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!

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
Drama, G
Babette’s Feast
Set in 19th century Denmark, Babette’s Feast tells the simple tale of Babette, a refugee from Paris who offers to work as a housekeeper for two elderly sisters living together.… 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 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
The Muppet Movie
If you were a kid of the ’80s then you know your kids will never truly understand how important the Muppets were to your cultural development. In this madcap update… Read More
The Main Event
The Main Event is loaded with positive messages, role models and character strength. This fun underdog soaring movie is comical and loaded with mayhem. After discovering a magical mask and… Read More
It’s A Wonderful Life
Seasonal favorite about the joys and trials of a good man (James Stewart) who, facing financial ruin on the eve of Christmas, contemplates suicide until his guardian angel (Henry Travers)… Read More
A Muppet Christmas Carol
In this sprightly version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Muppets Kermit, Miss Piggy, the Great Gonzo, Rizzo the Rat and Fozzie Bear have incidental roles as Michael Caine portrays… Read More