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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Castle in the Sky
This week we look at another animated classic from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. The young orphan Pazu lives in a small mining town, but dreams of visiting Laputa, a mysterious floating… Read More
The Secret of Kells
As it is St. Patrick’s Day (or was when this was posted), how about a movie with a bit of an Irish flavor? The Secret of Kells imagines the creation… 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
Molokai
Molokai tells the true story of Father Damien, a 19th century priest who, after an outbreak of leprosy on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, travels to the island to administer… Read More
Big Hero 6
Something a bit more lighthearted and fun this week as we take a look at Disney’s animated superhero film, Big Hero 6. The film follows the teenager Hiro who, inspired… Read More
Queen of Katwe
“In chess, the small one can become the big one.” This week we look at the inspiring true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl growing up in poverty in… Read More
Night at the Museum
With his sporadic work history setting a bad example for his son, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is eager to earn back his son’s respect and admiration, starting with a new… Read More
Finding Neverland
Last month we looked at The Man Who Invented Christmas, which told the story of Charles Dickens as he wrote A Christmas Carol. This week we look at another film… Read More
Klaus
And so Advent has come to an end, and Christmas is over. But wait, the liturgical season of Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas day! The Christmas season is still upon… Read More
The Santa Clause
Our Christmas film season continues with a classic from the 90s. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) hopes to share a nice Christmas with his son Charlie, but his recent divorce makes… Read More
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Although telling scary ghost stories is no longer the popular Christmas pasttime it once was, there is one ghost story that has remained a holiday favorite since its publication over… Read More