Dead Poets Society (1989) Poster


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Version of 

Mohabbatein (2000)

Remade as 

Life Is Beautiful (2000)
Remade into Malayalam language with almost the same plot (without crediting the original).

Edited into 

Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Battle Los Angeles in 18 Minutes or Less (2017) (TV Episode)
Characters from the movie can be heard at the end of the video


American Bandstand (1952) (TV Series)
John Keating says, "How can you describe poetry like 'American Bandstand?' 'I like Byron, I give him a 42 but I can't dance to it!'"
Julius Caesar (1953)
Keating does an impression of Marlon Brando from this movie
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The silhouette shot of the students running towards the dave is a deliberate homage to the Dance of Death shot from The Seventh Seal according to Peter Weir.
Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
about misfit of institution

Referenced in 

Roseanne: Brain-Dead Poets Society (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Peter Weir Industry Seminar 1989 (1989) (Video)
John Seale and Peter Weir on 'Dead Poet's Society' (1989) (Video)
Instructional film seminar about this movie.
The Girl I Want (1990)
Charles in Charge: Dead Puck Society (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Home and Away: Episode #1.662 (1990) (TV Episode)
Blake, Karen, Sophie discuss this in the diner
The Simpsons: Dead Putting Society (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Havana/Mermaids/The Sheltering Sky/Awakenings/The Long Walk Home (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Awakenings" review.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Ethnic Tip (1991) (TV Episode)
Armstrong mentions it was the last movie he had seen.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.14 (1991) (TV Episode)
One of the suggestions for 'Audition'
Hook (1991)
As he flies away, Tootles shouts, "Seize the day!" Robin Williams played John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989).
Marienhof: Das Radrennen (1992) (TV Episode)
The movie gets mentioned.
Weinerville: Ziggy Zag Concert (1993) (TV Episode)
Dead Parrots Society is a parody of the title of this movie.
At the Movies: The Man Without a Face/Wilder Napalm/King of the Hill/Hard Target/And the Band Played On (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Man Without a Face" review.
Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
Video on video store shelf.
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Love and Death (1994) (TV Episode)
Dean McMann says, "Yet another professor who's seen 'Dead Poets Society' one-too-many times."
What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.22 (1994) (TV Episode)
Baljit greets Robin Williams by saying 'Oh Captain, my Captain.'
Three Colors: Red (1994)
referred to by title during a phone conversation
At the Movies: The Cowboy Way/Beverly Hills Cop III/Renaissance Man/The Flintstones/Little Buddha (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Renaissance Man" review.
Friends: The One with the Fake Monica (1995) (TV Episode)
Fake Monica tells Monica all about why she dislikes Dead Poets Society.
The Great Defender: Def Poets Society (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Nixon/Jumanji/Heat/Mr. Holland's Opus/Sense and Sensibility/Othello (1995) (TV Episode)
Alluded to in the "Mr. Holland's Opus" review.
White Squall (1996)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Das Sub (1997) (TV Episode)
The scene where Duckman instructs the class to open their textbooks and tear out the pages is a reference to "Dead Poets Society".
At the Movies: Out of Sight/Smoke Signals/Doctor Dolittle/Picnic at Hanging Rock/Insomnia (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Picnic at Hanging Rock" review.
At the Movies: Jim Carrey: Class Clown (1998) (TV Episode)
Patch Adams (1998)
Robin Williams is fond of Walt Whitman in both movies.
Jeopardy! (1998) (Video Game)
Answer to a clue in category "Robin Williams films"
13 posterunek: Bomba (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Men Behaving Badly: Carpe Dino (2001) (TV Episode)
Jamie's students stand on their desks chanting to honor him
What About Joan: Jake's Dilemma (2001) (TV Episode)
Jake sees the movie and thinks it's a sign that he should become a teacher.
Do Over: Pilot (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel refers to the film.
Porn 'n Chicken (2002) (TV Movie)
"Oh captain, my captain"
The Office: Motivation (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David Brent
The Simpsons: Special Edna (2003) (TV Episode)
This movie is mentioned by one character.
Teachers: Episode #3.10 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob as being one of his favourite films.
Richard Whiteley: Television Man (2003) (TV Movie)
Richard Whiteley likens the film to his own experience
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Greg the Bunny: Dead Puppet Storage (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.204 (2006) (TV Episode)
one contestant almost calls the "Dead Scientists' Society" category "Dead Poets Society"
Entourage: Guys and Doll (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Tru Love (2006) (TV Episode)
When talking to teacher McCaskin detective Wheeler refers to the banner in her classroom stating the phrase used in The Dead Poets Society "Carpe Diem-Seize the day". She then tells the teacher "I saw the movie. The teacher used it to inspire his students to read poetry, not to have sex with them!"
American Dad!: Iced, Iced Babies (2006) (TV Episode)
