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 of NIMH
Mrs. Brisby, a field mouse, is a widowed mother living with her four children in a cinder block on a farm. When she learns that her home will soon be… Read More
The Summit of the Gods
In 1924, two mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, set out to be the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. They never returned, leaving history to wonder… Read More
Ernest & Celestine
Celestine is a young orphan mouse living underground, where she’s taught to fear the evil bears that live in the world above. One day, while out on an errand, she… Read More
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
This week’s film is the zany sequel to the food-filled animated comedy we recommended two years ago, this time featuring sentient food creatures called “foodimals”. Picking up where the original… Read More
Grave of the Fireflies
This week’s film is more appropriate for older viewers. It’s also one of the saddest films ever made, so be sure to have the Kleenex nearby. It’s 1945, and the… 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
Kiki’s Delivery Service
This week’s film is a classic from Studio Ghibli. As part of her training, the young witch Kiki and her talking cat fly off to a new town where she… 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
WALL·E
Just in time for Earth Day, here’s a modern classic from Pixar. Hundreds of years in the future, mankind has turned the surface of the planet into a giant garbage… Read More
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
In this spin-off from the Shrek series, Puss in Boots decides to retire from his adventures. He’s down to the last of his nine lives, and fears a super-skilled bounty-hunting… Read More
Luck
Sam Greenfield is plagued by bad luck wherever she goes. She’s constantly dropping stuff, getting stuck, and losing things. Even her toaster refuses to work right. But when she picks… Read More