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Films about poker

Films about poker are very diverse, ranging from comedy or adventure, ending with an action movie or drama. Each director and screenwriter shows his vision of the world of gambling and considers it from different angles. We have compiled a list of the most popular poker films for you, and you will find below their descriptions and videos.

Poker movies from the list below are considered to be the best movies about poker and gambling. They tell stories of successful professionals, skillful card sharks, avid gambling addicts and even criminals. In each picture a poker player appears before us in a different role.

Here you will find movies that have collected millions at the box office and are marked by prestigious awards, movies that featured famous poker players, feature films that have only remote connections with poker and films based on real events that can teach you something. Some movies will make you laugh, others - fear, others will arouse interest, and some films, perhaps, even can make you cry. It all depends on which poker movie you choose today.

Watching films about cards is recommended from 18 years. Enjoy watching!

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KidPoker
2015 / documentary, biography, sport
Countries: UK
Daniel Negreanu who uses the "KidPoker" pseudonym is one of the most famous and talented poker players of our time. He promotes poker game more than others do. This film shows punter’s biography. The story of the poker player is told by Negreanu himself, his brother, friends and colleagues. You will find out about Daniel’s childhood, his first steps in poker and how Negreanu achieved success and became who he is now. The film was shot in 2015. PokerStars, with the patches of which Negreanu played for many years, was involved in the movie producing.
Film rating:
6,8
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4.67
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Poker Night
2014 / horror, action, thriller, crime story
Countries: Canada, USA
There are a lot of positive things about home poker. During the game, you can do both earn money and get to know your opponents better - be they relatives, friends or colleagues. A lot of secrets may be revealed during the poker night ... as it happens in the «Poker Night» film of 2014. In the center of the plot, there is the young detective Stan who gets captured by a maniac after playing poker with senior colleagues. Having drunk some alcohol and listened to the stories of the detectives, he goes home but on the way he hears about a crime nearby on the radio and decides to accept the challenge. It is one of the guy’s rash mistakes for the evening... The «Poker Night» is one of the most recent poker films, but if you evaluate the general impressions of the viewing, it is more like a horror movie than a poker film, although the plot of the story begins with a poker game.
Film rating:
6,5
6,3
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4.67
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Bet Raise Fold
2013 / documentary
Countries: USA, Canada
The documentary poker film «Beth Reis Fold» (2013) was first shown in the context of the World Series of Poker. It is a true story about the development of online poker in the United States and its fall after the «Black Friday». The film tells about the main events, starting with the poker boom caused by Moneymaker’s victory at the WSOP, the prosperity of PokerStars, FullTilt and PartyPoker and up to the sudden ban on playing online. The narration is conducted mainly on behalf of three professional players who lived and made money by playing online poker, and who were significantly reflected in the events of Black Friday. Other well-known professionals complement the story with their thoughts and stories.
Film rating:
7,7
7,6
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3.33
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Runner Runner
2013 / thriller, crime
Budget: 30 000 000$
Countries: USA
The film "Runner Runner" is one of the most popular poker movies in the 2010s. It shows the other side of online casinos’ work, and though it is a made up story, it makes us thinking about how the real work in the largest poker rooms of the world is carried out. Two main characters are in the center of the story – student Richie Furst, who was confident that he was robbed by the fraudsters in online poker, and Ivan Block – the owner of the largest poker room, who tricked the guy. Having lost all the money, Richie went to the central office of the poker company on the island Costa Rica in order to prove the existence of fraud and return the money, and instead of it he received the tempting offer – to work for the billionaire company. The life of a poor student changed drastically… However, is everything so good in reality?
Film rating:
6,1
5,6
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Grinders
2012 / documentary, drama
Countries: Canada, USA
“Grinders” is a documentary film directed by Matt Gallagher, where he starred in the main role as a professional poker player. This is a documentary movie that was filmed in the real underground casinos and clubs of Toronto (Canada) with the real players. The film shows poker in reality, as it is for people who earn money by means of this game.
Film rating:
6,0
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Underground Poker NYC
2012 / documentary
Countries: USA
Poker is a whole separate world, in which tens of thousands of people are involved and who have chosen the game as a profession. There are even more amateurs in the game. But this world has a dark side, which is prosecuted by the law – it is underground poker. In such a huge city like New York, there are dozens of illegal casinos and poker clubs where the millions of dollars can be won and lost overnight. No-limit Hold'em has no limits and it attracts the players. Hiding from the law and unnecessary eyes, the players come to the underground clubs in order to hit the jackpot and they often might loosen up and lose everything. Despite the secrecy of New York’s underground poker, National Geographic made a documentary film about illegal poker in 2012, where such clubs were shown inside, including the process of organizing and conducting of game, the features of competition and recruitment of the players, and much more.
