James Cameron: his most successful movies to enjoy from home

James Francis Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario (Canada), on August 16, 1954. Better known as James Cameron, this multifaceted film director it is also screenwriterproducer, editor, engineer, philanthropist and explorer.

cameron He got his start in movies as a special effects technician at the production company of Roger Corman, who directed most of the low-budget horror movies starring the great actor Vincent Price. The young James thus learned the trade, linking himself with an industry that would give him his first opportunity with Piranha II: Vampires of the Sea (1981), where he was able to direct and write the script under the pseudonym HA Milton.

After several fights with the producer of the film, Ovidio G. Assonitis, the result was as expected: a huge box office flop. cameron, however, it would make it a personal success as he would begin to be recommended as a screenwriter within the industry. On this note, James Cameron: his most successful movies to enjoy from home.

James Cameron: his most successful movies to enjoy from home



James Cameron directing Avatar 2.

Went with Terminator (1984) where his skills as director and screenwriter they spread out wide and set a new standard of quality in action sci-fi history.

After the success of Terminator proposals would arrive to write the script for two sequels: Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and aliens: return (1986). His work as director and screenwriter would continue with the sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994) and the highest grossing film in history and winner of 3 Oscars: titanic (1997). The rest is known history.

These are your 5 most successful movies to enjoy from home.

1) The Terminator / Terminator

Schwarzenegger on the poster of "Terminator"a classic that continues to add fans of new generations.


Schwarzenegger in the poster of “Terminator”, a classic that continues to add fans of new generations.

Premiere: 1984. Directed by: James Cameron. Screenplay: Harlan Ellison, James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn. Available on Star+.

Synopsis. In a dystopian future in the year 2029, the world dominated by machines is faced with human rebels who refuse to live under their orders. Not being able to fight them, they send a cyborg to the year 1984 to eliminate Sarah Connor, mother of John Connor, leader of the resistance. But the rebels find out about her and assign her best soldier to save her.

2) The Abyss

Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, the charismatic duo of "the abyss".


Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, the charismatic duo of “The Abyss.”

Premiere: 1989. Direction: James Cameron. Screenplay: James Cameron. Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Todd Graff, Leo Burmester, JC Quinn, Kimberly Scott. Available on Google Play.

Synopsis. Hired by the US Navy, a team of divers and scientists dives to the rescue of a sunken nuclear submarine in the depths of the ocean. But they soon realize that the ship is on the brink of a deep abyssal rift. A group of soldiers joins the journey and discover that something supernatural is latent.

3) Terminator 2: Judgment

In this installment of Terminator, the technological advance of the new cyborg (Robert Patrick) is surprising, against the old version (Arnold Schwarzenegger).


In this installment of Terminator, the technological advance of the new cyborg (Robert Patrick) is surprising, against the old version (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

Premiere: 1991. Direction: James Cameron. Screenplay: James Cameron, William Wisher, Jr. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick. Available on Star+.

Synopsis. This second part continues the story of Sarah Connor and her ten-year-old son John. This time, after the failed attempt to exterminate the mother in the first installment of the saga, the machines send a new cyborg built in liquid metal and capable of changing shape, to assassinate John, the leader of the resistance. The rebels, for their part, send an old cyborg to protect them and it is nothing more than the old Terminator, discarded as scrap by the machines.

4) True lies / True lies

In this film Cameron proposes a very different version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, this time accompanied by Jamie Lee Curtis.


In this film Cameron proposes a very different version of Arnold Schwarzenegger, this time accompanied by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Premiere: 1994. Direction: James Cameron. Screenplay: Claude Zidi, Simon Michael, Didier Kaminka, James Cameron. Based on La totale! (France – 1991). Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Art Malik, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov, Marshall Manesh, James Allen. Available on Google Play.

Synopsis. Leading a double life, Harry Tasker is, on the one hand, a special agent for the Omega Agency, a secret government entity that is in charge of pursuing nuclear terrorism, and on the other hand, a boring and simple computer salesman in front of his family and the rest of society. But finally his two lives will become entangled, putting everything established in danger.

5) Titanic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, in a legendary scene from Titanic.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, in a legendary scene from Titanic.

Premiere: 1997. Direction: James Cameron. Screenplay: James Cameron. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Victor Garber, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, David Warner, Bernard Fox, Danny Nucci, Ioan Gruffudd. Available on Google Play and Apple TV.

Synopsis. Starting from the memories of a survivor of the famous Titanic liner, Cameron develops a love story where a young man from the economy class of the ship falls in love with a rich young woman and they find that their social differences only unite them even more and that love always triumphs. , even though the ship is preparing to hit an iceberg.

6) Avatar

Avatar Characters: Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) Photo: Courtesy of Fox.


Avatar Characters: Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) Photo: Courtesy of Fox.

Premiere: 2009. Direction: James Cameron. Screenplay: James Cameron. Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez. Available on Disney+.

Synopsis. Year 2154. A paralyzed ex-marine is assigned to go to Pandora, a planet with a toxic atmosphere, to investigate a strange mineral that could solve the Earth’s energy crisis. But in order to breathe in that atmosphere, humans have created the Avatar program, through which a biological body can be remotely controlled and transposed into the desired shape. In this way, the ex-marine can walk again and fulfill his mission.

James Cameron: his most successful movies to enjoy from home