The Best Movies About Gambling

August 19, 2016
Most of us love gambling. Not everyone spends time in online casinos or travelling to Vegas, but who hasn’t tried to play lottery online with the hopes of winning millions? A popular movie theme is gambling, and here are some films that you should check out…

THE GAMBLERTHE GAMBLER (2014) The Gambler from 2014 revolves around the main character and risk taker, Jim Bennett, played by Mark Wahlberg. Jim is an English professor as well as a high roller, and he suffers from a gambling addiction. The movie is about gambling and love, and it includes some action as well. A good movie choice for most.

Screen-Shot-2014-02-11-at-19.41.16OCEANS 11 (2001) One could refer to Ocean’s 11 and its sequels, Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13, as classics. The movies aren’t old, but they became quite popular, starring famous actors such as Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts. The first movie is about Danny Ocean and his gang, and their attempt to rob three famous casinos. The following movies are also about attempted robberies with characters like casino owner Terry from the first movie coming back for revenge. If you loved these movies, you might be interested in knowing that there is a female Oceans 11 remake coming up. This movie will star popular actresses, and is due be filmed sometime during 2017 and 2018. If this new movie will outdo the original and be even cooler is hard to say, but there is a chance for that! Meanwhile you should make sure to see the first three movies again, or enjoy them for the first time for a thrilling experience.

casino-royale-review-wallpaper-03CASINO ROYALE (2006) There are many Bond movies that touch on the topic of gambling, and Casino Royale is a newer version of a classic James Bond flick from 1967. In this movie, Bond spends a lot of time at a casino in Madagascar where he needs to spy on a terrorist. Why in a casino? Well, the bad guy is there to play poker in order to make the money he owes the mafia…

020-casino-theredlistCASINO (1995) Another casino oriented movie is simply called Casino, and it is based on a true story of two friends in Las Vegas. One works as the boss of a casino and the other becomes the biggest mafia boss of the town. This flick is one of director Martin Scorsese’s best, and with actors like Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, it is a must see. With a plot based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi, it is all about money, poker, friendship, and gambling, of course!

The-CoolerTHE COOLER (2003) Wayne Kramer’s The Cooler from 2003 is also a little masterpiece. Here we get an insider’s look at gambling. Watching the movie might make you not want to visit a casino or take a lottery ticket again, because it shows you just what is done to prevent players from winning. The name of the movie is the nickname for a casino player who is very unlucky. In fact, he is so unlucky that even other people playing next to him could get affected by his bad luck. Alec Baldwin was Oscar nominated for his role as the owner of the Shangri La Casino, where the main character Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) works. This is not a conventional gambling flick, as it moves beyond the glitter and glam and stories of success around the casino tables.

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