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!

Oliver!
This week’s film is a classic musical which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1968. Based on the stage musical, itself based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, the… Read More
Muppet Treasure Island
Here’s a classic adventure story perfect for the summer, told through the unique comedy of the Muppets. Jim Hawkins is a young orphan working at an inn whose life is… Read More
1776
With the 4th of July less than a week away, here’s a classic musical that takes us back to the founding of a new nation. It’s the summer of 1776,… Read More
Darby O’Gill and the Little People
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, here’s a light-hearted comedy classic featuring a battle of wits with leprechauns. The old Darby O’Gill works as an estate caretaker, but… Read More
The Straight Story
Alvin Straight is 73 and in poor health. When he gets a call that his older brother has had a stroke, he decides he must pay him a visit. Ten… Read More
Beauty and the Beast
Here’s an animated Disney classic from the early 90s. A young woman unsatisfied with her provincial life, Belle wishes for adventures outside her small town. She gets her wish when… Read More
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Here’s a whimsical classic from the 70s. The master candy maker Willy Wonka is famous throughout the world for his delicious treats, but he hides in his secretive factory where… Read More
Going My Way
It’s the final movie night of the year. For a change of pace, why not end with a calm and uplifting classic? Bing Crosby stars as the Father Charles O’Malley,… Read More
A Little Princess
In this gem from the mid-90s, the young Sara Crewe is dropped off at an all-girls boarding school in New York when her father, a wealthy widower, sets off to… Read More
A Man For All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons tells the true story of Sir Thomas More (played by Paul Scofield). A highly accomplished and respected lawyer, author, and statesman, More serves as the… Read More
Captain’s Courageous
Like the director Victor Fleming’s other classic films (namely The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind) Captain’s Courageous is a film everyone should see at least once in… Read More