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 Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
This week’s film tells the true story of Irena Sendler, a Catholic social worker in Poland who helped save the lives of thousands of Jewish children during World War II.… Read More
The Great Escape
As it was just Memorial Day, here’s a classic film that’s a must-see for any movie lover. During World War II, Allied prisoners from across Europe converge at a new… Read More
The Hill
Rickey Hill is a young boy who loves playing baseball, though it’s not easy with the leg braces he’s forced to wear due to a degenerative spinal condition. His overbearing… Read More
I Am David
When 12-year-old David escapes from the harsh Bulgarian labor camp he grew up in, he possesses little more than a compass, a sack, and a sealed letter. Warned to trust… Read More
The Secret of NIMH
Mrs. Brisby, a field mouse, is a widowed mother living with her four children in a cinder block on a farm. When she learns that her home will soon be… Read More
The Impossible
Here’s a film based on the true story of one family’s survival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Maria Bennett (Naomi… Read More
A Matter of Life and Death
When Royal Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is forced to jump from his plane without a parachute, he expects to die. So he’s surprised to wake up on… Read More
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Here’s a foreign film from the Vatican’s 1995 list of “Some Important Films”. Following four peasant families in an Italian province in the late 1800s, the film does not have… Read More
The Summit of the Gods
In 1924, two mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, set out to be the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. They never returned, leaving history to wonder… Read More
Slumberland
Nemo lives in a lighthouse with her father, who enjoys telling her fantastical stories of his past. But when her father dies, she’s sent to live with her estranged uncle… Read More
The Mighty Ducks
This week’s film is a comedic sports drama from the 90s. Gordon Bombay is a successful but arrogant attorney, but his career is put on ice when he’s arrested for… Read More