View Full Version : Pure Gambling Movies

03-17-2004, 01:06 AM
Lets start a list of gambling/betting movies.

I want to put some paramaters forward to clarify what I mean.

I like movies like Casino etc, but not movies like Leaving Las Vegas..where the center focus of the movie isnt gambling or sports wagering.

I rented a movie last weekend called Owning Mahowny, it is about a bank manager in the 80s who had a 10k debt that turned into a 10 Million dollar debt..and all about the gambling addiction.

So lets have a list of movies that bettors and gamblers alike love!

Another few I like are:

The Croupier
Rogue Trader (stock trading movie..but same theme)

03-17-2004, 01:17 AM
Wall Street - This one is a must see !

"The Gambler " 1970's ... Starring James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton and a supporting cast of familiar faces. Very intense pure gambling film . See it !

03-17-2004, 01:25 AM
wall street was good so is boiler room... more to do with the stock market but it is just fantastic.

03-17-2004, 01:27 AM
P.S. I saw "Owning Mahowney" also. Not bad but "The Gambler" makes Mahowney seem like "Bambi " . No kiddin' around this one is serious stuff . Gotta trust me and pick up on it .

03-17-2004, 01:32 AM
Boiler Room is a good one . These two you should definitely add to your list

03-17-2004, 01:40 AM
I liked "Rounders" :D

03-17-2004, 01:46 AM
Rounders is fabulous .... Please everyone ... try to buy or rent Jimmy Caan's " The Gambler " I can't see anyone on Bettors Chat not loving it .

03-17-2004, 02:06 AM
cover, ill go rent it soon!

03-17-2004, 02:09 AM
Please let me know what you think .

03-17-2004, 03:07 AM
Rounders! excellent movie....brought so much more dead money to the tables.....I heard "the cooler" was supposed to be a good one, any thoughts?

03-17-2004, 10:11 AM
I saw the Cooler and it was a great show!!

I wanted to add Boiler Room as I love that show, seen it 50 times I am sure.. Faro Tech baby!

If you liked Boiler Room, get Rogue Trader. To me it is BETTER than Boiler Room..the scale of the disaster is much greater and it is about stock futures..amazing stuff.

I have heard about The Gambler, dont know why I have never rented it??

Rounders is another great show..

03-17-2004, 01:35 PM
Some of my favorites in no particular order...

Eight men out
Let it Ride

Some of the more obscure ones...

The Runner - Now THIS is a hardcore gambling movie. A must see.

California Split - A film set mainly in casinos and races, as the two main chacrcters win and lose (but mainly win), get robbed, and get blind drunk. A classic.

Cold Blooded - Not really a gambling movie per se, but gambling is a running theme. What's better than Boon from Animal House mentoring small time phone jockey Brandon Walsh as a hitman? Oh yeah. he kills Alex P. Keaton.

03-17-2004, 04:32 PM
ROUNDERS was the best!!

03-17-2004, 04:59 PM
Can't remember the name of the movie but had Jason Priestley and 3 childhood buds. Double Down is the name I think. Entertaining.

03-17-2004, 05:23 PM
ZIGS aka Double Down


03-18-2004, 12:28 PM
The greatest movie ever is CASINO.
I can't count the time I watched this movie, but I guess it was about 30 times in the German version and 40 or 50 times in the original version.
I simply love Frank Rosenthal's story, the way he lives and the suits he wears!
Greatest movie ever, although some details were changed so the regular viewer is a little bit fooled about the incidents which happened there.

03-22-2004, 03:44 PM
The Sting

Runnerup - The Hustler

03-23-2004, 10:29 PM
Loved: The Grifters

Also a funny one: Let it Ride with Richard Dreyfus and Buster Poindexter.

Cinncinnati Kid

Oceans Eleven

Pope of Greenwich village

The Color of Money


My all time favorite: The Sting

03-23-2004, 10:41 PM
hey man,Owning Mahowny was reel good and so was The Cooler,peace and out,biaggio

03-23-2004, 10:45 PM
Don't forget the Bad News Bears......I think Tanner bet Chico's Bail Bondsman for two beers and a roofy!

03-23-2004, 10:52 PM
for poker buffs...they recently made a movie on stu unger its called Stuey...it hasnt been picked up for major distribution...the guy who played stuey is christoper from the soprano's...here's the website... http://www.stueymovie.com i think they are still trying to get a major label to pick it up for theaters...hopefully someday it will be available for purchase.....there's also another poker movie called the big blind...i remember phil hellmuth on UB once (few months ago) saying he was going to the screening...i really dont know much about this movie...but keep an eye out...

i have rounders....i watch it all the time...let it ride is a great movie..i need to pick up a copy of that off amazon...i just bought The Runner off amazon, my buddy told me to get it...he said it was great...so im looking forward to getting that in the mail.....another movie for us gambling folk...it was made for tv and was on FX a year+ ago....it was really good its called "Big Shot: Confessions of a campus bookie"...its all about the point shaving that went on at ASU in the 90's....

im trying to get that owning mahowney...i heard that was good

color of money/oceans eleven/the sting are all great flicks