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A Night to Remember
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A Night to Remember

1958
Drama
Action
2h 3m
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Avg Percentile 69.66% from 363 total ratings

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Rated 07 Feb 2007
82
73rd
It's only natural to compare this movie to Titanic. Cameron views the events through the eyes of his fictional couple, where Baker has no specific central characters and attempts to give the bigger picture. It's hard to say which approach is more effective, I suppose each is effective in its own way. Baker's film is quite harrowing even without modern movie magic. Superbly told and very compelling.
Rated 29 Aug 2009
73
85th
It's no wonder Baker went on to do horror - this is very suspenseful; it's subtle and foreboding. Blows the remake out of the water.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
91
86th
Sticks to the facts. Excellent performances. Watch this instead of the Cameron movie, and you won't be disappointed.
Rated 02 Mar 2007
70
82nd
Beats Titanic hands down a true classic.
Rated 01 Dec 2008
95
88th
I saw this as a kid when I was into all things Titanic--even then I could see how accurately it portrayed Walter Lord's book, with the characters and events matching how I'd pictured them. Seeing it again as an adult it still holds up. Aside from how it depicts the crew of the Californian, the film takes a very even-handed & non-judgmental tone. The result is a captivating and memorable flick.
Rated 05 Oct 2009
85
88th
The only thing Titanic gave me that this didn't was a naked Kate Winslet.
Rated 22 May 2010
87
81st
No compelling theme, no minor sub-plots, no special effects and no artificial licence - Fantastic ! Simple human story told honestly and with no need to guild the tragic lilly. Strong understated performances and more than eough pathos. Watch Cameron by all means but this is far more compelling.
Rated 30 May 2011
88
65th
Even though the movie is in black+white I enjoyed it more than James Camerons Titanic.The special effects were good considering the movie was made in 1958.The movie did not have any melodramatic side plots
Rated 06 Sep 2019
75
86th
very good movie
Rated 18 Apr 2018
74
48th
A Night To Remember is certainly loaded with all the accuracy possible for the time. And the performers do just fine with the material. Unfortunately with the Documentary-like script, it does not illicit much of an emotional response. Which is an issue considering the world changing disaster being depicted.
Rated 31 Mar 2024
80
78th
This is certainly a British film: no-nonsense, just getting right to the seemingly slow and laborious task of filling lifeboats, yet somehow that's filled with more tension than some horror films. My one complaint was that this movie seemed to lay much of the blame on the radiomen; if it wasn't for them fixing the wireless earlier (and not shown), they wouldn't have gotten any distress signals out. Otherwise, it's a great film.
Rated 26 Feb 2024
85
71st
I'm a huge fan of Cameron's film, and it's obvious he borrowed a lot from A Night to Remember, but they aren't really comparable, as most of you have suggested. The former is a love story with the tragedy as the setting while the latter is the a story about the tragedy and not much else. For a 1958 film, the special effects are impressive. As much as I enjoyed this film, it's not all that memorable, ironically.
Rated 11 Jul 2023
77
90th
I like the slow build up, with the contrast of the calm through the horrible news, and then later on the rising chaos. Or the way the hubris of many were highlighted: the rich people complaining about having to go or wear a life vest, the zoom in on abandoned riches. Very interesting to see the additions of all the communication mistakes making things worse. It's an aged movie with now obvious mistakes, but they still have impressive effects for the means of the time
Rated 21 Jul 2021
80
68th
This adaptation of Walter Lord's book about the sinking of the Titanic feels like the pinnacle of mainstream British filmmaking of this era. It's really a fascinating film that tells you why the ship went down and goes into the details of how the crew tried to deal with the disaster. It's just so delightfully British.
Rated 02 Feb 2021
3
72nd
James Cameron basically remastered this movie.
Rated 15 Nov 2018
76
87th
A tightly wrought film about the historic disaster. The acting was perfect, the music worked great and the pacing captured the increasing tensions as things became more and more chaotic.
Rated 10 Apr 2017
72
58th
Yeah, not if you were on the boat.
Rated 23 Dec 2016
8
79th
Apparently all the titanic movies were good. James Cameron was onto something. This one gets the human-class panorama better, thankfully without Cameron's heavy handed populist scorn for brittish manners. This is more dramatic than exciting. And I write that with some nostalgia for the 1997 spectacular.
Rated 15 Sep 2014
81
86th
The Titanic movie to see. Forget the others.
Rated 01 May 2012
84
38th
memorable for some fine acting, especially by more. it also shows how the tragic event occurred, with great emphasis on the miscommunications of the wireless operators.....
Rated 15 Apr 2012
90
88th
Though not boasting a technological showcase of the ship compared to the '97 film, this adaptation of Walter Lord's thoroughly-researched novel follows the terrifying factual events of the night of the Titanic tragedy. The acting is tremendous, to the point that this nearly feels like a documentary. We get to know real people and experience their genuine fear. The lone historical flaw is the ship going under in one piece, but the splitting was not discovered until the wreckage was found in 1985.
Rated 15 Sep 2011
70
54th
Very well done; the only Titanic movie anyone needs.
Rated 26 Oct 2010
87
27th
Before The Titanic crashed into Leonardo and sunk into the Hollywood morass...
Rated 26 Nov 2009
73
36th
For a story with a known and inevitable outcome this certainly is pretty gripping. Even so it does get a tad repetitive and drawn out and there were several times when I found myself wishing ill upon some of the passengers.
Rated 22 Apr 2009
5
93rd
"Gripping, emotional and true, this is a landmark in British cinema, as good today as it's always been."

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