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 Bad Guys
When Mr. Wolf and his gang of thieves get caught trying to steal a valuable award, everyone expects they’ll be spending a lot of time in jail. But the quick-thinking… Read More
An American Tail
This week’s film is an animated classic from the mid-80’s. After their home in Russia is destroyed, the seven-year-old mouse Fievel and his family board a ship bound for New… Read More
The Grinch
With Advent officially here, this week’s film is a recent adaptation of a Dr. Suess holiday classic. You’re no doubt already familiar with the premise. The Grinch, living alone on… Read More
Hotel Transylvania
Count Dracula is afraid of humans, what with their torches and pitchforks, and has built a grand hotel to help protect fellow monsters from the dangerous human world. But on… Read More
Despicable Me
Gru and his yellow minions have become iconic animated characters, but this week’s film is the original story that started it all. Hoping to be recognized as the world’s greatest… Read More
Ratatouille
Here’s a modern classic from Pixar. Remy is a rat who has a love for delicious food and an obsession with cooking. But his rat family doesn’t care about his… Read More
The Sea Beast
Determined to follow in the footsteps of her late parents, the young orphan Maisie runs away from an orphanage to join a crew of sea monster hunters, stowing away on… Read More
Raya and the Last Dragon
Five kingdoms along a dragon-shaped river have been feuding for centuries. Princess Raya’s father, the king of one of the kingdoms, decides to hold a grand banquet, inviting all the… Read More
The Boy and the Beast
Refusing to live with his new guardians after his mother dies, nine year old Ren runs away, losing himself in the streets of Tokyo. He is soon found by Kumatetsu,… Read More
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
The Wind Rises
Studio Ghibli is best known for its fantastical adventure stories, but in this week’s film we take a look at something different from them, as they dramatize the life of… Read More