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Young Adult Library Services Association's lists of great films for teens, based on a different theme each year. 2010 List is Outside In: Rebellion vs. Conformity.

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YALSA'S FABULOUS FILMS: Outside In: Rebellion vs. Conformity

Young Adult Library Services Association's lists of great films for teens, based on a different theme each year. 2010 List is Outside In: Rebellion vs. Conformity.

Breaking away   [videorecording] DVD Breaking away [videorecording]


Four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave learns that the world's bicycling champions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents crazy. But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team—an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.

Dead Poets Society   [videorecording] DVD Dead Poets Society [videorecording]


Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.

Donnie Darko   [videorecording] DVD Donnie Darko [videorecording]


An edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face with his dark destiny. [Donnie Darko is] a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past, and deadly predictions for the future.

Edward Scissorhands   [videorecording] DVD Edward Scissorhands [videorecording]


Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon Lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastic adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.

Freedom Writers   [videorecording] DVD Freedom Writers [videorecording]


A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice.

Girl, interrupted   [videorecording] DVD Girl, interrupted [videorecording]


Susanna is depressed and directionless after finishing high school in the late 1960's. A suicide attempt lands her in Claymore, a mental institution. She befriends the band of troubled women in her ward but falls under the hypnotic sway of Lisa, the wildest and most hardened of the bunch. Will Susanna "drop anchor" at Claymore and perpetually act out like Lisa, or will she finally pull her mind together and leave institutional life behind?

Good Will Hunting   [videorecording] DVD Good Will Hunting [videorecording]


A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor.

Gridiron gang   [videorecording] DVD Gridiron gang [videorecording]


Based on a true story, Sean Porter, a former football star and now a juvenile detention center counselor takes a group of inmates and turns them into successful football team.

Heathers   [videorecording] DVD Heathers [videorecording]


The group at Westerbergh High are three girls named Heather and Veronica. When charismatic anarchist J. D. becomes friends with Veronica, things start happening to the Heathers.

Into the wild   [videorecording] DVD Into the wild [videorecording]


Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.

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