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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Corpse Bride
The stop motion film Corpse Bride follows the tale of Victor Van Dort. Victor is supposed to marry Victoria Everglot, but due to unplanned circumstances, becomes betrothed to a dead… 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