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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Bogus
After his mother is killed in a car crash, young Albert is sent to a new city to live with his godmother (Whoopi Goldberg), who doesn’t know the first thing… Read More
Anastasia
This week’s film is a popular animated adventure from the 90s. Orphaned as a child, the young adult Anya remembers very little of her early childhood, and wants to find… Read More
Holes
When teenager Stanley is wrongly accused of stealing, perhaps due to bad luck from an old family curse, he’s sent to a juvenile work camp. It’s a strange camp, where… Read More
Chupa
Still mourning the death of his father, 13-year-old Alex reluctantly travels to Mexico to meet his paternal grandfather and cousins. While the new environment takes some getting used to, the… Read More
The Karate Kid
“Wax on, wax off!” This week’s film is another classic from the 80’s.  Having just moved to a new town, teenager Daniel befriends a cheerleader at school, only to become… Read More
The Ten Commandments
With Easter almost here, how about a famous classic Biblical epic? (Though, with its epic runtime, this one may work better as a two-night event.) The Ten Commandments dramatizes the… Read More
Dream Horse
“We can’t stop ourselves from dreaming of bigger things.” Unsatisfied with her unfulfilling job in her small Welsh town, middle-aged Jan Vokes (Toni Collette) decides to raise a race horse. She has… Read More
The Railway Children
The three Waterbury children live an idyllic life in early 1900’s England. But after their loving father is mysteriously beckoned away by strangers (“for business” their mother says), they’re forced… Read More
Fatima
“Faith begins at the edges of understanding.” This week’s film tells the true story behind the 1917 “Miracle of the Sun” in Fátima, Portugal. When 10-year-old shepherd Lúcia and her… Read More
Iron Will
In the last week of January 1917 (that is, 106 years ago this week), a young man raced through brutal winter weather and rough terrain to finish a 500-mile dog… Read More
Ruby Bridges
It’s 1960 in New Orleans and six-year-old Ruby Bridges is one of the brightest children in her racially segregated school. When the NAACP asks Ruby’s parents if they’d allow her… Read More