10 best casino-themed films

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Many films focus on gambling. Whether in the tone of a comedy, a biographical film, or with an almost educational and moralizing purpose, cinematography brought to the big screen the stories of gamblers, people who bet their money, freedom, and sometimes their lives on the whim of fate. Gambling can bring adrenaline. They are known to mankind as a means of knowing the will of attainable deities and have many forms: on the one hand, the world of games, betting on one’s abilities, and strategies, ingenious mathematics, and game scams, and on the other, the exciting, adrenaline-pumped world of casinos. If you want to feel like a movie hero and stay warm at home, try slots or the best online casino play an interesting game, and spin the most popular four-reel slots.

  1. Casino (1995)

Mezi ruznými tematickými filmy patril tento film vždy k tem, na které se nejvíce vzpomíná. Film, který byl poprvé uveden 14. listopadu 1995, vypráví o hazardních hrách v Las Vegas a jejich souvislostech s mafií. Film získal významná ocenení, napríklad Zlatý glóbus a Stríbrnou stuhu. Jednu z hlavních rolí si zde zahrál Robert de Niro, který je nadšeným hazardním hrácem i v soukromém živote.


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  1. Danny’s Sidekicks (2001)

The famous movie is based on a casino heist. However, this is not the typical heist movie we are used to. The main characters are gentleman thieves who never raise their voices or argue, so it doesn’t even seem like they’re robbing for money. The film stars George Clooney as Danny Ocean, freshly released from prison and looking for a new job. He is a successful thief who participated in a dozen robberies for which he was never charged. He contacts his old partner Rusty – Brad Pitt with a plan to steal millions from not one, but three Las Vegas casinos. However, they are not the only famous actors who appear in the film, besides them we also find Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, and Andy Garcia.

  1. Maverick (1994)

Experienced poker player Bret Maverick decides to participate in a $500,000 tournament. Lacking the necessary registration fee, he allows himself to be accompanied by Angel, a gunslinger/gamer, to raise the money he needs to participate. During his search, fate crosses his path with Annabelle Bransford, an irresistible woman who is also a poker player. This pure Western-style film was released in 1994. Directed by Richard Donner, the film stars Graham Greene, James Garner, Jodie Foster, and Mel Gibson.

  1. The Players (1998)

Recently, more and more movies are set in casinos and at the green table. The movie Players tells the story of a law student who uses his poker skills to earn money for his studies. To make a big change in his life, he decides one evening to marry Teddy KGB, a usurer of Russian origin who runs a private club. The cast, which includes actors of the caliber of John Malkovich, Edward Norton, and Matt Damon, offers excellent performances where gambling is also the real protagonist of the events narrated. The now cult film was shot in 1998.

  1. Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale is a cult film set in a casino. Many call it the best James Bond film ever. The plot is built on a card game: the simplicity of the premise gives way to the growth of the Bond legend. In the film, after being given the status of Agent 007 and a license to kill, James Bond embarks on his first mission. Bond must defeat a private banker who funds terrorists in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale in Montenegro.

  1. Rain Man (1988)

In Rain Man, Tom Cruise and his brother Dustin Hoffman try to rebuild their relationship after the death of their father. When car salesman Charlie-Tom Cruise learns that his father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother, Raymond Dustin Hoffman and that his father’s estate worth three million dollars has been bequeathed to a psychiatric hospital, where Raymond he lives Against the background of various events, the two heroes decide to go to Las Vegas, where Charlie discovers that he has a large debt. Here, with the help of Raymond’s exceptional math skills, they managed to make over $86,000 just by playing blackjack and counting cards.

  1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998

The film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was based on the book of the same name. Hunter, played by Johnny Depp, embarks on a psychedelic journey through the American West. He is accompanied on the journey by his crazy lawyer. Both are tasked with writing an article about a sporting event for a magazine, for which they receive a lot of money, but end up spending it on drugs. The two set off in search of the American dream, but they encounter something completely different and discover the city of sin Las Vegas, where they get into trouble with the police, drug dealers, gamblers, and everything that awaits them along the way.

  1. Croupier 1998

A darker film that shows the side of lawlessness that can affect the reality of casinos.

Clive Owen stars as Jack, a successful penniless writer who works as a dealer in a casino to support himself. This work is also a source of inspiration for his books, but the main character soon learns the dark side of this reality. Not just winnings, shiny worlds, and fun, but also debts, addictions, and the underworld.

  1. Stumbling (1973)

The star couple Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who have played together several times during their careers and each time with excellent results, play two con artists: one a professional and the other a beginner. Together, they make a bet on a big crime boss who likes to gamble and who is after Redford’s character because of a previous scam. Rarely do gambling films feature as many twists and turns as in The Undertaker, where a planned grand con becomes more and more complicated and the danger for both protagonists grows by the minute.

  1. The Gambler (2014)

We close our top ten with this movie starring Marc Wahlberg. The film reveals the dark side of gambling, including the dark background of the debt trap. There is humor, action, and tension in it and it deserves your viewing!

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