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Over the last hundred or so years, movies have been the world's number-one chosen form of popular entertainment. Our common language. Our shared culture experience. And so on, and so forth.

So it should come as no surprise that movies not only shape how we view the world but how the world actually operates. Like, in real life. Here are nine instances when the impact of a movie went beyond the screen and into our reality.

1. 'Casablanca' (1942) Helps Shape American Foreign Policy

Most people remember "Casablanca" as an expertly crafted romance driven by the standout performances of Ingrid Bergman, looking stunning, and Humphrey Bogart, doing his best impression of a jaded emo teenager. But beyond shared looks between the movie's beautiful A-list leads and the story's exotic backdrop, the romance that had captivated America was, in part, subtle war propaganda. The film's backdrop was, of course, right in »

- Adam D'Arpino

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