For almost 25 years, James Cameron has been the director and writer of significant films, and he has a way of connecting with audiences while also realizing his own aspirations. He is famed for making legendary blockbuster films such as Titanic, Terminator, Avatar, and Aliens, and is often said to as a visionary and very creative. As we all know, these are the types of films that are remembered for centuries, with people repeating and referring the numerous fantastic features they contain. In addition to being who we know him to be, he is a movie industry pioneer who has founded his own companies dedicated to finding new ways to capture amazing tales on film. Below are some of top James Cameron’s films.
1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
After his mother, Sarah, is sent to a mental facility, a now ten-year-old John Connor finds himself in foster care in 1995. A long decade after the Terminator’s aborted assassination mission in The Terminator (1984). Skynet, the self-aware computer system, sends another cybernetic assassin. However, this time a seemingly indestructible, shape-shifting killer. In order to prevent John from changing the course of history and becoming the leader of the human Resistance Army. In the face of impending nuclear Armageddon, two deadly cyborgs—the archaic but lethal T-800 and the far better liquid-metal T-1000—are pursuing the same defenceless prey.
2. Titanic (1997)
84 years later, on the Keldysh, a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich about her life on the Titanic. It began on April 10th, 1912, when young Rose boarded the ship with the upper-class passengers. Along with her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé. Meanwhile, in a game, Jack Dawson, a vagrant and artist, and his best buddy Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship. And she recounts the entire story from the ship’s departure. To its sinking on April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 a.m. on its first and final voyage.
3. Aliens (1986)
Ellen Ripley is the sole survivor of the alien invasion of the mining spacecraft Nostromo. She is discovered by a salvage vessel 57 years later. The Company executives do not offer her a pleasant greeting. As they refuse to trust her discoveries of alien presence and remove her flight officer’s license. Ripley also discovers, much to her dismay, that the Company has colonized the moon LV-426, where her crew had first seen an alien species. When communication with the moon is lost, Ripley is recalled to serve as an advisor to a team of fierce space marines with a lot of weaponry. Ripley prepares for a final confrontation with the creatures to end her dreams about the alien entity. However, this time, there are hundreds of them out there.
4. Avatar (2009)
The Na’vi reside on Pandora’s lush alien land, where they appear primitive but are highly evolved. Because the planet’s ecology is toxic, human/Na’vi hybrids known as Avatars must link their brains to human minds in order to walk freely on Pandora. Jake Sully, a paraplegic former Marine, regains mobility and falls in love with a Na’vi woman thanks to one of these Avatars. He is lured into a war for the survival of her world as his friendship with her strengthens.
5. The Terminator (1984)
The unstoppable cyborg-assassin known as the “Terminator” is sent back from a dismal 2029. There the cold machines have controlled the whole world. In 1984 Los Angeles begin his merciless mission to kill humanity’s most important woman: the unsuspecting Sarah Connor. However, a battle-scarred defender—Kyle Reese, a courageous member of the human Resistance Army—arrives from the same war-torn post-apocalyptic future. He is hell-bent on stopping the cybernetic murderer from murdering the world’s final chance. The Terminator, on the other hand, has no feelings, doesn’t sleep. Most importantly, won’t stop until he completes his dreadful mission.
6. True Lies (1994)
Harry Tasker is a man of two halves. He pretends to be a humdrum computer salesman at work and a federal agent with a license to do just about anything at home. When something more serious comes up, he is on the hunt for stolen nuclear weapons in the hands of crazy terrorists. Because she needs some adventure in her life, Harry discovers that his wife is seeing another man. Harry chooses to deliver it to her while juggling the chase of terrorists on the one hand and an adventure for his wife on the other, all while demonstrating his Tango skills.
If you haven’t seen all of these movies, definitely check them out! Seeing where they land on this list makes me think that, at least in this case, the average rating on IMDb is a good gauge of how popular these movies are (that’s also something I learned from this exercise). And for the record, I’ll go ahead and say it—Titanic is my favorite James Cameron film, too.