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!

If you are looking to see where a particular movie is streaming or is available online, please visit https://www.justwatch.com

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
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 Claus Family
Coping with the recent death of his father, Jules is in no mood to celebrate Christmas. But his enthusiasm returns when he discovers his grandfather is Santa Claus. Eager to… Read More
I Can Only Imagine
Growing up, Bart Millard considers his abusive father (Dennis Quaid) to be a monster, but keeps the abuse a secret from his friends, instead seeking solace in music, eventually finding… Read More
Duma
When the young South African boy Xan finds an orphaned baby cheetah, he decides to raise it, calling it Duma. When the cat becomes too old to continue raising on… Read More
The Wind Rises
Studio Ghibli is best known for its fantastical adventure stories, but in this week’s film we take a look at something different from them, as they dramatize the life of… Read More
Over the Moon
After her mother passes away, teenage Fei Fei is upset that her father has fallen in love again, and hates the idea of having a step mother and an annoying… Read More
A Monster Calls
While a film about a boy conjuring an imaginary beast to guide him through an emotionally tumultuous time may sound like the plot of a children’s film, this more serious… Read More
Penguin Bloom
After a terrible accident leaves the young mother Sam Bloom (Naomi Watts) paralyzed from the waist down, she and her family struggle to adapt to new routines. Sam is especially… Read More
Finding Neverland
Last month we looked at The Man Who Invented Christmas, which told the story of Charles Dickens as he wrote A Christmas Carol. This week we look at another film… Read More
Shadowlands
If you have older children, they will likely enjoy seeing a movie about the author of their favorite Narnia books. C.S. Lewis was so much more. “Shadowlands” is the story,… Read More