The best casino movies are those that are realistic enough to be believable and yet still contain an element of excitement and intrigue to them. Find that perfect combination and you are in for a treat. That is what the following 10 casino movies bring to us.
- Casino (1995)
How would you like to run four casinos for the mafia in Las Vegas? Talk about having some interesting stories to tell! That is what this movie is all about. It stars Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. These are names that are well-known and loved.
- Casino Royale (2006)
This is by far one of the best Bond films in existence. Casino gamblers will appreciate all of the casino references in this classic Bond movie. Join our popular hero has he navigates the world of casino gambling and still manages to save the day.
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
The main characters here attempt to rob three of the top casinos in Las Vegas all at the same time. The story line to follow has everything to do with following their plan and figuring out how they plan to do what they intend to do.
- Rounders (1998)
Ask just about any professional poker player what their favorite movie is, and they are bound to tell you it is this one. It covers the story of a young player who seeks to make a name for himself among some of the sharpest players in the game, and showcases how you can quickly lose your shirt when poker players make bad decisions.
- Maverick (1994)
This movie is a little more dated, but it is still a great choice for casino gambling lovers. This is all about a man trying to get up enough funds to play in a high-stakes poker game.
- The Gambler (2014)
Mark Walhberg is the star of this remake of the classic film. He is a literature professor with a serious gambling addiction. To get out of the hole he has made for himself he must recruit a college student for some assistance.
- Croupier (1998)
A man takes a job in a casino as a croupier only to find so many interesting characters and material that he decides to write a novel about his experiences. It is a wild tale based loosely on the experiences he saw in his real job.
- Hard Eight (1996)
A young gambler learns the ropes of casino gambler from a more experience gambler who knows a thing or two about how it all works.
- The Sting (1973)
This movie is wildly famous in gambling circles and even outside of them. It is set in Chicago and has a soundtrack that is to die for as well. The story centers around a man obsessed with revenge after the unfortunate death of his partner.
- 21 (2008)
This movie is based on the real life story of a team of Blackjack card counters from MIT who risked it all to make millions. It also centers around the charming but back-stabbing professor who originally taught them the tricks of the trade.
Each of these movies has its own flavor of being something special. There is no question that they get the blood flowing, and they are all great tales. They are worth a watch for sure.