Top-10 Movies about Gambling

There are plenty of films that are shot about the gambling world. Here are movies not only about compulsive gamblers, but also the gambling world in general.

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Casino (1995)

Sam “Ace” Rothstein was a former professional pari-mutuel gambler, and now he is a manager of a luxurious casino in Las Vegas. He makes a huge amount of money for his bosses and the casino is booming. But his friend, Nicky Santoro got used to solving problems in his own way of drawing too much attention.

Rounders (1998)

A story about friendship, loyalty, and gambling. In underground game clubs of New York City, there is a big gamble. All or nothing. The main character, Mike, has an extraordinary feeling of the game and a good brain. His friend, known as Worm, just went out of prison and has to pay off his debt. That’s why two friends made a bold move.

The Gambler (2015)

Jim Bennett likes risking. In the daytime, he is an excellent teacher and talented writer and at night, he is a compulsive gambler. In the world where the game reigns, there are no laws. One day Jim stakes everything he has, including his life. Does he deserve a second chance?

High roller: The Stu Ungar story (2003)

At 14 he was the best poker player in New York, at 20 he ran away to Las Vegas to escape debts. Stu Ungar went up against fate and placed insane bets. But the prize of soaring success is too high.

Molly’s game (2017)

After an injury, Molly’s life changed dramatically. She lost the meaning of life. Part-time job and complicated relations with her boss motivated her to open her own underground casino. The best players seek to play at Molly’s. Huge sums of money are perilous.

Revolver (2005)

Directed by Guy Ritchie, is a mix of philosophy and criminal. The plot is based on a story of Jack, who is forced to play outside the rules. But he understood: to win, you need to play in your own game.

Croupier (1998)

An aspiring writer Jack Manfred got a job in a casino to make both ends meet. He witnessed with pleasure how gamblers burned in desire to win. His life went fine until one day one of the regular players offered him a venture.

Owning Mahowny (2002)

A banker Dan Mahowny has an excellent reputation in the bank. Nobody knew that still water runs deep. Nights Mahowny played casino on his clients’ money. One day gambling led him to a dead-end and he decided to risk it all.

Runner Runner (2013)

To pay for his education, Richie begins to gamble. When he lost his fortune, he went to Costa Rica to meet Ivan Block, an owner of the biggest online poker room. There is always a price to pay, especially when the FBI follows you.

21 (2008)

Five student-adventurists and their MIT professor decided to do the impossible – to ruin the largest casino in the country! Each of them has his own reason. Could they stop in time?

Actually, there are plenty of films about gambling. You could watch Ocean’s Trilogy (2001, 2004, 2007), The Game (1997), American Hustle (2013), 007: Casino Royale (2007), Lucky You (2007), Wild Card (2015), Going for broke (2003) and many more. Some of them are based on true stories and show undercover truth about gambling.