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Titanic Movies - Movies About The Titanic

Updated on February 2, 2015

Movies About The Sinking Of The Titanic

There are a lot more movies about the Titanic than the James Cameron movie "Titanic" which just about everyone has seen or at least heard of. Indeed, the story of The Titanic is a fascinating one, and one which taught us a lot of lessons when it comes to maritime safety.

This page will reveal to you a lot more Titanic movies and documentaries, and should be of interest for anyone who is fascinated by this famous ship and it's ill fated maiden voyage.

The sinking of the Titanic on 14th April 1912 was an event that made news around the world, and in a few weeks we will be commemorating the centenary of the loss of this great ship.

People were stunned to hear that the largest ship ever built, one that was claimed to be unsinkable, had gone to the bottom of the ocean, and taken with it over 2,000 poor souls who froze to death in the bitter waters of the North Atlantic.

This tragic event is one that has fascinated people for the last 100 years, and has resulted in a number of movies being made, as well as many documentaries.

This page will introduce to you the best and the worse of the movies about the Titanic, as well as the documentaries that have been produced about her.

The Titanic At berth in Southampton is from the-titanic.com

Titanic Movies

Titanic (1997) - The Ultimate Movie About The Titanic

Directed by James Cameron and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, this $200 million spectacular production took the world by storm when it was released in 1997.

With actual scenes of the Titanic resting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, and a wealth of actual events from the epic voyage interspersed with the love story of Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet), this movie is by far the best version of this story.

The movie has grossed over $1 billion at the box office, and won 11 Oscars, equalling the record set by Ben Hur in 1959.

A Night To Remember (1958) - A personal favorite of mine.

I was in my early teens and had never imagined anything like this could ever happen. One evening I was sat watching the television, which only had 2 channels, and I caught this movie soon after it had started. The story that unfolded fascinated me, as well as shocking me. Yes I admit that I cried when the ship went down.

Directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Sir Kenneth More and Honor Blackman, this 1958 movie was based on the best selling book A Night To Remember by Walter Lord, and was created out of public interest in the real story of the Titanic, rather than the rather fanciful version as told in the 1953 movie "Titanic".

The movie has some great scenes, and greatly depicts acts of bravery, such as the band continuing to play to the last as the ship was going down.

For anyone who has not seen this version and is only familiar with the James Cameron one, I highly recommend it.

Other Movies About The Titanic

The sinking of the largest ship ever built and which was supposed to be unsinkable, has generated many movies and television productions over the last 100 years.

The best are spotlighted above, but here are some of the other movies about the Titanic that you may enjoy watching.

Raise The Titanic - A fictional salvage operation, but well worth watching.

This is not a factual movie about the Titanic, instead it's based on a book by Clive Cussler, which has his hero Dirk Pitt involved in locating the wreck of the Titanic and salvaging a fortune of a rare material.

By a cruel twist of fate, the movie was due to premiere at the same time as the actually wreck of the Titanic was found. Between that and fans of Clive Cussler not being happy that the movie didn't completely follow the plot of the book, it did not fare well at the box office.

However, if you enjoyed watching movies like The Poseidon Adventure, this is definitely a good movie to watch, with plenty of suspense and drama as the plot unfolds.

Titanic - The Definitive Documentary Collection + BONUS

This "must have" documentary set consists of five programs, that include original footage of the Titanic, interviews with survivors, memorabilia, and analyses the myths and legends that surround the ship, from it's launch through to it's final moments.

Did You Know?

At the time the Titanic sailed from Southampton there was a General Strike and high unemployment.

Many local men signed on to find work, and lost their lives as a result.

There were not many in the city who didn't know a family who had lost someone when the ship sank.

The connection with Titanic to Southampton means a lot to me, especially as I live in the city of Southampton, and there are so many places with links to the great ship all over the city.

These include the new Sea City Museum, which was opened in 2012, 100 years after the ship left on it's maiden voyage.

There is also the Titanic Memorial, as well as a memorial to the Engineers who took jobs on The Titanic and as a result lost their lives.

