Best Casino Movies

Casino Movies

Casinos are a perfect backdrop for an exciting movie! We have put together an overview of the best casino movies sorted by IMDB score. The average of these IMDB ratings is a good indicator of whether the film belongs in the list of best casino films. Perhaps you have already seen a number of casino movies, but maybe there is also something new for you.

  • Wild Card – IMDB score 5.6 / year 2015: Jason Statham has the lead role in the casino movie Wild Card. The story is about Nick Wild who works as a bodyguard in Las Vegas. One day one of his friends is beaten, Nick doesn’t give up and takes revenge! But he finds out that it is the son of a powerful mob boss. The story isn’t very strong, but if you like that typical casino atmosphere and an action scene from time to time then this is the movie for you!
Wild Card
  • Win it All – IMDB score 6.2 / year 2017: Eddie Garret played by Jake Johnson likes to gamble in the casino but never actually wins. One day an acquaintance asks him to guard a bag, because he has to go to prison. However, the contents of the bag consist of a large amount of money! Can Eddie resist the temptation?
Win it All
  • The Gambler – IMDB score 6.1/ year 2014: The Gambler is about Jim Benneth (Mark Wahlberg) who likes to take a little risk. In daily life he is an English teacher, but he also gambles a lot of his money! Jim is in a relationship with one of his students and at the same time he has a gambling addiction that creates chaos around him. He decides to go all in one day! He borrows money from a mobster with his own life as collateral.
The Gambler Movie
  • 21 – IMDB score 6.8/ year 2008: If you like to play a game of Blackjack, this is the casino movie for you! 21 is an exciting film based on a true story. Ben Campbell played by Jim Sturgess has too little money to study to become a doctor. Together with a group of MIT students and with the help of math professor Micky Rosa played by Kevin Spacey, they systematically learn to count cards. The plan is to go to Las Vegas, cheat and leave this city with a large sum of money. Will she succeed?
21 Movie
  • Rounders – IMDB score 7.3 / year 1989: Rounders tells the story of a man who stopped playing poker. However, he starts playing again in an attempt to help a dear friend pay back his debts. Especially for fans of a game of Poker, this film is high on the list of favorites! The casino movie Rounders was played by Matt Damon, Edward Norton and Gretchen Mol.
Rounders
  • Croupier – IMDB score 7.1 / year 1998: The casino movie Croupier is about the writer Jack Manfred played by Clive Owen, who is unable to achieve success. He starts working as a croupier to earn money. Here he gets to know the quirky croupier Matt played by Paul Reynolds. He also starts a relationship with a colleague Bella played by Kate Hardie, while he is already in a relationship with another woman. Jack also increasingly comes into contact with criminals. Maybe he can use his experiences to write a successful novel? Or is it too late and he gets further entangled in the criminal circuit.
Croupier Movie
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – IMDB score 7.6/ year 1998: The movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is based on a 1971 novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Journalist Raoul Duke played by Johnny Depp and his attorney Dr. Gonzo played by Benicio del Toro traveling to Las Vegas. The journalist aims to write about a motorcycle race. They both have a great predilection for psychoactive drugs, and the writing of the piece is no longer possible. Under the influence of LSD, mescaline, and other pills, the journey quickly turns into a crazy one! Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas isn’t necessarily about a casino game. However, there is a very famous scene that takes place in the casino.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Casino Royale – IMDB score 8.0/ year 2006: Casino Royale is based on the very first novel by Ian Fleming. The film begins with Bond getting his 00 agent status and codenamed 007, followed by action scenes. The Bond villain is Le Chiffre played by Mads Mikkelsen. A banker with close ties to terrorist organizations. To get closer to Le Chiffre, Bond takes part in the famous Texas Hold’em Poker game. This makes for a lot of exciting moments!
Casino Royale
  • Rain Man – IMDB score 8.2 / year 1988: This classic is about the character Charlie Babbitt played by Tom Cruise. Charlie embarks on a journey across the United States with his autistic brother Raymond Babbitt, who inherited all of his father’s fortune. His brother’s math brain comes in handy at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas with card counting!
Rain Man
  • Casino – IMDB score 8.2 / year 1995: The film Casino is set in 1973 in the city of Las Vegas, it is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi. It is a film about power, money, friendship and betrayal. The movie Casino is a true classic, the story was released in 1995 starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci. The plot of this movie is based on a true story. It’s about two friends who build an empire in Las Vegas. One works as a casino manager, the other is on his way to becoming the biggest mob boss in Las Vegas.
Casino Movie