Gambling themed movies are some of the highest grossing films in the movie industry! This is maybe due to the gambling thrills that are conveyed in the films. Take time to read through this article as I go through some of the most popular gambling movies ever made.
Let me start by making mention of the classics. I will break down that list into two groups, pre-90’s classics and 90’s classics.
Pre-90’s classics include movies like The Sting, a revenge based movie involving a horse betting con. The story also has several scenes in which characters play roulette and blackjack. The Cincinnati Kid, The gambler, Rain Man, The Hustler and its sequel The Colour of Money are other great titles from that period.
Great gambling movie titles of the 90’s include Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels, Rounders, Hard Eight and Casino. Casino is a film about an Italian Mafia owned casino being run by Ace played by Robert De Niro. Sharon Stone stars as his love interest. The turn of the century came with it great movies. Croupier, The Cooler and Owning Mahoney to mention just a few.
More recent casino and gambling hits include The Gambler by Mark Wahlberg and the star studded Ocean’s Trilogy. The blockbuster Will Smith movie Focus has a great sports betting scene. In the movie Smith plays a conman using confidence tricks to swindle unsuspecting victims of large amounts of cash. Casino Royale is arguably one of the most popular gambling movies of the 21st century and Daniel Craig gives a superb performance saving the world as Bond, James Bond. Visit Online Casino Crazy Vegas™ | Get $500 Free for popular online slots based on gambling movies.