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 Great Escape
As it was just Memorial Day, here’s a classic film that’s a must-see for any movie lover. During World War II, Allied prisoners from across Europe converge at a new… Read More
Ender’s Game
“The way we win matters.” In the wake of an alien attack that nearly destroyed the human race, the International Fleet is training the next generation of soldiers, starting from… Read More
I Am David
When 12-year-old David escapes from the harsh Bulgarian labor camp he grew up in, he possesses little more than a compass, a sack, and a sealed letter. Warned to trust… Read More
The Lorax
This week’s film is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic story that warns us of the potential costs, both spiritual and environmental, of excessive materialism and greed. Ted is a… Read More
The Secret of NIMH
Mrs. Brisby, a field mouse, is a widowed mother living with her four children in a cinder block on a farm. When she learns that her home will soon be… Read More
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
As the US just experienced another solar eclipse, this week’s movie features perhaps the most famous use of an eclipse as a plot device. When mechanic Hank Martin (Bing Crosby)… Read More
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
To escape the bombings in London during World War II, four young siblings evacuate to an old professor’s country estate, where the youngest unexpectedly discovers a magical wardrobe that serves… Read More
The Summit of the Gods
In 1924, two mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, set out to be the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. They never returned, leaving history to wonder… Read More
Ernest & Celestine
Celestine is a young orphan mouse living underground, where she’s taught to fear the evil bears that live in the world above. One day, while out on an errand, she… Read More
The Polar Express
“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” With the beginning of Advent, here’s a film that may easily put a family in the… Read More
Paddington
When a young orphaned talking bear from Peru arrives at Paddington Station, London in search of a new home, the Brown family offers him a place to stay, naming him… Read More