The movie deals with emotions that we have all felt. But they are also the feelings that our parents have felt at a time in their lives and someday maybe our children will too. That makes ‘Dead Poets Society’ a coming-of-age movie that will transcend time. It will always inspire children and grown-ups to find their passion and follow it into action to live a life that you would love. I will leave you with a heart-felt request to watch the movie if you haven’t already or re-watch it if you have, and with this beautiful line:
“To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” ‘Dead Poets Society’ is one timeless gem. Exploring similar themes, here is the list of 12 movies similar to Dead Poets Society you will love.
10. Ray (2004)
If you want the blues, just listen to Ray Charles. The poetic barracks of his ballads of life and gospel will win you over. Which deliver you in a state of permanent happiness. His biopic, which starred the incongruously talented Jamie Foxx, is a mixed bag of beans. The performances in the film were sublime (Foxx won the Academy Award for Best Actor). The narrative, which moves at a glacial pace, was a huge let-down.
The music was spot on, so was the endearing cinematography. But the director’s minimal attention to the repealing responses from the people around him proved to be the reason for its inability to capture the essence of those times.
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