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 Princess Bride
A thrilling tale of romance and adventure, this movie has it all: action, adventure, betrayal, an evil prince, a swashbuckling pirate, a mad genius, a gentle giant, a hot-headed Spanish… Read More
Rise of the Guardians
Generation after generation, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) protect the world’s children from darkness and despair. However,… Read More
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Young Viking Chief Hiccup and his trusty dragon Toothless are back for a third and final try at saving the town’s dragons from certain doom, while learning the power of… Read More
Cinderella
After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her… Read More
Moana
Released in 2016, Moana tells the tale of a chief’s daughter from the Polynesian island Motunui. She must go on a quest – one that is filled with danger, delight,… Read More
The Fourth Wise Man
Adaptation of Henry Van Dyke’s vintage short story “The Other Wise Man,” tells of a fourth Magi (Martin Sheen) who is delayed in following the star to Bethlehem, then finally… Read More
Coco
Since this is the month when we commemorate those who have died, what a great time to share time together and watch the movie, “Coco.” Despite his family’s generations-old ban… Read More
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus follows the adventures of siblings Max and Dani, as well as Max’s crush Allison. The three of them decide to visit the cottage of legendary witches, the Sanderson… Read More
Kubo and the Two Strings
Set in a magical feudal Japan, this fantasy adventure begins with a one-eyed 12-year-old named Kubo living with his ailing mother in a mountain cave. During the day, he travels… Read More
The NeverEnding Story
This classic fantasy film from the 80s follows the bullied boy Bastion who begins reading a strange book about a warrior who battles the spread of “The Nothing” which is… Read More
Hook
For this week’s movie, we enter a world of pirates, flying, and fairies. This week, we turn to Hook.  This 1991 movie follows adult Peter Pan (that’s right, adult) as… Read More