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The Top 10 Movies About Casinos

By Film Threat Staff | June 10, 2022

Gambling is something that is inseparable from human life and along with the widespread use of the Internet, online casinos such as make it easier for everyone to access gambling games. But did you know that gambling has also penetrated the film industry since time immemorial? Here are 10 famous gambling-themed films:

1. The Blow (1973)

The 1973 classic directed by George Roy Hill tells the story of two friends who, through an ingenious plan, try to avenge the death of one of their friends. The film, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, was the winner of 7 Oscars in the same year of its release.

2. Casino (1995)

Director Martin Scorsese places the viewer in Las Vegas in 1973 where a mobster betting director of a casino must maintain order before the arrival of a new mob. Among the protagonists, the performances of Robert de Niro and Sharon Stone stand out, an actress who was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her performance in this film.

3. Rounders (1998)

In 1998, filmmaker John Dhal released Rounders in the United States. Starring Matt Damon, Gretchen Mol and Edwar Norton, it tells the story of a law student and great card player who, in order to settle the debts of his friend, returns to the game.

4. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The famous film starring George Clooney, Andy García and Julia Roberts, among others, tells the story of how as soon as he got out of prison, Danny Ocean plans his big heist: the biggest casino heist in history.

5. The Cooler (2003)

Directed by Wayne Kramer tells how you can be the “official jinx” of the casino, that is, attract bad luck to a table when a player is winning. Thanks to this film, Alec Baldwin was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actor.

6. Casino Royale (2006)

Martin Campbell’s film is one of the faithful candidates to become a classic of this theme. The interpretation of Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond leads him to dismantle a terrorist network by defeating the head of the organization in a complicated game of poker.

7. 21 Blackjack (2008)

Movie based on the book “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions” by Ben Mezrich tells the story of how a college student turns to gambling in order to pay for college tuition. The story gets complicated when the opportunity arises to join other students who travel to Las Vegas every weekend to gamble.

8. The Hangover (2009)

The comedy tells how a bachelor party goes wild until it ends up in Las Vegas. The next morning they can’t remember anything that happened the night before, but they do find problems immediately as a result of what happened that night. The film received the Golden Globe for best comedy film in 2009.

9. Corruption in Power (2010)

The film tells the story of Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey), a con man with great power who has achieved his fortune and status by conning the Indian population, whom he represented in Congress.

10. The Pelayos (2012)

Film directed by Eduard Cortés is inspired by the Pelayo family, dedicated to robbing casinos all over the world. The Spanish film stars Daniel Brühl, Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Blanca Suárez among others.

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