10 Thrilling Casino Movies

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When you watch films about casinos, gambling, and betting, you almost immediately delve into the plot, because such films are incredibly exciting due to their inherent drama and constant risk. Such films tell us about incredible luck, touching stories, hopeless situations, as well as the incredible courage and at the same time stupidity of some of the main characters.

Each of us can learn firsthand what it's like to win big. Now, to play casino games, you do not need to go anywhere, because there are online casinos that offer many bonuses to new players. All you have to do is choose the best one and try your luck.

We will talk about the most thrilling casino movies that have already become iconic for many people.

Casino (1995)

In many movies about casinos, there is always the mafia. The plot tells us about the main character named "Ace", who is the best in betting and shows incredible results in predicting the results of various sporting events. The mafia, having learned about him, decides that there was no better person for the position of a casino manager. Together with his assistant Nicky, the casino prospered until one day love and drugs intervened in this happy story.

Hard Eight (1996)

Gamblers can spend all their livelihood in the casino. The same thing happened to John, who had no money left even for his mother's funeral. One day he meets Sydney, who knows the recipe for success, how to win the jackpot.

At first, both characters seem to fulfill their dreams, winning fabulous money. However, the sudden love of the protagonist puts his successful life in question.

Rounders (1998)

In youth, we want to get everything from life, and also have a lot of money. Mike is no different from his peers, except for the skill of a professional card game. He is doing great until one day he loses to Teddy, a criminal personality. After this, the guy decides to stop playing poker. One fine day, Mike’s old friend is released from prison. He didn't waste time in prison because he was honing his gambling skills. Together, they begin to win successfully until his friend gets into trouble.

Croupier (1998)

An acute shortage of money makes Jack get a job as a croupier in one of the casinos. Over time, the world of gambling begins to fascinate him. Against the background of all this, the relationship with his girlfriend begins to deteriorate. His acquaintance with one of the players named Jani and the desire to help a friend led to the fact that Jack became an accomplice in a casino robbery. However, his professional card-playing skills cannot help him predict the outcome.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

The cult film, which generations grew up on, tells the story of a con man named Danny, who, while in prison, plots the biggest heist of three casinos in history. He understands that he cannot do this alone. That is why he starts looking for professionals in his field, as well as developing an action plan. Robbery of casinos equipped with the latest security systems is not an easy task. However, there can be no barriers to Danny and his team.

Owning Mahowny (2003)

No one could guess that an ordinary bank clerk spends all his money at night in a casino. Despite his vast experience, he is constantly unlucky, which leads to big debts that he cannot repay. This does not prevent Dan from developing a cunning plan, thanks to which he can forget about going to work.

Casino Royale (2006)

What could be more exciting than casinos and Agent 007? In the service of the Queen of Great Britain, the protagonist receives the task of tracking down a terrorist group and stopping it. During the investigation, James Bond learns that the head of a terrorist group is organizing a large-scale poker tournament. Now he has to take part in a grand tournament to stop the villain.

21 (2008)

A professor at a Massachusetts university plans to assemble a team of 5 brilliant students from his course to bankrupt a casino. They are not planning a large-scale robbery, but only to hit the jackpot with their mathematical calculations. Each student has their own goals. At first, the team is lucky, but at one point, luck turns away from them.

Uncut Gems (2019)

Howard is extremely fond of his jewelry store. He is ready to get into debt and get involved with bad people so that his store continues to work. He manages to destroy everything good that he has in life. In addition, Howard is a gambler and does not hesitate to play big. Life is constantly throwing him a bunch of problems. He has to return a large amount of money that he borrowed and do it fast, otherwise, he risks incurring even more trouble.

The Card Counter (2021)

After serving 10 years in prison for a brutal crime, William spent that time honing his skill at playing cards. After being released, he plays in casinos, winning large sums of money. On his way, William meets a girl who offers him to become his sponsor. However, a big win is not the only thing that worries the former military man. His dream is revenge.

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