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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Hook
For this week’s movie, we enter a world of pirates, flying, and fairies. This week, we turn to Hook.  This 1991 movie follows adult Peter Pan (that’s right, adult) as… Read More
Finding Nemo
Today we dive deep. Deep into the ocean, that is, as we explore the Australian reef with Marlin and Dory.  Today’s film is Finding Nemo, a Disney Pixar classic. When… Read More
Enchanted
Have you ever dreamed of entering a new world? Of leaving your every day life behind and encountering something new? Well, that’s exactly what happens in this week’s movie when… Read More
Annie
This week’s film has two viewable options, one released in 1982 and one in 2014. It follows a young orphan girl and her dog as she navigates New York and… Read More
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
This week we’re making our way back to the present from our recent plethora of throwback movies. It’s time for a modern superhero film. It’s time for Spider-Man: Into the… Read More
Lilo & Stitch
This week’s movie introduces us to the extraterrestrial… in the form of an adorable little blue alien named Stitch.  That’s right, it’s time for another Disney movie – Lilo &… Read More
Inside Out
We’re back to Pixar this week as we enjoy a movie about emotions, thoughts, and memories. That’s right, it’s time for Inside Out! Inside Out tackles the story of Riley,… Read More
Soul Surfer
Gather your tissues, this movie is an emotional one. Soul Surfer tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a surfer from Hawaii who, one day, is seriously injured due to… Read More
Percy Jackson
The first Percy Jackson movie (there are two) is one we come back to again and again. Since it was available for streaming for free the other night, we watched… Read More
Up
When you look at your own life, what do you see? This week’s feature is one of my favorites. If you can make it through the first 10 minutes without… Read More
Bridge to Terabithia
This week’s suggestion is one for the rental category. It’s a cute movie, though young children might find it pretty sad. Still, older kids (7-11) will find it exciting. I… Read More