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 Polar Express
“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” With the beginning of Advent, here’s a film that may easily put a family in the… Read More
Paddington
When a young orphaned talking bear from Peru arrives at Paddington Station, London in search of a new home, the Brown family offers him a place to stay, naming him… 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
Goosebumps
After moving to a new town, teenager Zach becomes suspicious about his mysterious neighbor (played by Jack Black), fearing his neighbor is keeping a daughter locked up. After the police… Read More
Big Bully
Here’s a little comedy from the mid-90s. As a child, David Leary is constantly tormented by the school bully nicknamed “Fang”. His lunches are stolen and his toys are broken.… Read More
Stuart Little
George Little is excited when his parents set out to adopt a brother to join the family, but he’s not too happy when they come home with… a talking mouse.… Read More
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) isn’t satisfied with his office job working for Life magazine. He’s a dedicated worker, but often zones out, daydreaming of a much more adventurous and exciting… Read More
Singin’ in the Rain
Here’s a classic from the 50s that’s essential viewing for any movie lover. It’s the 1920s, and movies with sound are the new innovation. But silent film star Don Lockwood… Read More
Candleshoe
Teenager Casey is a foster child, a loner, and a bit of a delinquent, enjoying causing trouble in the city streets of LA. She’s given the chance to make a… 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
Tom and Huck
Tom Sawyer enjoys skipping school and sneaking out late at night, especially with his friend Huck Finn. One night, the two boys witness a murder, and, fearing for their own… Read More