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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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
Fly Away Home
When her mother dies, 13-year-old Amy (a young Anna Paquin) moves from New Zealand to Canada to live with her father (Jeff Daniels), an eccentric sculptor and inventor. After such… Read More
The Young Messiah
With Easter on the horizon, here’s a film that takes us back to Jesus’s day. The Bible says almost nothing about Jesus’s early youth other than being found in the… 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
The Straight Story
Alvin Straight is 73 and in poor health. When he gets a call that his older brother has had a stroke, he decides he must pay him a visit. Ten… Read More
Lilies of the Field
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not… Read More
Unbroken
Here’s another film more appropriate for older viewers. With the Olympic games currently underway in Japan, here’s a true story about an Olympic runner in Japan… albeit under very different… Read More
Harriet
When the slave Araminta Ross decides to make a run for it before being auctioned to a new owner in 1840s Maryland, she barely escapes with her life. Finding freedom… Read More
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace tells the true story of the British politician William Wilberforce’s historic efforts to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire. As a devout member of the Church… 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
Dolphin Tale
Inspired by the true story of a dolphin who lost her tail after getting trapped in a tangle of rope (and featuring the dolphin as herself), Dolphin Tale follows a… Read More