100 best gambling and poker moviesby GamingHill | created - 13 Apr 2013 | updated - 18 Apr 2013 | Public
A list of movies related to Gambling and/or poker. This list is made for the users of the Gaming community www.GamingHill.com where you can find a lot of more Gambling related stuff (tools, reviews, entertainment, games, forums etc). Some of the movies I haven't seen myself, they were placed on the lower half of the list.
I placed some additional movies from 101th place that doesn't have enough Gambling in them, but still relate to games, gambling, poker or Las Vegas and that I think people with a interest to gambling will enjoy. The ordering is more random the lower on the list you get.
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1. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 444,038 | Gross: $42.44M
2. Rounders (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 139,519 | Gross: $22.91M
7. Maverick (1994)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.
Votes: 98,818 | Gross: $101.63M
8. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History
"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.
Votes: 223,438 | Gross: $81.16M
9. Owning Mahowny (2003)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 12,304 | Gross: $1.01M
11. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 518,276 | Gross: $3.90M
14. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 71,791 | Gross: $52.29M
15. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 564,462 | Gross: $167.45M
17. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 699,182 | Gross: $277.32M
18. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.
Votes: 311,178 | Gross: $117.15M
19. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 251,787 | Gross: $10.68M
24. Ocean's 11 (1960)
Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
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.
Votes: 19,241 | Gross: $12.32M
25. 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.
Votes: 4,917 | Gross: $10.90M
27. Vegas Vacation (1997)
PG | 93 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 43,046 | Gross: $36.43M
28. The Gambler (1997)
R | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Sir Michael Gambon) must write a novel in twenty-seven days in a deal to pay off his gambling debts, and feverishly dictates the novel "The Gambler".
Votes: 372 | Gross: $0.01M
29. Deal (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 4,305 | Gross: $0.06M
31. Smart Money (1931)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama
A 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.
33. Lucky You (2007)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.
Votes: 19,856 | Gross: $5.76M
34. Kaleidoscope (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who ... See full summary »
36. Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Passed | 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 »
37. Two for the Money (2005)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 42,413 | Gross: $22.86M
38. Atlantic City (1980)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
40. Diggstown (1992)
R | 98 min | Drama, Sport
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a... See full summary »
Votes: 6,720 | Gross: $4.84M
41. The Gambler (1974)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
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.
42. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.
Votes: 37,182 | Gross: $2.00M
43. Run (1991)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.
Votes: 2,444 | Gross: $4.41M
44. 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.
45. Ace (1981)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
Asso, THE best poker-player in town, was killed in his wedding night, because he won too much against a bad loser. In the 'final' game in heaven the clerk on duty also lost, so Asso can ... See full summary »