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. Here’s a list of the most noted in, well, “favorites lists.” How many do you know? Try making your own list top to bottom – 1 to 20.
- Casino (1995)
- The Sting (1973)
- National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (1997)
- Ocean’s Eleven (1960) (the original)
- Ocean’s Eleven (the remake) (2001)
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
- Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
- The Hangover (one or the whole trilogy) (2009)
- The Hustler (1961)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Rounders (1998)
- Bugsy (1991)
- Croupier (1998)
- The Cooler (2003)
- 21 (2009)
- Showgirls (1995)
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
- Hard Eight (1997)
- Big Town (1987)
- Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
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.