Rank on the AFI List: #83
Synopsis (according to imdb.com)
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.
Note: It's been so long since I've seen this that I probably should watch it again, but I just don't want to...deal with it.
LET ME EXPLAIN...
The love story? Too contrived. DiCaprio's acting? Not very good. However, this is a fairly good historical portrayal of a devastating event, and the actual ship sinking is pretty impressive.
What makes this a "Top 100" Movie?
It's centered around a major historic event. It was crazy expensive to make at the time, as they made a smaller version of the whole freakin' ship. It reigned as the #1 box office success in film history until Avatar. And James Cameron, love him or hate him, knows how to create an uber-successful movie. It won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
I'm at least glad Leonardo DiCaprio didn't even get nominated for Best Actor, as his performance is probably the most annoying thing about this movie to me.
LET ME SUM UP...
Typical Hollywood-esque ill-fated romance, but with impressive effects once the ship starts sinking.
MY RATING: 5/10