Paramount Pictures / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Lightstorm Entertainment Released 1997



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Movie Summary

James Cameron

Titanic revolves around the unlikely romance of rich society girl Rose Dewitt Bukater and the starving artist Jack Dawson aboard the doomed ship Titanic. As their relationship grows, they must find a way to avoid the unpleasant situation that arises with Rose's fiance. A framing device is used at the beginning and end of the film, showing a 100-year-old Rose returning to the scene of the Titanic's demise with a treasure hunter. While fictional, these characters interact with many historical people and events.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    A huge, thrilling three-and-a-quarter-hour experience that unerringly lures viewers into the beauty and heartbreak of its lost world.

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A spectacular demonstration of what modern technology can contribute to dramatic storytelling.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    What audiences end up with word-wise is a hackneyed, completely derivative copy of old Hollywood romances, a movie that reeks of phoniness and lacks even minimal originality.


  • Two people from totally different worlds develop an unlikely romance during the first and last voyage of the legendary cruise ship Titanic.

    I recently watched "Titanic" again which is what prompted me to write this review. It is just as powerful and entertaining a movie as it was the first time I saw it when it originally opened in theaters December 19, 1997. There are many reasons why this is the case. The first being the movie's excellent cast. I believe it is one of those few movies where all the roles are perfectly cast. Everybody seems 100% believable in their respective roles. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have been praised for their performances and rightfully so. However I don't think many people realize many more cast members gave great performances. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates is excellent as Molly Brown. Victor Garber is equally as excellent as architect Thomas Andrews. Another reason is the amazing job the movie does of creating a tremendous amount of suspense during the sinking of the ship. Despite the fact that you know what is going to happen, director James Cameron did a great job of making the viewers feel they were on board the doomed cruise ship. When you think he could not possibly make the events more suspenseful, Cameron comes up with yet another scene that keeps viewers on the edge. The movie also benefits from terrific costume and set designs which do a great job of recreating the time period. Other reviews posted here sat that "Titanic" is one of the greatest movies ever made. I could not agree more. I seem to enjoy it more with each viewing and I think you will as well.moreless
  • Truly an amazing movie

    One of the greatest movies of all time.
  • One of the Greatest Films of All Time

    I admit I'm not a fan of drama films and television series, but this an exception. This film is among my all time favorites to the point I watch it every April 15, the same night Titanic went down into the sea. It is beautifully done and the romance is able to mix with the historical events creating a beautiful story.

    Like Beast and Gaston form Beauty and the Beast, there are differences between Jack and Cal. Jack seems like a poor, rough delinquent, but he holds great wisdom and is a very nice guy. Cal is rich and sophisticated, but is a selfish control freak and abusive, so it's no wonder rose chose Jack over Cal.

    I also love how Rose starts out as sort of rebellious, yet withdrawn, due to her status, but breaks out of her shell after falling for Jack and abandons her selfish mother and Jack.

  • A great movie.

    A great movie of James but it's a good .
  • About this film

    This had great art direction, cinematography, costume design, directing, film editing, music score, song for My Heart Will Go On, sound mixing, sound effects editing and visual effects
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Jack Dawson

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Rose DeWitt Bukater

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

Brock Lovett

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Molly Brown

Billy Zane

Billy Zane

Caledon Hockley

Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher

Ruth DeWitt Bukater

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • First Officer William Murdoch: (Speaking to passengers desperately trying to board a lifeboat.) Women and children only!
      Caledon Hockley: (Referring to a large amount of money he gave Murdoch in exchange for letting Hockley board the lifeboat.) Mr. Murdoch, we had a deal!
      Murdoch: (After throwing the money back at Hockley.) Your money can't save you any more than it can save me.

    • Jack:: I don't know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all of this.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Production budget -  $200,000,000
      Domestic gross - $658,672,302 (1st)
      Worldwide gross - $2,186,772,302 (1st)

      Domestic adjusted for 2014 - $1,172,407,997
      Worldwide adjusted for 2014 - $3,892,395,413

    • Filming locations:
      Titanic wreck, Titanic Canyon, North Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
      Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
      Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
      Belmont Olympic Pool, Long Beach, California
      Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Santa Clarita, California
      S.S. Lane Victory, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
      S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Collide With Destiny.
      2. Nothing On Earth Could Come Between Them.
      3. Experience It Like Never Before (3D re-release)

    • Academy Awards:
      Best Art Direction
      Best Cinematography
      Best Costume Design
      Best Director
      Best Film Editing
      Best Original Dramatic Score
      Best Original Song - My Heart Will Go On
      Best Picture, Best Sound
      Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects



More Info About This Movie


Historical, Disaster, Classics, Love & Romance