|Casino SHOULD count, and should be on there. The main character was a BOOKIE/HANDICAPPER for crying out loud!!
Posted: 7/22/2013 1:49:49 PM
It's a little off-topic, but I'm surprised no mention of "Let it Ride".
21 was not a good movie, and as I expected, was NOTHING like the book, and the book was 1000x better. (both books actually, Bringing Down the House and Busting Vegas. The second time I watched 21, I wasn't as put off by it, but still think it was way too "hollywooded" up.
The Sting is a classic in any genre.
Rounders was special too, and really resonates with me since I first watched it around the time I really started playing a lot more poker. Obviously, a lot has changed in poker since it came out, and you can nit-pick a lot of the movie now, but it will always be a classic, and some really good poker scenes, which are hard to do right on the big screen.
Here's Nollan Dalla's list of 21 best gambling movies.
Would never have thought to put Lock Stock on the list, but it is about gambling, and a great flick.
Definitely found a couple here now that I have to see, especially the Owning Mahowny one, that looks good, and the California Split.