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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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
WALL·E
Just in time for Earth Day, here’s a modern classic from Pixar. Hundreds of years in the future, mankind has turned the surface of the planet into a giant garbage… 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
The Ten Commandments
With Easter almost here, how about a famous classic Biblical epic? (Though, with its epic runtime, this one may work better as a two-night event.) The Ten Commandments dramatizes the… 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
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
In this spin-off from the Shrek series, Puss in Boots decides to retire from his adventures. He’s down to the last of his nine lives, and fears a super-skilled bounty-hunting… Read More
Luck
Sam Greenfield is plagued by bad luck wherever she goes. She’s constantly dropping stuff, getting stuck, and losing things. Even her toaster refuses to work right. But when she picks… Read More
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
When the young Josh Primm and his family move into a new house in the city, Josh is miserable. He has no friends in this new place and is picked… Read More
Detective Pikachu
This week’s film takes place in a world filled with Pokémon creatures, though you don’t need to know anything about the Pokémon franchise to enjoy it. Receiving the sad news… Read More
The Railway Children
The three Waterbury children live an idyllic life in early 1900’s England. But after their loving father is mysteriously beckoned away by strangers (“for business” their mother says), they’re forced… Read More