The Movie Waffler Best Movies About Casinos | The Movie Waffler

Best Movies About Casinos

Best Movies About Casinos

Casinos have been around for over a century and they have stamped their mark on popular culture around the world. In the current day these gambling houses are as popular as ever, and the emergence of online casinos like the Novibet casino has catapulted the success of these games to a whole new level around the globe. Anything this important in the culture has movies made about it, and casinos are no different. In fact there have been some absolutely incredible movies made about this pastime, and here are the ones which we think are the best.



Vegas movies do not get any better than this blockbuster featuring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, with the brilliant Martin Scorsese at the helm. The movie actually doesn’t feature too much by way of table action, but rather focuses on the gangsters who own the casino and the impact which they have on Vegas on the whole. This 1995 movie certainly set the standard for what a casino movie should be about.


Rain Man

Whilst this may be considered a road movie by some, the reality is that it is the gambling scenes in Rain Man which people love the most. Who after all, could forget this incredible performance by Dustin Hoffman, playing the autistic older brother of Tom Cruise? Thanks to Hoffman’s incredible ability to count, the duo clean up at the blackjack table leaving the other players stunned. This is a perfect movie about relationships, struggles and triumphs.



Matt Damon is exceptional in this movie about playing poker, and the dangers which you can face if you get in too deep. This movie was made long before the rise of online poker and it really brought the game to the masses. Damon is a law student who loves nothing more than playing poker for high stakes each evening. After getting into hot water, the young student needs today deep and win a final game, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.


The Cincinnati Kid

This movie is a piece of Hollywood history and features the brilliant Steve McQueen and Edward G. Robinson. The movie centers around a single game of poker, with both of these adversaries looking to one-up the other and take home the pot of gold. Given the time that it was made, we can through suspicion over the statistically-implausible hands which were dished out, by why ruin a good movie based on something as frivolous as that?


High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story

And finally we have this under appreciated gem, which chronicles the story of Stu Ungar, who is a three time World Series of Poker champion. It is a sad tale which shows a clearly gifted player fall into difficulties in the rest of his life. The movie features a stellar performance from Michael Imperioli, who was fresh off the back of his iconic role in Sopranos.


These are our favorite casino movies of all time, which others do you think that we should have included in the list? Let us know in the comments below.