Poker is one of the most popular games played on riverbelle online casino so when it comes to the Top 10 poker movies there will always be debate. However, the following films appear in most poker-players top lists of those that best show the skill, high and lows of the game.
1. The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Steve McQueen is Eric ‘The Kid’ Stoner, with an epic five-card stud duel with a veteran card shark trying to bring him down.
2. Rounders (1998) Matt Damon stars as a law student who has given up playing after losing $30,000, but is brought back in by his rebellious best friend Worm.
3. Maverick (1994) Mel Gibson plays a card shark at the top of his game in this hard hitting comedy Western.
4. The Sting (1973) Paul Newman manages to out-con a con in this classic multi award winning movie.
5. California Split (1974) George Segal and Elliot Gould star in this bitter-sweet comedy about the excitement and rush of the game.
6. Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig, as James Bond, must stop the bad guy from winning a high-stakes poker tournament to save the world for another day.
7. Croupier (2000) More about gambling life inside a casino, it stars Clive Owen in this crime caper.
8. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Poker is only around the edges of this film, but it fits in with the high-stakes, high-adrenalin rush of the gamble and the win.
9. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) A group of friends put together £100,000 hoping to win easy money in a high-stakes card game – and lose.
10. A Big Hand For A Little Lady (1966) Comedy western staring Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward, who must win back their life savings so they can move on and start the new life they planned.