Best ever film | Casablanca or Citizen Kane?

I´m sure you´ve got your best one but in movies history there´s been always the same dilemma. Casablanca or Citizen Kane? Which one do you prefer? Why?



  1. Michael Milligan [1] argued:

    Ask yourself this . . . how many sayings, still used after nearly 70 years, came from Casablanca? Now how many came from Citizen Kane?

  2. Kubrickian [2] argued:

    2001: A Space Odyssey beats both of them by a long shot.

  3. Mari [1] argued:

    Casablanca is extraordinary; it embodies every emotion – bitterness, pain, heartbreak, love, loyalty, redemption… It has intrigue, romance, drama, humor, even action. Citizen Kane was experimental and a good film. But the dialogue, performances and plot of Casablanca blow it out of the water.

  4. cat [1] argued:

    all time best

  5. TeapotJedi [5] argued:

    Romance is better for the human soul. You can look up to the characters in Casablanca and their noble sacrifice, instead of looking down on the wasted life of Charles Foster Kane.

  6. YAYA [3] argued:

    Play it again, Sam


Citizen Kane

  1. Anonymous [1712] argued:

    Sorry Casablanca, but no matter how much times go by, Orson Welles’ magnum opus will forever remain the king of cinema.

  2. Anonymous [1712] argued:

    This is an incredibly difficult decision: both Citizen Kane and Casablanca are remarkable in their own ways. Casablanca presents us with the best of us, and Kane presents us with the worst. Despite my adoration for Casablanca, I’m going to go with Kane in the end, simply because it is the better film in acting, cinematography, and writing; not emotion, as it can’t make you laugh and cry in the same way Casablanca can, but technically and dramatically wise, Orson Welles’ magnificent masterpiece is ultimately superior.

  3. Kubrickian [2] argued:

    2001: A Space Odyssey beats both of them by a long shot.

  4. Anonymous [1712] argued:

    Citizen Kane has a way more well rounded script, characters, concept, and much more. Now that doesn’t mean Casablanca is a bad film Rick and Ilsa are very memorable characters. And story isn’t half bad either. But still, Citizen Kane is still much better.

  5. I love electric guitar [19] argued:

    Simple the best acting

  6. rex [2] argued:


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