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6,383 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

Critics reviews

The villains are as overbaked as mustache-twirling silent-movie antagonists. Much animosity is expended on the most paltry and petty of indiscretions… The most egregious thing about Dead Poets Society is how not one person takes the inspirational teacher’s advice when it matters, even after the death of the one character who dared to seize his day.
June 04, 2014
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