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 Learning Tree
This 1969 film follows Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson), a Black teenager growing up in Kansas in the 1920s. Throughout the film, as he encounters and experiences several tragic events that… Read More
The Goonies
Any kid who likes pirates-which is almost all of them-will love this one. A group of motley outcasts fight to save their town from being demolished and turned into a… Read More
The Princess Bride
A thrilling tale of romance and adventure, this movie has it all: action, adventure, betrayal, an evil prince, a swashbuckling pirate, a mad genius, a gentle giant, a hot-headed Spanish… Read More
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
One of the best sci-fi movies of all time, “E.T.” is told through the point of view of a child and the space alien with whom he forms a close… Read More
Four Kids and IT
Time to get your gummy bears ready for this family fun movie. Four kids on holiday meet a magical troll-like creature on the beach that can grant wishes. The creature… Read More
Dr. Dolittle
Grab your matching PJ’s and get ready for some kid friendly fun adventure with Dr. Dolittle. Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor… Read More
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a drama based on a true story. Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian… Read More
Rise of the Guardians
Generation after generation, immortal Guardians like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) protect the world’s children from darkness and despair. However,… Read More
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Young Viking Chief Hiccup and his trusty dragon Toothless are back for a third and final try at saving the town’s dragons from certain doom, while learning the power of… Read More
The Mission
Jesuit priest Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) enters the Guarani lands in South America with the purpose of converting the natives to Christianity. He soon builds a mission, where he is… Read More
Shadowlands
If you have older children, they will likely enjoy seeing a movie about the author of their favorite Narnia books. C.S. Lewis was so much more. “Shadowlands” is the story,… Read More