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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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
The Miracle Season
Caroline “Line” Found is an optimistic, outgoing teenager and a talented volleyball player. She serves as captain of her high school volleyball team, which won the state championship last year,… Read More
Bicycle Thieves
Here’s a famous Italian classic from the Vatican’s 1995 list of great films. In post-World War II Rome, Antonio is struggling to find work to support his family. He finds… Read More
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) isn’t satisfied with his office job working for Life magazine. He’s a dedicated worker, but often zones out, daydreaming of a much more adventurous and exciting… Read More
Grave of the Fireflies
This week’s film is more appropriate for older viewers. It’s also one of the saddest films ever made, so be sure to have the Kleenex nearby. It’s 1945, and the… Read More
Candleshoe
Teenager Casey is a foster child, a loner, and a bit of a delinquent, enjoying causing trouble in the city streets of LA. She’s given the chance to make a… Read More