THE COOLEST CASINO, POKER AND HUSTLERS MOVIES OF ALL TIME

HUSTLER MOVIESFor a comprehensive review of the best internet casinos in the UK, a comparison site by casinoreviews.co.uk, can help you with that. But If you are looking for the coolest gambling movies of all time, this list of the top 5 films – which I have seen (several times) and loved myself – is dedicated to all games, gambling, poker or Las Vegas aficionados…and non.

Casino (1995)CASINO CollageMartin Scorsese’s masterpiece, is a spectacular adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi’s book. Casino is a fascinating and sleek film dealing with greed, deception, money, power, murder and a trophy wife. Robert De Niro as low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein, Sharon Stone as his ex-hustler wife Ginger and Joe Pesci as loose-cannon enforcer, shine in Scorsese’s timeless story of crime and punishment.

‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ (1998)Fear-and-Loathing-in-Las-Vegas1 (1)Terry Gilliam’s psychedelic black comedy road film ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, is the astonishing movie adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel of the same name. Starring Johnny Depp as bizarre journalist Raoul Duke and Benicio Del Toro as Duke’s psychopathic attorney Dr. Gonzo, the cult movie shows, in a skewed and altered fashion, the stoned duo’s wild trip in a red convertible, across the Mojave desert. A brazen search for the American Dream in Las Vegas…

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)Lock StockGuy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is the brilliant London-based crime comedy, about a miscalculated card game linked to four friends, local thugs and hard gangsters, all clashing with each other in a series of surprising events…”all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns”. The incredibly entertaining film with Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Sting, also includes one of the best poker scenes ever…

Cincinnati Kid (1965)The Cincinnati KidLegendary movie and TV superstar Steve McQueen, one of the sexiest and toughest “leading men” of all time, is young high stakes poker player Eric Stoner, in gripping Norman Jewison’s cards-drama ‘Cincinnati Kid’. Also starring Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden.

The Hustler (1961) The Hustler2If ‘Cincinnati Kid’ is all about poker, the world of professional pool is portrayed in the iconic and unforgettable movie ‘The Hustler’, directed by Robert Rossen from Walter Tevis’ 1959 novel of the same name. The story follows pool shark and ultimate antihero “Fast” Eddie Felson, majestically played by Paul Newman, on his ambitious route to challenge legendary pool player Minnesota Fats (played by Jackie Gleason) for his world title…

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