Movies About Vegas

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Movies About Vegas

Several directors have reported on Movies About Vegas. Here are 17 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 crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, and James Woods. The film follows the story of Las Vegas mob enforcer Sam “Ace” Rothstein (De Niro), who is hired by the Chicago mob to oversee the Tangiers Casino. As he rises to power, Ace begins to struggle with his own greed and ambition, and his relationship with his best friend and business partner, Nicky Santoro (Pesci), becomes increasingly strained. Meanwhile, Ace's wife, Ginger (Stone), is growing more and more disillusioned with his lifestyle and begins secretly associating with a con artist and former boyfriend, Lester Diamond (Woods). Set against the backdrop of the Las Vegas casino industry, Casino tells a riveting story of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition.

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 directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor. It follows four friends, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug, who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. The night before the wedding, the foursome participates in a wild night of drinking, partying, and gambling, resulting in a hangover the next morning. To make matters worse, the groom-to-be, Doug, is missing, and the only trace of him is a tiger in the bathroom. With no memory of the previous night, the three best friends must search for clues in order to find Doug before the wedding and get back to Los Angeles in time. The Hangover was both a critical and commercial success. It was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy at the time of its release and the highest-grossing film of 2009. The film received positive reviews, with many praising the acting, humor, and screenplay. It has since become a cult classic and spawned two sequels.

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 heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh, and starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, and Julia Roberts. The film follows Danny Ocean (Clooney) and his eleven accomplices as they plan and execute a major Las Vegas casino heist in order to simultaneously rob three of the biggest casinos in the city. With a plan that requires the coordination of hundreds of people, the team must also contend with casino security, the Las Vegas police, and a ruthless casino owner who is determined to stop them. In the end, the gang successfully executes their plan, and walks away with millions of dollars in winnings.

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 directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson, and it follows the adventures of Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr. Gonzo, portrayed by Depp and del Toro respectively, as they travel to Las Vegas in Duke's red convertible in search of the "American Dream". Along the way, they encounter a series of bizarre and increasingly surreal experiences, including run-ins with police, violent biker gangs, and a group of "Lizards from Mars". The film is both a satire of the drug culture of the 1960s and 1970s, and an exploration of the limits of sanity and the freedom of the American Dream.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Leaving Las Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mike Figgis, starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis
Rated R

Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 drama film directed by Mike Figgis, starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. The story follows Ben Sanderson (Cage), an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who has been fired from his job and is determined to drink himself to death in Las Vegas. He meets and begins a passionate relationship with Sera (Shue), a prostitute with a complicated past. Together, they explore beauty, love, and redemption in the presence of their shared self-destructive behavior. Throughout their journey, Ben and Sera provide support and understanding for one another, ultimately struggling to find peace in the presence of their inner darkness.

Swingers (1996)

Swingers
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston
Rated R

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Bubba Ho-Tep
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Bob Ivy, Ella Joyce
Rated R

Last Vegas (2013)

Last Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jon Turteltaub, starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline
Rated PG-13

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

Elvis & Nixon
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Liza Johnson, starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville
Rated R

Rat Race (2001)

Rat Race
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jerry Zucker, starring Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Whoopi Goldberg, Vince Vieluf
Rated PG-13

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Viva Las Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From George Sidney, starring Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest
Rated Approved

Very Bad Things (1998)

Very Bad Things
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Peter Berg, starring Christian Slater, Daniel Stern, Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau
Rated R

Vegas Vacation (1997)

Vegas Vacation
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Kessler, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry
Rated PG

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

3000 Miles to Graceland
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Demian Lichtenstein, starring Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater
Rated R

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

Honeymoon in Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Andrew Bergman, starring James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pat Morita
Rated PG-13

Showgirls (1995)

Showgirls
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Paul Verhoeven, starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer
Rated NC-17

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
1.5 out of 4 stars

From Brian Levant, starring Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski
Rated PG

 



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