Gambling Movies

You might not be able to think of many gambling movies off the top of your head, and that’s okay, but gambling has often been a major plot device used in major motion pictures. In fact, some of the most memorable (and unmemorable) movies in cinematic history contain gambling as a core aspect of their storytelling devices. Whilst the list of every movie to feature gambling is exhaustive and we will cover the Top 100 Gambling Movies of All Time (as rated by IMDB) later on on this page, but for now we’ve cut down a list to contain 5 classic gambling movies – each totally different from the other – which we would heartily recommend to you.


This 1998 film may not be as famous as other titles in our list, but it certainly did help launch the career of Clive Owen. Croupier tells the story of Jack Manfred. Whilst working as a croupier, he learns to use what he sees as an inspiration for his own book. It isn’t as explosive as Die Hard, or as enchanting as Harry Potter, but for proper gamblers, Croupier is inspiring at the very least.

Ocean’s Eleven

Ocean’s 11 is one of two big blockbusters on our list. George Clooney stars as Danny Ocean in this, the first of the Ocean’s films, who has just got out of prison and would like to take down the owner of a casino who had him banged up. The group he assembles is formidable, and if you’ve ever thought of taking down a casino in a single evening (try three in this film), Ocean’s 11 is for you. You never know, you may even get a taste for the Ocean’s series.


By now, you’ll be familiar with the real story of the group of MIT students who count cards for years in casinos across the country. Well, this movie showcases their story and stars Jim Sturgess, and Kevin Spacey. The film leaves you on tenterhooks when the casinos realise what they are up to you, so this is well worth a look.

007: Casino Royale

Baccarat is Bond, and 2006’s Casino Royale showcases that wonderfully. In Daniel Craig’s first outdating as the British spy, he dukes it out with a black-market weapons dealer, is a terrific baccarat scene like only 007 can do. Of course, there’s plenty more action and drama in this film that gambling, though, as well as standout performances from Eva Green, Judy Dench returning as M, and Mads Mikkelsen as the villain, Le Chiffre.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

The whole plot of Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is about how a group of four lads try to cheat a gangster by counting cards, only for him to cheat them back. They then spend the entire movie trying desperately to come up with £500,000 before he kills them. It’s Guy Ritchie at his best, is loaded with gags, and teaches every viewer one thing – don’t gamble with gangsters. Arguably one of the best British comedies of all time, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels features a clever cast (Jason Statham, Sting and Vinnie Jones to name but a few) and is a hoot from start to finish.

Other movies to watch

If you fancy watching other major gambling movies, might we recommend 2014’s The Gambler, 1965’s The Cincinnati Kid, Richard Dreyfus’ 1989 hit, The Let It Ride, and 2012’s Killing Them Softly?

The Top 100 Gambling Movies of All Time (With IMDB Rating):

Casino (1995)
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living and fast loving socialite. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Rounders (1998)
A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school. (121 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

The Sting (1973)
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu “The Kid” Ungar. (120 mins.)
Director: A.W. Vidmer
Stars: Al Bernstein, Andrew N.S. Glazer, Michael Imperioli, Brian Kaplan

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden

Maverick (1994)
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

21 (2008)
“21” is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

Owning Mahowny (2003)
A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history. (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. (95 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. (126 mins.)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Revolver (2005)
Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences. (111 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, André Benjamin

The Color of Money (1986)
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. (119 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Casino Royale (2006)
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Bugsy (1991)
The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. (136 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

The Hangover (2009)
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff. (122 mins.)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Rat Race (2001)
A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money. (112 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Whoopi Goldberg, Vince Vieluf

All In (2006)
Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker. (98 mins.)
Director: Nick Vallelonga
Stars: Dominique Swain, Michael Madsen, Louis Gossett Jr., James Russo

Shade (2003)
Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale… (101 mins.)
Director: Damian Nieman
Stars: Joe Nicolo, Carl Mazzocone Sr., George Tovar, Frank Medrano

5 Card Stud (1968)
The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one. (103 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall

Ocean’s 11 (1960)
Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. (127 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

California Split (1974)
A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but… (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
Stars: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles

The Cooler (2003)
In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss’ consternation. (101 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
Stars: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy

Vegas Vacation (1997)
In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation. (93 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kessler
Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

The Gambler (1997)
Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky must write a novel in 27 days in a deal to pay off his gambling debts, and feverishly dictates the novel ‘The Gambler’. (97 mins.)
Director: Károly Makk
Stars: Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West

Deal (2008)
As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition. (86 mins.)
Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Maria Mason, Shannon Elizabeth

The Hustler (1961)
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Smart Money (1931)
Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles’ heel. (81 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

