1) Casino (1995): Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film is a classic that explores the dark side of Las Vegas’s casino industry. Starring Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone.
2) Rounders (1998): A poker-focused film starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton, it delves into the underground world of high-stakes poker and the players involved.
3) Ocean’s Eleven (2001): A stylish heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh, this star-studded ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts, takes on a daring casino robbery.
4) The Sting (1973): A classic con movie set in the 1930s, it stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a duo trying to con a ruthless gangster out of a significant sum of money in a high-stakes poker game.
5) Rain Man (1988): A heartwarming film featuring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, it tells the story of a selfish young man who discovers his autistic brother’s incredible card-counting abilities, leading them to exploit this skill in Las Vegas casinos.
6) The Cooler (2003): This romantic drama follows the story of a casino “cooler” (played by William H. Macy) whose presence brings bad luck to anyone on a winning streak. Starring Alec Baldwin and Maria Bello, it explores love, luck, and redemption.
7) 21 (2008): Inspired by true events, this film portrays a group of talented MIT students led by their professor (played by Kevin Spacey) who utilize card counting techniques to win millions in Las Vegas casinos.
8) Casino Royale (2006): One of the most iconic Bond films, it features Daniel Craig as James Bond as he faces off against a dangerous terrorist financier in a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale.
9) The Cincinnati Kid (1965): Starring Steve McQueen, this classic poker film tells the story of an ambitious young poker player trying to prove his skills against the legendary card player “The Man” (played by Edward G. Robinson).
10) Hard Eight (1996): Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, this crime drama explores the relationship between an aging gambler (played by Philip Baker Hall) and a young drifter (played by John C. Reilly) as they navigate the seedy world of casinos and gambling.