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!

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
The Way
This Lent, why not spend some family time together with some reconciliation-themed, almsgiving, sacrificial movies. We’ll kick it off this week. An American father travels to France to retrieve the… Read More
We Are Marshall
My family loves this movie. We Are Marshall is based on the true story of the football program at Marshall University, virtually wiped out in November 1970 when the crash… Read More
Soul Surfer
Gather your tissues, this movie is an emotional one. Soul Surfer tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a surfer from Hawaii who, one day, is seriously injured due to… Read More
Bridge to Terabithia
This week’s suggestion is one for the rental category. It’s a cute movie, though young children might find it pretty sad. Still, older kids (7-11) will find it exciting. I… Read More