We all love movies with intense drama and a storyline that will keep you on the edge right till the end. Today we have a list of five movies which every casino lover should watch and enjoy. Why so? Answer is simple. These movies are entertaining and intriguing to the very end. Movies with casinos as their backdrop or with a protagonist who is cruising through a plot which has money, casino, debt or gambling involved surely makes for a gripping watch. Take a look at the list below and decide which movie you want to pick as your next watch.
This 1998 British drama has well-known actor Clive Owen in the lead. The plot sees the lead character, Jack Manfred, a struggling writer turned croupier getting conned into becoming an accomplice in a casino robbery. Not knowing what lies ahead, Jack gets stuck in a story that he did not write nor was he aware of the true ending. Owen works his charm as a croupier but was that enough? Watch this movie if you are a fan of casino robbery plots.
This one has actor Ben Mendelsohn playing Gerry, a gambling addict who truly believes that his friend (the very charming Ryan Reynolds) is his lucky charm and should be by his side when he hits the casino next. The Green Lantern actor, Ryan Reynolds impeccably plays Curtis who then undertakes a twisted road trip to New Orleans for a high-stakes poker game which neither of the lead characters know how it will end. Fans of the Deadpool actor should watch this movie.
This Ryan Firpo directorial is a documentary that tracked the rise of the online poker industry in the 2000s. The multi-billion dollar online poker industry became the plot of Firpo’s directorial which sees how the professional online poker players went about their poker games and the big bucks they earned along the way. Danielle Andersen, Tony Dunst and Martin Bradstreet feature in this documentary movie and if you are ready to take a trip down memory lane then Bet Raise Fold should be your pick.
This is an American heist drama that was released in the year 2008. This Kevin Spacey starrer sees him play the role of Micky Rosa. The story is pretty straight forward. Rosa has a gang that he trains (or mentors) to nail the Blackjack game. Yes, there is a lot of card counting involved. Rosa, a math professor, does something unusual. He trains a group of students who he believes are brilliant at math and hence are best when it comes to card counting. The logic may seem a bit off but the execution was good. Actor Jim Sturgess plays the smart yet vulnerable Ben Campbell. How the lead character outsmarts the villains and Rosa is a reason you must see this movie.
If thrillers are your thing then Cold Deck is something you will surely like. This movie is a 2015 drama with enough chills and thrills. Cold Deck is a Zack Bernbaum directorial with Stéfano Gallo as the writer and actor. A compulsive gambler (Gallo) who is only witnessing a losing streak and is nowhere close to making money accepts an offer made by a rich banker to rob a high-stakes game of poker. It is easy to think about all the possible outcomes of a plot like this but we suggest you go watch the movie first.
Now, it’s time for you to choose any or all of these movies and add them to your must watch list. Casino, poker and the rest when woven intricately into a storyline makes for a worthy movie without a doubt. For all the movie buffs out there, get started with the movies we have listed for you. Trust us when we say these Hollywood flicks will not disappoint you.
With a Masters’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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