The Grand (2007)
An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament. (104 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

Lucky You (2007)
A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. (124 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Phyllis Somerville

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera… (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter

Croupier (1998)
An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Duke falls for Flaxen in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Tito… (91 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley

Two for the Money (2005)
After suffering a career-ending knee injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business. (122 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo, Armand Assante

Atlantic City (1980)
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Havana (1990)
Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her… (144 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian

Diggstown (1992)
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business… (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
Stars: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt

The Gambler (1974)
Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this he cannot stop gambling. (111 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

Bad Lieutenant (1992)
While investigating a young nun’s rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Run (1991)
When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoff Burrowes
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson

Bookies (2003)
Centers on four college friends who become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime. (88 mins.)
Director: Mark Illsley
Stars: Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Lukas Haas, Rachael Leigh Cook

Ace (1981)
Asso, THE best poker-player in town, was killed in his wedding night, because he won too much against a bad loser… (90 mins.)
Director: Castellano, Pipolo
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Edwige Fenech, Renato Salvatori, Sylva Koscina

House of Games (1987)
A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Luckytown (2000)
Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle. (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Nicolas
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, James Caan, Vincent Kartheiser, Luis Guzmán

Hard Eight (1996)
Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Bob le Flambeur (1956)
Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend… (98 mins.)
Director: Melville
Stars: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble

711 Ocean Drive (1950)
An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path. (102 mins.)
Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Edmond O’Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger, Barry Kelley

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980 TV Movie)
Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue… (94 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Christine Belford, Bruce Boxleitner, Harold Gould

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983 TV Movie)
Brady Hawkes, Billy Montana, and Jeremiah Hawkes are on a train bound for a huge gambling event when… (195 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Evans, Johnny Crawford

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987 TV Movie)
Brady Hawkes and Billy Montana join forces once again in this new adventure. This time around their… (240 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Marc Alaimo, Jeff Allin

The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991 TV Movie)
The Gambler Brady Hawkes is back and he’s about to lose his primary means of livelihood, when a law banning gambling is about to be passed… (240 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Rick Rossovich, Reba McEntire, Claude Akins

All In: The Poker Movie (2009 Documentary)
A documentary focusing on why one of America’s oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years and why, for so many, poker is the way to chase the American Dream. (100 mins.)
Director: Douglas Tirola
Stars: Karen Abbott, Peter Alson, Nick Brancato, Humberto Brenes

Eight Men Out (1988)
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. (119 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Very Bad Things (1998)
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Christian Slater, Daniel Stern, Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau

The Good Thief (2002)
An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone’s already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move. (109 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

God of Gamblers (1989)
A master gambler loses his memory, and is befriended by a street hustler who discovers his supernatural gambling abilities. (126 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Andy Lau, Joey Wang, Charles Heung

Freeze Out (2005)
‘Swingers’ meets ‘Rounders’: A friendly poker game gets ugly when the host raises the stakes and everyone’s dirty secrets are revealed. (95 mins.)
Director: M.J. Loheed
Stars: Tom Sharpe, Laura Silverman, Greg Behrendt, Kristopher Logan

Any Number Can Play (1949)
Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son. (112 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter

Phoenix (1998)
A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
Stars: Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven

Dark City (1950)
Gamblers who “took” an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them. (98 mins.)
Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

La città gioca d’azzardo (1975)
Luca Altieri is a gambler. He likes cards and he is a master in playing poker. He is a cardsharper too… (101 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Luc Merenda, Dayle Haddon, Corrado Pani, Enrico Maria Salerno

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. (135 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

The Big Town (1987)
It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves… (109 mins.)
Director: Ben Bolt
Stars: Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern

Factotum (2005)
This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of “Factotum” author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don’t interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling. (94 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
Stars: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand

Let It Ride (1989)
A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can’t seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly

The Music of Chance (1993)
Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league. (98 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
Stars: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning

The Lady Gambles (1949)
A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling. (99 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett

Sunset Trail (1938)
Disguising himself as a milquetoast Easterner who writes Western novels, Hoppy enrolls in a dude ranch in order to unmask the murderer of the owner’s husband. (69 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Russell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters

Dinner Rush (2000)
Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York… (99 mins.)
Director: Bob Giraldi
Stars: Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, John Rothman, Frank Bongiorno

Intacto (2001)
An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate… (108 mins.)
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Stars: Max von Sydow, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Mónica López

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

The Vegas Strip War (1984 TV Movie)
Rock Hudson (in his last made-for-TV-movie role) plays Neil Chaine, a charming Las Vegas hotel/casino… (96 mins.)
Director: George Englund
Stars: Rock Hudson, Sharon Stone, Madison Mason, Robert Costanzo

