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!

Newsies
Here’s an underdog musical drama with a number of catchy songs from the songwriters behind other Disney classics, such as Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. In New York City,… Read More
Over the Moon
After her mother passes away, teenage Fei Fei is upset that her father has fallen in love again, and hates the idea of having a step mother and an annoying… 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
Encanto
In a small remote enchanted village in Columbia lives the Madrigal family, each member gifted with certain powers that they use in service of the village. Except for the teenage… Read More
Jingle Jangle
Here’s a whimsical and imaginative story to consider as Christmastide comes to an end. Soon after the inventor and toymaker Jeronicus Jangle finishes a prototype of his latest wondrous toy,… 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
Les Misérables
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” When prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is released on parole, his status as an ex-convict makes him an outcast,… Read More
The Book of Life
With All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) just around the corner, how about a film that deftly segues us from… Read More
Into the Woods
October has arrived, and as Halloween begins creeping closer, how about a journey into the dark and mysterious woods, where there are witches and wolves and curses? This film adaptation… Read More
The Prince of Egypt
This animated classic from 1998 tells the well-known story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. As an infant, Moses escapes the ordered killing of newborns when his mother… Read More