It's hard to imagine that heart-wrenching movie "titanic" will be 20 Years old in December of this year. The film was first released in 1997 and is 3 hours 14 minutes long. "Titanic" was directed by James Cameron and follows the story of a wealthy 17-year-old aristocrat who falls in love with a poor artist. The story takes place on board the famous R.M.S.Titanic, a luxurious British passenger liner that hits an iceberg on the journey to America and sinks in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Jack and Rose's famous romance

The love story of "Titanic's" Jack and Rose has to be one of the most famous in film history.

17-year-old poised and refined Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) meets the rough-and-ready artist, Jack Dawson (Leonardo Di Caprio), whilst on the ship to America. Jack and his friend, Fabrizio de Rossi, won third-class passenger tickets and plan on making a better life for themselves in the U.S. First-class traveler Rose, who is aboard the ship with her mother and fiance, Caledon Hockley, begins to take an interest in Jack. The pairs blossoming romance is noticed by Rose's mother, who informs her to stay away from the drifter. Alas, as with all good love stories, Rose cannot resist and a wild romance between the two begins. However, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank resulting in the loss of hundreds of passengers on board the ship, including Jack.

The story is retold through an 84-year-old Rose to her granddaughter, Lizzy Calvert, and co-workers Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich.

Based on a true story

Although the movie is a fictional piece of work, it is loosely based on the real story of the Titanic. The Titanic was a British passenger liner built at the Harland and Wolfe shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The ship was deemed to be one of the safest built at the time. In April 1912, the Titanic set sail for New York, beginning its journey in Southhampton, UK, and stopping briefly to pick up and drop off passengers and mail at Queenstown (now known as Cobh) in the south of Ireland. The ship was captained by Edward Smith and had over 2,000 passengers on board.

On the night of April 14th, the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink. By the early hours of April 15th, the ship had sunk, resulting in the devasting loss of many lives. There are some true love stories that we are lucky enough to know about.

Couple and owners of Macy's Department Store in New York, Mr. and Mrs. Straus, were traveling back from a winter spent in Europe. When the Titanic sank, women and children were prioritized and put into lifeboats. However, Mrs. Straus refused to leave her husband behind and the two perished in the tragedy. Another romance involved the now famous "Love of the Sea" necklace (known as the "Heart of the Ocean" in the movie). 19-year-old Kate Florence Philips went on the Titanic with Henry Morley, the owner of the shop she worked for.

Morley was married and had children, but he and Philips were eloping to start a new life together in America. Henry had given Kate a sapphire and platinum necklace called the "Love of the Sea". Kate wore the necklace on board the ship. Tragically, when the ship sank, Morley died. Philips, however, survived and gave birth to the couple's child a few months later.