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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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
The Prince of Egypt
This animated classic from 1998 tells the well-known story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. As an infant, Moses escapes the ordered killing of newborns when his mother… Read More
Big Hero 6
Something a bit more lighthearted and fun this week as we take a look at Disney’s animated superhero film, Big Hero 6. The film follows the teenager Hiro who, inspired… Read More
Black Panther
In contrast to last week’s slow and somewhat somber film, this week we look at an action-packed blockbuster from Disney’s Marvel Universe. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite containing the… Read More
Klaus
And so Advent has come to an end, and Christmas is over. But wait, the liturgical season of Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas day! The Christmas season is still upon… Read More
Hugo
Family Movie Night finally returns this week with Hugo! The year is 1931. Twelve year old Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a Paris train station, where he’s trying… Read More
Howl’s Moving Castle
Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father’s hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying… Read More
Willow
Filled with sorcery, sword-fighting, and slapstick humor, “Willow” is a great choice for giving young kids a taste of the fantasy genre. This movie is a balance of myth and… Read More
Explorers
The story of a group of three misfits that make it to outer space on a homemade spaceship, this film is all about believing in your dreams. It stars pre-hearthrob-era… Read More
The Goonies
Any kid who likes pirates-which is almost all of them-will love this one. A group of motley outcasts fight to save their town from being demolished and turned into a… Read More