Dead Poets Society

Lists: Drama, Coming of age, Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "Dead Poets Society tells the story of boarding school students who grow an extremely close bond with their English professor. The professor, John Keating, tells them of a secret society of people who go against the status quo and encourages them to each go on their own path and ‘seize the day.’"

Overall Ranking: 743 (Rank from 1989: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown97 - There's no other film that embodies every English major's love for the art of weaving words into poems quite like Peter Weir's 1950s-set period drama. It's an undeniably passionate film.
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That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes85(full review)
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights80 - An incredibly charismatic film, that wins you over with charming characters and a sentimental theme.
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Bryan Lienesch78 - The worst thing that happened to this film is Good Will Hunting came along and placed it squarely in its shadows.
Dave Examines Movies77(full review)
David Baruffi70

People Involved

  • Robin Williams (John Keating)
  • Ethan Hawke (Todd Anderson)
  • Robert Sean Leonard (Neil Perry)
  • Gale Hansen (Charlie Dalton)
  • Josh Charles (Knox Overstreet)
  • Dylan Kussman (Richard Cameron)
  • Allelon Ruggiero (Steven Meeks)
  • James Waterston (Gerard Pitts)
  • Norman Lloyd (Mr. Nolan)
  • Kurtwood Smith (Mr. Perry)
  • Carla Belver (Mrs. Perry)
  • Leon Pownall (McAllister)
  • George Martin (Dr. Hager)
  • Peter Weir (Director)