Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Add to Queue

Our best guess for you: 3.8 stars

Average of 1167 ratings: 3.8 Stars

1989 M Contains violence.

He was their inspiration. He made their lives extraordinary.

When charismatic English professor John Keating (Academy Award winner Robin Williams) arrives at a strict boys academy, his unconventional teaching methods breathe new life into the curriculum steeped in tradition. With his wit and wisdom, Keating inspires his students to pursue individual passions and make their lives extraordinary. DEAD POETS SOCIETY, one of the most compelling box office triumphs in recent years, touched audiences and critics alike with its brilliant acting, uplifting story and superb film making.

More movie details

128 minutes
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
1990 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Film: Peter Weir

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English; Spanish; Swedish; Norwegian; Danish; Finnish; Icelandic; English for the hearing impaired
English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

More like Dead Poets Society

15 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Wittertainee

I can't overstate how much this film still moves me and means to me. If you don't cry at the end, you have no soul.

4 by tinkerbell77

This film teaches you something and makes you reflect on your own values. And it's hard not to get moved at the end of the movie. I have not seen a better movie of its kind.

4 by ranleigh

This movie is an old classic. Definately one of Robin Williams better films. Although I thought that the 'twist' with one of the boys was not needed, and kind of put a downer on the whole movie. Wanted to be inspired not depressed!

3.5 by kiwi

Interesting seeing actors you recognise from recent shows early-on in their acting careers. The film, although a bit dated, gives a strong social message still relevant today.

5 by Frankjc

This movie underlies the terrible loss of talent and courage that Robin Williams' tragic passing has brought to our world. Here again he is challenging "the establishment", both in the stuffy school... Read more

5 by tara_wgtn

I wasn't sure whether I'd enjoy this ten years after studying it to death for School C English, but, I think I really did appreciate it after all. Robin Williams, like always, was fantastic. The boys... Read more

5 by Syllviia

I really enjoyed this movie. First saw it on TV some time ago. Im glad Ive been given the opportunity to watch it again and in my own time. This movie is very well written. Robyn Williams plays his... Read more

5 by addy

A feel good, moving comedy drama, that still delivers big time. It's a classic. And if you can't handle Robin Williams - he's terrific in this. Wonderful.

5 by felix

Wonderful movie. But then again, Robin Williams movies are great.

4 by cybrarian

Rewatched this after seeing it when it first came out. It still holds your attention. Teenagers seemed to enjoy it even though it's not the sort of thing they would normally watch. A great coming-of-age movie.