Famous Poker Movies

The motivation of creation

Poker is one of the traditional casino games alongside with roulette, baccarat, slots, etc. Moreover, it is one of the most popular and the most ancient card games that people used to play. Poker was involved in plenty of adventurous stories and sometimes was actually the game, around which the dynamic events were developed. Thus, it is not a big surprise, that there is innumerable quantity of film directors that produced films with a plot based on this game. Since there are a lot of poker movies that definitely worth your attention, it is possible to get familiar not only with Vegas movies, Casino Love Stories and Cult Casino Movies on our site, but also with poker films. They can be easily treated as cult movies as well and are distinguished by us only because of the theme.

House of Games

House of games was created by David Mamet in 1987. The screenplay also was written by Mamet from the initial story which he invented with J. Katz. The plot contains several eventful story lines including romantic aspects, mixed drama and irony and action.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

An amazing black comedy made by Guy Ritchie 1998. Actually it was the first full-length film of the talented moviemaker. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels unusual story, which at first was barely accepted by critics, has gained a lot of awards including British Comedy Award, British Independent Film Award and many others. Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran and Jason Flemyng did their best.


Directed by Richard Donner with a screenplay written by William Goldman, starring Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson and James Garner this movie of 1994 was doomed to be successful. This Western comedy definitely needs to be seen.

Ocean's eleven

The remake of 1960 version of the film didn`t spoiled the idea. Steven Soderbergh, the director, has selected a perfect cast: Matt Damon Andy Garcia Julia Roberts Brad Pitt and George Clooney as experienced gamblers. Inspired with huge success, the moviemaker produced the sequels of the story: Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.


Revolver is another famous film of Guy Ritchie, produced by Luc Besson. It was released in 2005, however had quite poor box office at first. Only after certain rework it gain well-deserved attention. This film is centered on professional criminals and crime.


The experienced cast of Sylvester Stallone, Gabriel Byrne, Stuart Townsend and others have made this crime drama unforgettable.

Smokin' Aces

Joe Carnahan has directed the Smokin` Aces crime drama in 2007. Further it was followed by Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball. The film has been featured by debuted R&B artists Alicia Keys and Common.

The Cincinnati Kid

The film can be referred to Cult Casino Movies. A script was adapted from the novel of Richard Jessup, written by Terry Southern & Ring Lardner Jr. Tells about a destiny of poker player, whose role is played by Steve McQueen.

The Rounders

The film, released in 1998 had been directed by J.Dahl. The term "rounder" was invented to describe a person who earns his living by playing card games. Beautiful play of Matt Damon and Edward Norton made the movie more vivid and exciting.

Lucky You

It is the 2007 drama about the Vegas poker professional L.C. Cheever, which contains also a love story. The perfect atmosphere was created not only by means of the most amazing casinos of Las Vegas, but through professional cast of Robert Duvall, Drew Barrymore and Eric Bana.

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