Poker Movies.

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1. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

TV-14 | 102 min | Drama

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: 13,319 | Gross: $15.26M

2. 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: 132,452 | Gross: $22.91M

3. Casino Royale (2006)

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

80 Metascore

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.

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

Votes: 525,987 | Gross: $167.45M

4. 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: 92,592 | Gross: $101.63M

5. 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: 5,165 | Gross: $8.11M

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

Approved | 95 min | 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: 3,452

7. 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: 4,317 | Gross: $10.90M

8. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

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

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15,615 | Gross: $35.21M

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

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.

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

Votes: 1,935

11. 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

12. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

80 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: 211,318 | Gross: $159.60M

13. 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: 4,215 | Gross: $0.06M

14. 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: 19,327 | Gross: $5.76M

15. Kenny Rogers as 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: 581

16. Loaded Pistols (1948)

Passed | 78 min | Mystery, Western

Gene protects young Larry Evans, wrongly accused of murder, while trying to find the real badguys.

Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, Jack Holt

Votes: 94

17. 5 Card Stud (1968)

PG | 103 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 2,977

18. Poker (1997)

Drama

Six nights of five card stud, friendship, sex and euthanasia.

Director: Bryn Pryor | Stars: Shanah S. Blevins, Darrow Carson, Rebecca Gray, Chantal Marcks

Votes: 24

19. Poker (1989 Video)

21 min | Short, Thriller

When four buddies show up for their weekly poker game at a remote wilderness cabin, paranoia soon replaces camaraderie as fear of an extraterrestrial alien encounter begins to prey on their minds.

Director: Gaspar Hernandez III | Stars: Dean Rupert Briggs, Rick Masters, Jack Harrison, Jeffrey Hutchinson

Votes: 12

20. Poker Kings (2004)

52 min | Documentary

Every May in glittering Las Vegas, the world's best poker players pay up to $10,000 of their own money to compete in the ultimate card game . . . the World Series of Poker. POKER KINGS ... See full summary »

Director: Maciek Wszelaki | Stars: Gary Bush, Carlo Citrone, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Mike McGee

Votes: 10

21. Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance, Western

Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito, goes home and PL: learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley

Votes: 1,080

22. 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: 1,423

23. Hitting the Nuts (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

An outrageous group of misfits including an Amish farmer strive to "hit the nuts" in an annual illegal poker championship in Scott County, Indiana.

Director: Joe Boyd | Stars: Joe Boyd, Matt Donnelly, Mike Betette, Megan Soule

Votes: 87

24. 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: 1,261

25. 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: 57,166 | Gross: $19.32M



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