Fabulous Films for Young Adults

As some of you may know, I spent my second year as a committee member on Fabulous Films for Young Adults. Each year we create a list surrounding a theme; this years was Song and Dance. I’m not sure what I’m all allowed to say and what I’m not so I’m going to play it on the safe side. We had 100+ nominations come in, of which we had to whittle it down to no more than 25. Let me tell you this was no small feat! It took us hours of persuading, arguing (NICELY), and pleading to get our final titles. There were hearts broken as beloved titles were given the ax, but all of us agreed we ended up with an AMAZING list. So without further ado, here is our list:

  1. 8 mile
  2. Almost Famous
  3. Bride and Prejudice
  4. Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
  5. Drumline
  6. Idlewild
  7. Newsies
  8. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  9. Once Upon A Mattress
  10. Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (the new one w/Brandy and Whitney)
  11. Save the Last Dance
  12. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  13. Selena
  14. The Sound of Music
  15. Step Up
  16. Strictly Ballroom
  17. Sweeney Todd
  18. West Side Story
  19. Chopes
  20. Every Little Step
  21. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
  22. Mao’s Last Dancer
  23. Only When I Dance
  24. War Dance

Isn’t that a fantastic list??? We had such a great committee this year and I can’t wait to work with them again next year as I take over as chair! While our theme is not official yet, I can tell you we have a couple of really good suggestions I’m excited about. We do take field submissions, so I hope once Feb 1st rolls around all of you will nominate a title. (Check out Kelly’s post on why field nominations are so important)


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