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!

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
The Bells of St. Mary’s
Director Leo McCarey’s sequel to “Going My Way” (1944) pulls out all the emotional stops in a sugary confection that takes happy-go-lucky Father O’Malley (Bing Crosby) to a poor parish… Read More
The Secret World of Arrietty
14-year-old Arrietty and her family secretly live in the walls of a secluded country house. Finding room to live in the walls is not so difficult for them; they are… Read More
The Secret Garden
“If you look the right way, the whole world is a garden.” This week we have another film based on a classic book. The Secret Garden tells the story of… Read More
The Lion King
There’s a lot of hype around an upcoming Disney movie, and because of that, it’s time to revisit the original: The Lion King, released in 1994.  The Lion King is… Read More
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
This week we join three friends as they travel through the wilderness looking for a way home. This week, we watch Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993). Homeward Bound is ceaselessly… Read More