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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Zathura: A Space Adventure
In this Jumanji spin-off, a board game brings its players the intergalactic perils of outer space  rather than the jungle. To pass the time while their father’s away, two brothers,… Read More
Earth to Echo
As childhood friends Tuck, Alex, and Munch prepare for their last night together before some of them move away, they decide to investigate why their smartphones are glitching strangely when… Read More
The Iron Giant
Here’s a lesser-known animated film from the filmmaker who would go on to direct The Incredibles and Ratatouille for Pixar. Nine-year-old Hogarth lives in a small town in the 1950s.… Read More
WarGames
“Shall we play a game?” Here’s a classic techno-thriller from the 80s, and a must-watch for computer lovers. High school student David Lightman (played by a young Matthew Broderick) doesn’t… Read More
Black Panther
In contrast to last week’s slow and somewhat somber film, this week we look at an action-packed blockbuster from Disney’s Marvel Universe. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite containing the… Read More
Explorers
The story of a group of three misfits that make it to outer space on a homemade spaceship, this film is all about believing in your dreams. It stars pre-hearthrob-era… Read More
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
One of the best sci-fi movies of all time, “E.T.” is told through the point of view of a child and the space alien with whom he forms a close… Read More