Gambling movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gambling movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, serious, entertaining, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with gambling, dishonesty, dialogue, mentor, crimes, gangsters, casino, storytelling, redemption and greed plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gambling: 21 (2008), Rounders (1998), The Gambler (2014), Mississippi Grind (2015), Owning Mahowny (2003), Croupier (1998), Even Money (2006), Runner Runner (2013), Two for the Money (2005), The Last Casino (2004).

List of gambling movies

 6.8
 216K
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, exciting, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, casino, talented, cheating, friendship, manipulations, mathematics, professor, card game, student, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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 7.3
 135K
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: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, mafia, judge, cards, addiction, friendship, neo-noir, destructive relationship, debt, ex convict, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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 6.0
 61K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, dishonesty, moral dilemma, human nature, race against time, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
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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, humorous, semi serious, depressing, tense ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, down on your luck, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, partners, gambler, card game, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new orleans, california
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 7.1
 12K
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, embezzlement, money, obsession, addiction, banker, gambler, crime, police investigation, debt, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.1
 17K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: clever, tense, atmospheric, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, cons and scams, crime, neo-noir, writer's block, bet, debt, power relations, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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 5.9
 4K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, destructive relationship, couple relations, cons and scams, moral dilemma, criminal's revenge, heist, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 59K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, manipulations, temptation, power relations, computers and web, boss and employee, dirty cop, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, sport, football, cons and scams, greed, manipulations, bookies, dishonesty, workplace, rivalry, ex athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, college, mathematics, student life, teachers and students, manipulations, cards, dishonesty, power relations, college graduate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.0
 96K
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: humorous, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, debt, vengeance, dishonesty, unlikely partners, crimes, attempted robbery, rivalry, card playing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1960s
Place: usa, louisiana, mississippi river, mississippi, california
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 6.4
 85K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, ex convict, group of criminals, chess, mob boss, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge, warning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.5
 5K
Luck (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A drama set in the world of horse racing focusing on lives of owners, jockeys, trainers and gamblers who are all tied to the same horse track.
Style: realistic, clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, organized crime, horse trainer, gangsters, contests and competitions, antisocial behavior, owner, corruption, ambition, crimes, bet, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.3
 728K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, master criminal, gambling, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, bet, partners in crime, boxing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 5.8
 36K
Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, manipulation, heist, prison, gangsters, betrayal, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, one last job, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, las vegas
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 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
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 7.0
 31K
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, cheating, debt, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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The Return of the God of Gamblers (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow returns to play Ko Chun, a skilled gambler who now lives in retirement in France. Wu Xingguo plays an evil gangster who forces Ko out of retirement by killing his pregnant wife. Ko is forced to team up with a variety of other people to win out ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, golden years, heroes, master warrior, crimes, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, china, taiwan, asia, europe
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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, stylized, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, friends, cons and scams, rich and poor, crimes, couples, partners, dealer, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, mississippi river, california
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 5.9
 20K
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, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gambling, poker, casino, addiction, bet, romance, couples, ego clash, ambition, rivalry, sport, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: las vegas, usa, london
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 8.0
 71K
The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, billiards, suicide, sport, money, hustler, alcohol, cons and scams, championship, lifestyle, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota
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 5.6
 47K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, bodyguard, gangsters, crime, casino, tough heroes, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
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The Man from Macau (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world renowned “Invincible Hand” Ken could identify not only mahjong tiles, but also cards with his fingers which had made him a legend. Upon his retirement as the Chief Security Consultant in Las Vegas, Ken returned to his hometown Macau, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, rivalry, casino, crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, chases and races, illusion, gambler, undercover, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, macau
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Lay the Favorite (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former stripper's talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.
Style: realistic, sexy, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Plot: gambling, money, betting, unlikely partners, bookies, prodigy, cons and scams, partners, dishonesty, career change, working the system, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, nevada
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 5.6
 13K
Alex & Emma (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: gambling, unlikely couple, love triangle, love, romance, disappearance, sex, casino, lie, workplace romance, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, massachusetts, boston
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Finding Amanda (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: gambling, rehabilitation, prostitution, niece, rescue, love and romance, couples, redemption, obsessive quest, couple relations, addiction, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 7.1
 2K
Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, friendship, comeback, small town, redemption, gory, animal life, small town life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, hopes, obsession ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, georgia
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 6.0
 41K
Vegas Vacation (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, obsession, farce, casino, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, witty, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, gambling debt, fight, stripper, craps, broken nose, roulette ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
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 7.2
 4K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, crime, money, bookies, hopes, gambling debt, loan, beating, gambler ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
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