Casablanca (1942)

Perhaps Hollywood’s most iconic picture on love and romance – with film noir references and a masterpiece pairing of performances at center of its war-time melodramatics, Casablanca earns its revered status in cinematic history. 10/10.

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

Official CLC Score: 10/10