Top 30 Best Gambling / Casino Movies

Here are a list of top 30 best gambling or casino movies, including some all time classics. How many had you watch it before?


1 – Bad Lieutenant (1992) – While investigating a young nun’s rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)

2 – The Hustler (1961) – An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)3
3 – The Sting (1973)  In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
4 – Bob the Gambler (1956) – Bob, a old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend… (98 mins.)5
5 – Gilda (1946) – Johnny Farrell is a gambling cheat who turns straight to work for an unsettling casino owner Ballin Mundson. But things take a turn for Johnny as his alluring ex-lover appears as Mundson’s wife, and Mundson’s machinations begin to unravel. (110 mins.)6
6 – The Cincinnati Kid (1965) An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.(102 mins.)7
7 – Casino (1995) – Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)8
8 – Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922) – Dr. Mabuse the Gambler is the first film in the Dr. Mabuse series, about the character Doctor Mabuse who featured in the novels of Norbert Jacques. It was directed by Fritz Lang and released in 1922 (297 mins)9
9 – The Gambler (1974) – Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling. (111 mins.)10
10 – House of Games (1987) – 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. (102 mins.)11
11 – Hard Eight (1996) – John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee… (102 mins.)12
12 – Regalo di Natale (1986) – Regalo di Natale is a 1986 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Pupi Avati. It entered the 43° Venice Film Festival, in which Carlo Delle Piane won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor (101 mins.)13
13 – The Cooler (2003) – In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss’ consternation.(101 mins.)
14 – McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) – A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)15
15 – California Split (1974) A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but… (108 mins.)16
16 – God of Gamblers (1989) – A master gambler loses his memory, and is befriended by a street hustler who discovers his supernatural gambling abilities. (126 mins.)17
17 – Casino Royale (2006) – Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)18
18 – A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) – Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. (95 mins.)19
19 – His Kind of Woman (1951) – A deported gangster’s plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. (120 mins.)
20 – Rounders (1998) – A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.(121 mins.)21
21 – The Music of Chance (1993) – Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league. (98 mins.)22
22 – Croupier (1998) – An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.(94 mins.)23
23 – Owning Mahowny (2003) – A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history. (104 mins.)24
24 – Ocean’s Eleven (1960) – Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. (127 mins.)25
25 – The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) – A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. (135 mins.)26
26 – Dark City (1950) – Gamblers who “took” an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them. (98 mins.)27
27 – Factotum (2005) – This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of “Factotum” author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don’t interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling. (94 mins.)


28 – Bugsy (1991) – The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas(136 mins.)29
29 – Bay of Angels (1963)  Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos… (90 mins.)

30 – The Color of Money (1986) – Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. (119 mins.)

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