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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Tom and Huck
Tom Sawyer enjoys skipping school and sneaking out late at night, especially with his friend Huck Finn. One night, the two boys witness a murder, and, fearing for their own… Read More
Shipwrecked
When his injured father is no longer able to sail, 14-year-old Haakon sets sail himself as a cabin boy, hoping to earn enough money to save the family farm. He… Read More
Crater
It’s hundreds of years in the future, and Caleb and his friends live on the moon, their parents working as miners. When Caleb’s father dies, his will stipulates that Caleb… Read More
Dog Gone
Fresh out of college and not yet sure what to do with his life, Fielding Marshall finds the perfect companion in his new dog Gonker. But when Gonker gets lost… Read More
Harriet the Spy
11-year-old Harriet is obsessed with spying on her neighbors and writing down everything she learns, aspiring to observe and learn everything she can. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out… Read More
Bogus
After his mother is killed in a car crash, young Albert is sent to a new city to live with his godmother (Whoopi Goldberg), who doesn’t know the first thing… Read More
Hoot
Teenager Roy doesn’t know anyone in town after he and his family move to Florida. But he soon becomes curious about another local boy he sees running around barefoot, wondering… Read More
Holes
When teenager Stanley is wrongly accused of stealing, perhaps due to bad luck from an old family curse, he’s sent to a juvenile work camp. It’s a strange camp, where… Read More
Chupa
Still mourning the death of his father, 13-year-old Alex reluctantly travels to Mexico to meet his paternal grandfather and cousins. While the new environment takes some getting used to, the… Read More
The Karate Kid
“Wax on, wax off!” This week’s film is another classic from the 80’s.  Having just moved to a new town, teenager Daniel befriends a cheerleader at school, only to become… Read More
Dream Horse
“We can’t stop ourselves from dreaming of bigger things.” Unsatisfied with her unfulfilling job in her small Welsh town, middle-aged Jan Vokes (Toni Collette) decides to raise a race horse. She has… Read More