Casinos and Hollywood seem to go together quite well. Just when you think that you’ve seen every casino movie in existence, they come out with another one. But why? Well, a few theories come easy here. One, casinos represent glitter, glamour, and luxury. Even if we don’t have much money to our name, the casino brings a piece of that super rockstar lifestyle to our lives. We can pretend to be a high roller when we turn on a great casino flick, even if we have a modest bankroll.
If you’re taking a break this summer to let your bankroll breathe and recover, we totally understand. In fact, it’s one of the top things that we recommend for all casino players online to do every once in a while. Trust us, once you’re ready to come back it’ll be like you didn’t miss a thing. There’s always hot action going on as long as you’re willing to keep an open mind, look around, and take some risks.
As far as movies goes, we picked out five classic casino movies. They ought to make you crave the tables all over again, but try to stay on break as long as you can! 🙂
Robert DeNiro sets the tone in this gritty film about high stakes gambling, Mafia business, and trying to get out of it all without losing your head. If you like gangster films mixed in with your gambling films, you’ll love this one. We won’t spoil the ending for you, because the race to the ending is seriously intense. By the way, Casino is a bit graphic. If that’s going to turn your stomach, you might want to skip this one.
This one is all about poker, and it rocks. It’s a bit of a gritty neo-noir crime drama that doesn’t hold back any punches. It’s exactly the type of movie that will get you pumped up about playing casino games again.
3. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
This movie focuses on three card sharp, and all of the crazy hijinks that surround screwing someone else out of a lot of money. And we definitely mean a lot of money. Check it out!
4. Lucky Number Slevin
What happens when you get caught between two mob bosses, and an assassin that really, really wants you dead? You get Lucky Number Slevin. It’s a fast paced action thriller that focuses more on horse betting than casinos, but we couldn’t resist including it. The ending will shock you!
5. In Time
This one isn’t purely about gambling, but it’s a bit more philosophical. In this futuristic world, you age all the way up to age 25. After that, you only have one year to live unless you manage to pay for more time. If you are lucky, you get to have time from someone else, but that doesn’t happen often. As you might imagine, the rich get to live forever, looking like they’re 25 for good. But what about everyone else? Watch this one not only for the deep thoughts, but for the wild gambling scene. Don’t miss it.
We could have named off quite a few more, but we’ll turn it over to you. What movies spoke to you? Sound off in the comments and we’ll make a new post out of your best suggestions!