured father is no longer able to sail, 14-year-old Haakon sets sail himself as a cabin boy, hoping to earn enough money to save the family farm. He… Read More
Kiki’s Delivery Service
This week’s film is a classic from Studio Ghibli. As part of her training, the young witch Kiki and her talking cat fly off to a new town where she… Read More
The Music Man
How about another classic musical for the patriotic week? Harold Hill is a traveling conman eager to swindle some money from the citizens of a small Iowa town. Pretending to… Read More
Crater
It’s hundreds of years in the future, and Caleb and his friends live on the moon, their parents working as miners. When Caleb’s father dies, his will stipulates that Caleb… Read More
42
“You want a player who doesn’t have the guts to fight back?” “No. I want a player who’s got the guts not to fight back.” This week’s film tells the… Read More
Dog Gone
Fresh out of college and not yet sure what to do with his life, Fielding Marshall finds the perfect companion in his new dog Gonker. But when Gonker gets lost… Read More
A Bag of Marbles
Joseph is a young boy living in occupied France in the early 1940s. He’s not sure why he’s supposed to wear a yellow star on his jacket. His world is… Read More
Harriet the Spy
11-year-old Harriet is obsessed with spying on her neighbors and writing down everything she learns, aspiring to observe and learn everything she can. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out… Read More
Bogus
After his mother is killed in a car crash, young Albert is sent to a new city to live with his godmother (Whoopi Goldberg), who doesn’t know the first thing… Read More
Anastasia
This week’s film is a popular animated adventure from the 90s. Orphaned as a child, the young adult Anya remembers very little of her early childhood, and wants to find… Read More