Movies about poker

Movies about poker
List of the best poker movies according to visitors: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Lucky You, The Gambler, Shade, Maverick, A Big Hand for the Little Lady, California Split, Molly's Game, Rounders, The Cincinnati Kid.

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

Genre
Country
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:16

Croydon, 1977. A trio of punk teenagers goes to a party to meet girls, but they find that girls there are very different from what they expected.

Lucky You (2007)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany, Australia
Duration02:04

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.

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.

Shade (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need enough money to enter a game with Stevens, so they decide to strike a deal with fellow crook Larry Jennings to scam a local gangster -- which turns out to be a bad idea.

Maverick (1994)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, adventure, 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.

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

A naive traveler in Laredo gets involved in a poker game between the richest men in the area, jeopardizing all the money he has saved for the purpose of settling with his wife and child in San Antonio.

California Split (1974)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Carefree single guy Charlie Waters rooms with two lovely prostitutes, Barbara Miller and Susan Peters, and lives to gamble. Along with his glum betting buddy, Bill Denny, Charlie sets out on a gambling streak in search of the ever-elusive big payday. While Charlie and Bill have some lucky moments, they also have to contend with serious setbacks that threaten to derail their hedonistic betting binge.

Molly's Game (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:08

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.

Rounders (1998)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime
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 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.

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Casino Royale (2006)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration02:19

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 Speed of Thought (2011)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA

Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl) is a telepath who has been raised in a NSA foster home. Lazarus helps the government by using his abilities. He is told by the agency that the telepathy is a side effect of Widmann's Disease, and that he will become insane in time and eventually die from the illness. However, Lazarus meets a woman with similar powers (Taryn Manning) who does not have any sign of the disease, launching Lazarus to confront the lies he has been told

Lost & Found (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA

Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the mysterious past of the island, the brothers discover that their grandfather designed a complex treasure hunt, a hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family – if they can find it in time. Sinister forces also search for the money and will stop at nothing to keep the boys from their quest. As the adventure unfolds, the boys learn that the bonds of family are the most valuable riches of all, and that some family secrets can’t stay buried forever.

M.F.A. (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

After the accidental death of her rapist, an art student becomes an unlikely vigilante, set out to avenge college girls whose rapists were not charged.

The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA

The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.

A Rainy Day in New York (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:39

Two young people arrive in New York to spend a weekend; once they arrive they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures.

Mississippi Grind (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.

The Card Counter (2021)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA

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.

Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

Aspiring college cheerleader, Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. The drug has an unforeseen side effect — Cassie starts to grow and grow and grow!

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

A sorority moves in next door to the home of Mac and Kelly Radner who have a young child. The Radner's enlist their former nemeses from the fraternity to help battle the raucous sisters.

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

3 from Hell (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

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.

The Dry (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA, United Kingdom

Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.

Risky Business (1983)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too long and it is time to enjoy himself. After an unfortunate incident with the Porsche Joel must raise some cash, in a risky way.

Easy Money (1983)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

A by-the-book Captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy. The Italian soldiers are willing to surrender, if they can have a festival first. The lieutenant convinces the Captain this is the only way. Because of aerial reconnaissance, they must look like they are fighting. To sort this out an intelligence officer is sent in. Meanwhile the festival gets complicated with the Mayors daughter.

Run (1991)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:31

While conveying a Porsche from Boston to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad loser and starts a fight. But he's also a bad fighter: he falls on his head and is dead. Now Charlie's in trouble; after he flees Halloran's father puts a reward on his head. Even the police won't help him against the mighty man... so Charlie has to run for his life.

Things Heard & Seen (2021)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA

Catherine Clare reluctantly trades life in 1980 Manhattan for a remote home in the tiny hamlet of Chosen, New York, after her husband George lands a job teaching art history at a small Hudson Valley college. Even as she does her best to transform the old dairy farm into a place where young daughter Franny will be happy, Catherine increasingly finds herself isolated and alone. She soon comes to sense a sinister darkness lurking both in the walls of the ramshackle property—and in her marriage to George.

Murphy's Romance (1985)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back.




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