Titanic (1997) – A 25th Anniversary Review Of The Epic Romance Movie

We're going back to Titanic. It's been 25 years, and we can still remember the magical experience of seeing it in theaters.

Twenty-five years ago, the beloved star-crossed romance and disaster film, Titanic, premiered in wide release on December 19, 1997. And the world of movies was never the same!

Titanic tells the story of Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), a seventeen-year-old upper-class young woman who falls in love with Jack Dawson (Leonardo Dicaprio), a poor struggling artist.

It’s hard to pinpoint any one reason behind the film’s success. Instead, many ingredients of the historical drama led to the perfect recipe for success.

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What Makes Titanic Popular?

The star-crossed romance of the rich girl and poor boy – aka Romeo and Juliet on the Titanic – had universal appeal, not to mention the undeniable chemistry between Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio as Rose and Jack.

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Plus, there were the groundbreaking visual effects, the beautiful costumes, the gorgeous, haunting musical score, and the original theme song, “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion.

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You laugh, cry, hold your breath in suspense, and start all over again. And overall, it’s a timeless, spellbinding tale that draws you in again and again.

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Where to Watch

You can stream Titanic on Pluto TV. You can also rent/and or buy on Digital and DVD.

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