Director James Cameron delivers a gripping blockbuster in which the story of the 1912 sinking of the luxury ocean liner Titanic is the backdrop to the touching romance between poor Leonardo DiCaprio and rich Kate Winslet.

The story is told in flashback by elderly survivor Gloria Stuart to a diving crew exploring the wreckage on the bottom of the ocean. The camera eerily roaming around the real wreckage makes for some haunting images, while the sinking of the ship is truly spectacular.

A captivating movie, this won 11 Oscars and was the biggest box-office hit of all time until it was overtaken by the same director’s Avatar.