Best GAMBLING movies

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1. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 420,541 | Gross: $42.44M

2. Intacto (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

59 Metascore

An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that they cannot afford to be without luck as they ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Max von Sydow, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Mónica López

Votes: 12,345 | Gross: $0.30M

3. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 17,461 | Gross: $6.20M

4. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 479,779 | Gross: $183.42M

5. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Thriller

62 Metascore

Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell

Votes: 300,694 | Gross: $117.15M

6. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 335,268 | Gross: $125.54M

7. Ocean's 11 (1960)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

57 Metascore

Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Votes: 18,474 | Gross: $12.32M

8. 21 (2008)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History

48 Metascore

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 215,815 | Gross: $81.16M

9. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

90 Metascore

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 71,215

10. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

77 Metascore

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Votes: 68,704 | Gross: $52.29M

11. 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: 17,696 | Gross: $0.13M

12. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 677,668 | Gross: $277.32M

13. The Gambler (1974)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,573

14. Atlantic City (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 13,493

15. 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: 4,199

16. 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: 60,706 | Gross: $33.63M

17. The Cooler (2003)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 31,211 | Gross: $8.24M

18. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 36,480 | Gross: $0.22M

19. 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: 4,637 | Gross: $10.90M

20. Owning Mahowny (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.

Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 11,999 | Gross: $1.01M

21. 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: 19,117 | Gross: $2.59M

22. Two for the Money (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

50 Metascore

After suffering a career-ending knee injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo, Armand Assante

Votes: 41,386 | Gross: $22.86M

23. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,666 | Gross: $3.52M

24. Lay the Favorite (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

38 Metascore

Ex-private dancer Beth aspires to be a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, when she falls in with Dink, a sports gambler. Sparks fly as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy--much to the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 10,697 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

20 Metascore

In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

Votes: 40,933 | Gross: $36.43M

26. 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: 16,084 | Gross: $35.21M

27. Indecent Proposal (1993)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

A billionaire offers one million dollars to a young married couple for one night with the wife.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 57,695 | Gross: $106.61M

28. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 24,131 | Gross: $49.11M

29. The Gambler (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Western

Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue. Along the way Brady meets up with Billy Montana, a young man who thinks ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Kenny Rogers, Christine Belford, Bruce Boxleitner, Harold Gould

Votes: 611

30. The Gambler (1997)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky must write a novel in 27 days in a deal to pay off his gambling debts, and feverishly dictates the novel 'The Gambler'.

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West

Votes: 327 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Smart Money (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama

Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,536

32. Last Vegas (2013)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

Four friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline

Votes: 122,356 | Gross: $63.91M

33. Bookies (2003)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.

Director: Mark Illsley | Stars: Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Lukas Haas, Rachael Leigh Cook

Votes: 2,042

34. Phoenix (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 3,400 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Going for Broke (2003 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

A woman becomes a compulsive gambler and eventually loses everything.

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Delta Burke, Ellen Page, Matthew Harbour, Patricia Gage

Votes: 359

36. Gambling City (1975)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too. He begins working for "The President", who has many gambling houses and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 253

37. Torrente 5 (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy

Crooked cop Torrente gets out of jail in the year 2018 to find a different Spain from the one he knew.

Director: Santiago Segura | Stars: Santiago Segura, Julián López, Jesulín de Ubrique, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 3,514

38. Even Money (I) (2006)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

34 Metascore

Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 4,184 | Gross: $0.06M

39. The Runner (1999)

R | 94 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.

Director: Ron Moler | Stars: Ron Eldard, John Goodman, Joe Mantegna, Courteney Cox

Votes: 1,072

40. Zigs (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

Four young compulsive gamblers come up with a radical plan to get out of debt with a fixed game.

Director: Mars Callahan | Stars: Jason Priestley, Peter Dobson, Kane Picoy, Orien Richman

Votes: 221

41. Player 5150 (2008)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

A day trader (Embry) and his fiancée (Robertson) get caught up in high stakes gambling.

Director: David Michael O'Neill | Stars: Ethan Embry, Kathleen Robertson, Christopher McDonald, Bob Gunton

Votes: 593

42. Sour Grapes (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy

Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Larry David | Stars: Steven Weber, Craig Bierko, Jack Burns, Viola Harris

Votes: 2,601 | Gross: $0.22M

43. Holy Rollers (2010)

R | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.

Director: Kevin Asch | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor

Votes: 4,692 | Gross: $0.30M

44. Casino Jack (2010)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

51 Metascore

A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Ruth Marshall

Votes: 16,250 | Gross: $1.04M

45. What Happens in Vegas (2008)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell

Votes: 158,573 | Gross: $80.28M

46. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

Votes: 195,153 | Gross: $53.86M

47. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

Votes: 46,622 | Gross: $3.52M

48. The House (I) (2017)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

30 Metascore

After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas