Gambling Movies

List of the best gambling movies selected by site users: House of Games, Rounders, The Sting, Maverick, Diggstown, The Cincinnati Kid, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 21, Casino, The Hustler.

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Genre
Country
House of Games (1987)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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.

Rounders (1998)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

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

The Sting (1973)
Duration02:09

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.

Maverick (1994)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

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.

Diggstown (1992)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, sport
CountryUSA

Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out 10 Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within 24 hours. "Honey" Roy Palmer is that man - although at 48, many say he is too old.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Duration01:47

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.

21 (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

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.

Casino (1995)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:51

The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.

The Hustler (1961)

Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

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The Glass Castle (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

The Gambler (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

Celebrity Sex Tape (2012)
Markimdb: 2.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

A group of college nerds secretly record a washed up celebrity having sex and post the tape on the internet. When the publicity revives the actress's career, every B-list celebrity, reality show reject, and celebutante in Hollywood want to star in the guys next "production."

Gutshot Straight (2014)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA

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

Poms (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A woman moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents.

The Condemned 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

Wolves (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

Anthony Keller, star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. But he can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court.

Gloria Bell (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Chile

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

Ticket to Vegas (2013)
Markimdb: 4
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:26

Four Russian friends come from Moscow to Las Vegas to get 5 million dollars they've won in lottery. But everything goes wrong, when they discover that someone stole their winning ticket.

Sneaky Pete (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape - and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had.

Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

The story throws Elvis impersonators, Indians, modern cowboys, a 6-foot-tall blond assassin, a frat boy, a corrupt sheriff and a prostitute into a chase for a priceless American Indian artifact stolen during a poker game at an Indian casino

A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
Duration02:05

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.

Lay the Favorite (2012)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:30

A former stripper's talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.

Scary Movie 5 (2013)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Home with their newly-formed family, happy parents Dan and Jody are haunted by sinister, paranormal activities. Determined to expel the insidious force, they install security cameras and discover their family is being stalked by an evil dead demon.

Donnybrook (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA

An ex-marine who struggles to provide for his family and a violent drug dealer with an undefeated fighting record are determined to compete in the Donnybrook, a legendary, bare-knuckle brawl with a cash prize of $100,000.

The Con Is On (2018)
Markimdb: 4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:04

In an effort to avoid paying of a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England, a couple flees to Los Angeles and hatch a jewel theft plot.

Heist (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

Who's Driving Doug (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

A sheltered, intelligent college student Doug changes his life forever when he hires an underachieving driver Scott. In order to escape his oppressively loving mother, Doug agrees to go on a spontaneous road trip with Scott and his college crush Stephanie. At the height of the journey, a tragic series of events tests their bond and opens the road to self-discovery. Drugs, gambling, and romance await the three friends in this coming-of-age drama.

Think Like a Man Too (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.




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