Gambling Movies

List of the best gambling movies selected by site users: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, 21, Casino Royale, The Sting, Rounders, Ocean's Eleven, The Gambler, Molly's Game, Two for the Money, Treat Me Like Fire.

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Smugglers, Friends, Partners
PlotGambling, Weapon, Fight, Abduction, Chase, Rivalry, Robbery
PlaceEngland, London
StyleWorth watching, Popular, For a group of friends, Exciting, For men, Fancy, Smart

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)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CharactersScammers, Friends

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 Royale (2006)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
CharactersSpy, CIA
PlotGambling, Adventure, Fight, Chase, Pursuit
StyleExciting, Disturbing, 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.

The Sting (1973)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Scammers, Friends, FBI
PlotGambling, Rivalry, Chase, Cheating
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.

Rounders (1998)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersFriends, Mafia, Judge
PlotGambling, Love, Money
PlaceCasino, Court, New York, Prison
StyleHeavy, Tense, For men, Smart

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

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersThieves, Friends, Partners, Businessmen
PlotGambling, Robbery, Cheating
StyleSmart, Action, Exciting

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.

The Gambler (2014)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
StyleDisturbing, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Tense, 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.

Molly's Game (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryChina, Canada, USA
CharactersMafia, FBI, Lawyers, Celebrities
PlotGambling, Snow, Mystery, Chess, On real events
PlaceCasino, Court, 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.

Two for the Money (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama, sport
PlotGambling, Bets, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Disturbing

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

Treat Me Like Fire (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
PlotGambling, Love, Dancing

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.

Beyond the Edge (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrefantasy, adventure
PlotGambling, Superpowers, Robbery

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.

Runner Runner (2013)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersStudents, FBI
PlotGambling, Money, Bets, Chase
StyleDisturbing, For men, Action, Tense, Unexpected ending, Smart

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.

The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotAdventure, War, Political, Revolution, Gambling
PlaceChina, Ships, Asia
StyleAction, Fascinating

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Sneaky Pete (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
PlotInvestigation, Gambling
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating

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.

Redirected (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryLithuania, United Kingdom
PlotDeath, Robbery, Gambling
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men

Four friends become stranded in Eastern Europe and have to become hit men, prostitutes, corrupt cops, smugglers and more to make it home.

Double zéro (2004)
Mark10 (imdb: 4)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Heroes, Spy
PlotAdventure, Fight, Weapon, Rivalry, Jealousy, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Gambling
PlaceFrance, England, Hotels, Yachts
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Ben and Bill are the two worst, completely useless agents - real losers. But who else would you send on a super-difficult top-secret mission? The French have just sold a new high-power M51 rocket to the Russians for crazy money. Unfortunately for them, the rocket was hijacked before they could get it of their hands. However, not just any fool is up to neutralizing this threat, but only the craziest and most stupid of them can cope with such a task.

Leprechaun 3 (1995)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
PlotSupernatural, Rivalry, Death, Curses, Money, Gambling
PlaceCasino, College

It was a normal night in Las Vegas, Nevada, all the lights were flashing brightly, until a man with one hand, one eye, and one leg walks into a pawn shop with a statue of a hideous looking Leprechaun. The owner claims it's a good luck charm. The statue also wore a medallion around it's neck. The careless pawn shop owner took off the medallion setting the Leprechaun free...

Captain Ron (1992)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CharactersLosers, Brothers, Fathers
PlotAdventure, Gambling, Cars

When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and his family end up with more than they bargained for as the roguish Captain Ron signs on to sail the boat to Miami. It doesn't take long before Ron's anything-goes antics get the Harveys into plenty of trouble.

Rover Dangerfield (1991)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Friends, Dogs, Cats, Partners, Horses, Losers, Wolves
PlotLove, Gambling
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year

Rover, a street-smart dog owned by a Las Vegas showgirl is dumped off Hoover Dam by the showgirl's boyfriend. Rather than drowning, Rover winds up in your basic idyllic farm in a classic city-boy-in-country shtick.

Black Eagle (1988)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.9)
Genreaction, drama
CharactersSpy, Special agents, Heroes, Tough guys, Bodyguards, CIA
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Rivalry, Chase, Gambling
PlaceIslands, Hotels, Ships, Casino
StyleFor men

One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret agent, Ken Tani, to salvage the system before it falls into enemy hands. To ensure his loyalty, they bring his two young sons to a nearby hotel on the island.