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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!

List of all poker films

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Croupier
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Croupier
As you can understand from the title, the film "Croupier" shows the world of casinos on the other side of table. It tells about an aspiring writer Jack Manfred (Clive Owen), who couldn’t write a book and he decided to get a job in casino because of looking for inspiration in order to feel an inside world of gambling. By choosing between being a player or a croupier, Jack decided to be a croupier and he succeeded in it. At the beginning, Manfred couldn’t be characterized as an hazard person, but the local pro and sexual visitor of the casino managed to awake his interest in it and egged him on a scam.
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
«Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels» is a brilliant film in the style of unsurpassed Guy Ritchie. There is a lot of action, crossfire, motion, interesting characters and no censorship. In the center of the storyline, there are four mates. They collect $25 000 each in order for one of them to sit down at the poker table with a famous criminal leader and cheater named Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty). But instead of success, it drives them into the debt trap. They have to find half a million dollars during a week, otherwise each of them will have big troubles. This pushes the guys to a desperate act - they decide to rob the gangsters, who in their turn rob the "nerds" that grow cannabis for the drug lord. How will this tangle get unraveled?
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Rounders
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Rounders
“Rounders” is one of the best and most popular films about poker. A couple of sharpers are in the center of plot in the world of underground poker in America. They are the best friends and well-coordinated teammates. One of them, Mike McDermott, is a talented guy who makes good reads on his opponents at the table and has great prospects in the world of professional poker. Another character is Lester, who is often called “Worm” – a skillful sharper who has just been released from prison. He is given only a couple of days to return the old debt and the game became for him the easiest way to get the five figures amount. Mike doesn’t leave his friend in trouble and gets involved in a dirty game with him. Matt Damon (Mike) and Edward Norton (Lester) played the roles of main characters.
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Oscar and Lucinda
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Oscar and Lucinda
«Oscar and Lucinda» is a story about two incredible poker players. Oscar is a priest with a passion for gambling, who donates all won funds to charity. Lucinda is a girl with business acumen, who does not accept any rules imposed by society. Once they meet at the game table and make an unimaginable prop bet.
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Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san (God of Gamblers 3: Early Years)
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Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san (God of Gamblers 3: Early Years)
In the third part of «God of Gamblers», a talented player Koh Chun appears before the audience not as a self-confident «God of Gamblers» who easily beats everyone at the poker table, but as a lost orphan boy. It’s the first of three parts, in which the role of Chun is played not by the popular in Asia Yun-Fat, but by the young Leon Lai since the film tells about the young years of the player. This part describes how Ko came under the patronage of an experienced card cheater Kent. At first, the gambler saw the boy as a successful student, but over time, he started to feel that Chun was becoming his rival. Therefore, the ruthless card sharper is trying to get rid of Ko before a popular poker tournament in China starts. This is the last part of the Asian poker movie «God of Gamblers».
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Dou san 2
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Dou san 2
«Dou san 2» is a continuation of a cognominal film about the invincible player Ko Chun. The events of the movie took place 4 years since the first part. All this time he lived in France and completely disengaged from the card games. Now so called "God of gamblers" Chun became a family man. He has a wife and they expect a baby. However the peaceful life of Chun interrupted when a card-player Chau Siu Ling named as “the devil of gamblers” released from prison and wanted to prove his superiority in a gambling world. The film «Dou san" has three parts in total.
7,3
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Maverick
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Maverick
The adventure movie "Maverick" will be appreciated by the fans of poker films. The story takes place in so-called «Wild West" in the 19th century. The main character Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson) wanted to play in the tournament with $25,000 buy-in, which was a considerable amount for those times. He tried to get money for the game by means of various illegal methods and he managed to get to the table. On his way to the table of prestigious tournament, Maverick was accompanied by a charming thief Annabelle (Jodie Foster). Like Brett, she wanted to get to the table, and tried to rob the poker player. The efficiency of tandem of director Richard Donner and an actor Mel Gibson was checked by the three series of «Lethal Weapon" and during the shooting of movie “Maverick”.
8,1
7,0
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The Music of Chance
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The Music of Chance
This is a film about two guys who decided to put at stakes everything they have in a single poker game. One of them, Jim Nashe, is a young American who unexpectedly made a fortune thanks to getting the inheritance. The second one is a card cheater Jack Pozzi. They met on the road and pretty soon found common ground. Pozzi, having learned about the inheritance of a new acquaintance, persuades Neshe to embark on a dangerous adventure - to play with all the money against a couple of millionaires, and Neshe gets tempted to double his funds. But, things don’t go according to the plan - the guys lose the luck and instead of wealth, they get big debts. This leads to the fact that they become slaves of their opponents and are now forced to play a completely different game, as a result of which they will receive either freedom or death. The main roles in the film were performed by Mandy Patinkin, widely known from the series «Criminal Minds» and «Homeland», and James Spader - a star of the TV series «The Blacklist» and «Boston Legal». However, it's difficult to recognize “respectable men” in the young men they played in the movie.
