Always a great discussion starter is any question about movies. The old movie “The Sting” is one of the greatest movies ever made and is my favorite. Would you call it a gambling movie? Of course – it consistently is included in “Top Whatever” gambling/casino movie lists. I just think that it’s a classic movie that I could watch over and over and over.
Which got me thinking – there have been many movies involving gambling themes.I wonder what I’ve seen and what I haven’t.
Here’s a list of some of the movies most listed as great casino/gambling movies – obviously missing many, probably some of your favorites, but here’s a start:
Ocean’s Eleven (1960) (the original & the remake)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
The Hangover (2009)
The Hustler (1961)
Casino Royale (2006)
Call me crazy, but the one gambling movie that I could watch over and over is Lampoon’s “Vegas Vacation.” I can’t get enough of that weird casino with the game “Guess the number I’m Thinking.”
Funny tho, that game never caught on.
That’s all for now.