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!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
With Thanksgiving feasts (and perhaps some holiday shopping) around the corner, here’s a family comedy that features some delicious weather, but warns of the dangers of excessiveness. Flint Lockwood has… Read More
The Book of Life
With All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) just around the corner, how about a film that deftly segues us from… Read More
Bedtime Stories
In contrast to last week’s serious drama, how about settling down with a lighthearted family comedy? When hotel repairman Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is asked by his sister to babysit… Read More
The LEGO Movie
Taking place in a world made entirely of LEGOs, and animated to look like real LEGO pieces in a stop-motion animation, The LEGO Movies follows Emmet, a construction worker with… 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
Night at the Museum
With his sporadic work history setting a bad example for his son, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is eager to earn back his son’s respect and admiration, starting with a new… 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
The Santa Clause
Our Christmas film season continues with a classic from the 90s. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) hopes to share a nice Christmas with his son Charlie, but his recent divorce makes… Read More
The Christmas Toy
Advent has begun! As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord, who can resist getting into the spirit of the season with Christmas movies? This week we… Read More
The Muppet Movie
If you were a kid of the ’80s then you know your kids will never truly understand how important the Muppets were to your cultural development. In this madcap update… Read More
The Goonies
Any kid who likes pirates-which is almost all of them-will love this one. A group of motley outcasts fight to save their town from being demolished and turned into a… Read More