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, serious, stylized, suspense, clever and entertaining films and TV shows about / with gambling, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, dialogue, mentor, greed, casino, storytelling and redemption 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), Maverick (1994).

List of gambling movies

 6.8
 212K
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, talented, casino, cheating, friendship, manipulations, mathematics, professor, student, youth, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
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 7.3
 134K
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, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, cons and scams, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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 6.0
 59K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, casino, family relations, moral dilemma, human nature, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
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, semi serious, humorous, depressing, tense ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, unlikely partners, gambler, card game, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa, mississippi river, 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gambling, casino, money, embezzlement, obsession, surveillance, niagara falls, banker, addiction, crime, police investigation, bookies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, cons and scams, crime, neo-noir, writer's block, couple relations, crimes, writer's life, human nature, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, moral dilemma, couple relations, cons and scams, destructive relationship, gambling addiction, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 58K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, manipulations, temptation, power relations, computers and web, boss and employee, student, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, usa, puerto rico, 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, stylized, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, sport, football, cons and scams, greed, manipulations, bookies, dishonesty, workplace, ex athlete, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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 7.0
 94K
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, cons and scams, debt, poker, vengeance, adventure, unlikely partners, crimes, dishonesty, attempted robbery, rivalry, card playing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi, california
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 6.5
 83K
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, group of criminals, chess, ex convict, mob boss, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge, fainting ...
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, clever ...
Plot: gambling, organized crime, horse trainer, bet, training, ex convict, mafia, dishonesty, antisocial behavior, loan, career, business venture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, manipulations, teachers and students, student life, crimes, crime, power relations, friends, cards, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 8.3
 709K
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, cynical, exciting, slang ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, cons and scams, gambling, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, master criminal, bet, boxing, nothing goes right, dimwit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, antwerp, england
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 5.7
 35K
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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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, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, dishonesty, partners, ambition, cards, crimes, rich and poor, cons and scams, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, mississippi river, california
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 5.9
 19K
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, rivalry, ambition, couples, ego clash, sport, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003
Place: las vegas, usa, london
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, 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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 6.4
 11K
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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
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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, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sincere
Plot: gambling, betting, money, unlikely partners, bookies, prodigy, dishonesty, partners, working the system, career change, cons and scams, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, usa, nevada
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 7.2
 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: realistic, offbeat, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, comeback, friendship, small town, athlete and trainer, hopes, contests and competitions, power relations, ambition, obsession, small town life, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, georgia
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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: realistic, exciting, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, hopes, golden years, vengeance, hidden identity, pregnancy, contests and competitions, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, france, taiwan, europe, asia
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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: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, poker, blood, violence, blood splatter, triad, cons and scams, murder, ambition, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
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The Music of Chance (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: gambling, card game, gambler, millionaire, countryside, lottery, human nature, down on your luck, life is a bitch, danger, drifter, firefighter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 5.9
 40K
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, casino, farce, family relations, parents and children, nothing goes right, teenage life, dysfunctional family, desert, on the road, cousin cousin 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, stripper, gambling debt, fight, roulette, broken nose, craps ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
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 7.3
 3K
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, loan, debt, mafia, professor, gangsters, college, crime, destiny, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
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 8.1
 2K
Blackpool (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.
Style: serious, dark humor, realistic, surreal
Plot: gambling, murder, accountant, casino, investigation, arson, arcade, love triangle, family life, dishonesty, couples, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england
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 6.8
 5K
Let It Ride (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gambler used to losing is having a very good day.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, luck, friendship, buddies, disorder, friends, ambition, fish out of water, farce, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 80s
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 8.0
 70K
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: talky, realistic, tense, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, suicide, sport, billiards, hustler, manager, party, money, bar, alcohol, success, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, minnesota
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