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The 4 Best Betting Movies Of All Time

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Any seasoned sports betting fan will know just how exciting the pastime is. Because of this, it’s not surprising that there are so many different movies about betting. Here are the four best movies that you should check out about the excitement and downfalls are sports betting, and why they are the best moves out there.

  1. White Men Can’t Jump

This is a 90s classic that many people still feel holds up well today. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson played two hustlers who create a partnership, in order to hustle people out of their money through high stakes pick up games.

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The movie holds up well today thanks to it’s commentary on race relations, something that of course if still so important in this day and age. It also gives you a real look at the street basketball culture of the time, something that many people will really enjoy.

The betting aspect of this film does take a back seat to the other themes that are explored, but it does offer a great jumping off point for them. If you have never seen this movie before, there have never been a better time to check it out.

  1. Hardball

This movie takes a look at the downside of sports betting, featuring a character played by Keanu Reeves who has found himself in debt due to betting. This leads him to become a little league baseball coach to repay those debts, and this is where he begins to grow as a person and really become a part of his community. As seen with many of the newer betting websites, responsible betting is a central theme with modern betting. Again, the betting is simply the starting point for this movie, allowing the characters to really grow and understand their own impacts on the world around them.

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As well as Reeves, there is a stand-out performance from Diane Lane, making this movie are must watch for those who have not already seen it.

  1. Eight Men Out

Do you prefer a movie that is based on a true story? If so, then you need to watch this 1988 classic, starring John Cusack. The movie revolves around the story of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal. This was when eight members of the team were conspiring with a group of gamblers, in order to throw the World Series so the gamblers could win.

The movie focuses on the trial of these members, giving you a real insight into why they did what they did and the temptation of rigging matches for money. Many cinephiles call this movie a must watch, especially because this event was what changed Major League history forever. Because of this, both movie fans and sports fans should get a lot out of it.

  1. Let It Ride

When you check out lists of sports betting movies, you will quickly see there are very few comedies out there. While you do want to see the movies that handle the dark side of betting, sometimes you just want to enjoy something lighter. If that sounds like you, then you need to watch Let It Ride.

This movie follows a taxi driver played by Richard Dreyfuss, who has incredible luck one day at the races. Thanks to this win, he then attempts to roll them into a big and fortune to change his life. The movie is a fun and funny look at human nature, in the context of high stakes gambling. Featuring a lot of  big names in comedy from the late 80s, it’s a must watch for those who love any kind of comedy movie.

What Makes A Great Sports Betting Movie?

As you can see in this list of top sports betting movies, sports betting can be the impetus for any kind of genre or theme that you can think of.   You will find a lot of movies looking to explore the darker side, especially because this offers a lot of drama. However, there is still a lot of comedy and light-heartedness to be found in the sport betting scene, and movies are always being made reflecting this.

If you haven’t checked out any of these films, now is the best time to do so. They all offer the fresh look at sports betting and how it affects those who take part.

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