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All In: The Poker Movie
2009 / documentary
Countries: USA
The «All In: The Poker Movie» (2009) is a poker documentary in which real people narrate about real events and share their impressions on a particular issue. It contains dozens of interviews with poker stars and people who are close to the game. These are professional players, writers, poker room owners, organizers of the tournament series, head of the poker players' alliance in the USA, and even creators and actors of the cult film «Rounders» (1998). Many of them agreed to take part in the filming of the aforementioned poker documentary. This realistic and useful poker movie tells its history and features (both in live and online games). The interviewers also try to answer some important questions that the audience of the picture has probably asked themselves more than once. They professionally talk about bluffing, reading players, math and psychology of poker.
Film rating:
7,7
7,6
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Pou hark wong
2009 / сomedy
Countries: Hong Kong
The film "Pou hark wong" is about young guy Jack Chang, who is a legal owner of the casino in Macau. After the death of his father a very narcissistic poker pro Uno Chowk started to manage the casino instead of him. Jack returned to Asian gambling capital but he couldn’t gain the rights. A sly Cheuk made a mockery of Chung. The guy tried to prove his poker skills by fighting against Uno. He was confident in his skills, because he successfully played online poker, however it turned out that he was a complete loser in live poker. Fortunately, the guy met a girl who brought him luck. The young man learned the cobwebs of Texas Hold'em game with its help. Now his goal – to beat his opponent Uno in Asian Poker Tournament and become a new champion.
Film rating:
6,2
5,3
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Deal
2008 / drama
Countries: USA
«Deal» is one of the movies where poker comes to the fore. In the center of the plot, there are two players – an experienced professional Tommy Vinson and a young upstart Alex Stillman. Tommy notices Alex’s potential and starts teaching him the subtleties of the game. It took him a while to realize that he had raised a strong opponent for himself. A few years later, the coach and the student meet in the World Poker Tour event and in pursuit of the champion title, become each other’s most difficult opponents. The «Deal» film is one of the poker movies, shot in the 2000s, therefore it looks much more impressive than most old films of the 60s - 90s.
Film rating:
6,6
6,4
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The Poker Club
2008 / thriller, drama, criminality
Budget: $3 200 000
Countries: USA
The film "The Poker Club" is about four comrades who regularly play home poker game on Mondays. One day, a thief broke into the house of one of them and it just happened that they killed him. But instead of calling the police, the guys got rid of the body and covered their tracks. So, not only the love of poker unites them, but also a joint crime, and they swore to keep quiet about it. This could let them to get away with it, but the corpse was found soon and it introduced unpleasant changes in the lives of comrades. The criminal story of this film is diluted by the regular meetings of the four guys in a poker game.
Film rating:
5,3
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4.33
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Pistol Whipped
2008 / action movie, thriller, drama, crime
Budget: $10 000 000
Countries: USA
The main character of the movie "Pistol Whipped" is Matt Conlin. He used to work in the police, and at that time he was trying to return to a normal life for the sake of his daughter, after he lost a lot in the card games and become addicted to drinking. Matt got a chance to change everything when unknown person payid off all his debts. But it is not a fairy tale and Conlin knew perfectly well that he would still have to pay. The stranger who bought his card debts inveigled him into a deadly game.
Film rating:
5,6
5,4
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The Grand
2007 / comedy
Budget: $3 500 000
Countries: USA
«The Grand» is a comic movie made in the documentary style but in spite of this, poker is given a lot of attention. In the center of the plot, there are six completely different players, with different destinies, different lifestyles and, as a result - different play styles. As it often happens in the world of tournament poker, one day they meet at the tables of the same tournament. Who of them will win? And would anyone actually be the winner? While shooting the film, the actors were allowed to improvise at the game table, therefore the movie turned out so lively. The presence of real poker professionals who interacted with the characters became the icing on the cake.
Film rating:
5,6
6.0
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Lucky you
2007 / drama, romance, sport
Budget: $55 000 000
Countries: USA, Germany, Australia
«Lucky you» is one of the few films whose storyline is not just unfolding around professional poker, but is almost completely devoted to him. It shows a poker player's life and work off the felt. The movie contains many game episods as well, including scenes with real poker professionals. The protagonist of the film is a promising young player Huck Cheever (Eric Bana), who is not afraid to take risks at the poker table, but is careful in his personal life. He is going to play at the WSOP 2003, but on the way to the tournament, the guy faces two challenges at once - new relationship with a talented singer (Drew Barrymore) and meeting with his father, one of the best poker players, who left Huck’s mother many years ago.
