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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The Bad Guys
When Mr. Wolf and his gang of thieves get caught trying to steal a valuable award, everyone expects they’ll be spending a lot of time in jail. But the quick-thinking… Read More
Iron Will
In the last week of January 1917 (that is, 106 years ago this week), a young man raced through brutal winter weather and rough terrain to finish a 500-mile dog… Read More
An American Tail
This week’s film is an animated classic from the mid-80’s. After their home in Russia is destroyed, the seven-year-old mouse Fievel and his family board a ship bound for New… Read More
The Claus Family
Coping with the recent death of his father, Jules is in no mood to celebrate Christmas. But his enthusiasm returns when he discovers his grandfather is Santa Claus. Eager to… Read More
Peter Pan
The magical story of the boy who refuses to grow up comes to life in this faithful adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. As the twelve year old Wendy… Read More
Nightbooks
When no one shows up for Alex’s scary-themed birthday party, he begins to hate himself and his interest in writing scary stories. While running away to destroy his story notebooks,… Read More
The Witches
Nine year old Luke and his grandmother are spending the summer at a seaside hotel, where Luke discovers a large convention of child-hating witches taking place. Eavesdropping on their plans,… Read More
Despicable Me
Gru and his yellow minions have become iconic animated characters, but this week’s film is the original story that started it all. Hoping to be recognized as the world’s greatest… Read More
Shazam!
Billy Batson is a 14 year old orphan who’s determined to track down his birth mother, which means he’s often running away from foster homes and getting in trouble. Not… Read More
The Sea Beast
Determined to follow in the footsteps of her late parents, the young orphan Maisie runs away from an orphanage to join a crew of sea monster hunters, stowing away on… Read More
Zathura: A Space Adventure
In this Jumanji spin-off, a board game brings its players the intergalactic perils of outer space  rather than the jungle. To pass the time while their father’s away, two brothers,… Read More