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Honeymoon in Vegas
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Honeymoon in Vegas
What happens if you lose a girl in the poker game? You will find the answer to this question in the «Honeymoon in Vegas» film. Jack Singer and his girlfriend Batsy arrive in the capital of gambling to legitimize their relationship and have fun, but before making such a crucial step, the guy decides to play poker ... and loses $65 000 to poker professional and millionaire Tommy (James Caan). Jack doesn’t have this money therefore he agrees to the man's offer to “lend” Tommy his fiancée for a weekend. The star cast makes the comedy even more entertaining.
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Run
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Run
In the center of the «Run» (1991) film, there is a young guy named Charlie, who is fond of card game. Being a student he works part-time as a driver. Coincidentally, he finds himself in an expensive Porsche near Atlantic City and decides to play poker in one of the underground casinos. Local tycoons take him for a millionaire, thus, son of a local gangster named Danny starts playing with Charlie. The nimble driver beats the rich man and wins pretty big money. The story could have ended happily for the guy, but his opponent Danny dies in a fight that takes place in the casino later in the evening. Having decided that this is the work of the stranger, Danny’s father offers 50 thousand dollars for Charlie’s head. Being unable to prove his innocence the young man has no choice but to run...
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6,1
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Havana
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Havana
The events of the film «Havana» unfold in the capital of Cuba during the Cuban revolution. The protagonist of the movie is Jack Weil, American poker professional with high ambitions. He goes to Havana to play big at local casinos and make a big win. Jack manages to organize the game but meeting with a beautiful female revolutionary and feelings that flare up between them interfere with the player’s plans, and as a result he gets involved in the revolution events.
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6,1
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Dou san
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Dou san
The film highlights the story of a talented poker player Ko Chun, who was called the "God of gamblers" thanks to his skill and win-win. He is second to none both in cards, and in craps. Of course, not everybody liked his talent and one day Chun got into trouble and lost his memory... but not his special talent. When a swindler named Knife picked him up, Ko behaved himself like a petulant child, but soon his phenomenal abilities in the gambling exhibited and Knife decided to take advantage of it. The popularity of film “God of Gamblers” confirms the fact that after its release there were two more parts of the movie’s continuation.
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Wielki Szu
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Wielki Szu
The Polish film «Wielki Szu» is a story about the skilled cheater who believes that there are no secrets in poker, but there are tricks, and he has already mastered them. He calls himself no otherwise than the Great Shu. According to the plot of the movie, the card cheater gets out of prison and is looking for a partner in crime. A taxi driver Yurek becomes his companion. Shu teaches him the skill of cheating in poker. The student enthusiastically learns everything and gains experience, but he does not even realize that his mentor started a big game in which Yurek is just a pawn ...
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California Split
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California Split
The film "California Split" demonstrates before the whole range of poker emotions: the excitement and passion for the game, risk, experience, despair and sweet taste of victory. Only a true player understands how you can enjoy the game, regardless of the result and remain unhappy even after hitting a big jackpot. The viewer passes through all these emotions with the movie’s characters. In “California Split”, the fate throws two pathological players at the card table - journalist Bill (George Segal) and unemployed Charlie (Elliott Gould). Together they went to one of the most luxurious casinos in the USA, Reno, where they managed to beat the legendary professional Amarillo Slim. Will it bring them happiness?
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7,3
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The Sting
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The Sting
Despite the fact that movie "The Sting" was shot in 1973, it is of a high quality and its subject is quite an exciting, that you won't be bored. In this poker movie the story is about two adventurous swindlers Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker. They were going to take revenge on the leader of the mafia Doyle Lonnegan for the death of their mutual friend. They intended to do this not with violence, but by means of a scam. Henry and Johnny knew gangster’s predilection to a high stacks poker, so they decided to make a scam that can even be rarely seen in the movies. A “scam of the century” ended in the most amazing way, so watch the movie “The Sting” to the end.
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A Big Hand for the Little Lady
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A Big Hand for the Little Lady
The poker film "A Big Hand for the Little Lady" is over 50 years, but it still finds its viewers. A couple of simpletons Meredith and Mary, who went to California for buying a farm, are in the center of story. On the way, they met a small village, where local rich people gathered for a big poker play. Meredith was a gambling man and he couldn’t resist the temptation to make a big win. Therefore, despite the fact that he wasn’t an expert in poker, he joined the game and put all property of the couple at stake. The situation heated up even stronger when Meredith had a heart attack in the middle of play. Now his wife who knows nothing about poker has to defend the “family honour” in a poker battle...
7,0
7,4
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The Cincinnati Kid
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The Cincinnati Kid
Many call “Cincinnati Kid” one of the best poker films, which deprived Hollywood treacly sentiments and it showed a more realistic history of the poker backstage. It told the story of a talented Stud poker player Cincinnati Kid from New Orleans in the 30’s. He was an ambitious and arrogant guy whose role was played by Steve McQueen. The player wanted to play with the legend of poker Lancey Howard, and he was able to organize a heads-up with the help of a local dealer. Big money was at stake of the fight, but everyone had his own additional interest. Cincinnati Kid wanted to satisfy his own ambitions and to become the best poker player, and Howard wasn’t ready to sacrifice his reputation. This leaded to a serious fight.
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