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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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
Henry Poole Is Here
This Hollywood sleeper provides some great insight into how human beings function when we believe that hope is gone. The story focuses Henry Poole’s general malaise towards life and the… Read More
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus follows the adventures of siblings Max and Dani, as well as Max’s crush Allison. The three of them decide to visit the cottage of legendary witches, the Sanderson… Read More
Casper
This week we meet the legendary friendly ghost in the film Casper. While Casper, the young title ghost, is friendly to all and especially children, his three uncles are not… Read More
Beetlejuice
Just in time for Halloween – a movie that makes the living seem like villains and the recently deceased the heroes. In case you were asleep during the late 1980s,… Read More
Hook
For this week’s movie, we enter a world of pirates, flying, and fairies. This week, we turn to Hook.  This 1991 movie follows adult Peter Pan (that’s right, adult) as… Read More
Enchanted
Have you ever dreamed of entering a new world? Of leaving your every day life behind and encountering something new? Well, that’s exactly what happens in this week’s movie when… Read More
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
This week we join three friends as they travel through the wilderness looking for a way home. This week, we watch Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993). Homeward Bound is ceaselessly… Read More
Lilo & Stitch
This week’s movie introduces us to the extraterrestrial… in the form of an adorable little blue alien named Stitch.  That’s right, it’s time for another Disney movie – Lilo &… Read More