We are introduced to brand new movies on a weekly basis and film technology is moving on at a rate that sees films getting bigger and technologically more adventurous.
However, there are some movies that are just timeless and never diminish no matter how many years pass. It was back in 1942 when Casablanca first hit the big screen - despite not being expected to perform that well when it was released.
Over the years, Casablanca's popularity has grown and grown and it is now regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, as well as one of the best war movies and best romance films.
Casablanca was directed by Michael Curtiz and saw Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the central roles of Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund - two characters and performances that became synonymous with these actors - the pair just shines together and bring the best out of one another.
This is a movie that is packed with drama, romance, humour, suspense, and heartbreak and the director balances all of these elements so perfectly - and it is played to a backdrop of a bustling city and the horror and uncertainty of war.
It is a movie that has been crafted with care and attention, every scene, every moment, and every line is perfectly placed and utterly unforgettable. The dialogue is so memorable - a handful of lines from this film are some of the most quoted in cinema history - with Humphrey and Bergman bringing it alive and truly making it sing.
Casablanca is not a story that has diminished over time; the romance still steals your heart while the political undertones are still as intriguing.
For me, it is the romance of Casablanca that makes this movie so timeless. This is a story that will break your heart as love is well and truly and rather cruelly put to the test.
However, it is the romance that we get swept away in, as we will these two wonderful characters to find a way to be together. Throw in two flawless performances from Bogart and Bergman and you have a movie that we will still be talking about in another fifty years.
Casablanca is a movie that every generation should see because they really don't make movies land depict romance like this anymore - that is also why I am such a huge fan of Brief Encounter. The word classic is banded around far too much for my liking these days, but Casablanca is exactly that.
This is a movie that I have seen many times and yet, it is a film that has never grown tired or diminished in any way for me. It is as powerful, funny, and devastating now as it was when I saw it for the first time.
Casablanca is a movie that top class in every way, from the terrific cast, crisp direction, and a timeless and compelling story. Casablanca has endured because it is a wonderful movie and deserves all of the acclaim that has come its way over the years.