These days, many of us are staying home in quarantine with extra time on our hands. To take our mind off our worries, a good book or movie can take us away. And while a movie about casino gambling can’t fill the void of indefinitely closed casinos, it could be a time to enjoy old favorites or even a new classic. The following list does not present a complete list, including those that include a scene or two in a casino. But, there is enough here to keep you busy. Here is our Casino Gambling Movie List.
My Two Favorites – The Sting and Vegas Vacation
In my humble opinion, the movie “The Sting” is one of the greatest movies ever made and my favorite gambling movie. The story and music of Scott Joplin is a great combination. But would you call it a gambling movie? I would. And it’s consistently included in the top gambling/casino movie lists.
Call me crazy, but the one gambling movie that I could watch over and over is “Vegas Vacation.” I can’t get enough of that weird casino with the game “Pick a Number Between….” I guess it’s not surprising it never caught on in other casinos, along with “Which Hand” and “Rock, Paper Scissors.” Interesting that “War” in a table game in most casinos these days.
I’ll take watching a comedy any day. Seeing old casinos – Riviera, Stardust – brings back so many memories.
NETG Casino Gambling Movie List (alphabetical order)
Creation of films around gambling and casino is not new and there are some remarkable movies produced by Hollywood that can be listed as the best in its genre. Some are gambling movies, Las Vegas Movies and then movies with a little gambling or Las Vegas in them. Here’s a list of the most mentioned in other “favorites lists.” Click on the movie trailers for the fun of it.
- 21 (2009) – Trailer
- All In: The Poker Movie (2011) Documentary – Trailer
- Big Town (1987) – Trailer
- Bookies (2003) – Trailer
- Bugsy (1991) – Trailer
- California Split (1974) – Trailer
- Casino (1995) – Trailer
- Casino Royale (2006) – Trailer
- Cincinnati Kid, The (1965) – Trailer
- Cooler, The (2003) – Trailer
- Croupier (1998) – Trailer
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – Trailer
- Gambler, The (1974/ remake 2014) – Trailer
- Hangover, The (one or the whole trilogy) (2009) – Trailer
- Hard Eight (1997) – Trailer
- Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) – Trailer
- Hustler, The (1961) – Trailer
- Leaving Las Vegas (1995) – Trailer
- Let It Ride (1989) – Trailer
- Maverick (1994) – Trailer
- Mississippi Grind (2015) – Trailer
- Ocean’s Eleven (1960) (the original) – Trailer
- National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation (1997) – Trailer
- Ocean’s Eleven (the remake) (2001) – Trailer
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004) – Trailer
- Owning Mahoney (2003) – Trailer
- Rounders (1998) – Trailer
- Sting, The (1973) – Trailer
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