Originally Posted by MrWrite
The best movie versions are the original 1953 with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck and the British "A Night to Remember".
Forget the "all-time money-maker." Special effects and "authenticity" can't make up for cheesy melodramatics. The black and white predecessors are more moving by far and WAY better acted.
Leonard diCaprio belatedly burbling into the drink can't remotely compare to Webb and his reunited adolescent son bravely going down together after the kid's given up his lifeboat seat.
The movie with Webb and Stanwyck was called Titanic, the 1959 Version, A Night to Remember starred Kenneth More