Mandatory Rewind: ‘Titanic’ Turns 25 (And Here Are All the Reasons Why We’ll Never Let Go)

Few films are truly timeless. But every once in a while, a movie comes along that lodges itself in the hearts and minds of audiences across demographics. In 1997, that feature was Titanic.

Set aboard the R.M.S. Titanic, this drama directed by James Cameron delved into the romance between a poor American artist named Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a wealthy young woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), who is engaged to be married to her douchebag fiancé Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane). It’s a Romeo and Juliet-style tale that’s action-packed and endlessly rewatchable.

Though we all know how this story ends — with 1,500 people dropping to their deaths in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912 — we can’t help but relive it again and again and again.

From Jack proclaiming “I’m the king of the world!” to Rose’s request that Jack draw her “like one of your French girls” to that epic kiss on the bow of the ship, every frame of this film is sensual, emotional, and memorable. There are even a few laughs to be had before the tear-jerking part of the film kicks in.

In honor of the film turning 25 (and the tragedy’s 110th anniversary), we decided to enumerate all the reasons why we’ll never let go.

Cover Photo: Paramount


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