“Titanic” is a 1997 epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. The movie tells the story of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, a luxurious British passenger liner, in 1912. The film features a fictional romance between the characters Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, set against the backdrop of the ship’s tragic sinking.

The plot revolves around the two main characters from different social classes. Jack, a young artist, and Rose, a first-class passenger, meet and fall in love aboard the Titanic. Their relationship faces numerous obstacles due to the strict social hierarchy and Rose’s engagement to a wealthy man, Cal Hockley, portrayed by Billy Zane. As the ship embarks on its maiden voyage, tragedy strikes when it collides with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.

As the Titanic begins to sink, Jack and Rose struggle to survive amidst the chaos and panic on board. The film showcases the human drama and personal stories of various characters, both passengers and crew, as they face the impending disaster. The movie depicts the ship’s gradual descent into the icy waters, the efforts made to rescue the passengers, and the heartbreaking sacrifices made by individuals in the face of certain doom.

“Titanic” received critical acclaim for its performances, visual effects, and historical accuracy. It became a massive commercial success, grossing over $2 billion worldwide and holding the record for the highest-grossing film of all time until James Cameron’s subsequent film, “Avatar,” surpassed it in 2010.

The film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for James Cameron. It remains one of the most iconic and beloved films in cinematic history, known for its epic scale, emotional impact, and tragic love story set against the backdrop of the Titanic’s tragic sinking.