List of best Casino movies to watch

Las Vegas is a bright oasis among the desert, a paradise for all gambling, fun and crazy. The brightest stories and incredible adventures we have collected in the TOP 10 best Casino movies to watch.

The addiction of man to gambling could not have gone unnoticed among the directors. In the cinema, the fascinating world of gambling is repeatedly covered. We have prepared a list of best Casino movies to watch — modern thrillers and comedies. Many do not directly deal with gambling, but they represent interesting scenes from the casino (for example, robbery).

If you ready we begin!

The Gambler

  1. Casino Royale (2006)

The most recognizable spy in the world returns to the viewer — and to the source of his own stormy activity in the service of Her Majesty! The first task as agent 007 is made by his greatest test: hehas  to fight with the international terrorist organization, which covered the entire planet.

Using a wealth of reconnaissance luggage — from the pistol to the fancy sports car — James Bond enters into a duel with the key figure of the forces of evil, the financial genius of the underworld —  Le Chiffre.

  1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)C

The film shows the delirious journey of Hunter Thompson.

He goes to Las Vegas with a huge sum. Spending the money for a huge amount of drugs.

The film shows Vegas in the style of criminal world — dangerous, cruel and did not look like “American Dream.”

  1. The Hangover (2009)

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis are in the TOP 10 best modern Casino films.

The plot of the comedy represents to us slightly reckless friends who decided to celebrate the stag party before the wedding. For their celebration, they choose Vegas for its vibrant nightlife. When they arrived there they decided to hang out and they almost succeeded.

But waking up in the morning they find out that one of their comrades is gone and in the bathroom, there is a baby. Frankly, this situation does not look great, but these guys know what to do.

A feature film is a very positive and funny comedy that is recommended to watch in a good company, but if the company does not work out, then it is possible in splendid isolation.

  1. Casino (1995)

The story of the crime drama “Casino” was based on the eponymous novel by the famous American writer and screenwriter Nicolas Pileggi. The action takes place in the 1970s in Las Vegas. At that time, all the gambling business of the city was divided between several Italian mafia clans. Under their control were officials, police, and trade unions — in general, all those who could somehow prevent their illegal business. Since the Mafiosi could not personally manage their institutions, they were replaced by frontmen, real professionals, who knew a lot about this matter.

One of these is the main character — Sam Rothstein. He has come a long way from a simple gambler to the manager of one of the largest casinos “Tangiers.” The Mafia respects Sam very much and cares about him in every possible way. Once, Rothstein falls in love with one of the most famous prostitutes in Las Vegas, and soon marry her. This becomes a big mistake and entails a lot of trouble.

  1. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The criminal comedy is the eponymous remake of the 1960 film. In the plot of the film is just released from the prison swindler Danny Ocean, who, not having time to go out the gate, is already planning a grandiose robbery of the casino. Danny decided to rob the three largest casinos in Las Vegas, which are part of the same network and belong to the authoritarian and cruel Terry Benedict, who also dating with his ex-wife.

But he alone cannot pull off such a big scam. In a matter of hours, he gathers a team of friends, professionals and develops a plan.

  1. 21 (2008)

It is the middle of the TOP 10 best Casino movies for all time.

In the plot of the crime drama, professor of higher mathematics at MIT Micky Rosa, a former professional gambler, collects a team of five gifted students of his course, with the help of which he plans to beat the casino. Rosa developed a system of calculations in which miscalculation allows you to easily win the card game BlackJack. Each member of the team has its own motives, for some, it’s an opportunity to have fun, someone likes risk, and for wunderkind Ben Campbell, it is the opportunity to pay for his unrealistically expensive education at Harvard, where he was accepted ahead of schedule.

And now a prepared group of students, led by Rosa, turn a big scam, for which every weekend they go to Vegas and clean the casino. Each time, the rates are growing, and the risk of being caught with them. But sooner or later luck ends.

The film is based on real events and shows the dramatic nature of events, when under the influence of excitement and big money people lose control of themselves.

  1. Rounders (1998)

In the plot of the criminal drama is a young law student, Michael, dreams of a lot of money. Achieves his goal intelligent guy by means of professional playing cards, his dream is to win the World Championship in poker. However, he loses a large amount of money to a criminal personality named Teddy KGB, after which he refuses to ever play cards again. Michael successfully works, he has a beloved girl, an apartment and a quiet life, but then in his life  the best friend from childhood Lester Murphy called the «Worm» appears. He was in prison but now released.

  1. The Gambler (1974)

Outwardly, Axel Freed is an inspired professor but behind this image is a restless person with a serious dependence on gambling and growing debts. Having stolen 44,000 dollars, he and his wife go to Vegas to try to recoup.

It is a bright story about the dangers of addiction.

  1. Rain Man (1988)

The drama is about two brothers. The youngest Charlie is self-centered cynic, striving to gain profitin everything. After the death of his father, Charlie learns that his father left him only an old car and everything else was inherited by his older brother, whom he never knew. It turns out that elder brother Raymond, who suffers from autism, is in the clinic and Charlie decides to steal his brother to take his share of fortune from him. So the two brothers got acquainted.

Becoming closer with his older brother, a simple, naive and kind person who lives in his small world, with a simple way of life, such a cold and heartless Charlie begins to feel warm feelings for his brother. At the end of the journey around the country, a strong friendship is established between the brothers, and Charlie suddenly recalls that as a child, a rain man came to him and sang a song when he was scared. But the surprise was the discovery it was his older brother Raymond

  1. Croupier (1998)

It is the leader of the TOP 10 best Casino movies for families.

The novice writer, Jack Manfred works as a croupier. Entering the dubious lifestyle of a casino employee, Jack finds himself embroiled in an illegal deal with players and events start to get out of control.

“Croupier” was filmed from another point of view compared to traditional films about the casino; it shows a cold reality, far from the lifestyle of the glamorous people in Vegas.

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