Titanic is a 1997 romantic disaster film written, directed, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, the film is based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic back in 1912 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in lead roles. They portray members of different social classes who unexpectedly fall in love with each other aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.
Titanic achieved significant critical and commercial success and received numerous accolades. The film was nominated for a total of 14 Academy Awards, out of which it won 11, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Titanic was also the first film in cinema history to reach the billion-dollar mark. It remained the highest-grossing film of all time until another Cameron film, Avatar, surpassed it in 2010. The film has embedded itself into the pop culture wall of fame.
After its record-setting box office run, Titanic is heading back to theaters to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary. Reports suggest that a remastered version of the James Cameron masterpiece will hit theatres worldwide next year just in time for Valentine’s Day. It has been confirmed that the remastered version will be available in cinemas in 3D 4K HDR and high frame rate (HFR). Disney has international rights and has set an international release date for 10 February 2023, while Paramount has the domestic theatrical distribution rights and is expected to set a U.S. release date in the coming days during the same time as well.
In 2017, the film was re-released for its 20th anniversary and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".