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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A Hidden Life
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:2-3) A Hidden Life tells the… Read More
Finding Neverland
Last month we looked at The Man Who Invented Christmas, which told the story of Charles Dickens as he wrote A Christmas Carol. This week we look at another film… Read More
The Shop Around the Corner
With the Christmas season coming to a close with the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday, we take a look at one more seasonal classic. While not strictly a Christmas… Read More
Miracle on 34th Street
“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.” Christmas is fast approaching and the season of Advent is coming to an end. But we have just enough… Read More
The Santa Clause
Our Christmas film season continues with a classic from the 90s. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) hopes to share a nice Christmas with his son Charlie, but his recent divorce makes… Read More
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Although telling scary ghost stories is no longer the popular Christmas pasttime it once was, there is one ghost story that has remained a holiday favorite since its publication over… Read More
The Christmas Toy
Advent has begun! As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord, who can resist getting into the spirit of the season with Christmas movies? This week we… Read More
Hugo
Family Movie Night finally returns this week with Hugo! The year is 1931. Twelve year old Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a Paris train station, where he’s trying… Read More
Selma
Selma chronicles the 1965 protest marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, for voting rights. The film depicts the difficulties and challenges those protesting for change faced. (This movie does include violent… Read More
The Learning Tree
This 1969 film follows Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson), a Black teenager growing up in Kansas in the 1920s. Throughout the film, as he encounters and experiences several tragic events that… Read More
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give (based on the young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas) tells the story of Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a 16-year-old whose friend dies… Read More