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The Best Las Vegas Movies 

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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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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#105 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #322 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham
The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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#95 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #3 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid
Vegas Vacation is a 1997 comedy film directed by Stephen Kessler. It is the fourth installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by Elisa Bell, based on a story by Bell ...more
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Fear and Loathing in Las... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

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Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas
Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. The film was released to theaters on November 1, ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue
Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O'Brien. Nicolas Cage, who has ended his ...more

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#224 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #21 of 145 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino
Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. It is the third and final film in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 sequel ...more

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#660 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #155 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino
Rain Man is a 1988 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who ...more

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#320 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #73 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtrackslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne
21 is a 2008 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, and Aaron Yoo. The film is inspired ...more

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Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau
This film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. Written by Jon Favreau and ...more

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#70 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #520 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #420 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series by Eon Productions, and the sixth and final Eon film to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars
Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedy film directed by Andrew Bergman and starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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#200 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #13 of 19 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Vegas

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Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren
The Cooler is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. The original screenplay was written by Kramer and Frank Hannah. In old school gambling parlance, a casino "cooler" is ...more
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Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi
Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. The film borrows ...more

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Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr
Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and ...more

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#162 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #46 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson
Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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#118 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #279 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #3 of 41 The Best Movies About Magic

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Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah
What Happens in Vegas is a 2008 American romantic comedy film from 20th Century Fox starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. The title is based on the Las Vegas marketing catchphrase "What ...more

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Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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#49 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #73 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan
Showgirls is a 1995 American drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The film ...more

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#99 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #516 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman
The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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#953 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #78 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Jill Clayburgh
Fools Rush In is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek star.

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#200 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #157 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #10 of 19 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Vegas

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Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
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Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese
Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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#1,190 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #321 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #136 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
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Keri Russell, Rick Moranis, Julia Sweeney
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is a 1992 American comic science fiction film and the sequel to the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Directed by Randal Kleiser and released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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