Top 4 Movies About Gambling
Gambling has been a popular form of entertainment since the 17th century, when the first casino opened its door in Italy. Since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon that is enjoyed by many people all around the globe. The intrigue, the profits and the obedient environment of the gambling world seems to be something that appeals to the film audience.
Movies depicting gambling tend to do so in a reasonably realistic way and have also led to people in general having a greater understanding of gambling and its pros and cons. Remember that if you decide to gamble, it is important that the casino you decide to use is legitimate, but also that you set limits on your gambling. Here we have listed the top four movies that capture the intriguing essence of the gambling world!
The 1995 reality-based film Casino brings Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro) and Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) together in glamorous, yet brutal Las Vegas and its casino operations. Here you get a picture of the Mafia’s involvement in the gambling industry during the 1970’s and 80’s.
Despite their successful pursuit of money, they are exploited by the hustler Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone) who takes advantage of Ace’s money all the while Nicky becomes more and more addicted to drugs and violence.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Ocean’s Eleven from 2001 is a fast-paced story about eleven professional criminals who have planned to rob three casinos in Las Vegas. If everything goes according to plan, they hope to live the rest of their lives as real bon vivants. Featuring well-known actors such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, this is a must-see film. Ocean’s Eleven is a captivating and entertaining film with a really different plot twist.
In the 1998 film Croupier, a young Clive Owen plays an aspiring writer named Jack Manfred, who is looking for a new topic to write about. His choice fell on the world of casinos, and he consequently takes a job at one gambling establishment, where he is assigned the role of croupier. Soon he is drawn into the world of the casino and slowly but surely, the job takes over his life. Jack gets material for his book and writes his own story as the character Jake. It even gets to the point where he starts referring to himself as “Jake”, and the line between Jack and Jake gets thinner and thinner.
Rain Man (1988)
Dustin Hoffman co-stars with Hollywood heartthrob and Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise in this funny and touching tale of a brotherly friendship from 1988. Charlie (Cruise) comes from a life of designer clothes, beautiful women and partying, and is suddenly forced to care for his brother Raymond (Hoffman), who suffers severely from autism. The two brothers set off on a journey across America, where Charlie tries to cope with Raymond’s eccentric outlook on life. Soon enough, the two of them begin counting cards at a blackjack table at a casino, and events take a slight turn toward crime as a result.