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RMS Titanic (films and TV movies)

Includes actors, directors, producers and others involved in the many films and TV movies about RMS Titanic.

List of films and TV movies about the RMS Titanic:

List of films about the RMS Titanic

Cinema dramas and documentaries

Saved From The Titanic - 1912

Co-written and starring Titanic survivor Dorothy Gibson and released only 29 days after the sinking. Now a lost film following a studio fire in which the last known prints were destroyed

  • Étienne Arnaud (Director)
  • Dorothy Gibson
  • Alec B. Francis

La hantise - 1912

"La hantise (1912)" (in French). MoviePilot. Retrieved 13 November 2012. "[English] The dealer Jean Trévoux postpones trip to New York ... Then he read in a brochure of the maiden voyage of the unsinkable Titanic and booked a cabin. His wife was predicted recently by a palm reader, the loss of a loved one ..."

  • Louis Feuillade (Director)
  • Renée Carl
  • René Navarre

In Nacht und Eis - 1912

("In Night and Ice"), also called Der Untergang der Titanic ("The Sinking of the Titanic"). Silent film produced in Germany; believed to be lost until a collector discovered that he had a copy in 1998

  • Mime Misu (Director)
  • Waldemar Hecker
  • Otto Rippert
  • Ernst Rückert

Atlantis - 1912

This first full-length Danish silent film was the first to feature a fictional love story set on a doomed ocean liner; a technique that became a staple in subsequent films on the topic.

Entirely based on the Gerhart Hauptmann 1912 novel Atlantis, written shortly before the Titanic disaster and set on the fictional SS Roland. Nevertheless, the Titanic connection was inevitable and it was banned in Norway, after being deemed improper to turn a tragedy into entertainment.

  • August Blom
  • Olaf Fønss
  • Ida Orloff

Atlantic - 1929

A highly fictionalized account, retitled Titanic: Disaster in the Atlantic in American home video releases.

This is the first sound film made about the disaster, and was a pioneering sound-on-film release, being produced in three languages: English, German, and French (as well as silent versions).

  • Ewald André Dupont (Director)
  • Franklin Dyall
  • Madeleine Carroll

Titanic - 1943

A 1943 German Nazi propaganda film, casting a fictitious German, "First Officer Petersen", on the Titanic as the hero and the British as villains. The first film to use singularly the name Titanic and intermix fictional subplots and characters with historical persons on board the ship. Filmed on board the German liner SS Cap Arcona which was later mistakenly sunk by the RAF with civilian loss of life greatly exceeding that of the Titanic.

  • Werner Klingler (Director)
  • Herbert Selpin (Director)
  • Sybille Schmitz
  • Hans Nielsen

Titanic - 1953

American dramatic film centered on an estranged couple sailing on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic

  • Jean Negulesco (Director)
  • Clifton Webb
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Robert Wagner
  • Audrey Dalton

A Night to Remember - 1958

British docudrama based on the book by Walter Lord starring Kenneth More as the ship's Second Officer Charles Lightoller. Regarded as one of the most historically accurate Titanic disaster films, with the exception of not featuring the ship breaking in half. Some effects scenes were 'borrowed' from the 1943 German film

  • Roy Ward Baker (Director)
  • Kenneth More
  • Ronald Allen
  • Robert Ayres
  • Honor Blackman

The Unsinkable Molly Brown - 1964

American musical film about the life of Molly Brown, which culminates in her voyage aboard the Titanic. The screenplay by Helen Deutsch is based on the Richard Morris book of the 1960 musical.

  • Charles Walters (Director)
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Harve Presnell
  • Ed Begley

Raise the Titanic - 1980

Although adapted from Clive Cussler's popular novel Raise the Titanic!, this movie was poorly received by critics and proved to be a box office bomb, failing to recover its $40 million budget.

  • Jerry Jameson (Director)
  • Jason Robards
  • Richard Jordan
  • David Selby
  • Anne Archer
  • Alec Guinness

Time Bandits - 1981

In this comedy, time-travelling dwarf thieves enjoy themselves briefly on the First Class promenade before the ship sinks almost immediately after striking the iceberg.

  • Terry Gilliam
  • David Rappaport
  • Kenny Baker
  • Michael Palin

Titanica - 1995

95-minute IMAX documentary film about the Titanic narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Two survivors are featured: Frank Goldsmith's recollections (1977 clip), and Eva Hart is interviewed.

  • Stephen Low (Director)
  • Leonard Nimoy (Narrator)

Titanic 1997

This American romantic epic film is the best known film about the Titanic disaster. The main characters are fictional, but some portrayals of the ship's passengers and crew are based on historical figures. The film became one of the most expensive films ever made, costing approximately US$200 million, and also topped the list of highest-grossing films for twelve years. The film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Re-released in 2012 in formats which include IMAX 3D; often billed as Titanic in 3D.

The Chambermaid (on the Titanic) - 1997

French-Spanish-Italian romantic film about a stevedore who falls in love with one of the Titanic's chambermaids. From the French novel by Didier Decoin La femme de chambre du Titanic (also original title of film).

  • Bigas Luna (Director)
  • Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
  • Olivier Martínez
  • Romane Bohringer

The Legend of The Titanic - 1999

Italian animated fantasy tale about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. This family-friendly retelling of the most notable maritime disaster of all time spawned a rival and a sequel (see below 2004).

  • Kim J. Ok (Director)
  • Orlando Corradi (Director)
  • Jane Alexander
  • Sean Patrick Lovett
  • Francis Pardeilhan
  • Gregory Snegoff

Britannic - 2000

Based on the sinking of the HMHS Britannic, but features the Titanic sinking in a nightmare of Vera Campbell, a survivor of the Titanic disaster.

