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The 10 Best Poker Movies you should watch!

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1.  Rounders (1998)

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.  (IMDb)

 

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2.  The Sting (1973)

In Chicago in September 1936, 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.  (IMDb)

 

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3. Casino Royale (2006)

Armed with a licence 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. (IMDb)

 

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4.  A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. (IMDb)

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5. Maverick (1994)

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (IMDb)

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6. House of Games (1987)

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (IMDb)

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7. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game. (IMDb)

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8. All In: The Poker Movie (2009 Documentary)

A documentary focusing on why one of America's oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years and why, for so many, poker is the way to chase the American Dream. (IMDb)

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9. Lucky You (2007)

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. (IMDb)

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10.  21 (2008)

"21" is the 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. (IMDb)

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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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