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 Good Dinosaur
This week’s film is a more light-hearted adventure taking place in a comedic alternate reality in which dinosaurs never went extinct and have evolved human-level intelligence, while humans remain more… Read More
Earth to Echo
As childhood friends Tuck, Alex, and Munch prepare for their last night together before some of them move away, they decide to investigate why their smartphones are glitching strangely when… Read More
Fly Away Home
When her mother dies, 13-year-old Amy (a young Anna Paquin) moves from New Zealand to Canada to live with her father (Jeff Daniels), an eccentric sculptor and inventor. After such… Read More
Over the Moon
After her mother passes away, teenage Fei Fei is upset that her father has fallen in love again, and hates the idea of having a step mother and an annoying… Read More
The Iron Giant
Here’s a lesser-known animated film from the filmmaker who would go on to direct The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar. Nine-year-old Hogarth lives in a small town in the 1950s.… Read More
National Treasure
In a change of pace from last week’s animated fairy tale, here’s an action adventure with an historic flavor. Ever since he was a child, Ben Gates has believed what… Read More
Beauty and the Beast
Here’s an animated Disney classic from the early 90s. A young woman unsatisfied with her provincial life, Belle wishes for adventures outside her small town. She gets her wish when… Read More
Empire of the Sun
It’s the 1940s, and Jamie Graham (played by a young Christian Bale) is a British schoolboy living in Shanghai with his parents. He enjoys an upper class lifestyle, but takes… Read More
Encanto
In a small remote enchanted village in Columbia lives the Madrigal family, each member gifted with certain powers that they use in service of the village. Except for the teenage… Read More
Jingle Jangle
Here’s a whimsical and imaginative story to consider as Christmastide comes to an end. Soon after the inventor and toymaker Jeronicus Jangle finishes a prototype of his latest wondrous toy,… 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