Top 5 Gambling movies
Few are placed on a true story, some on fiction, but have one thing in common - ACTION. We collected the top 5 gambling theme movies according to IMDB and ROTTEN TOMATOES.
1. Casino (1995) | IMDb: 8.2/10
In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger. Martin Scorsese directs this adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's book.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, James Woods
2. Casino Royale (2006) | IMDb: 8.0/10
After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest "00" operative will topple the man's organization.
Director: Martin Campbell
Actors: Daniel Craig, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Eva Green
3. Ocean’s 11 (2001) | IMDb: 7.8/10
Dapper Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules: Don't hurt anybody, don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it, and play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.
Actors:George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) | IMDb: 7.7/10
Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop (Gary Busey), he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.
Actors:Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Craig Bierko
5. Molly’s Game (2017) | IMDb: 7.5/10
The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.
Actors:Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner