Dead Poets Society Movie Cover

Dead Poets Society

PG, 1989, Touchstone Pictures


Peter Weir


Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Charles Keating, Robert Shawn Leonard


The very shy Todd Anderson and his troubled classmate Neil, become friends at a university where they meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society. They're encouraged to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.


Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!

Themes: Complacency, Destiny, Motivation, Purpose


Keating asks boys to find own unique path

Themes: Being Yourself, Change, Peer Pressure


Class gets a new perspective from teacher

Themes: Being Yourself, Challenges, Confidence

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