Roger stitches together a little of this movie, a little Mr. Holland' Opus and lies in order to give his lecture
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
The Last Detective: The Dead Peasants Society (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Dana talks about this inspirational teacher movie in class
Aída: La boda de Luisma (2008) (TV Episode)
Fidel says "Oh captain, my captain."
Make or Break TV: The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (2008) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Kurtwood Smith's credits.
90210: By Accident (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Ryan
Supernatural: After School Special (2009) (TV Episode)
When Sam requests to visit a former teacher, Dean agrees and tells Sam to have his "Robin Williams - Oh Captian, My Captain moment".
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.139 (2009) (TV Episode)
John Keating is the subject of a $2,000 question
90210: Zero Tolerance (2009) (TV Episode)
Liam stands on a chair and quotes "O captain, my captain"
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
mentioned and quoted
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett: "The writing class that Robin Williams teaches, let's just say it's not Dead Poet's Societ"
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
Mentioned as the second Disney movie to receive a Best Picture nomination.
Community: Introduction to Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeff mentions the film; Robin Williams is mentioned shortly after for his role in the film
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.56 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Film School"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (2010) (TV Episode)
Lester: "Oh, Captain, my Captain, please tell us you returned to take control of the Buy More."
In Plain Sight: Whistle Stop (2010) (TV Episode)
Mary says, "for seven years I get a combo-geyser of Wikipedia, Jeopardy, Star Trek, Dead Poets Society and Karnac the Magnificent."
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Community: Pascal's Triangle Revisited (2010) (TV Episode)
Prof. Whitman says, "I hope you will be seizing the day this summer," and Jeff replies, "I hope you'll be seizing a more-contemporary movie."
White Collar: Copycat Caffrey (2010) (TV Episode)
Alex says, "What's with the 'Dead Poets Society' in there?"
Neighbours: Episode #1.6048 (2010) (TV Episode)
Natasha refers to it as a "tragic old film" and quotes the "O Captain, My Captain" Line
Community: Mixology Certification (2010) (TV Episode)
Britta and Jeff debate going to a bar called "Red Poets Society."
Lessons of a Dream (2011)
similar concept, only with football instead of poetry, also the scene when the teacher gets fired resembles the famous "Captain, my captain"-scene
The Cleveland Show: The Blue, the Gray and the Brown (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Holt
Being Human: I Want You Back (From the Dead) (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Beaver (2011)
Referenced in Porter's graduation speech
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy describes "Cracks" as a hot, naughty British schoolgirl version of the film
30 Rock: Plan B (2011) (TV Episode)
Pete says that when he was a teacher, he was like Robin Williams in the film
The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
Mr. Gilbert says, "This isn't the Dead Poets Society."
Supernatural: Season Seven, Time for a Wedding! (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
White Collar: Upper West Side Story (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter says he told Neal to sit on a bench, not reenact "Dead Poets Society".
Nostalgia Critic: Patch Adams (2012) (TV Episode)
another Robin Williams movie with a contrived message
Parks and Recreation: Dave Returns (2012) (TV Episode)
Ben quotes the line "O captain, my captain!" and then references the movie.
Shameless: Parenthood (2012) (TV Episode)
"O Captain! My Captain!" mentioned
Rifftrax: Frankenstein Island (2012)
Kevin: "Carpe Diem! Ha ha!"
Family Guy: Viewer Mail #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter says "O captains, my captains" to get all the Robin Williamses to stop and listen to him. Trying to get them to leave, Peter says "You have been fired from the school"
House: Everybody Dies (2012) (TV Episode)
House compares the movie with Dr. Kutner's situation.
Bunheads: A Nutcracker in Paradise (2012) (TV Episode)
"O captain, my captain!"
Bad Education: Self-Defence (2012) (TV Episode)
Alfie makes his class stand on their desks and say "O Captain, my Captain!" to impress Miss Gulliver.
Person of Interest: 2 Pi R (2013) (TV Episode)
Caleb Phipps says: "Gonna start lecturing me on mistakes? How I need to live and learn? Move on? That's really inspiring, Mr. Swift. I'd stand up on my desk and clap for you. But No."
Being Human: Always a Bridesmaid, Never Alive (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Suits: I Want You to Want Me (2013) (TV Episode)
Louis mentions Robin Williams and emulates his speech from Dead Poets Society, and Mike responds with "Oh Captain, my Captain!".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.197 (2013) (TV Episode)
Matt Damon says that he and Ben Affleck worked at a movie theater that was showing the film which they had unsuccessfully auditioned for
Bad Education: Funeral (2013) (TV Episode)
Rosie refers to the film.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 31 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Frank Caliendo