  • Brian Trenchard-Smith (Director)
  • Edward Atterton
  • Amanda Ryan
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Ben Daniels
  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Bruce Payne

Titanic: The Legend Goes On - 2000

Another Italian animated film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Also released as Titanic: The Animated Movie. With a rating of 1.4 (out of 10), as of April 2012, it ranks #1 on IMDb's Bottom 100.

  • Camillo Teti (Director)
  • Lisa Russo
  • M. Thompson-Ashworth
  • Gisella Matthews
  • Kenneth Belton
  • Gregory Snegoff

Ghosts of the Abyss - 2003

3-D IMAX documentary film released by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. Features deep-sea exploration of the wreckage.

  • James Cameron (Director)
  • Bill Paxton
  • James Cameron
  • Dr. John Broadwater
  • Dr. Lori Johnston

In Search of The Titanic - 2004

A sequel to the Italian animated film The Legend of the Titanic. Also known as Tentacolino (Italian).

  • Kim J. Ok (Director)
  • Jane Alexander
  • Rodolfo Bianchi
  • Fabio Boccanera

Titanic II - 2010

Set in 2012, 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a new luxury liner, the Titanic II, embarks on her maiden voyage, and is threatened by the same fate as her namesake.

  • Shane Van Dyke (Director)
  • Bruce Davison
  • Brooke Burns
  • Shane Van Dyke
  • Marie Westbrook

Television movies and episodes

"I Heard You Calling Me" Way Out - 1961

A woman planning to elope with a married man is invited on a free ocean cruise — by the ghost of the man's mother, who died on the Titanic.

  • Daniel Petrie (Director)
  • Constance Ford
  • Neil Fitzgerald
  • Anthony Dawson

"Rendezvous With Yesterday" The Time Tunnel - 1966

In the first episode of the series, the time travelers arrive on board the Titanic one day before the pending disaster. They try to warn the captain, but he has them locked up and they narrowly avoid going down with the ship.

  • Irwin Allen (Director)
  • James Darren
  • Robert Colbert

This story in the anthology series was written by Rod Serling. A survivor in a Titanic lifeboat is discovered — three years after the event, by the Lusitania.

  • Gene Levitt (Director)
  • John Colicos
  • Torin Thatcher
  • Hedley Mattingly

S.O.S. Titanic - 1979

Depiction of the doomed 1912 voyage from the perspective of three distinct groups of passengers in First, Second, and Third Class.

  • William Hale (Director)
  • David Janssen
  • Cloris Leachman

"Voyagers of the Titanic" Voyagers! - 1983

Bogg and Jeff find themselves aboard the doomed Titanic. Although failing to prevent the disaster, they are able to save the Mona Lisa from being lost with the ship.

  • Winrich Kolbe (Director)
  • Jon-Erik Hexum
  • Meeno Peluce

Titanic - 1996

This two-part mini series was the first depiction to show the Titanic splitting in two

No Greater Love - 1996

Romance in which a young woman takes charge of her young siblings, upon losing her fiancé and parents in the disaster. Based on the Danielle Steel novel of the same name.

  • Richard T. Heffron (Director)
  • Kelly Rutherford

"Titey" Saturday Night Live TV Funhouse cartoon - 1998

2 minute animated parody stylized as a trailer for an upcoming Disney animated feature film about an anthropomorphic ship named Titey and his adventures on the sea.

  • David Wachtenheim (Director)
  • Jason Alexander
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Gilbert Gottfried
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Robert Smigel

"A Flight to Remember" Futurama - 1999

The Planet Express team take a cruise on the largest spaceship ever built: the Titanic, which is torn in half by a black hole on its maiden voyage.

  • Peter Avanzino (Director)
  • Billy West
  • Katey Sagal
  • John DiMaggio

Titanic: Birth of a Legend - 2005

A 70-minute docu-drama. The story focuses on the lives of the men who built Titanic and her sister ship Olympic.

  • William Lyons (Director)
  • Charles Dance
  • Gordon Langford Rowe
  • Charles Lawson
  • Damian O'Hare
  • Christopher Wright

"Voyage of the Damned" Doctor Who -2007

A luxury space cruiser called the Titanic, a pastiche of the ocean liner, crashes into the TARDIS. The Doctor works with a waitress named Astrid Peth to prevent an imminent collision with Earth.

"The Mutants Are Revolting" Futurama 2010

In the sewers of New York, the crew discover the wreckage of the Land Titanic, the largest land-faring vessel ever built, which sailed down 5th Avenue in 2912 until it struck a mail box and sank into the ground.

  • Raymie Muzquiz (Director)
  • Billy West
  • Katey Sagal
  • John DiMaggio

"My Heart Will Go On" Supernatural - 2011

An angel who hates the 1997 movie changes history by averting the sinking of the Titanic. This results in about 50,000 descendants who otherwise would not have been born, but the Fates are now hunting the descendants who should not exist. By the end of the episode the angel undoes his actions.

  • Phil Sgriccia (Director)
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Misha Collins

Saving The Titanic - 2012

90-minute PBS docu-drama. The story of the selfless engineers who worked tirelessly to keep the Titanic's essential electricity running during the tragedy. Renamed as Heroes of the Titanic for UK broadcast on History.

  • Maurice Sweeney (Director)
  • David Wilmot
  • Ciarán McMenamin
  • Owen McDonnell

Titanic - 2012

Four-part drama based around characters present on the ship during its sinking.

  • Jon Jones (Director)
  • Linus Roache
  • Geraldine Somerville

"Titanic: Blood and Steel - 2012

12-part drama, telling the story of the construction and subsequent sinking of the ship.

  • Ciaran Donnelly (Director)
  • Neve Campbell
  • Derek Jacobi