Some of the most glamorous, flashy films of all time are about gambling. Las Vegas, Atlantic City, the thrill of taking a huge risk and losing it all or winning big in a shower of coins and chips, put on your best poker face and tuck into one of the best movies about gambling.
The movies on this list all have stories about gambling in one way or another – whether it’s building up a strategy to score big in Vegas like in Ocean’s Eleven or detailing every aspect of being an owner of one of these money-making businesses like in the hit Martin Scorsese film, Casino.
This list has the best gambling movies of all time including: The Hustler, The Sting, Rounders, Let it Ride, Silver Linings Playbook, Two for the Money, House of Games, and Rain Man.Play the odds and vote up your favorite gambling film or vote down the movies you think are bluffing.
The Mississippi GamblerAnita Ekberg, Tyrone Power
Directed by: Rudolph MatéThe Mississippi Gambler is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Rudolph Maté. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Recording.... more
Café MetropoleTyrone Power, Loretta Young
Directed by: Edward H. GriffithCafé Metropole is a 1937 film directed by Edward H. Griffith.... more
Directed by: Szabolcs HajduThe Gambler is an upcoming drama film written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and directed by Szabolcs Hajdu.... more
Directed by: Richard BrooksFever Pitch is a 1985 American film starring Ryan O'Neal, and written and directed by Richard Brooks. This turned out to be the final film for Brooks, director of such acclaimed pictures as... more
Directed by: Karel ReiszThe Gambler is a 1974 drama film written by James Toback and directed by Karel Reisz. It stars James Caan, Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. Toback wrote it as a fictional story using his own teaching... more
Directed by: Robert AltmanCalifornia Split is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Elliott Gould and George Segal as a pair of gamblers and was the first non-Cinerama film to use eight-track stereo sound.... more
Directed by: George Gallo29th Street is a 1991 American comedy-drama film. It was written and directed by George Gallo and was adapted from the story by Frank Pesce and James Franciscus.... more
Directed by: David MametHouse of Games is David Mamet's 1987 directorial debut. He also wrote the screenplay, based on a story he wrote with Jonathan Katz. The film's cast includes Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Ricky Jay,... more
Directed by: Robert StevensonThe Las Vegas Story is a 1952 suspense film noir starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature, directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Robert Sparks and Howard Hughes with Samuel Bischoff as the... more
Directed by: Robert RossenJohnny O'Clock is a 1947 American film noir written and directed by Robert Rossen, based on a story by Milton Holmes. The drama features Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, and Lee J. Cobb, with Jeff Chandler... more
Directed by: Fielder CookA Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. The movie was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a screenplay by... more
Directed by: Michael GordonThe Lady Gambles is a 1949 drama film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Preston. A woman accompanies her husband to Las Vegas and becomes addicted to gambling.... more
Directed by: Phil RosenBorn to Gamble is an American film directed by Phil Rosen and released by Republic Pictures.... more