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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A Man For All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons tells the true story of Sir Thomas More (played by Paul Scofield). A highly accomplished and respected lawyer, author, and statesman, More serves as the… Read More
Risen
With Easter almost here, let’s take a look at a recent film centered around the resurrection itself. Risen follows Clavius, an officer in the Roman army who is ordered by… Read More
The Prince of Egypt
This animated classic from 1998 tells the well-known story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt. As an infant, Moses escapes the ordered killing of newborns when his mother… Read More
Molokai
Molokai tells the true story of Father Damien, a 19th century priest who, after an outbreak of leprosy on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, travels to the island to administer… Read More
A Hidden Life
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:2-3) A Hidden Life tells the… 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
Selma
Selma chronicles the 1965 protest marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, for voting rights. The film depicts the difficulties and challenges those protesting for change faced. (This movie does include violent… Read More
The Learning Tree
This 1969 film follows Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson), a Black teenager growing up in Kansas in the 1920s. Throughout the film, as he encounters and experiences several tragic events that… Read More
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a drama based on a true story. Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian… Read More
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
If you have teenage children, you really ought to watch this movie together as a family. They likely only know Mr. Rogers through pop culture references or Eddie Murphy’s return… Read More
It’s A Wonderful Life
Seasonal favorite about the joys and trials of a good man (James Stewart) who, facing financial ruin on the eve of Christmas, contemplates suicide until his guardian angel (Henry Travers)… Read More