The 10 Best Poker Movies Ever!

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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: 149,974 | Gross: $22.91M

2. 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: 110,340 | Gross: $101.63M

3. 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.

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

Votes: 16,531 | Gross: $15.26M

4. 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: 645,146 | Gross: $167.45M

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: 5,831 | Gross: $8.11M

6. 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: 12,650 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Deal (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, 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: 4,515 | Gross: $0.06M

8. 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: 20,581 | Gross: $5.76M

9. 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: 458

10. 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: 2,181



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