4YE Quicklist: Best Gambling Themed Scenes In Movies

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If you love movies as much as we do, then you might start to see other hobbies that you love appearing within these films. We’re big gambling fans here. We thought we’d compile a list of the top scenes in movies that show this pursuit.

Check them out!

Ocean’s 11

This entire casino robbing film just reeks of suave sophistication and gambling class. The original film came out in 1960, starring the Rat Pack and directed by Lewis Milestone. The second incarnation starred another host of big stars. George Clooney is the dashing lead, who is joined by a host of other Oscar worthy stars.

We’re set to see yet another incarnation of this film with an all-female cast, which includes Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock. We hope that this is a bit better fated than Ghostbusters!

Rain Man

We’ve all dreamt of being able to hit the casino tables and changing our fortunes by manipulating the dealer. That’s exactly the plan in Rain Man, a cult classic film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. They play a couple of brothers, one a cynic and the other a mathematical genius. They aim to take down Las Vegas with their abilities.

There are many new casinos online where you can test out your own luck, whether you have the strategy of Hoffman or not. There are also new sites that offer luck games, which you can switch off. So you can hope to be lucky, rather than planning your next strategic move.


If you enjoy the Big Bang Theory, then you’ll notice a young Johnny Galecki in this 2003 movie. It’s about three friends that have bad luck with betting. They do realize that the casino industry is a good money spinner. They attempt to change their luck by becoming the bookies and taking their customers for all they’re worth.

Of course, as this is a comedy/drama movie not all goes according to their plan. Mobsters get involved in the action and want their cut. It’s safe to say they’ll do anything to get their hands on it too.

Funny Games

If you want to go with a really dark horror movie, then Funny Games is the movie for you. We say movie, but there are actually two versions of this film: the original and the remake. The story is similar in both. You’ll find yourself at the edge of your seat while you watch. We won’t give too much away about this movie, but there’s a bit of a gamble involved.

Poolhall Junkies

In a classic tale of pool sharks and dirty money, Poolhall Junkies takes you so close to the action that you’ll swear you smell the cigarette smoke. It’s a story of betrayal, friendship and gambling with a heart-warming twist that will make you feel like the world is a nice place after all.

These films will have you hankering to make a bet and try your luck for yourself! We hope you manage to bag a jackpot if you do.

Bec Heim