Parks and Recreation: Galentine's Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben stands atop a chair and says, "O captain, my captain!"
Midnight Screenings: Sabotage/Noah/God's Not Dead (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh captain, my captain!"
The Rewrite (2014)
Keith tells Professor Weldon he'll watch it to be a better teacher and Professor Weldon says she'll watch it after Clueless
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mickey Rourke/Rob Riggle/Kings of Leon (2014) (TV Episode)
As a tribute to the late Robin Williams, Jimmy stands on his desk and shouts "O captain, my captain"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 August 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Robin Williams' death the previous day
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 August 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of favorite Robin Williams
Honest Trailers: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (TV Episode)
"Carpe diem, boys. Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary".
Finding Carter: One Hour Photo (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
House of Lies: Trust Me, I'm Getting Plenty of Erections (2015) (TV Episode)
Doug stands on a table and shouts "Oh captain, my captain"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ethan Hawke/Willie & Korie Robertson/Alt-J (2015) (TV Episode)
Ethan Hawke says that he used to wear his crew jacket from the movie in the hope of being recognized, and talks about his ensuing relationship with Robin Williams
Reel Iconic: The Battle for Hollywood (2015) (TV Episode)
When all of blue group stands on their chairs.
Geeks Who Drink: Grey Damon v. Josh Brener (2015) (TV Episode)
a fake movie poster combines the film with "Shaun of the Dead"
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.70 (2016) (TV Episode)
Anne Hegerty is asked a question about the movie's Australian director during the Final Chase.
iZombie: Method Head (2016) (TV Episode)
Chapter reference, "Dead Rodent's Society."
Teachers: Drunk Kiss (2016) (TV Episode)
AJ refers to the film.
Orange Is the New Black: The Animals (2016) (TV Episode)
The cafeteria scene in which the inmates protest is just like a scene in DPS.
How to Get Away with Murder: It's About Frank (2016) (TV Episode)
Asher says at the table: ... we storm the President's office, do an "Oh Captain! My Captain!" quoting the last scene of the movie when all the students stand on their desks to greet Robin Williams goodbye
Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: Patch Adams (2016) (TV Episode)
One of Robin Williams' best movies
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jason Sudeikis/Kristin Chenoweth/DNCE (2016) (TV Episode)
Jason Sudeikis talks about the movie as he discusses starring in a stage version
The Mick: The Snitch (2017) (TV Episode)
Mackenzie says she watched the movie and references Williams' big speech during her own.
We Bare Bears: Road Trip (2017) (TV Episode)
The line O Captain line is quoted
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (2017) (Video Game)
The drama teacher is named Mr. Keaton, echoing John Keating.
Schitt's Creek: Pregnancy Test (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned by name.
Scandal: Good People (2018) (TV Episode)
Poster in Liv's old room
Drunk History: Sex (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Kinsey segment
The Silent Revolution (2018)
The scene in the classroom where all the students stand up and say "it was my idea" to protect Kurt is a homage to the scene where everyone steps on the tables in this movie.
The Loud House: Teachers' Union/Head Poet's Anxiety (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Graham Norton Show: Toni Collette/Ethan Hawke/Aidan Turner/Jo Brand/Liam Payne (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Ethan Hawke; Ethan Hawke talks about working with Robin Williams
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ethan Hawke/Toni Collette/Jeff Arcuri (2018) (TV Episode)
Stephen Colbert attributes Ethan Hawke to appearing in films such as "Training Day," "Dead Poets Society," and "Boyhood."
Tag (2018)
In Hogan's childhood home there is a photograph of him as a young man wearing a T-shirt with the logo from the movie.
The Ninth Passenger (2018)
Lance mockingly uses the oh captain, my captain phrase.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chris O'Dowd/Regina Hall/grandson (2018) (TV Episode)
Chris O'Dowd mentions the scene where Ethan Hawke's character stands on his desk and declares, "O Captain, my Captain!"
Die Eifelpraxis: Rachegelüste (2018) (TV Episode)
Modern Family: A Sketchy Area (2018) (TV Episode)
When Phil announces he is leaving teaching, a student stands on his desk and says "Location, location, location", reminiscent of when students in Dead Poets Society stand on their desks to say "O Captain, my Captain" at Mr. Keating's departure.
Splitting Up Together: Glowing Pains (2018) (TV Episode)
Mr. Dodson: "Am I gonna see you tonight at the Live Poets Society?"
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: C.H.U.D. (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob mentions the film.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Captain America (2019) (TV Episode)
One of the cocktail of the episode referces to the quote"Oh Captain, my captain"
Riverdale: Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon (2019) (TV Episode)
Jughead mentions the film when entering his new dorm room.
Perfect Harmony: Halle-Boo-Yah (2019) (TV Episode)
Arthur: "Carpe diem, sieze the day."
The Days Never Know
Mr. Everett directly quotes one of Robin Williams' lines

