Gambling Movies, Casino Movies, Las Vegas Movies – Oh My!

A new gambling movie is out, starring Mark Wahlberg.  Reviews are mixed but mostly positive.  So, once Again, that brings me to the old question “What is your favorite Gambling / Casino movie?”

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. th

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)
My Favorite!

My Favorite!

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.