Combining Two Exciting Interests – Casino Gambling and Films
If you are a film and gambling buff, then watching good gambling movies is probably equal to being in heaven for you. Here is a list of films based on gambling, which you should not miss if you love casinos.
Top casino movies of all times
Here is your listing of the top English movies about gambling and casinos ever made.
This 1995 masterpiece by Martin Scorsese, deals with the strained relationship between the criminal Mafia bosses of casinos and their Las Vegas casinos in the early 1970s. Everything from the direction, to casting to script blends in just right to get this movie to the top of the list.
It stars a young Matt Damon bullied by a crazy Russian that was released in 1998. It is the story of a young upstart who fails on his luck and his journey bouncing back from it. The film makes it to list simply for the brilliant performances of its actors.
- Casino Royale
The Bond movie starring Daniel Craig was released in 2006, marking the comeback for the Bond series. It is probably the best Bond movie ever, and gets a high ranking on the list of best action flicks. It makes it to the list for its absolutely thrilling high stakes Poker between Bond and a terrorist banker.
- Rain Man
This gambling movie released in 1988 is probably one of the most loved gambling movies, almost becoming a classic. An autistic introvert making it big in gambling by counting cards is as brilliant as a movie plot gets.
- The Cincinnati Kid
This is an old Poker movie, released way back in 1965, which will definitely motivate the hidden casino lover in you. It will let you experience the thrilling last minutes of a high stakes poker game and have you at the edge of your seat.
The other movies that make this coveted list are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Gambler, Croupier, Owning Mahowny, and Hard Eight. There is a good chance you might have watched all these films by now if you are a movie and gambling enthusiast, but if you have not, then go watch these gems right away!