Best POKER movies

by sgarciamansilla | created - 10 May 2018 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

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1. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 137,109 | Gross: $22.91M

2. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

TV-14 | 102 min | Drama

67 Metascore

An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden

Votes: 14,348 | Gross: $15.26M

3. Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

49 Metascore

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Phyllis Somerville

Votes: 19,721 | Gross: $5.76M

4. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 227,793 | Gross: $159.60M

5. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 116,396 | Gross: $28.78M

6. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 5,333 | Gross: $8.11M

7. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 97,236 | Gross: $101.63M

8. High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama

The story of poker legend Stuey Ungar. A gambler by the age of 10, Ungar won millions playing card games.

Director: A.W. Vidmer | Stars: Al Bernstein, Andrew N.S. Glazer, Michael Imperioli, Brian Kaplan

Votes: 1,989

9. Deal (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

35 Metascore

As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.

Director: Gil Cates Jr. | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Maria Mason, Shannon Elizabeth

Votes: 4,288 | Gross: $0.06M

10. KidPoker (2015 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Daniel Negreanu, the man, the legend, and the subject of this documentary that promises to take you into the mind and soul of one of the greatest poker players to have ever graced the felt.

Directors: Gary Davis, Francine Watson | Stars: Daniel Negreanu, Mike Negreanu, Oren Farkash, Regev Farkash

Votes: 690

11. Luna's Game (2001)

96 min | Drama

Luna plays poker for a living and decides to play with his father's killer.

Director: Mónica Laguna | Stars: Ana Torrent, Ernesto Alterio, Antonio Dechent, Manuel Morón

Votes: 170

12. Luckytown (2000)

R | 101 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, James Caan, Vincent Kartheiser, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 862

13. Havana (I) (1990)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1950s Cuba, a professional gambler falls for a woman heavily involved in the revolution movement.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Votes: 6,796 | Gross: $9.24M

14. La suerte en tus manos (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy

A professional poker player seeks out an old flame after his marriage fizzles.

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Luis Brandoni, Norma Aleandro, Valeria Bertuccelli, Jorge Drexler

Votes: 520

15. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

80 Metascore

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 552,504 | Gross: $167.45M

16. Runner Runner (2013)

R | 88 min | Crime, Thriller

36 Metascore

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 59,018 | Gross: $19.32M

17. Shade (2003)

R | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

40 Metascore

A group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.

Director: Damian Nieman | Stars: Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., George Tovar, Frank Medrano

Votes: 11,762 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Poker (2011)

TV-14 | 76 min | Thriller

Una comedia musical sobre un grupo de chicas guapas que se reúnen en México y deciden entrar en el mundo del espectáculo y hacen un pacto en que prometen de no involucrarse con los hombres.... See full summary »

Director: Juan Sebastian Valencia | Stars: Rafael Novoa, Juan Sebastián Aragón, Maria Tereza Barreto, Paula Barreto

Votes: 76

19. Mississippi Grind (2015)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard

Votes: 18,261 | Gross: $0.13M

20. All In (2006)

R | 98 min | Drama

Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.

Director: Nick Vallelonga | Stars: Dominique Swain, Michael Madsen, Louis Gossett Jr., James Russo

Votes: 1,281

21. All In: The Poker Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

47 Metascore

A documentary focusing on why one of America's oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years and why, for so many, poker is the way to chase the American Dream.

Director: Douglas Tirola | Stars: Karen Abbott, Peter Alson, Nick Brancato, Humberto Brenes

Votes: 426

22. The Music of Chance (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama

A thrill seeker agrees to help a shady professional gambler win a high stakes poker game. However, they lose and become captives of two eccentric rich men who decide to forcibly keep them on their remote gated ranch as indentured servants.

Director: Philip Haas | Stars: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning

Votes: 2,026 | Gross: $0.31M

23. Gutshot Straight (2014)

R | 85 min | Crime, Thriller

A gambler is drawn into a life of money and power to make a quick buck, but he quickly realizes he is part of a setup that could cost him his life.

Director: Justin Steele | Stars: George Eads, AnnaLynne McCord, Steven Seagal, Ted Levine

Votes: 1,371

24. The Poker Club (2008)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night.

Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Johnny Messner, Michael Risley, Jana Kramer, Lenny Levi

Votes: 361

25. Finder's Fee (2001)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

Director: Jeff Probst | Stars: Erik Palladino, Ryan Reynolds, Dash Mihok, Carly Pope

Votes: 2,107

26. The Big Blind (1999)

Tells the story of several poker players. Some of these players, such as Scotty (the professional player Scotty Nguyen) are in it for the money, and find themselves frequently winning pots.... See full summary »

Director: David James | Stars: Larry Weissman, Sylvain Cecile, Michael Christian, Marlene Cooper

Votes: 43

28. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 506,569 | Gross: $3.90M

29. Freeze Out (2005)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

'Swingers' meets 'Rounders': A friendly poker game gets ugly when the host raises the stakes and everyone's dirty secrets are revealed.

Director: M.J. Loheed | Stars: Tom Sharpe, Laura Silverman, Greg Behrendt, Kristopher Logan

Votes: 35

30. Regalo di Natale (1986)

101 min | Drama

A group of former friends meets again after a very long time, in a Christmas night, with the intent of ripping off a rich industrialist in a game of Poker. Old hatreds and mistrusts conflict with the nostalgia for the lost friendships.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, George Eastman

Votes: 1,139

31. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 9,975

32. God of Gamblers (1989)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A master gambler loses his memory, and is befriended by a street hustler who discovers his supernatural gambling abilities.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Andy Lau, Joey Wang, Charles Heung

Votes: 4,283

33. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 3,644

34. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 19,404 | Gross: $2.59M

35. The Gambler (III) (2014)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

Literature professor and gambler Jim Bennett's debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation, is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson

Votes: 61,648 | Gross: $33.63M

36. Win It All (2017)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt.... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Jake Johnson, Rony Shemon, Morgan Ng, Edward Kaihatsu

Votes: 7,352

37. Poker Night (I) (2014)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

35 Metascore

When a new detective is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement, he must use the knowledge he learned from some of the best detectives at Poker Night, then match wits against his captor.

Director: Greg Francis | Stars: Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Titus Welliver

Votes: 7,570

38. The Card Player (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Adalberto Maria Merli

Votes: 4,765

39. Smokin' Aces (2006)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 133,452 | Gross: $35.66M

40. Revolver (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

25 Metascore

Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, André Benjamin, Vincent Pastore

Votes: 85,892 | Gross: $0.08M

41. Poker Alice (1987 TV Movie)

92 min | Romance, Western

Alice Moffit, 'Poker Alice', has been disowned by her Boston family because of her incurable penchant for gambling. She is travelling the West with her cousin, John, when she wins a house ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Skerritt, George Hamilton, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 150

42. Bob le Flambeur (1956)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

After losing big, an aging gambler decides to assemble a team to rob a casino.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble

Votes: 9,767 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Jack loses $65000 in poker in Las Vegas, where he's marrying Betsy. The wedding'll have to wait as the poker winner wants the weekend with Betsy to cancel the debt. She accepts. Whom will she marry?

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pat Morita

Votes: 16,241 | Gross: $35.21M

44. California Split (1974)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

When a casual gambler befriends a professional one, he begins to mirror his life, sending both deeper into the sleazy gambling world where the stakes keep getting bigger.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles

Votes: 4,721 | Gross: $10.90M