These films are all about high stakes and the tumultuous consequences that come with them
The drama surrounding the world of gambling can suck you in with its tales of big wins, devastating losses and criminal masterminds.
From a cinematic standpoint, we’ve been treated to a host of films that delve into the inner workings of casinos, bookies, and pool sharks. There’s a lot of entertainment to be had when a movie is all about placing bets on horse races, boxing matches, and assorted sports games. And it’s easy to get caught up in the plight of the individuals who find themselves in the crosshairs of the bigwigs that run their own gambling underworld.
Robert De Niro, Adam Sandler, George Clooney, Tom Cruise and a host of other world-class actors have appeared in some of the greatest gambling movies ever put on the big screen. Thankfully, this list goes through the trouble of finding 30 of them and are required viewing for movie buffs everywhere.