A spectacular and epic romance, a disaster waiting to happen, and a young and untamed Jack with a beautiful Rose. ‘Titanic’ has all the necessary ingredients which make it a timeless classic. Directed by James Cameron, the movie, even more than 2 decades after its release, remains etched in our memories. The premise is about the events surrounding the sinking of the RMS Titanic and we see two people of different social classes who fall in love while they are on the vessel.
James Cameron’s thought process was that a love story along with human loss could convey the emotional impact of a disaster in a better way. Always fascinated with shipwrecks, Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. Upon release, the movie garnered immense commercial and critical acclaim, including 11 Oscars. ‘Titanic’ is an indispensable part of Hollywood and the world of cinema in general. Naturally, now you must be wondering where you can stream and watch the movie. We are here to tell you that, but first, let us walk you through the plot of the film.
What is Titanic About?
‘Titanic’ begins its story in 1996 when a treasure hunter explores the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, looking for a rare necklace called the Heart of the Ocean. Although the necklace cannot be found, they find a painting of a woman wearing just the necklace, in a safe. The picture is dated April 14, 1912, the day the ship struck the iceberg. The woman in the drawing, Rose, is brought on board and she tells the tale of her experiences on Titanic.
The movie moves back to 1912 as we see Rose boarding the ship with her mother and her fiance, Cal. Rose’s mother says that the marriage to Cal will help their family fortunes and restore their proper upper-class status. Jack too wins a ticket to the Titanic in a game. While onboard, he sees Rose trying to commit suicide, displeased with her engagement. Jack dissuades her, convincing her to climb back to safety. They are discovered by Cal, who is initially suspicious. However, Rose convinces him that she was about to fall off and Jack saved her. When Cal acts indifferently, she suggests that Jack deserves some thanks, which leads to Cal inviting him to dine with them in first class. Rose and Jack develop a tentative friendship since neither Cal nor Rose’s mother approves of the third class traveler. However, Rose joins Jack in a party in the third class, and the latter also teaches her to spit.
Rose keeps rebuffing Jack’s advances even as she grows to realize that she has feelings for the carefree young boy. The two have a rendezvous at sunset after which Rose takes back to her stateroom. This results in the iconic scene where Jack has to paint Rose like one of his French girls. Rose is completely nude except for the necklace Cal gave her, that is, the Heart of the Ocean. The two evade Cal’s bodyguard and have sex in an automobile in the cargo hold. On the forward deck, they witness the ship’s collision with an iceberg and hear the crew members discussing its seriousness. Meanwhile, Cal discovers the painting along with an insulting note from Rose and the necklace. Fuming, he frames Jack for stealing the necklace when he and Rose attempt to inform Cal about the collision.
Jack is handcuffed on orders and Cal puts the necklace in his coat pocket. With the ship sinking, there is pandemonium everywhere. Rose manages to free Jack. Both Cal and Jack urge Rose to get on a lifeboat, with Cal assuring her that he and Jack would escape too. When Rose boards, Cal informs Jack that the arrangement is not for the latter. However, Rose realizes she wants to be with Jack and jumps back on board. Cal chases the two and finally decides to just save his own life.
Meanwhile, Rose and Jack escape the Titanic which breaks in two and sinks. Jack helps her on a floating piece of wood, while he remains in the water. Assuring her of surviving, Jack dies of hypothermia. Rose and the other survivors are rescued and she gives her name as Rose Dawson upon arrival. It is later shown that Cal commits suicide after the Wall Street crash of 1929.
The film moves back to the present, where we see that Rose had the necklace all along. She drops it over the wreck of the Titanic and seemingly passes away. The photos on her dresser show a life of freedom and adventure and we catch a glimpse of Rose and Jack reuniting on Titanic’s grand staircase, lauded by those who died in the accident.
Is Titanic on Netflix?
Netflix has a fantastic collection of movies and television shows that sets the platform aside as a premier content provider. While ‘Titanic’ is not on the platform, you can check out ‘Poseidon‘, which tells the tale of a devastating ship accident when it is hit and overturned by a massive wave.
Is Titanic on Hulu?
Hulu has a wonderful collection of movies and television shows and keeps making smart additions in order to stay ahead of the competition while catering to varied tastes of the consumers. While ‘Titanic’ is not on the platform, you can check out the show ‘Pride and Prejudice‘, which is also a love story between people of different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Is Titanic on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has an enviable collection of movies and television shows that can perhaps only be bested by Netflix. While Prime subscribers cannot stream ‘Titanic’ as is, you can rent or buy and watch the movie. It costs $2.99 and $3.99 to rent the SD and HD versions, respectively. You can buy them for $12.99 and $16.99. Check it out here.
Where Can I Stream Titanic Online?
No subscriptions to major platforms? No worries. You can stream ‘Titanic’ on Sling. However, you need to have a subscription to the platform.
Can I Stream Titanic Online For Free?
Sorry to disappoint the freeloaders, but there is no legal way to watch ‘Titanic’ online for free. Moreover, we urge readers to pay for the art they consume.