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!

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
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
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
Encanto
In a small remote enchanted village in Colombia lives the Madrigal family, each member gifted with certain powers that they use in service of the village. Except for the teenage… Read More