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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Directed by: Martin ScorseseCasino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia
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High Roller: The Stu Ungar StoryPat Morita, Michael Nouri
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Directed by: Josh Safdie, Benny SafdieUncut Gems is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Howard... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Karel ReiszThe Gambler is a 1974 drama film written by James Toback and directed by Karel Reisz. It stars... more on Wikipedia
Café MetropoleTyrone Power, Loretta Young
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