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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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
To escape the bombings in London during World War II, four young siblings evacuate to an old professor’s country estate, where the youngest unexpectedly discovers a magical wardrobe that serves… Read More
A Matter of Life and Death
When Royal Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is forced to jump from his plane without a parachute, he expects to die. So he’s surprised to wake up on… Read More
Cool Runnings
Jamaican athlete Derice Bannock is determined to run in the 1988 Olympics, but his dreams are dashed when he trips during a qualifying run. But his dream is rekindled when… Read More
The Tree of Wooden Clogs
Here’s a foreign film from the Vatican’s 1995 list of “Some Important Films”. Following four peasant families in an Italian province in the late 1800s, the film does not have… Read More
The Summit of the Gods
In 1924, two mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, set out to be the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. They never returned, leaving history to wonder… Read More
Ernest & Celestine
Celestine is a young orphan mouse living underground, where she’s taught to fear the evil bears that live in the world above. One day, while out on an errand, she… Read More
The Mighty Ducks
This week’s film is a comedic sports drama from the 90s. Gordon Bombay is a successful but arrogant attorney, but his career is put on ice when he’s arrested for… Read More
The Rosa Parks Story
Growing up in the racially segregated Alabama, the young Rosa McCauley does not take for granted that she or her family and friends are somehow inferior to others; she knows… Read More
Big Miracle
It’s the late 80s when Alaskan news reporter Adam Carlson happens to spot a trio of gray whales trapped by pack ice in the Arctic Circle. With temperatures dropping, it… Read More
Remember the Night
Here’s one last Christmas classic as Christmastide comes to an end. Prosecutor Jack Sargent (Fred MacMurray) knows he’ll get a guilty verdict for a woman on trial for shoplifting, but,… Read More
Dashing Through the Snow
This week’s Christmas film is a recent release. After a bad childhood experience, Eddie is not a fan of the Christmas season. So when he helps a man dressed as… Read More