What is the best sports betting movie? The best sports betting movies let audiences in on a piece of the action, but win or lose the bet, the best part of these movies about sports betting is the gripping tension, as the hopes of our protagonists hang on the whims of luck and sport. Sports betting is different than poker or gambling at a casino, in that it features characters gambling money on the outcome of a sporting event - sometimes even one in which they are participating like in the 1988 movie Eight Men Out. So, what is the best sports betting movie? What movies about sports betting do you love?
Many would consider the Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey sports betting movie Two For the Money to be the greatest sports betting vehicle to ever grace the silver screen. However, 2019's Adam Sandler sports betting movie Uncut Gems certainly gives the title a run for its' money with Adam Sandler lobbying insane sports bets left and right. Then there's the sports betting movie on Netflix, Lay the Favorite, which stars Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Vote up your favorite movies about sports betting, and help decide which movie audiences should put money on!
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Two basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a local basketball tournament.
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Keanu Reeves slid into this touching sports drama about a ticket scalper and sports gambler who grows a heart coaching a Chicago inner-city Little League baseball team. Showing the pitfalls of reckless behavior massaged by the transformative presence of children and responsibility.
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A classic Guy Ritchie romp about boxing, gangsters, and taking a dive. Brad Pitt stars as the bare knuckle boxer Mickey who does not care for anyone's appropriate notions of fixing a boxing match.
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A great example of gambling corrupting pro sports. This somewhat tragic true story of the 1919 Chicago “Black Sox’ depicts how gamblers offered the players more money to lose than they would have made as world champions.