Card playing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant card playing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with card playing, cards, gambling, mentor, rivalry, poker, dialogue, card game, heroes and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as card playing: Molly's Game (2017), 21 (2008), Dr. No (1962), Rounders (1998), God of Gamblers (1989), Maverick (1994), Chihayafuru (2011), CardCaptors (2000), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), House of Games (1987).

List of card playing movies

Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: poker, female protagonist, card playing, court, lawyer, poker game, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, fbi, club, olympics ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, prodigy, card game, talented, card playing, professor, student, cheating, manipulations, friendship, mathematics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, harvard university, boston, massachusetts
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Dr. No (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey ...
Style: exciting, sexy, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, card playing, espionage, spy, assassination, sniper, megalomaniac, world domination, gadget, secretary, cia, terrorism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, england, london ...
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Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: neo noir, serious, clever, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, cards, card playing, mafia, judge, addiction, neo-noir, life is a bitch, cons and scams, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, texas, las vegas
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God of Gamblers (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, poker, card playing, memory loss, crimes, crime, comeback, betrayal, cards, head injury, gambler ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, san francisco
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Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, card playing, debt, strong female character, cheating, vengeance, gambler, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1960s, 60s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi river, mississippi, california
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Chihayafuru (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: 6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, serious, humorous, josei
Plot: card playing, unrequited love, old friends, competition, romance, tournament, team, tradition, training, school, friendship, card game ...
Place: japan
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CardCaptors (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: CardCaptors is the American version of the Japanese anime Card Captor Sakura. The main characters are Sakura Avalon and Li Showron, who, assisted by Keroberos (Kero), and Sakura's best friend Madison, try to capture the escaped Clow cards, and ...
Style: exciting, feel good, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: card playing, cards, heroes, rivalry, wizards and magicians, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, escapades, friends, witch, imaginary ...
Place: tokyo
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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, card playing, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1890s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
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House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crime, crimes, betrayal, card playing, cards, cons and scams, psychologist, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, ancient mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, duel, escapades, riddles and clues, danger, rivalry, imaginary, mind control ...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years after the Ceremonial Battle, a teenage boy named Yuuki Judai heads off in order to join the Duelist Yousei School located on a remote island off the coast of Japan. There he meets his fellow students and gains a few friends, along with ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, futuristic, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, monster, supernatural, card playing, contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, danger, good versus evil, cards ...
Time: future
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Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: train, vampire, supernatural, serial killer, destiny, card playing, cards, deadly, danger, werewolf, passenger, ghost ...
Time: 60s
Place: scottish highlands, west indies
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The Christmas Card (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his mate Jonesy is blown to pieces while they deliver medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is sent home to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, feel good, realistic
Plot: soldier, love triangle, fall in love, christmas, battles, couples, against the odds, wartime life, romance, holiday, military, card playing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, middle east, usa, afghanistan
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The Grand (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Grand is in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Plot: gambling, poker, contests and competitions, rivalry, underdog, ambition, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, card playing, drugs/alcohol, cards, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, texas, new jersey
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The Last Casino (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, mathematics, manipulations, manipulation, teachers and students, college, student life, cards, college graduate, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Lucky (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Lucky is an American dark comedy television series which ran for one season on FX Networks in 2003. The show starred John Corbett as Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, a professional poker player and gambling addict. The series was created by ...
Style: humorous, cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: cons and scams, addiction, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, mind game, best friends, rivalry, gambling, cards, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
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Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, money problems, casino, debt, down on your luck, partners, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, gambler, card playing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, mississippi river, st. louis missouri ...
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Yugi and Kaiba have a special duel that transcends dimensions.
Style: light, captivating, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, card playing, battles, cards, game, friendship, duel, card game, heroes, surrealism, transformation, imaginary kingdom ...
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Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: realistic, tense, humorous, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, poker, mentor, card game, contests and competitions, human spirit, competition, friendship, follow your dream, downfall, lifestyle, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is a television anime series produced by Nihon Ad Systems and Studio Gallop, based on chapters 60-343 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga written by Kazuki Takahashi. It is the second anime adaptation of the manga following the anime ...
Style: light, exciting, captivating, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: battles, transformation, child, villain, card playing, card game, surrealism, monster, imaginary kingdom, escapades, friendship, playing card ...
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, bandit, crimes, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida, orlando florida
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Live and Let Die (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boat, heroin, cia, espionage, chase, secret service, spy, heroes, secret agents, drug dealing, card playing, boat chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, new york, louisiana, harlem, jamaica ...
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Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, poker, secret agents, casino, chase, spy, heroic mission, british secret service, 007, secret service, cia, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, london, prague czech republic ...
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Lucky You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A professional poker player whose astounding luck at the table fails to translate into his lonesome love life attempts to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer.
Style: clever, feel good, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gambling, poker, addiction, bet, casino, romance, couples, ego clash, ambition, rivalry, opposites attract, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: las vegas, usa, london
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: political thriller, tense, suspenseful, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, senator, suicide, strangulation, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: new york, korea, usa, ussr, north korea ...
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The Sacketts (1979)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin ...
Style: realistic, serious, saga, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: card playing, cave, old west, siblings relations, homecoming, vigilantism, american civil war, partners, lone wolves, family feud, fight for supremacy, cards ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: tennessee, santa fe new mexico
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Max and the Junkmen (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: manipulation, card playing, prostitute, fall in love, obsession, rich and poor, working the system, power relations, disorder, cards, corrupt law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, intense, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, casino, bad luck, debt, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, cheating, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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