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The Best Las Vegas Movies 

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Updated November 13, 2019 3.8k votes 595 voters 37.8k views 45 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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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1995

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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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Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid

Released: 1997

Directed by: Stephen Kessler

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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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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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Fear and Loathing in Las... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

Released: 1988

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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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Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mike Figgis

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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Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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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Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2008

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Doug Liman

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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Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Released: 1971

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1997

Directed by: Simon West

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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Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

Released: 2003

Directed by: Wayne Kramer

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, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

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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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

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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Released: 2004

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

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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Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan

Released: 1995

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

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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Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

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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Lost in America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Las Vegas Movies
MattGreene1 added Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty

Released: 1985

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks alongside Julie Hagerty as a married couple who decide to quit ...more

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Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Sidney

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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#155 of 212 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #28 of 123 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

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Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

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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Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Jill Clayburgh

Released: 1997

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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

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Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris ...more

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