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 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
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
Singin’ in the Rain
Here’s a classic from the 50s that’s essential viewing for any movie lover. It’s the 1920s, and movies with sound are the new innovation. But silent film star Don Lockwood… 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
Kiki’s Delivery Service
This week’s film is a classic from Studio Ghibli. As part of her training, the young witch Kiki and her talking cat fly off to a new town where she… Read More
The Music Man
How about another classic musical for the patriotic week? Harold Hill is a traveling conman eager to swindle some money from the citizens of a small Iowa town. Pretending to… 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
WALL·E
Just in time for Earth Day, here’s a modern classic from Pixar. Hundreds of years in the future, mankind has turned the surface of the planet into a giant garbage… 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
Luck
Sam Greenfield is plagued by bad luck wherever she goes. She’s constantly dropping stuff, getting stuck, and losing things. Even her toaster refuses to work right. But when she picks… 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