Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir, starring Robin Williams as John Keating, a passionate and unconventional English teacher at an all-boys preparatory school.
Watching this movie for the first time was a life-changing experience for me. I was a young student at the time, struggling to find my own identity and voice, and Dead Poets Society touched me deeply with its emotional themes of individualism, self-expression, and seizing the day.
Robin Williams’ performance as Mr. Keating was truly transformative. He encouraged his students to think for themselves, to embrace their passions, and to challenge the status quo. His unorthodox teaching methods were inspiring and empowering, and I found myself drawn to his charisma and passion for life.
As the story unfolds, we see the struggles and triumphs of the students in the Dead Poets Society, a secret society that Mr. Keating creates to inspire his students to appreciate poetry and to think for themselves. The bonds of friendship that develop among the students are heartwarming, and the conflicts they face are heart-wrenching.
One of the most powerful scenes in the movie is when Mr. Keating encourages his students to stand on their desks to gain a new perspective on the world around them. This simple act of rebellion and defiance against convention struck a chord with me, and I felt a sense of liberation and freedom that I had never experienced before.
Ultimately, Dead Poets Society taught me the importance of living life to the fullest, of seizing the day, and of following my own passions and dreams. It showed me that we should never be afraid to think for ourselves, to challenge authority, and to stand up for what we believe in.
My Verdict on the movie:
Dead Poets Society is an emotional, touchy, and dramatical movie that impacted me deeply. It helped me to find my own voice, to embrace my passions, and to live life on my own terms. It is a movie that I will always cherish and that will continue to inspire me for years to come.
This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023
One of my favorite movies ever!!! I love the idea of finding my own voice, this is so powerful.
Rhian westbury says
I only saw this movie for the first time a few months ago and I did really enjoy it. The new perspective that Robin Williams character gave the boys was inspirational x
Ruchi nasa says
Again, a very well written review and another good recommendation.
I havent seen this one yet. Time to watch this.
I am so happy to hear it inspired you. I have never seen it but I wouldn’t mind watching it to be inspired too.
Marie Cris Angeles says
Interesting movie! I will check this out later tomorrow to see how this movie is life-changing movie.
I watched this movie a long time ago and it’s so profound. Robin Williams was such a great actor in this, the story really left an impression on me. Highly recommended.
Pinki Bakshi says
Seems to be an interesting movie with some real treasures!!! Added to my bucket list of movies to watch
Yeah Lifestyle says
I must admit I have not watched this film in many years now! I must re-watch it as I will appreciate more now I am older,
Oh, looks like an interesting movie. Adding it to my list.
Hands down one of my favorite films. I think Robin Williams was just amazing in this film..he really could play any role. The film made me cry and feel inspired too…just a beautiful story.
I haven’t seen this since it came out in the 80’s! I will definitely have to watch it again. Brings back memories!
Anushree Saha says
Loved this movie. It’s been so long. This makes me want to rewatch!
Celebrate Woman Today says
Awesome movie indeed. And each person finds something that resonates the most inside. And Robin Williams is brilliant.
I met him once in my life when he was jogging along the road by the beach in Hawaii.
Melanie Williams says
Can you believe that I have NEVER watched this film. Dead Poets Society is on my must watch movie list now, so thank you xx
Victoria Prasad says
I have actually never seen this movie! Thanks for the review. Now I have got to see it. Adding it to my list now!
I don’t think I’ve seen this film since it was first released but I remember enjoying it a lot.
Oh I loved this movie and later got the book written based on the movie (yes, the other way round!) and enjoyed it too..Robin Williams in this movie (as always) is amazing
Kirutika N says
I just love this movie. I so badly wish I had a teacher like him!
This is interesting. I haven’t seen this movie yet and I would love to. It would be nice to find inspiration on embracing our passion and living life to the fullest. Thank you for the recommendation.
After reading this article I have to watch Dead Poets Society again. I’ve always liked this movie for the entertainment factor – but I will watch it a little differently after reading this.
Ntensibe Edgar says
Nnniiccceeee….these are the kind of movies I like. Movies that encourage me to live my life to the fullest speak to my core all the time. I will definitely watch this!
Melissa Cuhsing says
I remember this film from when I was younger 😉 It was a great movie for sure and I a. going to have to rewatch it as it has been years!
Patricia Chamberlain says
I’ve heard of this movie, but I’m not sure I’ve ever actually watched it. I’m going to have to do so soon! It sounds good.
the movie is classic and is my sister’s favorite. Thanks for the reminder, I definitely should not only watch the movie again but also to set up a watch party with her.
I love this movie but havent seen it in forever. Definitely going to watch it again soon.
Priyanka Joshi says
Moni, I am loving your movie choices. One of my colleagues was recently discussing this movie 🙂
Paula Richie says
It’s amazing how a single movie can touch so many lives and leave a lasting impression. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this timeless classic!
Alita Pacio says
Living your life to the fullest is a great lesson to learn from the movie. It fills our jars of happiness.
The striking ‘Carpe Diem’ speech delivered by Williams some 25 years ago has made thousands of young people determined to “make their lives extraordinary”.
Such a classic movie! I loved watching it. I actually think I may have to pull this out of the archives. I always loved Robin Williams.
I have not watched this movie but after reading your post I will surely like to watch it soon.
Fransic verso says
Never watched this one before but I rarely watch drama and emotional movies. Something I avoided since I was a kid.
Jupiter Hadley says
Oh wow this is such a classic! It’s nice to know that people are still enjoying the classics and getting a lot out of them.
SONIA SEIVWRIGHT says
I love movies like this that teach you life lessons. It just keeps me motivated and does not give up.
Shilpa Garg says
Seems like a poignant and thought-provoking movie and has some important life lessons too. Would love to check it out!