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!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
With Thanksgiving feasts (and perhaps some holiday shopping) around the corner, here’s a family comedy that features some delicious weather, but warns of the dangers of excessiveness. Flint Lockwood has… Read More
Les Misérables
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” When prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is released on parole, his status as an ex-convict makes him an outcast,… Read More
Monsieur Vincent
Here’s a classic French film based on the life of a famous saint. It’s the year 1617 when Vincent arrives in Chatillon, France, to serve as the area’s new priest.… Read More
Safety
After being accepted to Clemson University on a football scholarship, Ray is eager to make the most of it, enrolling in challenging classes while balancing his time and energy with… Read More
The Book of Life
With All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, and the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) just around the corner, how about a film that deftly segues us from… Read More
Coraline
The young Coraline Jones is miserable after she and her parents move to a new house out in the middle of nowhere. She is completely bored, misses her friends, and… Read More
Return to Oz
It’s been six months since Dorothy returned to Kansas, and Aunt Em is worried about her. Dorothy’s not sleeping well and she keeps talking about strange nonsense such as a… Read More
Into the Woods
October has arrived, and as Halloween begins creeping closer, how about a journey into the dark and mysterious woods, where there are witches and wolves and curses? This film adaptation… Read More
WarGames
“Shall we play a game?” Here’s a classic techno-thriller from the 80s, and a must-watch for computer lovers. High school student David Lightman (played by a young Matthew Broderick) doesn’t… Read More
Spirited Away
“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.” Here’s another animated classic from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, a film which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The timid… Read More
Secondhand Lions
When the young Walter is forced to spend the summer with his two old eccentric great uncles (Robert Duvall and Michael Caine), he’s not too happy about it. He’s never… Read More