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YALSA RECOMMENDATIONS: Fabulous Films: Other Times/Other Places

2011 Fabulous Films for Young Adults “Other Times/Other Places.” The list includes films, both fiction and nonfiction, that display teens reacting to the society around them and how they learn to become who they are. The complete list, including annotations, can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/fabfilms.

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Alice in Wonderland DVD Alice in Wonderland


DVD ALI3142

Alice falls down the rabbit hole again and meets unusual creatures and the evil Red Queen in this Tim Burton directed adaptation of this classic story.




American graffiti DVD American graffiti


DVD AME272

In George Lucas’s classic coming of age film a group of teens prepare their future on graduation night.




Back to the future the complete trilogy DVD Back to the future the complete trilogy


DVD BAC121

Marty McFly travels in a DeLorean from 1985 to 1955 to save his friend Doc Brown.




Becoming Jane DVD Becoming Jane


DVD BEC104

The story of young Jane Austen finding love and inspiration.




Chicago DVD Chicago


DVD CHI700

A musical set in 1920s Chicago about two women who are convicted of murder and their flamboyant media manipulating lawyer who fights for their freedom.




The chronicles of Riddick DVD The chronicles of Riddick


DVD CHR6324

In this sci-fi thriller, Riddick is thrown into prison. He escapes only to go from the frying pan into the fire.




The chronicles of Narnia. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe DVD The chronicles of Narnia. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe


DVD CHR986

Four siblings discover the world of Narnia by going through a wardrobe and they must gather the creatures that live there together and fight the White Witch.




The Dark knight DVD The Dark knight


DVD DAR190

Batman has to fight the Joker, organized crime and corrupt cops all while resisting going from crusader to vigilante.




Dazed and confused DVD Dazed and confused


DVD DAZ1634

It’s 1976 in Texas and the last day of high school before the hazy days of summer commence.




An education DVD An education


DVD EDU3173

Sixteen year-old Jenny is read to be an adult. She meets an older man who introduces her to the colorful world of Britain in the 1960s. As she becomes more entranced with the adult world her future is jeopardized.




Ever after a Cinderella story DVD Ever after a Cinderella story


DVD EVE5761

A retelling of an independent-thinking Cinderella set in 16th century France.




The fifth element DVD The fifth element


DVD FIF438

War hero Korben Dallas just wants to live a quiet life, but an inter-galaxy invasion set to destroy the earth changes his mind.




Ghost in the shell DVD Ghost in the shell


DVD GHO529

A computer wants to hack into minds and take over memories and Major Motoko Kusanagi has to stop it in this animé film.




Grease DVD Grease


DVD GRE1839

Grease is the word. A musical version of high school set in the 1950s.




Hairspray DVD Hairspray


DVD HAI99

In this popular John Waters film set in the 1960s, a young girl integrates a popular TV dance show.




Howl's moving castle DVD Howl's moving castle


DVD HOW399

In this animé film based on Diana Wynne Jone’s book, Sophie is transformed from a young girl into an old woman and must overcome obstacles and befriend the dreaded Howl in order to become herself again.




Labyrinth DVD Labyrinth


DVD LAB459

After Sarah wishes her baby brother to the gobins, she must go save him from the Goblin King.




Land of the lost DVD Land of the lost


DVD LAN4715

Cave ride! Travel with discredited Dr. Rick Marshall to another land where he must fight the slow-moving Sleestaks and save the world.




A League of their own DVD A League of their own


DVD LEA911

With the men off at war, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is created to continue the American pastime.




Marie Antoinette DVD Marie Antoinette


DVD MAR5910

A stylized retelling of the life of young, beautiful Marie Antoinette.




MIB Men in black DVD MIB Men in black


DVD MIB9154

Men in Black is a secret government organization that monitors all alien activity on Earth. K and J have to find the one alien bent to destroy Earth.




Monty Python and the Holy Grail DVD Monty Python and the Holy Grail


DVD MON276

Hilarious British comedy send-up of King Arthur’s quest.




The motorcycle diaries Diarios de motocicleta DVD The motorcycle diaries Diarios de motocicleta


DVD MOT942

A recounting of Ché Guevara’s life before he became the legendary revolutionary.




Pan's labyrinth DVD Pan's labyrinth


DVD PAN717

A young girl, with an evil stepfather and a dying mother, journeys on a quest battling evil in the real and fantasy world in post-Civil War Spain.




Pirate radio DVD Pirate radio


DVD PIR6155

With music censored in 1960s Britain, a group of rogue deejays broadcast off their own pirate ship.




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