Graduate, The

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Coming of age, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1960 to 1969, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, Mrs. Robinson. Benjamin soon finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine, as the affair with Mrs. Robinson mother comes back to haunt him."

Overall Ranking: 578 (Rank from 1967: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 30%
Half-Popped 10%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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3Guys Griff100
David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90
Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
J Patterson80
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film71(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
J Collins60

People Involved

  • Anne Bancroft (Mrs. Robinson)
  • Dustin Hoffman (Ben Braddock)
  • Katharine Ross (Elaine Robinson)
  • Murray Hamilton (Mr. Robinson)
  • Buck Henry (Room Clerk)
  • Brian Avery (Carl Smith)
  • Walter Brooke (Mr. McGuire)
  • William Daniels (Mr. Braddock)
  • Mike Nichols (Director)