Over the years, we have seen some pretty amazing gambling movies that have been made. Whether it is a movie about betting on your favorite sports team or working the tables in Vegas, the big screens have always been filled with some kind of gambling movie. We take a look at five of the best gambling movies to hit the big screen ever!
It was tough to narrow it down to just five movies, but we picked a variety and some gambling movies that we really enjoyed watching! Even though the most popular betting field is sport betting, we see a variety of betting options in these picks.
5 – Rounders (1998)
If you play poker, than you have most likely seen this movie. Matt Damon plays a college student that happens to discover that he is really good at poker. A natural gift, but then his friend (played by Ed Norton, Jr.) is not so good and brings him down.
4 – The Color of Money (1986)
Paul Newman and Tom Cruise? Need we say more? This one featured Newman playing Fast Eddie Nelson, a pool shark that may have his best days behind him. That is where Cruise comes in, who plays newcomer Vincent Lauria. They work together and Fast Eddie reclaims his spot in the pool hall community!
3 – Let It Ride (1989)
This one stars Richard Dreyfuss, who happens to be a really bad gambling addict. He promises his wife he is done, but then gets a great tip and heads to the horse races one last time. When his tip wins, what does he do next?
2 – The Hustler (1961)
This time around, Paul Newman is the young pool shark! This movie is the best of the best. It was well written and tells a real story. It may be a gambling movie, but there is something magical about it and a definite must see!
1 – Casino (1995)
You can’t beat a movie that is directed by Martin Scorcese and has an all-star cast, which includes Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro! Add in the fact that Sharon Stone may have given her best performance on the big screen ever and this has to take the top spot!