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Best Gambling Movies


  • 21

    21 (PG-13, 2008)

    Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira
    Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who--needing to pay school tuition--finds the answer... read mores in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor, Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer: Cole Williams.
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      It's a story about gambling, addiction, beating the system. An underdog story, except your underdog is a super smart k
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
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      fb729949618: Gotta love any rags to riches story, and when it deals with gambling and counting cards it's even better. Overall, good fun movie.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
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      I enjoyed this movie. Casino Royale, Oceans 11 and all those other gambling movies just have a hook. The movie is shot really well and you really get a feel for Vegas
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Rounders

    Rounders (R, 1998)

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Famke Janssen
    Set against the backdrop of New York's high-stakes underground poker world. Mike McDermott, a master... read more card player who trades the poker playing rounds for law school and a shot at a new life with his girlfriend. For Mike, the new life he is staking out seems to be a legitimate road to success, but it is short on thrills and excitement of backroom poker games. When his friend is released from prison, Mike is faced with the high-stakes dilemma of his life.
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      fb1256918389: ted young card player named Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) is attempting to walk away from the life of gambling and scamming he once lived. The movie starts with Mike losing $30,000 in one hand to a mobs
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
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      fb501066934: ... It's just a lot of gambling. I can see how that would influence people with addictive personalities ... But Ocean's 11,
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb682720218: A gambling flick. About a mathematical card player who figured out the science of cards who's bestfrie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Lucky You

    Lucky You (PG-13, 2007)

    Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing, Horatio Sanz
    In the world of high-stakes poker, Huck Cheever is a blaster--a player who goes all out, all the tim... read moree. But in his personal relationships, Huck plays it tight, expertly avoiding emotional commitments and long-term expectations. When Huck sets out to win the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker--and the affections of Billie Offer, a young singer from Bakersfield--there is one significant obstacle in his path: his anger toward his father, L.C. Cheever, the poker legend who abandoned Huck's mother years ago. As these two rivals progress toward a final showdown at the poker table, Huck learns that to win in the games of life and poker, he must try to play cards the way he has been living his life and live his life the way he has been playing cards.