Film The Best Movies About Gambling  

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List Rules Movies about gambling and casinos.

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.

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Ocean's Eleven 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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Gambling
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods Casino is a 1995 American crime 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 ...more

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21 Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne 21 is a 2008 American heist 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 ...more

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Rounders Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen Rounders is a 1998 American crime drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker, directed by John Dahl, and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. The film follows two friends who ...more

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Gambling
Rain Man 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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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Gambling
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and ...more

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JeremyJ.Mammon added Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy heist film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 heist film Ocean's 11, the film was ...more

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The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had ...more

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The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name Rossen and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of ...more

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Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 crime mafia thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and ...more

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The Gambler James Woods, James Caan, Lauren Hutton The 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 ...more

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PietraChandlerRadcliff added The Mississippi Gambler Anita Ekberg, Tyrone Power The Mississippi Gambler is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Rudolph Maté. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Recording.

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The Cincinnati Kid Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld The Cincinnati Kid is a 1965 American drama film. It tells the story of Eric "The Kid" Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. ...more

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British crime comedy thriller film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The story is a heist film involving a self-confident young card sharp who ...more

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The Gambler Andi Vasluianu, Oana Pellea, Keith Lyle The Gambler is an upcoming drama film written by Fyodor Dostoevsky and directed by Szabolcs Hajdu.

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Two for the Money Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo Two for the Money is a 2005 American drama-sports film directed by D. J. Caruso and starring Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante and Carly Pope. The film is about the ...more

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Bugsy Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty Bugsy is a 1991 American crime-drama film directed by Barry Levinson which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel. It stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott ...more

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Owning Mahowny John Hurt, Sandra Oh, Philip Seymour Hoffman Owning Mahowny is a 2003 movie about gambling addiction with a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Maury Chaykin and John Hurt. Based on the true story of a Toronto bank ...more

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Croupier Clive Owen, Rhona Mitra, Alex Kingston Croupier is a 1998 British film starring Clive Owen as a croupier, and was directed by Mike Hodges. It was the released on DVD by Alliance Atlantis in Canada and Image Entertainment in the USA. ...more

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Let It Ride Jennifer Tilly, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr Let It Ride is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Pytka and starring Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon and Robbie Coltrane. It was written by ...more

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Café Metropole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Gambling
PietraChandlerRadcliff added Café Metropole Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Adolphe Menjou Café Metropole is a 1937 film directed by Edward H. Griffith.

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California Split Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, George Segal California 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.

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clash1977 added High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story Pat Morita, Michael Nouri, Michael Imperioli High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story is a 2003 biopic focusing on the life of American professional poker and gin player Stu Ungar. Stuey is the film's alternate title. The film features cameos from ...more

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Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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Poolhall Junkies Christopher Walken, Rod Steiger, Anson Mount Poolhall Junkies is a 2002 drama thriller film written, starring and directed by Mars Callahan. The film also stars Alison Eastwood, Michael Rosenbaum, Rick Schroder, Rod Steiger, Chazz ...more

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Atlantic City Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Wallace Shawn Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic crime film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late 1979, it was released in France and Germany in 1980 and in the United States in 1981. The ...more

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The Pope of Greenwich Village Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American crime black comedy film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and ...more

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Hard Eight Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman Hard Eight is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson. There ...more

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Fever Pitch Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Chad Everett Fever 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

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Lucky You Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall Lucky You is a 2007 drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, and Robert Duvall. The film was shot on location in Las Vegas. The screenplay was by Hanson and ...more

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The Las Vegas Story Vincent Price, Jane Russell, Hoagy Carmichael The 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

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House of Games William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, J. T. Walsh House 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 ...more

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Johnny O'Clock Lee J. Cobb, Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes Johnny 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 ...more

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A Big Hand for the Little Lady Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward A 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 ...more

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29th Street Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Forster 29th 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.

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The Lady Gambles Barbara Stanwyck, Tony Curtis, Robert Preston The 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.

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Born to Gamble H.B. Warner, Ben Alexander, Lois Wilson Born to Gamble is an American film directed by Phil Rosen and released by Republic Pictures.