On the east side of the city, in the village of West End, is where Arthur Henry Rostrom lived. He was the captain of the Carpathia, the first vessel to reach the survivors from The Titanic. There is a memorial to him in the village church, and also a street named for him.

Another resident of West End, James Jukes, was an engineer on the ship. He was seen to dive into the freezing water before the ship went down, and his body was never found. There is also a street named after him in the village.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      "Raise the Titanic" was the first movie I saw about this famous ship and started searching the area. I saw all the movies you mention in your lens, maybe more than once. Excellent job! Thanks for sharing:=)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I had no idea there were so many movies about the Titanic. Great job, Tony!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Believe it or not, I haven't seen Cameron's Titanic (well to be exact I only watched the sinking part for the special effects). I also enjoyed a lot the new Titanic mini serie by the guy who did Downton Abbey.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      My favorite is the first movie that came out in the fifties.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      didn't know there was other titanic movies

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Before reading your lens, the only Titantic movies I knew about was Cameron's and A Night to Remember. I hope to see some of the others soon. All the best.

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      I've only seen the James Cameron movie, but I'd love to see some of these others. Thanks for putting this list together.

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      The Gutter Monkey 5 years ago

      I know a lot of people like to stink all over Cameron's Titanic, but I thought it was pretty good. A bit heavy on the melodrama maybe, but its accuracy in depicting the technical aspects of the ship and the disaster in a realistic manner deserves some major props.

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      jolou 5 years ago

      I didn't realize there were this many movies made about Titanic.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I need to make it my business to watch all these movies in this centenary year - thank you and Blessings.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We were just in Yorkshire last week and watched the recent television series on the Titanic. Lots of movies have been built around this event and it still continues to fascinate us.

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      angelsigh 5 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea. This lens is fantastic. Superb :)

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Tragic history a century ago.

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      Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

      I love anything about Titanic

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Titanic sinking was one of the greatest tragedies to happen during that day. I think what made it all the sadder was the fact that so many more loves could have been saved, but for the sake of stupidity or greed, they were not. The Titanic movies are a good reminder for us not to repeat past mistakes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never seen the Cameron version of the story. I have seen Clifton Webb's "Titanic" and "A Night to Remember." Like you I saw it as a teen, I think it was a late night movie (back in the days when there were only 4 channels in my city) and it chilled me. It's remained my favorite. In fact I was watching it last month on DVD and was struck by what a great movie it was. Great storytelling and so well-acted.

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Interesting - I was about to say "I have always been fascinated by the Titanic", then I looked at the comment below-- by my own sister-- who said the very same thing. I was not aware of all of these documentaries and I look forward to seeing some of them!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      The Titanic has always fascinated me, too and I think I have seen all the documentaries and movies at one time or another but loved seeing all here in one place. Great work!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Great lens, you have covered the Titanic disaster well. Have seen the film many times, it still brings tears to my eyes.100 years has gone by so quickly, when I first seen this movie, it was many years ago, but that long, 100 years has gone by quickly. Thanks for this lens, bringing back many memories.Blessed.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Zut Moon: Close to where we live is a large graveyard that has some survivors buried (after their death of course!), as well as many other people who were connected to the ship and it's sinking.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @CruiseReady: Watching A Night To Remember as a young teenager is the first I heard about the Titanic, and I have been hooked on this story ever since. I did enjoy the James Cameron version, but still consider A Night To Remember to be the best.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @CruiseReady: Forgot to say - I've featured this lens on my one about Pictures of Titanic.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Triple like!

      OK, THAT was a bit self serving, but honestly, I really am glad you did this lens about the different Titanic movies. As a result, I sure hope some of your readers get interested in some of the ones besides the Cameron one. . . . like, maybe A Night to Remember.

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      I have yet to watch any movie about the Titanic though I have read much about it. One of the Titanic graveyards is only a 15 minute walk from my house. Good lens Tony ....

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      pkmcr 5 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Nice summary of the films about this event which has an added poignancy as we reach the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

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      PositiveChristi1 5 years ago

      I didn't realise there were so many films about the Titanic.

      Interesting and useful lens. Angel-blessed