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Favorite Gambling Films

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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3


[Also known as 'Big Deal at Dodge City']

Director: Fielder Cook
Starring: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards and Paul Ford


A high-stake poker game. The participants include some of the wealthiest men in the West. Into this rarefied atmosphere trudges an impoverished farmer who, despite the protests of his wife, plunks down his last dollars to join the game. Halfway through the proceedings, he falls ill. With quiet desperation, his wife sits down daintily at the table and says in a firm voice "Gentlemen, how do you play this game?" End of story? Not by a long shot!
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People who added this item 4050 Average listal rating (2784 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Casino Royale (2006)


Director: Martin Campbell
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Jesper Christensen, Malcolm Sinclair, Paul Bhattacharjee and Crispin Bonham-Carter


Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale - but things are not what they seem.
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3


Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Rip Torn and Joan Blondell


An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6


[Also known as '5 Card Stud']

Director: Henry Hathaway
Starring: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Yaphet Kotto and Roddy McDowall


The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Gambler (1974)


Director: Karel Reisz
Starring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton and Morris Carnovsky


Alex Freed is a literature professor and gambling addict. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some loan sharks, who come after him. Despite of all this, he cannot stop gambling.
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People who added this item 567 Average listal rating (349 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
The Hustler (1961)


Director: Robert Rossen
Starring: Paul Newman,, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott


Small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson makes his living playing all-comers for small stakes but he wants to prove himself the best player in the country by beating legendary pool player "Minnesota Fats." After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon, Eddie returns to beat Fats, but only after paying a terrible personal price.
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Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Sting


A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
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People who added this item 1133 Average listal rating (784 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Sting (1973)


Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw and Charles Durning


In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker by creating a scam that will allow their 'mark' to appear to win bets on horse races by past-posting.
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People who added this item 1621 Average listal rating (1038 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
21 (2008)


Director: Robert Luketic
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and Aaron Yoo


Fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5


Director: Paul Bogart
Starring: Shirley Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Groom and Joyce Van Patten


A housewife is secretly addicted to gambling. The story chronicles how her problem is destroying her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family.
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A list of my favorite films about all forms of gambling.

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