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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Holes
When teenager Stanley is wrongly accused of stealing, perhaps due to bad luck from an old family curse, he’s sent to a juvenile work camp. It’s a strange camp, where… 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
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
When the young Josh Primm and his family move into a new house in the city, Josh is miserable. He has no friends in this new place and is picked… Read More
Detective Pikachu
This week’s film takes place in a world filled with Pokémon creatures, though you don’t need to know anything about the Pokémon franchise to enjoy it. Receiving the sad news… Read More
The Bad Guys
When Mr. Wolf and his gang of thieves get caught trying to steal a valuable award, everyone expects they’ll be spending a lot of time in jail. But the quick-thinking… Read More
Matilda the Musical
This week’s film is a recent release. We recommended the 1996 adaptation some time ago, but that version had a serious lack of singing and dancing.  Based on the popular… Read More
Noelle
Here’s one more holiday film before Christmastide comes to an end this week. Noelle (Anna Kendrick) is the daughter of Santa Claus, and loves the family Christmas business. After her… Read More
The Claus Family
Coping with the recent death of his father, Jules is in no mood to celebrate Christmas. But his enthusiasm returns when he discovers his grandfather is Santa Claus. Eager to… Read More
8-Bit Christmas
As Christmas approaches, Jake Doyle’s daughter begs for a phone for Christmas, inspiring Jake to recount a particular Christmas of his own in the late 80’s, when all he wanted… Read More