Best Movies On Netflix In October 2016, Plus Compelling ‘Titanic’ Theory That Jack Never Existed [Video]

One of the best movies on Netflix playing in October 2016, is Titanic. Many consider Titanic to not only be one of the best movies on Netflix, but one of the best movies of all-time. The 1997 film garnered four Golden Globes, and won 11 Oscars out of 14 nominations (tying the record for nominations). Among the Oscars won include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. Rotten Tomatoes describes why Titanic is one of the best movies on Netflix in October.

"Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. "
But the movie didn't focus on the sinking of the Titanic, but rather the relationship between Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio). Rose was engaged to a wealthy tycoon, who also was a gigantic abusive jerk. She was contemplating suicide one night on the Titanic, and Jack swept in for the rescue. The two then embarked on a romance throughout the story leading up to the legendary climax. The ending caused controversy and led to the much asked question, why wouldn't Rose share the plank?

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But now there is a new controversy over the movie. A couple years ago a theory started circulating on the internet that Jack was indeed, a figment of Rose's imagination. That theory has returned and it's making just as many waves as it did the first time around. The video below is trending on social media, and it lays out the theory that Jack never existed.

So to summarize, Rose was suicidal and created the love of her dreams to save her life. This actually would make the ending scene chillingly symbolic. She lets go of her imaginary friend because she no longer needs him. She no longer has to marry the abusive jerk, she survived the sinking of the ship, and she found her inner-strength. At the end of the movie she even comments when told there is no record of Jack on the Titanic, "No there wouldn't be, would there?" The theory is very creative, compelling, fun, and it is very much—not true.

Only two points, out of many, need to be realized to prove this theory false. There is no evidence of Jack on the ship because he didn't purchase a ticket, he won it gambling. Furthermore, the audience sees the character of Jack before they are even introduced to young Rose. Throughout many scenes in the movie he is featured without her. So if we're to believe the theory is correct, that he never existed, we could apply this to any movie ever.

Maybe Andy invented Red in The Shawshank Redemption. He was also going through trauma and could use a friend. Kind of makes sense. Maybe Luke Skywalker went insane after kissing his sister, and he imagined everything that happened after that. And maybe Ed Norton's character created Brad Pitt's character, and he solely invented fight club. Wait—scratch that last one.

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Titanic is not the only movie worth watching on Netflix; below is a list of some of the best movies added in October.

The Big Short

Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Marisa Tomei star in this true story about the housing credit crash. RTE breaks down one of the best movies on Netflix.

"You're left both entertained and angry by the satirical absurdity of the financial farce and the US government's lack of oversight that left millions worldwide without homes, jobs and retirement plans.

"The Big Short is the best bet you'll make all year."


This animated Disney film is one of the funniest movies on Netflix.

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Ghost Town

Ricky Gervais sees dead people in this comedy that was recently added to Netflix.

Quiz Show

John Turturro stars in this movie about the most popular game show of 1958, Twenty One. Parallel to its popularity was how rigged the show was. Quiz Show is one of the most compelling movies on Netflix.

Amanda Knox

As The Inquisitr reported, this Netflix documentary film reveals how the media was guilty. Many consider this one of the best movies ever produced by Netflix.

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Whether you want to revisit Titanic to put the theory to the test, or take a nice escape in Zootopia, Netflix offers some of the best movies throughout October 2016.

[Featured Image by Paramount Pictures]