December 19, 1997
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Set against the backdrop of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the famed luxury liner, Titanic (1997) is ultimately the story of a romance between a young aristocrat (Kate Winslet) and a struggling artist (Leonardo DiCaprio). The James Cameron-directed movie features grand sets and an array of notable side characters, including Kathy Bates as Molly Brown, Billy Zane as Caledon "Cal" Hockley and Gloria Stuart as the older Rose. Jack first meets Rose after saving her from a suicide attempt due to her despair over being trapped in a marriage arrangement with a man she doesn't love. It's the older Rose who tells the story of her shipboard romance with Jack during an exposition to the site where the ship slowly sank after hitting an iceberg.