Movies About Gambling

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Movies About Gambling

Several movies have reported on Movies About Gambling. Here are 25 of our favorites.

Casino (1995)

Casino
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods
Rated R

Casino is a 1995 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. Set in early 1970s Las Vegas, the film chronicles the intersecting lives of mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (De Niro), mob enforcer Nicky Santoro (Pesci), and former prostitute Ginger McKenna (Stone). Ace is sent by the mob to oversee the operations of the Tangiers Casino in Vegas, but soon finds himself tangled up in a web of deceit and violence as Nicky's increasingly violent behavior leads to trouble with the authorities. Ginger, meanwhile, struggles with her own inner demons as she is drawn into an affair with Ace that leads to devastating consequences for all involved. The film follows the downfall of the characters as they face the harsh realities of life and the consequences of their actions.

The Hustler (1961)

The Hustler
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Robert Rossen, starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott
Rated Not Rated

The Hustler is a 1961 drama film directed by Robert Rossen and starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, and George C. Scott. It follows the story of a pool hustler named "Fast Eddie" Felson (Newman) who is determined to become a professional pool player. He goes out on the road, hustling from town to town but finds himself at a crossroads after losing to the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason). He is then taken under the wing of Bert Gordon (Scott), a shady gambler who offers to help him become a champion. However, the road to success is a difficult one and Eddie soon finds himself in the middle of a power struggle between the two men. Ultimately, he must decide between playing it safe or taking a chance and risking it all.

The Killing (1956)

The Killing
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen
Rated Approved

The Killing is a 1956 crime film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, and Vince Edwards. The film is an adaptation of the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. The movie focuses on a small-time crook, Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden), who hatches a plan to rob a racetrack on the night of a big race. Clay enlists the assistance of a variety of small-time crooks, each with their own specialty, to pull off the heist. As the night progresses, the plan unravels and the criminals find themselves attempting to escape the police and the consequences of their actions. The Killing is considered to be a classic example of the film noir genre, exploring themes of greed, trust, and morality. The film is also credited with being one of the earliest examples of a "heist movie" and has been cited as an influence on subsequent filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Eleven
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon
Rated PG-13

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American heist comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon. The film follows Danny Ocean (Clooney) and his eleven accomplices who plan to rob three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, run by Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). In order to pull off the heist, they must overcome elaborate security measures, numerous highly trained staff, and the powerful Las Vegas casino magnate. With help from an insider(Bernie Mac), Ocean's team concocts an elaborate plan that goes off without a hitch. In the end, the team successfully executes the heist and escapes with millions of dollars in cash and casino chips. Ocean's Eleven is a stylish, entertaining heist film filled with humor, wit, and suspense.

The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Todd Phillips, starring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms
Rated R

The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, and Ken Jeong. The story revolves around three friends who embark on a wild, unexpected bachelor party weekend in Las Vegas, only to wake up the next morning with no memory of the night before. As they journey to unravel the mystery of what happened during their night of debauchery, they encounter danger and hilarity along the way. The Hangover received critical acclaim and was an instant success at the box office, grossing over US$467 million on a budget of US$35 million. It is the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time.

Bob le Flambeur (1956)

Bob le Flambeur
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble
Rated PG

Bob le Flambeur (1956) is a classic crime drama directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The film follows Bob Montagne, an aging gambler, as he attempts to pull off a daring heist of a casino in the Montmartre district of Paris. With the help of his friends, including a streetwise pickpocket and a master forger, Bob puts together a plan to break into the casino and steal its safe. However, Bob and his crew must contend with a corrupt police inspector who is determined to put a stop to their scheme. As the heist unfolds, Bob and his team must use all their skills and luck to pull off the caper and avoid being caught. In the end, Bob and his crew may just have enough to walk away with the loot – and their lives.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin
Rated R

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American black comedy film adapted from Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name. Directed by Terry Gilliam, it stars Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio Del Toro as Dr. Gonzo, two drug-fueled journalists who travel to Las Vegas to cover a motor race. The movie chronicles their wild, hallucinogenic misadventures and their pursuit of the elusive American Dream. Throughout their journey, the duo encounters colorful characters, including a hitchhiker (Tobey Maguire), a police officer (Gary Busey) and a number of other oddball characters. The movie is enveloped in a distinct style of psychedelic visuals, sound, and dialogue that has become synonymous with the work of Gilliam. The film is a bizarre, yet entertaining comedic exploration of the dark side of the counterculture of the late 1960s.

Atlantic City (1980)

Atlantic City
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Louis Malle, starring Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli
Rated R

Bay of Angels (1963)

Bay of Angels
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jacques Demy, starring Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet
Rated Not Rated

Hard Eight (1996)

Hard Eight
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson
Rated R

California Split (1974)

California Split
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Robert Altman, starring George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles
Rated R

House of Games (1987)

House of Games
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From David Mamet, starring Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala
Rated R

The Gambler (1974)

The Gambler
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Karel Reisz, starring James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky
Rated R

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Guys and Dolls
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine
Rated Not Rated

Croupier (1998)

Croupier
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Mike Hodges, starring Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton
Rated Not Rated

The Color of Money (1986)

The Color of Money
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver
Rated R

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Owning Mahowny
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Richard Kwietniowski, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin
Rated R

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's Thirteen
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell
Rated PG-13

The Cooler (2003)

The Cooler
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Wayne Kramer, starring William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy
Rated R

Game Night (2018)

Game Night
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan
Rated R

Intacto (2001)

Intacto
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Max von Sydow, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Mónica López
Rated R

21 (2008)

21
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Robert Luketic, starring Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo
Rated PG-13

Bugsy (1991)

Bugsy
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Barry Levinson, starring Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley
Rated R

Let It Ride (1989)

Let It Ride
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Joe Pytka, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly
Rated PG-13

Poolhall Junkies (2002)

Poolhall Junkies
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mars Callahan, starring Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rosenbaum, Ricky Schroder
Rated R

 



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