Watch the cunning, the rich and the crazy in these best gambling films of all time:
1. Maverick (1994)
A Western classic about a major poker tournament, this film follows a suave card shark named Brett Maverick. When a small-town card game turns sour, Maverick may walk away with the winnings, but soon struggles to survive against a woman’s love and a man’s rage.
Rotten Tomato Score: 67%
2. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Watch as a collection of con artists get together for one of the biggest scams Vegas has ever seen. Danny Ocean recruits a team of the best of the worst: pickpockets, explosive experts, tech wizards and more. Together, they plan to rob $150 million from an underground vault in one of the biggest, baddest casinos around, owned by gambling mob boss Terry Benedict.
Rotten Tomato Score: 82%
3. Casino Royale (2006)
Join Bond, James Bond, as he embarks on one of his most infamous adventures. During his first ever mission as 007, Bond finds himself swept up in the intrigue of a high stakes poker game at Le Casino Royale. His opponent? Le Chiffre, banker to the world’s most notorious terrorist organisations. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.
Rotten Tomato Score: 95%
4. Casino (1995)
If corruption, crime and punishment is your style, then you can’t go wrong with Casino. The movie follows “Ace” Rothstein, a bookmaking wizard; Nicky Santoro, a Mafia underboss; and Ginger McKenna, a stylish ex-hooker with a taste for expensive trinkets. Watch them cheat, lie and kill for power in the criminal underbelly of Vegas’ gambling scene.
Rotten Tomato Score: 80%
5. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Dive into a terrifying psychedelic world with Fear & Loathing, which follows a drug addict journalist in his misadventures across Las Vegas. Although not a casino film per say, with only a few brief scenes of roulette, it captures the iconic image of Vegas debauchery. Featuring lurid fantasies of murder, mutants and the American Dream, you never know what will come next.
Rotten Tomato Score: 49%