One Hundred Years Ago, on April 14-15, 1912, His Majesty's Ship Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, drowning more than half of its crew and passengers of all three classes. The maritime disaster has been documented into books and films. Now, this thread will not include films that are not available on VHS and DVD (sorry, fans of 1929's Atlantic), and will avoid shows and films where the disaster makes a presence that is minor to the whole package (Therefore, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, BBC's Upstairs Downstairs and Downtown Abbey will not be included). Titanic (1943) A Nazi-produced film (the director got arrested and pressured into suicide for making insults to the Regime) that is Pro-German and anti-English. Titanic (1953) Hollywood's first major film on the subject (won an academy award for its screenplay), with several fictional stories (Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck as an estranged couple) among the real figures like Molly Brown (Thelma Ritter). BTW, the fact that the ship ripped in half in its sinking was not yet officially confirmed, so this film and several follow-ups portray the ship sinking whole. A Night to Remember (1958) British-produced docudrama that is widely considered the best Titanic film (or at least a serious rival to Cameron's film). Stars Kenneth More as Lightoller, Laurence Naismith as Captain Smith, David Lawton as Ismay, and Honor Blackman and David MacCallum. Uses footage from the Nazi film. S.O.S. Titanic (1979) TV-movie that uses footage from ANtR. Stars David Janssen as Astor, Ian Holm as Ismay, Helen Mirren a stewardess, Cloris Leachman as Molly Brown, and David Warner & Susan Saint James as a fictional would-be couple. Titanic (1996) Two-part TV miniseries made to cash-in on Cameron's future effort. George C. Scott as Captain Smith, Marilu Henner as Molly Brown, Catherine Zeta Jones and Peter Gallagher as an adulterous couple, and Tim Curry as a baddie. Probably the first film version to portray the ship ripping apart. Titanic (1997) James Cameron's expensive/Box office smash/11-Oscar winner starring Leo and Kate. Nuff said. Titanic (2012) Four-part BBC-TV production.