Watching movies on the best casino and gambling games such as poker and baccarat is a great way of spending your leisure time. Casino Online (คาสิโนออนไลน์) and Gclub (จีคลับ) have prepared a list of 10 best movies about casinos and gambling that you should add to your watch list.
10. Owning Mahowny (2003)
Owning Mahowny tells the gambling story minus the glitz and glamour. It is based on the memoir of Philip Seymour Hoffamn, a Canadian bank manager who embezzled money from a bank to fund his gambling trips and pay his bookie. Although he depicts the role brilliantly, he is equally pathetic and only tries to hold on as much as possible. He amasses more debt until it is no longer possible to hide the missing money. Eventually, his life deteriorates due to debt.
9. The Cooler
The thrilling movie depicts William H. Macy as the “cooler”, a good luck charm that casinos hire him to stand at their tables. Macy helps the casinos to restore their house edge. Nevertheless, his fortune changes and he becomes a lucky charm for many Vegas gamblers. Overall, the movie is thrilling in the way it provides a glimpse into the luck concept of gambling.
8. The Sting (1973)
The movie is set in September 1936, revolving around professional grifters, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, who make a successful duo to con Robert Shaw, a mob boss. Robert fancies good gambling and has been after the character of Redford after being swindled. The Sting has various turns and twists, unlike other gambling movies. It gets even more complicated as danger of the protagonists escalates.
7. Mississippi Grind (2015)
The movie tells the story of gamblers heading south to a high stakes poker game in New Orleans. Ben Mendelsohn, a gambling addict, believes that Ryan Reynolds, his new friend, is a charm, and thus, tags him along. With a striking resemblance to the 1970s gambling movies in Holywood, its principal themes are regret, addiction, and depression, as manifested half-drunk cans of beer and stale cigarettes. Overall, Mississippi portrays gambling as a sorrowful hustle.
6. Molly’s Game (2017)
Molly’s Game tells Molly Bloom’s real story. Molly, a previous skiing champion changes careers after an accident and venture into underground poker. Molly’s Game offers a glimpse into the illegal yet profitable and addictive game, while Molly rises to become a household name in setting up high-stake games. The movie is thrilling, and introduces us to heartbreaking characters such as Bill Camp, a hopeless gambler. Watching him drown in gambling is terrifying.
5. Rounders (1998)
Arguably, a favorite movie on gambling and casinos portrays Will Hunting and John Malkovic, engaging in a no limit face off game in Texas. The movie further covers the bleak gambling addiction side. Excellent performances by these characters indicate that there is no allure of the short-lived associated with gambling. Nevertheless, the dark humor limits someone from thinking about the imperfect nature of human beings and the meaningless of life.
4. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
It is one of the classic casino and gambling movies. Although premiered more than 50 years ago, the last hand scene still stirs debate among movie lowers and gamblers. Experts of poker consider it laughable to throw poker, whilst movie lovers are concerned about the kid’s growth, coming of age, and his high-handed youthfulness. Whether you are a lower of classics or you are focused on poker mechanics, this movie needs to be part of your watching list.
3. The Gambler (1974)
The Gambler provides a glance into the mind of a gambling addict’s in the best possible way. James Khaan depicts an authentic and genuine character of Axel Freed, a high school teacher who has a severe addiction for gambling threatening to destroy him. Even after losing a huge bet on basketball, he continues gambling recklessly and wins a casino, which he loses just as fast. Gambling pushes him to further self-destruction and debt, reminding viewers of the adverse effect of uncontrolled gambling.
2. Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale will be interesting for you if you fancy James Bond’s movies. The main character, James Bond taking up the character of a rookie agent, begins an assignment as 007 where he should conquer Le Chiffre, an employee of the terrorist organizations. Intelligence uncovers Le Chiffre’s plans to use a high-stakes baccarat game to generate money, and therefore, James Bond has to win against him, an act that is likely to harm the crime organization. It is perhaps one of the most interesting movies in this niche as it unravels private high stake casino gaming.
1. Casino (1995)
It is the most popular gambling and casino movie. The story revolves around the memoirs of Joe Pesci Star and Robert De Niro. De Niro acts as a “bookie” who operates Vegas casinos for his bosses. The other character, Nicky Santoro, is a criminal, whose actions endanger them. The movie takes the trade to another level and its unique scenes distinguish it from other mob gambling movies