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!

Shazam!
Billy Batson is a 14 year old orphan who’s determined to track down his birth mother, which means he’s often running away from foster homes and getting in trouble. Not… Read More
Nightjohn
“Words are freedom.” Sarny is a young girl growing up as a slave on a Southern plantation in the 1830’s. Though life is rough, she feels fortunate to be chosen… Read More
The Boy and the Beast
Refusing to live with his new guardians after his mother dies, nine year old Ren runs away, losing himself in the streets of Tokyo. He is soon found by Kumatetsu,… Read More
The Young Messiah
With Easter on the horizon, here’s a film that takes us back to Jesus’s day. The Bible says almost nothing about Jesus’s early youth other than being found in the… Read More
The Wind Rises
Studio Ghibli is best known for its fantastical adventure stories, but in this week’s film we take a look at something different from them, as they dramatize the life of… 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 Lord of the Rings Trilogy
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them…   No Catholic list of film recommendations… Read More
A Monster Calls
While a film about a boy conjuring an imaginary beast to guide him through an emotionally tumultuous time may sound like the plot of a children’s film, this more serious… Read More
Unbroken
Here’s another film more appropriate for older viewers. With the Olympic games currently underway in Japan, here’s a true story about an Olympic runner in Japan… albeit under very different… Read More
Harriet
When the slave Araminta Ross decides to make a run for it before being auctioned to a new owner in 1840s Maryland, she barely escapes with her life. Finding freedom… Read More
Saving Mr. Banks
With her book royalties on the verge of drying up, writer P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) reluctantly accepts an offer to travel to Los Angeles and meet the famous Walt Disney… Read More