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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Slumberland
Nemo lives in a lighthouse with her father, who enjoys telling her fantastical stories of his past. But when her father dies, she’s sent to live with her estranged uncle… Read More
Dashing Through the Snow
This week’s Christmas film is a recent release. After a bad childhood experience, Eddie is not a fan of the Christmas season. So when he helps a man dressed as… Read More
The Polar Express
“Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” With the beginning of Advent, here’s a film that may easily put a family in the… Read More
Goosebumps
After moving to a new town, teenager Zach becomes suspicious about his mysterious neighbor (played by Jack Black), fearing his neighbor is keeping a daughter locked up. After the police… Read More
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Young Will Halloway and his best friend are very intrigued when a mysterious carnival comes to their otherwise unexciting small town. They enjoy exploring the carnival’s many attractions, but it… Read More
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Here’s a recently released animated film about the world’s most famous plumbers. The Mario brothers are having a tough time with their new plumbing business. While trying to fix a… Read More
Kiki’s Delivery Service
This week’s film is a classic from Studio Ghibli. As part of her training, the young witch Kiki and her talking cat fly off to a new town where she… Read More
Anastasia
This week’s film is a popular animated adventure from the 90s. Orphaned as a child, the young adult Anya remembers very little of her early childhood, and wants to find… Read More
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
In this spin-off from the Shrek series, Puss in Boots decides to retire from his adventures. He’s down to the last of his nine lives, and fears a super-skilled bounty-hunting… Read More
Luck
Sam Greenfield is plagued by bad luck wherever she goes. She’s constantly dropping stuff, getting stuck, and losing things. Even her toaster refuses to work right. But when she picks… Read More
Matilda the Musical
This week’s film is a recent release. We recommended the 1996 adaptation some time ago, but that version had a serious lack of singing and dancing.  Based on the popular… Read More