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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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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.




Pirates of the Caribbean. The curse of the Black Pearl DVD Pirates of the Caribbean. The curse of the Black Pearl


DVD PIR663

This is Capt. Jack Sparrow’s first adventure where he seeks to break the dark curse that had befallen his ship.




Pride & prejudice DVD Pride & prejudice


DVD PRI72

Based on Jane Austen’s book of the same name, the Bennett family matriarch has one goal in mind for her daughters and that is to be married.




Prince of Persia, the sands of time DVD Prince of Persia, the sands of time


DVD PRI746

This film, based on the popular video game, is set in Persia where a young man fights to save the world.




The princess bride DVD The princess bride


DVD PRI9219

Fencing! Cliffs of Insanity! Kissing! To the pain! Romance! Torture! Death! True Love! What more? As you wish…




Serenity DVD Serenity


DVD SER327

The information inside River Tam’s head is lethal to the government. It takes a rag-tag group living on the edges of the universe to save, protect and discover the government’s worst secret. Companion to the cult TV show Firefly.




Star wars. Episode IV, A new hope DVD Star wars. Episode IV, A new hope


DVD STA1834

Luke Skywalker with the help from Han Solo, Princess Leia, a wookie and a couple of droids, embark to save the universe from Darth Vader and the dark side.




Star trek DVD Star trek


DVD STA4850

In this reboot of the popular franchise, a rebellious James T. Kirk takes the Enterprise crew on their first of many famous travels and confrontations.




Stargate DVD Stargate


DVD STA6121

A team consisting of an Egyptologist and a colonel, discover a new world through an ancient portal.




Terminator salvation DVD Terminator salvation


DVD TER2736

The human resistance fights on as John Connor strives to end Skynet. John must decide whether to trust another or doom the human race forever.




The Wiz DVD The Wiz


DVD WIZ348

A retelling of the Wizard of Oz starring Michael Jackson.




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