The 30 Best Gambling Movies of All Time

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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.

30. ‘21’

29. ‘Bookies’

28. ‘High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story’

27. ‘The Cooler’

26. ‘Rounders’

25. ‘The Last Casino’

24. ‘The Gambler’ (1974)

23. ‘The Cincinnati Kid’

22. ‘A Big Hand for the Little Lady’

21. ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’

20. ‘Hard Eight’

19. ‘Owning Mahowny’

18. ‘Mississippi Grind’

17. ‘Bugsy’

16. ‘Win It All’

15. ‘Dinner Rush’

14. ‘Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians’

13. ‘The Color of Money’

12. ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ (2001)

11. ‘Uncut Gems’

10. ‘Molly’s Game’

9. ‘Casino’

8. ‘Rain Man’

7. ‘Croupier’

6. ‘House of Games’

5. ‘The Sting’

4. ‘Casino Royale’

3. ‘California Split’

2. ‘Bob le flambeur’

1. ‘The Hustler’

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