The 10 Best Poker Movies you should watch!


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Thx for the list!

I watched rounders and Casino royale and 21

another ok poker movie is 2007s Comedy „The Grand“ with Woody Harrelson. It has phill hellmuth, Negreanu and other famous players of that time but it doesn’t take the topic poker too serious so it might be disappointing in a way for some

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I own movies six of the movies on DVD: 1,2,3,6,9,10.    I have seen six of the movies:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.   I have started 9 and 10 many times, but cannot get through the beginning of the movies.  Something about the movies just does not capture my interest - boring?   Poker/21 Movies that I own on DVD and have seen are Molly's Game, High Roller: The Stu Unger Story, The Gambler (2014),  and Shade (2003).  I think that Molly's Game should be in the top 10 list.  It has a screen play written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Jessica Chastain.  I have not seen a movie with either of those two names that I did not like.  With both names associated with the same movie, it can only be a winner and it is.

The Gambler (2014) with Mark Wahlberg is a remake of The Gambler (1974) with James Caan.  People say that the original is better than the remake, but I have seen the original and I cannot remember the movie.  The remake has an all star cast and that is partly why it is memorable for me.  It has Jessica Lange in one of her best roles of her later career.  It also has George Kennedy in his final role.  It also has John Goodman in a very good character actor role.  He plays the no nonsense aged character who has seen it all and through his eyes I understand what the entire movie and life for some people is all about.  The final scene is cathartic and for me that was worth sitting through all of the agony of all that happened before.  I have to say that I wanted to leave the room when Jessica Lange's character left the movie in complete disgust.  But, the ending of the movie and the final sequence made it worth while for me.

The Stu Unger Story is worth watching.  I know people like him in everyday life.  As for Shade, it is another forgettable movie.

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