Dead Poets Society

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  • PG
  • 1989
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 8.1  (433,392)
  • 79

The beloved period film that is still considered one of Robin Williams' best dramatic roles. The story is set in 1959 at the fictitious Welton Academy, an exclusive all male prep school. Sensitive senior Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) arrives at the school and becomes friends with his new roommate Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) and Neil's circle of friends. A new English teacher named John Keating arrives into the conservative culture of the school and immediately shakes things up. Keating is passionate about poetry and uses unorthodox methods to inspire his students to be equally passionate, telling them to seize the day and live life to the fullest. As the school year progresses their lives are all affected by Keating's philosophy, with profound consequences as they come into conflict with their parents and school authorities. Also featuring Josh Charles, Dylan Kussman, James Waterston, and Gale Hansen. Directed by acclaimed director Peter Weir, the film's screenplay by Tom Schulman won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Robin Williams was nominated in the Best Actor category.

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society (Clean Trailer)
Dead Poets Society (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 35 sec

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society

Trailer - 2 min 39 sec

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The beloved period film that is still considered one of Robin Williams' best dramatic roles. The story is set in 1959 at the fictitious Welton Academy, an exclusive all male prep school. Sensitive senior Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) arrives at the school and becomes friends with his new roommate Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard) and Neil's circle of friends.

A new English teacher named John Keating arrives into the conservative culture of the school and immediately shakes things up. Keating is passionate about poetry and uses unorthodox methods to inspire his students to be equally passionate, telling them to seize the day and live life to the fullest. As the school year progresses their lives are all affected by Keating's philosophy, with profound consequences as they come into conflict with their parents and school authorities.

Also featuring Josh Charles, Dylan Kussman, James Waterston, and Gale Hansen. Directed by acclaimed director Peter Weir, the film's screenplay by Tom Schulman won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Robin Williams was nominated in the Best Actor category.

Dead Poets Society is a 1989 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1 and a MetaScore of 79.

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  • Release Date
    1989
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 8 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (433,392)
  • Metascore
    79