Top Poker Movies
The following are top movies that involve the famous game of poker.
1. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
The place is New Orleans; a new kid has emerged to beat the dangerous Lancey Howard, played by Edward G. Robinson. Lancey Howard is known to be the best poker player in the country. This new kid finds his way with the help of Eric Stoner, played by Steve McQueen, his old friend, and also a card dealers.
This movie is full of poker scenes, and considered to be one of Steve McQueen's best films.
2. Rounders (1998)
Actor Matt Damons stars in this popular poker film. Damon's character is forced back into the world of poker to help his friend (played by Ed Norton) with his gambling debt. In the end there is tension building as they attempt to win the cash that they need. The actors and actresses in this movie are highly acknowledged.
3. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Four normal guys come from London have decided to put all their money together to help their friend-in-need play in a high stakes poker game with a local gangster as an opponent. At first they get into heavy trouble, and then they try to get out of it. This film is not based on the poker game, but like many other films, this shows the game of poker.
4. Luckytown (2000)
Kirsten Dunst is the lead actress in this film. Dunst has a mission to look for her dad, whom she's found to be a notorious gambler. Dunst, on the other hand, dreams to become a good poker player, so she goes to Las Vegas to fulfill her dream, and look for her dad, as well. In this film you will find lots of action, and wonderful gambling scenes.
5. Big Hand for a Little Lady (1996)
A new family has decided to move to a new town. This causes the husband to join a poker game with very high stakes. A terrible climax occurs when the husband loses almost everything he owns, and then suffers a heart attack. However, his wife, who has no clue about poker, has to finish the game for him and try to win everything back to save their family.
6. Sunset Trail (1939) This film is about good guys fighting against the bad guys. The game of Poker is used by the good guys to triumph over the bad guys, in the end.
7. Kaleidoscope (1966)
The poker game is this film is the most realistic of all in the movies; this is the reason why this is also a good movie for poker fanatics.
Today there are still movies that are being filmed based on poker games. Among many other fictional characters, James Bond is the most famous poker-playing screen personality.