Featured in 

At the Movies: Star Trek V/No Holds Barred/Dead Poets Society/Let's Get Lost/Renegades (1989) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed.
Peter Weir Industry Seminar 1989 (1989) (Video)
Excerpt clip
At the Movies: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1989 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
At the Movies: L.A. Story/Sleeping with the Enemy/The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the Robin Williams segment.
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The #95 movie quote is "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
Dead Poets: A Look Back (2006) (Video)
clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
Dead Poets Society is #52.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Carpe Diem! Seize the day, boys."
Best! Movies! Ever!: Hot for Teacher (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
John Keating takes the #1 top movie teacher
The Hour: Episode #7.78 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Peter Weir's bio segment.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Speeches (2011) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Robin Williams Performances (2013) (TV Episode)
John Keating is #3.
Brows Held High: Cloud Atlas: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown when Oan recalls an episode of Community that mocked the desk-standing scene
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Carpe Diem is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Suicides (2014) (TV Episode)
Neil Perry's suicide gets an honorable mention.
Pioneers of Television: Robin Williams Remembered (2014) (TV Episode)
archive footage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Motivational Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Dead Poets Society is #2.
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) (TV Special)
Clip shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movie Teachers (2015) (TV Episode)
John Keating is #1.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 10 Best Robin Williams Performances Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked number 5
The Goldbergs: O Captain! My Captain! (2017) (TV Episode)
The 'O Captain! My Captain!' scene is shown and it is part of the episode's plot.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Teachers Show in High School (2017) (TV Episode)
Dead Poets Society is #4.
The Simpsons: The Caper Chase (2017) (TV Episode)
Homer watches (an animated version of) this movie to learn how to teach.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Goodbye Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The goodbye scene in Dead Poets Society is #10.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
Carpe diem sequence
MsMojo: Top 10 Teen Movies of the 1980s (2018) (TV Episode)
Dead Poets Society is #9.
Dear Alexandra (2019) (Short)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Inspirational Movie Scenes (2019) (TV Episode)
Carpe Diem is #6.

Spoofed in 

Head Coed Society (1989) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title from the same year.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Def Poet's Society (1990) (TV Episode)
Title Spoof.
In & Out (1997)
Dead Students Society (1998) (Video)
Family Guy: Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian's students stand on their desks saying "O Captain, my captain" after he tells them they could end up becoming ditch diggers, motel maids and hookers.
Muchachada nui: Episode #3.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofs in segment "La Academia" the final standing-on-the-desks scene.
South Park: Pinewood Derby (2009) (TV Episode)
The suicide by Mr. Hollis and the response by his son.
Community: Introduction to Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Professor Whitman teaches his class like Robin Williams in Dead Poet's Society
How I Met Your Mother: Robin 101 (2009) (TV Episode)
Barney does the famous "O captain, my captain!" scene of Dead Poets Society to call a leaving Ted back to teach him more about Robin
Bob's Burgers: Bob and Deliver (2013) (TV Episode)
Students stand on their desks in protest of Bob leaving
Saturday Night Live: Fred Armisen/Courtney Barnett (2016) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 'Farewell, Mr. Bunting'
Family Guy: Switch the Flip (2018) (TV Episode)
Stewie-as-Brian becomes a college professor and commands his students to open their books to the introduction and "rip it out."
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Marks for Effort (2018) (TV Episode)
Twilight returns to her class to see her students saying "O Dragon! My Dragon!" to Spike.

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