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List of the best poker movies ever. All of the top poker films have been included, but if you believe we missed one please feel free to add your favorite poker films to the list of best poker movies yourself. With its high stakes and rivalries (play your opponent, not the cards), poker is a seed for drama and has begat some of the best poker movies with its non-stop action.

What are the top poker movies? Gambling has been with us for millennia, and it's become the fodder for some of the best poker films to hit the big screen. Small wonder then that it has found a foothold within our movie lexicon or that poker films are rated as some of the best films of all time. Whether you're ready to bet or fold, if you enjoy poker then these poker movies are the movies for you!

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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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Maverick Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman Maverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film stars Mel ...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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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Poker Movies
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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Siskel And Ebert Jr added 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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wiabux added 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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Siskel And Ebert Jr added 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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wiabux added 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 Cooler Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren 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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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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Pokerrookie added Deal Shannon Elizabeth, Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Tilly Deal is a 2008 poker crime drama film starring film actor Burt Reynolds, with Bret Harrison, and Shannon Elizabeth. It tells the story of a former poker player who tutors a younger player. The ...more

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Shade Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. The film follows a trio ...more

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The Grand Shannon Elizabeth, Woody Harrelson, Hank Azaria The Grand is an improv comedy film directed by Zak Penn. The film has an ensemble cast including Ray Romano, Woody Harrelson, Chris Parnell, Werner Herzog, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina, David ...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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Molly's Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Poker Movies
Molly's Game Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner Molly's Game is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the memoir by Molly Bloom, the film tells the true story of an Olympic-class skier (Jessica Chastain) ...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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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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RobertoMansi added Regalo di Natale Diego Abatantuono, George Eastman, Alessandro Haber Regalo di Natale is a 1986 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Pupi Avati. It entered the 43° Venice Film Festival, in which Carlo Delle Piane won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor. For his ...more

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Rivincita Di Natale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Poker Movies
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