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 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
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
As the US just experienced another solar eclipse, this week’s movie features perhaps the most famous use of an eclipse as a plot device. When mechanic Hank Martin (Bing Crosby)… Read More
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
To escape the bombings in London during World War II, four young siblings evacuate to an old professor’s country estate, where the youngest unexpectedly discovers a magical wardrobe that serves… Read More
Cool Runnings
Jamaican athlete Derice Bannock is determined to run in the 1988 Olympics, but his dreams are dashed when he trips during a qualifying run. But his dream is rekindled when… Read More
The Great Muppet Caper
Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppet gang invade England in this week’s film. Kermit and Fozzie play identical twin brothers trying to succeed as investigative reporters when… 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
Dashing Through the Snow
This week’s Christmas film is a recent release. After a bad childhood experience, Eddie is not a fan of the Christmas season. So when he helps a man dressed as… Read More
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
In this sequel to the Christmas classic Home Alone, the young Kevin McCallister once more finds himself separated from his family when he accidentally gets on the wrong plane at… Read More
The Polar Express
“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” With the beginning of Advent, here’s a film that may easily put a family in the… Read More
Paddington
When a young orphaned talking bear from Peru arrives at Paddington Station, London in search of a new home, the Brown family offers him a place to stay, naming him… Read More