Six Great Films About Gambling
There are numerous gambling movies that have been released in the recent past. The movies listed below comprise of stimulating gambling stories which are certainly a must watch.
Released in the year 2001, Ocean’s Eleven was directed by Steven Soderbergh. The story revolves around the character George Clooney who plays the role of Danny Ocean, the protagonist in the movie. Danny Ocean being released from the prison seeks revenge on the casino owner who had him locked up. Ocean gets a crew together and plans to rob three casinos in one night. The movie is undoubtedly thrilling and hair-raising.
The Casino is an American epic crime film which was released in the year 1995. The movie is directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci. It is based on the nonfiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas written by Nicholas Pileggi. It is a story of greed, deception and murder which occur between two good friends - a casino executive and a mafia enforcer who compete with each other in gambling.
A 1988 American drama film, Rounders is all about the underground world of high-stakes poker. The movie is directed by John Dahl starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. The movie talks about two friends who need to win at high-stakes poker in order to quickly pay off a huge debt. The term “rounder” refers to a person travelling from city to city seeking high-stakes card games.
The movie 21 consists of a fact-based story about six MIT students who are trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently received millions in winnings from the Vegan casinos. This movie is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as narrated in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich.
Casino Royale is 2006 British spy film directed by Martin Campbell. It stands twenty-first in the Eon Productions James Bond film series, and the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel of the same name. The movie depicts the beginning of Bond's career as Agent 007, as he is earning his licence to kill. The plot sees Bond on an assignment to bankrupt terrorist financier Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game.
The movie All In is a story of six medical students with unique talents who pool in all their resources to win the World Series of Poker. It is a sports comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Ralph Lynn, Gina Malo and Garry Marsh. The film was made at Islington Studios by Gainsborough Pictures and based on a play by Philip Merivale and Brandon Fleming.