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!

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
Return to Oz
It’s been six months since Dorothy returned to Kansas, and Aunt Em is worried about her. Dorothy’s not sleeping well and she keeps talking about strange nonsense such as a… Read More
Into the Woods
October has arrived, and as Halloween begins creeping closer, how about a journey into the dark and mysterious woods, where there are witches and wolves and curses? This film adaptation… Read More
Spirited Away
“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.” Here’s another animated classic from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, a film which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The timid… Read More
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them…   No Catholic list of film recommendations… Read More
The Dark Crystal
In the late 70’s, Muppets creator Jim Henson wanted to explore puppetry possibilities beyond the sort of comedic creatures he was known for, such as Kermit and Miss Piggy. The… Read More
The Kid Who Would Be King
While escaping from a pair of bullies chasing him, 12 year old Alex stumbles upon something peculiar at a construction site: a sword in a stone. Easily pulling it from… Read More
The LEGO Movie
Taking place in a world made entirely of LEGOs, and animated to look like real LEGO pieces in a stop-motion animation, The LEGO Movies follows Emmet, a construction worker with… Read More
The Jungle Book
Disney’s 2016 live-action (well, live-action / CGI hybrid) adaptation of The Jungle Book builds on both Rudyard Kipling’s original story collection and Disney’s own 1967 animated feature, shaping the stories… 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
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