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!

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them…   No Catholic list of film recommendations… Read More
The Dark Crystal
In the late 70’s, Muppets creator Jim Henson wanted to explore puppetry possibilities beyond the sort of comedic creatures he was known for, such as Kermit and Miss Piggy. The… Read More
The Kid Who Would Be King
While escaping from a pair of bullies chasing him, 12 year old Alex stumbles upon something peculiar at a construction site: a sword in a stone. Easily pulling it from… Read More
The LEGO Movie
Taking place in a world made entirely of LEGOs, and animated to look like real LEGO pieces in a stop-motion animation, The LEGO Movies follows Emmet, a construction worker with… Read More
The Jungle Book
Disney’s 2016 live-action (well, live-action / CGI hybrid) adaptation of The Jungle Book builds on both Rudyard Kipling’s original story collection and Disney’s own 1967 animated feature, shaping the stories… Read More
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
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
Black Panther
In contrast to last week’s slow and somewhat somber film, this week we look at an action-packed blockbuster from Disney’s Marvel Universe. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite containing the… Read More
Willow
Filled with sorcery, sword-fighting, and slapstick humor, “Willow” is a great choice for giving young kids a taste of the fantasy genre. This movie is a balance of myth and… 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