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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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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 MON276

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


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 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 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 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 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 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 PRI9219

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


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 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 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 STA6121

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


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 WIZ348

A retelling of the Wizard of Oz starring Michael Jackson.


X-Men



DVD XME641

Mutant students and teachers at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters ban together to save the world from Magento.


Muppet Treasure Island



J DVD MUP425

A retelling of the classic Treasure Island starring Jim Henson’s muppets.


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