watch 01:27 The Loop (Movies) Do you like this video? Dead Poets Society is a drama film, which was directed by Peter Weir. The film was released to the cinemas in the USA on 2 June 1989.The film at Box Office Mojo PlotEdit The film is set at the boys' boarding school "Welton Academy" in Vermont, USA during the autumn of 1959. ReferencesEdit ↑ Dead Poets Society (PG). British Board of Film Classification (27 July 1989). Retrieved on 15 August 2014. ↑ Dead Poets Society (1989). The Numbers. Retrieved on June 1, 2016. ↑ New York Times 1989 - Shaking Up a Boys' School With Poetry Retrieved from "https://movies.fandom.com/wiki/Dead_Poets_Society?oldid=132601" Categories: 1989 films Touchstone Pictures films Touchstone Pictures Rated PG movies Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.