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Top 7 Films About Gambling Every Casino Lover Must Watch


Movies are great ways of reaching out to millions of people worldwide. You can pass important messages in a fun and exciting way through movies.


In the case of gambling, filmmakers and actors have been using their preferred medium to educate viewers on the pros and cons of gaming, especially today when live casinos online are making it easier for most people to gamble without restriction.


This article will examine some of the most important cinematic offerings that every gambling and casino enthusiast should definitely take a look at.


7 Must Watch Films For Every Gambler

These movies are some of the most interesting gambling-themed flicks that every casino lover should see. 


1. Uncut Gems (2019)

This crime comedy-drama motion picture is arguably the best gambling movie on Netflix today. Adam Sandler, cast as the movie's main character Howard Ratner did absolute justice to his role, putting in one of his best career performances to make the movie a truly uncut gem.


With a box office earnings of over $50 million, Uncut Gems portrays the life of an NBA high-staking gambler, Howard Ratner, who is willing to gamble with anything just to get out of the quick financial sand that keeps swallowing him. Kevin Garnett, a former Boston Celtics star who played a fictional version of himself, was also critical in making the movie a huge success.


This movie generally talks about gambling and how it could be destructive if a player doesn't manage it well.


2. Molly Game (2017)

Written by one of the best writers in Hollywood, Aaron Sorkin, and beautifully portrayed a woman as a lead character in a men-dominant industry.


Using her beauty and brilliance, Molly Bloom, played by Jessica Chastain, was able to organize an exclusive underground poker tournament for wealthy businessmen, dangerous Russian mob leaders, celebrities, and athletes.


This dangerous tournament later grew to become an empire catching the eyes of law enforcement agencies and pushing Molly to seek legal counsel from Charlie Jaffey, played by Idris Elba, to avoid getting in trouble.


This movie emphasizes why gambling at physical casinos should be phased out and replaced with virtual versions like online roulette, online table games, and others for the safety and privacy of the players.


3. 21 (2008)

It is always fun and scary watching the smartest people do the dumbest things because it gives everyone the feeling of social security that no one is perfect no matter their level of training.


The movie 21 tells a truly tragic story of six Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students who were geniuses in counting cards but decided to use their God-given gifts to rob millions from casinos around the world.


The movie, a fictional version of a true story, shows how a mathematics professor trained a group of students to beat casinos in the game of blackjack without raising any alarm or suspicion from the authorities.


This thrilling film perfectly captured the tension players experience and the thrill of gambling. It also showed the greed and addiction to gambling no matter the financial situation of the bettors. It is important to note that if the professor had played online blackjack, he wouldn't have run into so much trouble.


4. Casino (1995)

Teaming up the exceptional acting talent of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci made this movie very special. This film tells a tale of how Las Vegas grew to become one of the gambling capitals of our world.


In the film, De Niro gets in trouble with a dangerous mafia after getting married to a hustler named Ginger and seeks ways to keep himself and those closest to him alive.


This epic American story was more about greed, money, power, and murder rather than gambling. Gambling in this film was used to expose humans' true nature when fighting for money and power. It must be said that the casino scenes look stunning though - worth a watch.


5. The Gambler (1974)

Unlike the other movies on this list, the lead actor is not addicted to gambling for the money. He was in on it because of the joy and excitement it brings him.


James Caan played the lead role of an English professor in New York named Axel Freed, who never wanted to admit he had a gambling problem. The movie showed how Axel Freed took money from his girlfriend, banks, and loan sharks to fill the bottomless hole of gambling he dug for himself.


In this very interesting film, Axel Freed argued that the joy of gambling is losing, giving himself more reason to continue his bad habit. But as the movie progresses and the loan shark gives him a 7 days ultimatum to pay up, he is faced with a very difficult question of how to pay back what he owns and if he should give up gambling.


6. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

The movie tells a tale of how a group of eleven people hashed up a plan to rob $150 million from three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas owned by Terry Benedict, who Andy Garcia played.


This motion picture is easily one of the greatest gambling movies as it incorporates every element, including technology, as seen in today's gambling world. With the first scene of George Clooney and Brad Pitt on the poker table, there is no telling that this movie will keep you at the edge of your seat and guessing every moment.


The movie also casts a bad light on traditional casino gambling, where the house and players face more risk of being robbed when playing. This is unlike online slots and other online games that can be played with higher security and safety.


7. The Hustler (1961)

Suppose you have some free time from your ever-busy schedule to watch an interesting film about gambling, The Hustler could be a perfect choice.


The movie tells a tale of a man who moved halfway across the country with his partner to make money from gambling, only for him to stake it all to challenge one of the best in the game.


Many claim this film is based on a true-life event, but that has not been officially confirmed. Overall, the film portrays the fantasy of winning big, which is one of the main reasons many are gambling and the many unexpected hurdles on the way to victory.


Final Thoughts

All the movies listed above are fictional representations of what happens in the gambling world, and they are must-sees for casino and gambling lovers.


While enjoying the spectacles, it is also important to pay careful attention to the hiding messages they are trying to convey regarding gambling addiction and other social problems that come with it. This could be all you need to make the right decisions.


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The cinematic world has provided some brilliant representations of the gambling world over the years. These are some top films you must see as a gambling enthusiast.


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