The 2011 Fabulous Films for Young Adults offers 40 titles based on the theme "Other Times/Other Places." The list includes films, both fiction and nonfiction, that display teens (ages 12-18) reacting to the society around them. More information can be found here. The top ten films are listed below.
Alice in Wonderland. Walt Disney, 108 min. DVD. PG. 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.Universal, 110 min. DVD Collector's Edition. PG. In George Lucas's classic coming of age film a group of teens prepare their future on graduation night.
Back to the Future.Universal, 116 min. DVD Special Edition. PG. Marty McFly travels in a DeLorean from1985 to 1955 to save his friend Doc Brown.
Becoming Jane.Miramax, 120 min. DVD. PG. The story of young Jane Austen finding love and inspiration.
Chicago.Miramax, 113 min. DVD. PG-13. 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.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. WaldenMedia, 143 min. DVD. PG-13 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.
Chronicles of Riddick.Universal, 143 min. DVD Widescreen. PG-13. In this sci-fi thriller, Riddick is thrown into prison. He escapes only to go from the frying pan into the fire.
Dark Knight.Warner Bros, 152 min. DVD Widescreen. PG-13. Batman has to fight the Joker, organized crime and corrupt cops all while resisting going from crusader to vigilante.
Dazed and Confused.Universal, 162 min. DVD Widescreen. R. It's 1976 in Texas and the last day of high school before the hazy days of summer commence.
An Education.Sony Pictures, 100 min. DVD Widescreen. PG-13. Sixteen year-old Jenny is ready 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.
Submitted by Clare BushTeen Services, Thurmont Regional Library