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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Christmas in Connecticut
Here’s a seasonal romantic comedy from the 40’s. Elizabeth Lane is a successful columnist, writing about cooking and life with her husband and baby on her picturesque Connecticut farm. When… Read More
The Grinch
With Advent officially here, this week’s film is a recent adaptation of a Dr. Suess holiday classic. You’re no doubt already familiar with the premise. The Grinch, living alone on… Read More
You Can’t Take It with You
With Thanksgiving only a couple days away, here’s a classic film about appreciating family and friendship over money and social status. Tony (Jimmy Stewart) is in love, but his parents… Read More
Peter Pan
The magical story of the boy who refuses to grow up comes to life in this faithful adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic, Peter Pan. As the twelve year old Wendy… Read More
Hotel Transylvania
Count Dracula is afraid of humans, what with their torches and pitchforks, and has built a grand hotel to help protect fellow monsters from the dangerous human world. But on… Read More
The Witches
Nine year old Luke and his grandmother are spending the summer at a seaside hotel, where Luke discovers a large convention of child-hating witches taking place. Eavesdropping on their plans,… Read More
Despicable Me
Gru and his yellow minions have become iconic animated characters, but this week’s film is the original story that started it all. Hoping to be recognized as the world’s greatest… Read More
The Flowers of St. Francis
This 1950 Italian film dramatizes just a small part of the life and works of the popular 12th century Italian friar, Saint Francis of Assisi, known for founding the Franciscans.… Read More
Shazam!
Billy Batson is a 14 year old orphan who’s determined to track down his birth mother, which means he’s often running away from foster homes and getting in trouble. Not… Read More
Ratatouille
Here’s a modern classic from Pixar. Remy is a rat who has a love for delicious food and an obsession with cooking. But his rat family doesn’t care about his… Read More
Zathura: A Space Adventure
In this Jumanji spin-off, a board game brings its players the intergalactic perils of outer space  rather than the jungle. To pass the time while their father’s away, two brothers,… Read More