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The Best Las Vegas Movies

Updated November 13, 2019 4.9k votes 621 voters 39.7k views45 items

Bedazzled showgirls, famous casinos, alcohol, desert, spectacular night lights, and elaborate hotels... What are the best movies about Las Vegas? Sin City is known as the Entertainment Capitol of the World, and it has served as the setting of hundreds of famous movies. The films run the gamut, including action flicks, tearjerking dramas, romantic comedies, and many cinema classics. When preparing for a trip to Vegas, what movies do you watch to get yourself pumped up? This list includes the top Las Vegas movies, like The Hangover, Rain Man, Ocean's Eleven, Leaving Las Vegas, and Casino. Vote up your favorites, and add any that we missed, and then check out TV shows set in Vegas.

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    Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
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    Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

    Keri Russell, Rick Moranis

    Released1992

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is a 1992 American comic science fiction film and the sequel to the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Pay It Forward
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    Pay It Forward

    Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Pay It Forward is a 2000 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #22 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#544 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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    2012
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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson

    Released2009

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #7 of 313 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#174 of 355 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Las Vegas Story
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    The Las Vegas Story

    Vincent Price, Jane Russell

    Released1952

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    The Las Vegas Story is a 1952 suspense film noir starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Viva Las Vegas
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    Viva Las Vegas

    Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #165 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs#50 of 152 The Best Movies of the '60s

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    The Cooler
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    The Cooler

    Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello

    Released2003

    Directed byWayne Kramer

    The Cooler is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. The original screenplay was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Showgirls
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    Showgirls

    Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Showgirls is a 1995 American drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #504 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies#243 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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    Now You See Me
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    Now You See Me

    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher

    Released2013

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin ... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
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    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #52 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time#49 of 172 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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    Fools Rush In
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    Fools Rush In

    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry

    Released1997

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Fools Rush In is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Matthew Perry and Salma... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #18 of 57 The Funniest Movies About Marriage#9 of 19 The Funniest Movies About Vegas

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    Indecent Proposal
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    Indecent Proposal

    Demi Moore, Robert Redford

    Released1993

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
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    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey

    Released2013

    Directed byDon Scardino

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Don Scardino and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Smokin' Aces
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    Smokin' Aces

    Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys

    Released2006

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

    Smokin' Aces is a 2006 American-British-French film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Rush Hour 2
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    Rush Hour 2

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

    Released2001

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #392 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#10 of 87 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made

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    The Stand
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    The Stand

    Stephen King, Rob Lowe

    Released1994

    Directed byMick Garris

    The Stand (ABC, 1994) is an American horror miniseries directed by Mick Garris, and based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Resident Evil: Extinction
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    Resident Evil: Extinction

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2007

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #21 of 143 The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time#61 of 102 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

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    Get Him to the Greek
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    Get Him to the Greek

    Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera

    Released2010

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

    Get Him to the Greek is a 2010 American rock comedy film written, produced and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #472 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#22 of 26 The Funniest Movies About Drugs

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    The Las Vegas Hillbillys
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    The Las Vegas Hillbillys

    Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren

    Released1966

    Directed byArthur C. Pierce

    The Las Vegas Hillbillys is a 1966 American country music comedy film directed by Arthur C.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Behind the Candelabra
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    Behind the Candelabra

    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Meet Me in Las Vegas
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    Meet Me in Las Vegas

    Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse

    Released1956

    Directed byRoy Rowland

    Meet Me in Las Vegas is an MGM musical comedy produced by Joe Pasternak, directed by Roy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button