Gambling is tense, thrilling and most of the time, has an outcome you just can't predict. Qualities like that are what make gambling a perfect basis for great movies. Setting a plot around gambling can lead to high stakes or absurd situations based only on a bet and the desire to win. Gambling can even be used in movies to frame relationships. Gambling is all about the tells and nothing lets you into a character's head space more, than how they handle themselves under pressure.
So we've picked our favourite films that focus around gambling. We've tried to get a good spread, from comedies, to dramas, to straight up gambling thriller epics. So take a moment and check out our recommendations for the best gambling movies of all time. You may even discover a new favourite film.
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