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 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
The Rosa Parks Story
Growing up in the racially segregated Alabama, the young Rosa McCauley does not take for granted that she or her family and friends are somehow inferior to others; she knows… Read More
Big Miracle
It’s the late 80s when Alaskan news reporter Adam Carlson happens to spot a trio of gray whales trapped by pack ice in the Arctic Circle. With temperatures dropping, it… Read More
Remember the Night
Here’s one last Christmas classic as Christmastide comes to an end. Prosecutor Jack Sargent (Fred MacMurray) knows he’ll get a guilty verdict for a woman on trial for shoplifting, but,… Read More
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
Since its publication in a New York newspaper in 1897, an editor’s affirmative response to an 8 year old girl’s letter asking if Santa was real has become one of… Read More
12 Angry Men
When a group of twelve jurors retreat to the jury room to deliberate the case of a young man accused of murdering his father, all the jurors but one are… Read More
The Book Thief
This week’s film is a war time drama that’s more appropriate for older viewers. It’s 1938 in Germany when young Liesel is forced to move in with new foster parents.… Read More
Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.” For All Saints’ Day, here’s a movie about Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower. While undergoing several hardships as… Read More