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: 132,479 | 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: 92,618 | Gross: $101.63M

3. 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: 13,327 | Gross: $15.26M

4. 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: 526,190 | 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: 5,165 | Gross: $8.11M

6. Shade (2003)

R | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

40 Metascore

Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 11,416 | Gross: $0.03M

7. 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

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: 19,334 | 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: 417

10. 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: 1,936



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