Film rating:
6,6
5,9
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All In
2006 / drama, comedy
Budget: $2 000 000
Countries: USA
A girl in poker is a rarity, and successful female poker players are worth their weight in gold. The «All In» film tells about one of such girls. Her name is Alicia and she's got the ability to play poker due to her father, a talented poker player who taught the girl the subtleties of the game and the mathematics of poker. After her father dies in a car accident, Alicia forgets about the cards, but a few years later she enters the medical university, and her new friends re-engage her in the poker world. But this time, the game gets more serious than traditional home performing.
Film rating:
5,5
3,7
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4.40
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Casino Royale
2006 / thriller, action, adventure
Budget: $150 000 000
Countries: UK, Czech Republic, USA
Despite the poker-related name, «Casino Royale» may be hardly considered a real poker film since poker line isn’t the center of the plot. The main element of the movie is its main character - James Bond (Daniel Craig). This time, the agent 007 (the most famous spy), gets a task to catch a successful criminal genius Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) who works for an international terrorist organization. Bond is able to deal with the villain’s servants with the help of a spy arsenal, but to defeat Le Chiffre himself, he will have to fight with him not in a usual battle, but at the poker table.
Film rating:
7,7
8,0
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Aces
2006 / action, arama
Budget: $200 000
Countries: USA
What does a girl need to be good at the poker game? She must be smart, highly educated and beautiful. Three female students have all the aforementioned qualities, only each of them has her own special «ability». Pieti is a think-tank think of the bunch, Brooke has got an excellent memory and math skills, and Elle's charm helps disperse the players' attention at the table and distract them from the cards. Together, they integrate perfectly at the poker table. The «Aces» film tells the story of how these three beauties decide to conquer the world of poker and gambling games.
Film rating:
2,5
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The Card Player (original title - Il cartaio)
2004 / horror, thriller, detective
Budget: $2 000 000
Countries: Italy
«The Card Player» (originally titled «Il cartaio») has little to do with the standard poker movies. It’s not an adventure, a comedy or a drama - this is a real horror film. It tells about a serial killer with a vice for poker, hiding under the «Card Dealer» pseudonym. The maniac contacts the police and offers to play poker putting the young girls' lives at stake. He is resourceful and insistent therefore it is hard to resist him. The film is full of unexpected moments and plot twists that keep viewers under the constant tension.
Film rating:
5,8
4,9
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High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story
2003 / drama, biography
Countries: USA
The film "High Roller" is based on the real story of ups and downs of famous poker player Stu "The Kid" Ungar. He is one of those talented players about whom there are legends. From the age of 14, Stu became known in the underground clubs of New York as one of the best players. However when he was 20, he ran away Stu felt comfortable in the capital of hazard. In 1980, he became the youngest champion of World Series of Poker, and a year later he repeated his incredible result by winning this prestigious tournament again. According to rumors, despite Ungar’s greatest success, he repeatedly went down almost to the very bottom and every time he was able to get out of there and win again. Stu Ungar’s life was full of contrasts, he was able to win and lose huge amounts of money, however not these changes in the game became fatal for him. Drug consumption became the reason of his death at the age of 45.
Film rating:
7,0
6,1
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Shade
2002 / thriller, crime
Budget: $10,000,000
Countries: USA
The film "Shade" is about a trio of fraudsters who decided to beat in the game Dean Stevens (Sylvester Stallone), who was known as an unbeatable poker player. The leader of company was Charlie Miller (Gabriel Byrne). He was exactly the one who gathered three guys together. However, Vernon (Stuart Townsend) who was a young magician and sharper, had the more important role in the film, he egged the company on the scam with Stevenson. So, they had two important tasks - to win a big jackpot and not to get caught. Will it be possible for experienced sharpers and card virtuosos to beat the legendary player? Watch the movie to the end. The great cast and complicated story makes “Shade” a good example of a poker thriller.
Film rating:
7,0
6,4
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Lucky Girl
2001 / drama
Budget: CAD 3 000 000
Countries: Canada
The protagonist of the youth poker film «Lucky Girl» is a 17-year old Katlin. She is an ordinary teenager who tends to be in youthful maximalism. The girl studies well and does not get into trouble until one day she gets passionate about gambling. It all starts on her friend’s birthday, where guys play poker. In the game, Katlin finds a good way to quickly save up money for her dream - a trip to Europe. But she doesn’t stop at poker and soon, betting, online casinos and other games of chance come into action. The girl gets into the whirlpool of events, most of which have not the best consequences. In addition, all this happens in the background of teenage problems.
Film rating:
7,4
7,0
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