Top 5 Casino Movies You Should Watch Whether You’re A Gambler Or Not – If you are a casino regular or you’re just fond of the class and style of a casino but never get to visit one, don’t get discouraged – we have something exciting for you: meet our collection of top 5 casino movies to watch!
If you are a known punter you will be delighted to recall the best moments of your beloved pictures; if you haven’t played a single game yet, you’ll be mesmerized by the unparalleled, thrilling, and sometimes blood-chilling gambling stories unfolding on the screen to introduce you to the fun, but also harsh and never-forgiving world of gambling.
Without any further ado, get your meal ready and enjoy the best movies from our golden collection of outstanding casino flicks: Casino (1995), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Casino Royale (2006), and Molly’s Game (2017).
The lifestyle of posh, greedy and deadly dangerous Las Vegas – the Mecca of casino games at all times – had been a mystery to the general public until 1995 when Casino by Martin Scorsese came to life to show how the glamour of Las Vegas casino tables combines with the brutality and criminal thriving behind the scenes. An interesting fact is that Casino was shot in a real operating casino – Las Vegas’ Riviera was rented for six weeks from midnight to 10 a.m. – to add authenticity and convey the real spirit of the game.
Scored 8.2 out of 10 on IMDB, Casino is a fifth highly ranked movie by Martin Scorsese and a must-watch for Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone fans.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Arguably the best (and the most well-known one in our collection) gambling movie in British history, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie is a beautiful balance between the danger of menacing villains and the fun of their – pardon my French – idiotic nature. This amazingly entertaining crime comedy will wrap you up in a satire on the life of gambling criminals, seasoned by unfathomable accent and so-damn-fast speech of the actors (to non-natives: get ready to use subtitles).
Go for the unexpected plot twists, classy style, and – all in all – the best of what the movies of the late ’90s can offer.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
When gambling smells revenge, Ocean’s Eleven comes into play. With an absolutely outstanding cast – George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon – to-the-point dialogues and no overdone scenes, this flick opened the new millennium of gambling movies with a loud Bang! The tension-filled movie pictures the elaborate $160-million-worth robbery of the Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel vault executed by an ex-con, Danny Ocean, and his partners.
So why don’t you just imagine the notorious heist happening in one of your online casinos in Nova Scotia – or wherever you are? It’s high time to feed on the adrenaline rush – just loll in the comfort of your own living room and enjoy the show!
Casino Royale (2006)
Even if you are not a huge fan of James Bond, the brilliantly shot Casino Royale won’t spoil your day if you watch it with a bucket of popcorn and a beer. Young or old, you will have so much fun watching this beautiful remake on the original 1967 spy comedy.
The plot is twisting around upcoming Texas Hold’em tournament in Montenegro and the terrorist group with a strong desire to hit the jackpot there. And it seems like they’re primed to succeed…but only if you count off the secret agent Daniel Craig aka James Bond.
Molly’s Game (2017)
Chances are the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin couldn’t be any more successful – after all, was there a better way to get a head start than picturing a real desperate story of a former professional skier, who abandoned her Olympic dreams and ended up running an underground casino hub?
A portrait of the personality obsessed at being the best at anything, be it a bone-breaking grind of an Olympian or a dangerous routine of a clandestine casino host, Molly’s Game is a movie to watch, especially for fanboys of Jessica Chastain, a lady as mesmerizing and incredible as Molly Chastain herself.
Top 5 Casino Movies You Should Watch Whether You’re A Gambler Or Not
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