There are two types of people that are looking for the best casino movies – someone with a poker background and those in love with casino games like blackjack or slots.
No, don’t answer which one are you. You are here to find a quality movie about casino and that is exactly what I will help you do.
Just let me say one thing. If you haven’t seen Casino with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone – this is your next movie. It’s an instant classic full of suspense and drama.
But if you have seen it, here are 7 next-best choice casino movies:
The Sting (1973)
Watching it now, The Sting feels strange because of all the contemporary movies of this genre (like Ocean’s 11, that is further down this list). Hopefully, this does not take anything from the movie.
While some may not call it a specifically ‘Casino movie’, it has a lot of the elements – gambling, need to pay debts, intrigue, plot twists and more.
Casino Royale (2006)
James Bond, like Star Wars or any other franchise are always hard to talk about. Usually, in these cases the fans already have their minds made up and very little can change them.
Notably, poker players poke Casino Royale’s famous poker scene for being too far from reality but overall, Casino Royale certainly deserves a place in this list.
I am a huge fan of Kevin Spacey and this movie again proves his talent. Spacey, a mathematics professor leads a team of his best students in a card-counting scheme. Must-watch!
Keep in mind, is such a great movie that after watching it, you will want to see yourself what’s the big deal with blackjack. If you don’t want to drive to your local casino, here are the best 12 Casino sites for blackjack and other casino games.,
Casino Jack (2010)
Another movie featuring Kevin Spacey. This time he plays Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist for the casino industry. While the movie is based on a true story, some parts have a vibe of being ‘too-Hollywood’. Maybe that’s the reason for IMDB’s relatively low score of 6.0.
Killing them softly (2012)
Killer’s stone-cold face suits Brad Pitt. He and the late James Gandolfini take on a task of finding the guys who robbed $100,000 from Mafia’s poker home game. The movie is full of drama and intense scenes – it will keep you glued until the credits.
Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 (2001-2007)
The series feature, what I like to call, the original Expendables of crime comedy genre – Clooney, Pitt, Roberts and a myriad of other top actors. While the first is, arguably, the best of the three, the trilogy offers plenty of entertainment and plot twists.
Proudly called poker’s best movie and admired by poker players, Rounders is absolutely worth the watch. The movie may not have the world’s most original script, but John Malkovich, Matt Damon and Ed Norton are simply brilliant.