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6,223 Ratings

Dead Poets Society

Directed by Peter Weir
United States, 1989


A passionate English professor at a conservative boarding school inspires his students to defy convention and seize the potential of every day through his teaching of poetry.

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Dead Poets Society Directed by Peter Weir

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

1990 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1989 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1990 | 2 wins including: Best Film

1990 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor

Directors Guild of America

1990 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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