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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Casper
This week we meet the legendary friendly ghost in the film Casper. While Casper, the young title ghost, is friendly to all and especially children, his three uncles are not… Read More
Beetlejuice
Just in time for Halloween – a movie that makes the living seem like villains and the recently deceased the heroes. In case you were asleep during the late 1980s,… Read More
Kubo and the Two Strings
Set in a magical feudal Japan, this fantasy adventure begins with a one-eyed 12-year-old named Kubo living with his ailing mother in a mountain cave. During the day, he travels… 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 NeverEnding Story
This classic fantasy film from the 80s follows the bullied boy Bastion who begins reading a strange book about a warrior who battles the spread of “The Nothing” which is… Read More
Hook
For this week’s movie, we enter a world of pirates, flying, and fairies. This week, we turn to Hook.  This 1991 movie follows adult Peter Pan (that’s right, adult) as… Read More
Finding Nemo
Today we dive deep. Deep into the ocean, that is, as we explore the Australian reef with Marlin and Dory.  Today’s film is Finding Nemo, a Disney Pixar classic. When… Read More
Enchanted
Have you ever dreamed of entering a new world? Of leaving your every day life behind and encountering something new? Well, that’s exactly what happens in this week’s movie when… 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
Annie
This week’s film has two viewable options, one released in 1982 and one in 2014. It follows a young orphan girl and her dog as she navigates New York and… Read More