The RMS TITANIC has been the subject of many films. From the Cinema to TV to Broadway. From Nazi produced Titanic to James Cameron’s over the top Titanic.
The Titanic List – Movies, TV and Broadway
Here is a list of Titanic movies, TV movies, documentaries and musical – including many of the posters along with photos from various productions.
- In Nacht und Eis, a 1912 film produced in Germany. It was thought lost until a collector discovered a copy in his collection in 1998.
- Saved from the Titanic, a 1912 film starring Titanic survivor Dorothy Gibson.
- Atlantic, a 1929 film that is highly fictionalized. It was retitled Titanic: Disaster in the Atlantic in American home video releases.
- Titanic, a 1943 German Nazi propaganda film directed by Werner Von Klingler.
- Titanic, a 1953 film starring Barbara Stanwyck, Clifton Webb and Robert Wagner, directed by Jean Negulesco.
- A Night to Remember, a 1958 film based on the disaster.
- The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a 1964 film starring Debbie Reynolds as Titanic survivor Margaret Brown.
- S.O.S. Titanic, a 1979 made-for-television film.
- Raise the Titanic!, a 1980 “B-Movie” film based on the novel by Clive Cussler.
- Titanica: IMAX, a 1995 IMAX documentary film about the Titanic narrated by Leonard Nimoy.
- Titanic, a 1996 television mini-series, starring George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Peter Gallagher, and Tim Curry.
- No Greater Love, a 1996 made-for-televisison romance movie in which a young woman takes charge of her young siblings, upon losing her fiance and parents in the disaster. Based on the Danielle Steel novel of the same name.
- Titanic, a 1997 blockbuster film directed by James Cameron and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart (older Rose) and Billy Zane: highest grossing film ever, grossing $1,842,879,955 worldwide.
- Titanic opened on April 23, 1997 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran for 804 performances and 27 previews, closing on March 21, 1999. Directed by Richard Jones with choreography by Lynne Taylor-Corbet. It has been produced all over the world in many productions.
- Titanic: The Animated Movie, a 2001 Italian animated musical directed by Camillo Teti Titanic II, a 2002 short film that spoofs the 1997 James Cameron film whilst referencing the real-life sinking of the Titanic.
- Ghosts of the Abyss, a 2003 3-D IMAX documentary directed by James Cameron and starring Bill Paxton.
Background on the RMS TITANIC
- The RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by British shipping company White Star Line and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, United Kingdom. For her time, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
- On the night of 14 April 1912, during the ship’s maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
- The high casualty rate was due in part to the fact that, although complying with the regulations of the time, the ship did not carry enough lifeboats for everyone aboard.
- The ship had a total lifeboat capacity of 1,178 people, although her capacity was 3,547. A disproportionate number of men died due to the women-and-children-first protocol that was followed.
- The Titanic used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and was popularly believed to have been described as “unsinkable.”
- It was a great shock to many that, despite the extensive safety features and experienced crew, the Titanic sank. The frenzy on the part of the media about Titanic’s famous victims, the legends about the sinking, the resulting changes to maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck have contributed to the continuing interest in, and notoriety of, the Titanic.