Gambling Movies

List of the best gambling movies selected by site users: A Prayer Before Dawn, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Card Counter, The Gambler, 21, Rounders, Ocean's Eleven, Molly's Game, The Hangover Part II, The Sting.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Hired assassins, Photographers
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Martial Arts, Gambling
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

The true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Partners, Smugglers
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Abduction, Fight, Weapon
PlaceEngland, London
StylePopular, Exciting, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
PlotGambling, Poker, Card games
PlaceIraq, Casino

William Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove, Gambling, Fight, Poker
PlaceIndia, Casino, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Smart

Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank, a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersGeniuses, Scammers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Card games
PlaceCasino

Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five years of schooling as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor Micky Rosa into a small but secretive club of five. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa of the skill of card counting at blackjack.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Scammers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Gambling, Poker, Money, Friendship
PlacePrison, Court, Casino, New York
StyleHeavy, Smart, Tense, Serious, For men

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Thieves, Millionaires, Friends, Businessmen
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Cheating
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Action, Smart, Numbers in the title, Worth watching

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Strong women, Scammers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Gambling, Chess, Poker
PlaceCourt, Casino, New York

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Thailand
Duration01:42
CharactersSpy, Friends, Losers, Girlfriends, Newlyweds
PlotAdventure, Wedding, Investigation, Bachelor party, Vacation
PlaceParty, USA, Asia, Night Clubs
StyleTwisted plot, For men

The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting for another adventure with the rowdy group.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Scammers, FBI, Friends
PlotGambling, Poker, Chase, Bets, Cheating
PlaceChicago, Casino
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:53
PlotGambling, Obsession, Bets

Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersStudents, FBI
PlotGambling, Money, Chase, Bets
PlaceCasino
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersStrong women, Cowboys, Thieves, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Gambling, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Light, For men

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous southern accent as the two both try and enter the game.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotGambling, Poker
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Gloomy

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersScammers, Businessmen
PlotSoccer, Gambling, Success, Bets, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration02:19
CharactersCIA, Spy, James Bond, Beautiful actors, Beautiful men
PlotAdventure, Gambling, Fight, Poker, Pursuit
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Beautiful, Serious, For men

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent – to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:22
PlotGambling
PlaceCollege, Canada, Casino

A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants restitution for loses in about a weeks time. The three students decide to hit all the major casinos in Ontario and Quebec until discovered.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:42
PlotLove, Dancing, Gambling, Passion, Birthday
PlaceParis, France, Metro
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Revolves around the relationship between a gambling addict and a young woman who falls madly in love with him and will stop at nothing to win his heart.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration02:01
PlotOn real events, Gambling, Money, Obsession

Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotGambling, Passion, Debts
PlaceCasino
StyleRomantic, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Serious

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Friends, Hunters
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death, Divorce
PlaceDeserts
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:00
CharactersScammers
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Superpowers
PlaceCasino
StyleAction

Contemporary Moscow. A talented gambler gathers a team of people with supernatural powers to win big at a casino. But they find a much stronger mystical rival.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersTerrorists, Writers
PlotGambling, Intrigue, Debts
PlaceEngland, London, Casino
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its toll on his relationships and the novel he is writing.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany, Australia
Duration02:04
CharactersGangsters
PlotGambling, Poker, Rivalry
PlaceCasino
StyleExciting, To cry, Smart, Tense, Serious

A professional poker player whose astounding luck at the table fails to translate into his lonesome love life attempts to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
PlotGambling, Poker, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotPoker, Money, Success
PlaceOffice, Wall Street, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:48
CharactersHired assassins, Actors
PlotLove, Gambling, Money, Investigation, Success
PlaceLondon
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Smart, Tense

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersCowboys, Lifeguards, Heroes, Hunters, Partners
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Slavery
PlaceWild West, Mansions, USA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Black humor, Epic, Serious

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.





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