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!

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
Joyeux Noel
Intensely moving World War I tale of soldiers — Scottish, French and German — who spontaneously agree to a cease-fire on the Western front on Christmas Eve as they hear… Read More
The Secret Garden
“If you look the right way, the whole world is a garden.” This week we have another film based on a classic book. The Secret Garden tells the story of… 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
The Blind Side
How Courageous Are You? One of 2009’s best films, this fact-based movie tells the powerful story of Michael Oher, a professional football player whose path in life was set largely… Read More
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
For family movie night, we chose a documentary. It doesn’t happen often and usually includes whining from at least one of the children. In the end, however, we are all… Read More