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 Princess Bride
A thrilling tale of romance and adventure, this movie has it all: action, adventure, betrayal, an evil prince, a swashbuckling pirate, a mad genius, a gentle giant, a hot-headed Spanish… Read More
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
One of the best sci-fi movies of all time, “E.T.” is told through the point of view of a child and the space alien with whom he forms a close… Read More
Four Kids and IT
Time to get your gummy bears ready for this family fun movie. Four kids on holiday meet a magical troll-like creature on the beach that can grant wishes. The creature… Read More
Dr. Dolittle
Grab your matching PJ’s and get ready for some kid friendly fun adventure with Dr. Dolittle. Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor… Read More
The Main Event
The Main Event is loaded with positive messages, role models and character strength. This fun underdog soaring movie is comical and loaded with mayhem. After discovering a magical mask and… 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
The Way
This Lent, why not spend some family time together with some reconciliation-themed, almsgiving, sacrificial movies. We’ll kick it off this week. An American father travels to France to retrieve the… Read More
Matilda
Matilda is a heartwarming yet difficult movie about a young girl who loves to read. She wanders back and forth to the library with a wagon full of books; while… Read More
A Muppet Christmas Carol
In this sprightly version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Muppets Kermit, Miss Piggy, the Great Gonzo, Rizzo the Rat and Fozzie Bear have incidental roles as Michael Caine portrays… Read More
Fred Claus
Generally funny yet bittersweet tale of a sad-sack Chicago repo man (Vince Vaughn) who travels to the North Pole to help his younger, more popular brother, St. Nicholas (Paul Giamatti),… Read More