It’s the tearjerking disaster epic that swept the Oscars, but is James Cameron’s Titanic available to stream on Netflix? James Cameron began his career working for low-budget producer Roger Corman and earned his first shot at directing with Pirahna II: The Spawning. The production would prove to be a very unhappy one for the young filmmaker, however, and he was eventually fired from the project by its producer. Cameron would bounce back with The Terminator, which he wrote and directed. The film would launch an iconic franchise and made Arnold Schwarzenegger a movie star.
Cameron’s next project was Aliens, which swapped the sweaty tension of the original for an intense, perfectly paced action movie. The filmmaker is known for pushing the boundaries of technology with his work too, including developing new special effect techniques. He pioneered CGI with both The Abyss and Terminator 2 and waited years to make Avatar so the technology could catch up with his vision for the project.
Prior to 1997, James Cameron was best known for sci-fi blockbusters with larger than life characters, but all that changed with Titanic. The director held a lifelong fascination with the Titanic tragedy and has admitted part of his reason for developing the project was so the studio would fund his dives down to explore the wreckage. In some ways, the film’s romantic tone wasn’t a huge deviation from his other projects, with The Terminator and The Abyss both featuring emotional love stories. Sadly, while Titanic has appeared on Netflix USA more than once in the past, its currently not available to stream on the service.
For Titanic fans who want to revisit the epic weepy and don’t own it on Blu-ray or DVD, it can be rented or bought from services like iTunes, Amazon Video or YouTube. Given the amount of drama that occurred during Titanic’s production, it’s almost a miracle it turned out to be a modern classic. The movie went over budget and schedule, with the stories that emerged from the set painting a picture of pure chaos. With its escalating budget, many predicted it would be a major bomb for 20th Century Fox, but it would go on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all-time. It also won eleven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
James Cameron isn’t short of upcoming projects either. He’s returning as a producer for Terminator: Dark Fate and he’s deep in production on Avatar 2 and 3. Titanic is now owned by Disney after their merger with 21st Century Fox, so while the movie has appeared on Netflix in the past, if it appears on any streaming platform in the future it will probably be Disney+.
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