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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Big Bully
Here’s a little comedy from the mid-90s. As a child, David Leary is constantly tormented by the school bully nicknamed “Fang”. His lunches are stolen and his toys are broken.… Read More
The Miracle Season
Caroline “Line” Found is an optimistic, outgoing teenager and a talented volleyball player. She serves as captain of her high school volleyball team, which won the state championship last year,… Read More
Bicycle Thieves
Here’s a famous Italian classic from the Vatican’s 1995 list of great films. In post-World War II Rome, Antonio is struggling to find work to support his family. He finds… Read More
Stuart Little
George Little is excited when his parents set out to adopt a brother to join the family, but he’s not too happy when they come home with… a talking mouse.… Read More
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) isn’t satisfied with his office job working for Life magazine. He’s a dedicated worker, but often zones out, daydreaming of a much more adventurous and exciting… Read More
Grave of the Fireflies
This week’s film is more appropriate for older viewers. It’s also one of the saddest films ever made, so be sure to have the Kleenex nearby. It’s 1945, and 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
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
This week’s film is a popular documentary that might make you hungry. 85-year-old Jiro Ono has dedicated his life to sushi, so much so that he dreams about it at… Read More
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Here’s a recently released animated film about the world’s most famous plumbers. The Mario brothers are having a tough time with their new plumbing business. While trying to fix a… Read More
Tom and Huck
Tom Sawyer enjoys skipping school and sneaking out late at night, especially with his friend Huck Finn. One night, the two boys witness a murder, and, fearing for their own… Read More