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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Risen
With Easter almost here, let’s take a look at a recent film centered around the resurrection itself. Risen follows Clavius, an officer in the Roman army who is ordered by… Read More
Black Panther
In contrast to last week’s slow and somewhat somber film, this week we look at an action-packed blockbuster from Disney’s Marvel Universe. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite containing the… Read More
A Hidden Life
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:2-3) A Hidden Life tells the… Read More
Selma
Selma chronicles the 1965 protest marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, for voting rights. The film depicts the difficulties and challenges those protesting for change faced. (This movie does include violent… Read More
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give (based on the young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas) tells the story of Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a 16-year-old whose friend dies… Read More
Just Mercy
This 2019 film follows Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), a graduate from Harvard Law who travels to Alabama to represent those who cannot afford their own lawyers. He begins representing… Read More
Entertaining Angels
A great movie while you are stuck inside. Entertaining Angels chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, who dedicated herself in service to her socialist beliefs and her adopted faith of… Read More
The Way
This Lent, why not spend some family time together with some reconciliation-themed, almsgiving, sacrificial movies. We’ll kick it off this week. An American father travels to France to retrieve the… Read More
Joyeux Noel
Intensely moving World War I tale of soldiers — Scottish, French and German — who spontaneously agree to a cease-fire on the Western front on Christmas Eve as they hear… Read More
The Blind Side
How Courageous Are You? One of 2009’s best films, this fact-based movie tells the powerful story of Michael Oher, a professional football player whose path in life was set largely… Read More
The Man Who Knew Infinity
We chose a movie this week from our wish list – that place where we store movies we think we want to watch and then forget about. But no one… Read More