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 Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) isn’t satisfied with his office job working for Life magazine. He’s a dedicated worker, but often zones out, daydreaming of a much more adventurous and exciting… Read More
Candleshoe
Teenager Casey is a foster child, a loner, and a bit of a delinquent, enjoying causing trouble in the city streets of LA. She’s given the chance to make a… Read More
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Here’s a recently released animated film about the world’s most famous plumbers. The Mario brothers are having a tough time with their new plumbing business. While trying to fix a… Read More
Tom and Huck
Tom Sawyer enjoys skipping school and sneaking out late at night, especially with his friend Huck Finn. One night, the two boys witness a murder, and, fearing for their own… Read More
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
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
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
Hoot
Teenager Roy doesn’t know anyone in town after he and his family move to Florida. But he soon becomes curious about another local boy he sees running around barefoot, wondering… Read More
Holes
When teenager Stanley is wrongly accused of stealing, perhaps due to bad luck from an old family curse, he’s sent to a juvenile work camp. It’s a strange camp, where… Read More
Chupa
Still mourning the death of his father, 13-year-old Alex reluctantly travels to Mexico to meet his paternal grandfather and cousins. While the new environment takes some getting used to, the… Read More