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!

Newsies
Here’s an underdog musical drama with a number of catchy songs from the songwriters behind other Disney classics, such as Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. In New York City,… Read More
Darby O’Gill and the Little People
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, here’s a light-hearted comedy classic featuring a battle of wits with leprechauns. The old Darby O’Gill works as an estate caretaker, but… Read More
Beauty and the Beast
Here’s an animated Disney classic from the early 90s. A young woman unsatisfied with her provincial life, Belle wishes for adventures outside her small town. She gets her wish when… Read More
Encanto
In a small remote enchanted village in Colombia lives the Madrigal family, each member gifted with certain powers that they use in service of the village. Except for the teenage… Read More
Safety
After being accepted to Clemson University on a football scholarship, Ray is eager to make the most of it, enrolling in challenging classes while balancing his time and energy with… Read More
Into the Woods
October has arrived, and as Halloween begins creeping closer, how about a journey into the dark and mysterious woods, where there are witches and wolves and curses? This film adaptation… Read More
The One and Only Ivan
Here’s a lighthearted family film featuring animals who, in typical children’s story fashion, can speak to each other, but not to humans. Rescued from poachers as a baby and raised… 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
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
Cinderella
After her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, who reduce her to scullery maid. Despite her… Read More
Moana
Released in 2016, Moana tells the tale of a chief’s daughter from the Polynesian island Motunui. She must go on a quest – one that is filled with danger, delight,… Read More