Fever Pitch (1985)
An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry – professional gambling. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Ryan O’Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen

All or Nothing (2013)
Some games are played for fun, some are played for power, but this game is played for ultimate stakes. In the underground world of ultimate poker, only one person walks out a winner, but win or lose, sometimes winning just isn’t enough. (71 mins.)
Director: Dave McGlone
Stars: Sharon Clancy, Desmond Daly, Sam Power, Declan Reynolds

Lookin’ to Get Out (1982)
Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do… (105 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young, Bert Remsen

Two Dollar Bettor (1951)
An honest bank employee gets hooked on horse racing, and starts to embezzle bank funds in an attempt to recoup his losses. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Steve Brodie, Marie Windsor, John Litel, Barbara Logan

Christmas Rematch (2004)
17 years after Regalo di Natale the same 5 players for a new challange. Who can trust who? (99 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, Carlo Delle Piane, George Eastman

Regalo di Natale (1986)
A group of former friends meets again after a very long time, in a Christmas night, with the intent of ripping off a rich industrialist in a game of Poker. Old hatreds and mistrusts conflict with the nostalgia for the lost friendships. (101 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, George Eastman

La tueuse (2009 TV Movie)
Mathilde, despite her nurse’s diploma, is a thirty year old struggling when it comes to work. She discovers poker when she becomes pregnant…
Director: Rodolphe Tissot
Stars: Adrienne Pauly, Guillaume Denaiffe, Maurice Bénichou, Sava Lolov

Even Money (2006)
Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives. (113 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon, Kelsey Grammer

Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002 TV Movie)
Moyher’s good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University… (88 mins.)
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: David Krumholtz, Tory Kittles, Carmine Giovinazzo, Jennifer Morrison

The Frame-Up (1937)
Ellery Richards, racing magnate, informs Mark MacArthur, head of the State Racing Commission detectives… (59 mins.)
Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Paul Kelly, Julie Bishop, George McKay, Robert Emmett O’Connor

Lesser Prophets (1997)
The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance… (92 mins.)
Director: William DeVizia
Stars: Michael Badalucco, Zachary Badalucco, Amy Brenneman, Dayton Callie

Vig (1998 TV Movie)
Vinnie’s a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change… (90 mins.)
Director: Graham Theakston
Stars: Peter Falk, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Freddie Prinze Jr.

The Runner (1999)
A compulsive gambler finds his new family’s safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss. (94 mins.)
Director: Ron Moler
Stars: Ron Eldard, John Goodman, Joe Mantegna, Courteney Cox

The Poker Club (2008)
Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar — who may not be alone — in the kitchen during their weekly poker night. (85 mins.)
Director: Tim McCann
Stars: Johnny Messner, Michael Risley, Jana Kramer, Lenny Levi

Guns, Girls and Gambling (2012)
This story throws Elvis impersonators, Native Americans, a cowboy, a drop dead beautiful blond assassin… (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Winnick
Stars: Christian Slater, Powers Boothe, Dane Cook, Jeff Fahey

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)
An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator. (85 mins.)
Director: Hue Rhodes
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman, Peter Dinklage

Finder’s Fee (2001)
A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million. (100 mins.)
Director: Jeff Probst
Stars: Erik Palladino, Ryan Reynolds, Dash Mihok, Carly Pope

Funny Man (1994)
When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over… (90 mins.)
Director: Simon Sprackling
Stars: Tim James, Christopher Lee, Benny Young, Ingrid Lacey

Follow the Bitch (1996)
A group of single guys meet for their weekly, all male, all-night poker game. One of the regulars invites…
Director: Julian Stone
Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Ray Porter, Dion Luther, Melissa Sullivan

Zigs (2001)
Four young compulsive gamblers come up with a radical plan to get out of debt with a fixed game. (93 mins.)
Director: Gregory ‘Mars’ Martin
Stars: Jason Priestley, Peter Dobson, Kane Picoy, Orien Richman

Player 5150 (2008)
A day trader (Embry) and his fiancée (Robertson) get caught up in high stakes gambling. (91 mins.)
Director: David Michael O’Neill
Stars: Ethan Embry, Kathleen Robertson, Christopher McDonald, Bob Gunton

Sour Grapes (1998)
Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at… (91 mins.)
Director: Larry David
Stars: Steven Weber, Craig Bierko, Jack Burns, Viola Harris

Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (2011 Documentary)
Holy Rollers follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians… (92 mins.)
Director: Bryan Storkel
Stars: Ben Crawford, Brad Currah, David Drury, Michael Scott Foster

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend… (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bergman
Stars: James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pat Morita