The first game everyone thinks of in a casino is Poker and that is how popular it is. While the game looks like it is a pure luck game, it is more like deceit, psychology game of the masterminds. While there are many movies out there that feature casino and video poker online, not many of them actually center around the game or be able to depict it very well. In this article, we will show you the top 5 best movies about poker according to IMDb.

5. Maverick (1994)

Maverick is a poker movie with a wonderful cast with Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, and Alfred Molina. The movie was directed by Richard Donner and released in 1994. It used to be one of the must-watch movies for both poker fans and comedy fans.

Maverick is based on a television show in the 1950s of the same name. The movie follows Maverick, a con artist who gathers money to get into a high-stakes poker game. He is joined by another con artist, Foster, and a lawman, Garner. The movie has a lot of fun even for people who don't really play poker. Maverick was a box office success with a gross of over $183 million worldwide.

4. A Big Hand For The Little Lady (1966)

A Big Hand For The Little Lady is a 1966 movie produced and directed by Fielder Cook. The poker movie follows a couple, Settler Meredith and his wife Mary, and their son to the West to buy a farm. On the way, Meredith, who was a gambling addict got stuck into a high-stakes poker game with all their money on the table. But the real story starts when Meredith got a heart attack and his wife takes on the game.

A Big Hand For The Little Lady poker movie
A Big Hand For The Little Lady (1966)

A Big Hand For The Little Lady is a typical fun comedy movie with a great cast, including Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Paul Ford, and Burgess Meredith. While poker is not the main highlight of the movie, it is a fun watch and very enjoyable.

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3. Molly’s Game (2017)

Molly's Game is a 2017 movie based on the book of the same name. It is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, who was an aspiring athlete. She was injured badly during the qualifiers for the Olympics. Thanks to it, by 30, she was the owner of the most prestigious underground poker empire in Los Angeles, where high-profile people like celebrities, athletes, and even the Russian mob. She eventually became the target of the FBI investigation for running illegal gambling activities.

Molly's Game poker movie
Molly's Game has some really intense courtroom showdowns apart from poker

The movie is not just one of the best movies about poker but it also has some really interesting lawsuits and confrontations that might give you some chill. With a great screenplay and Chastain and Elba's wonderful performances, the movie got tons of good reviews from critics and grossed $59 million worldwide.

2. Casino Royale (2006)

While Casino Royale is not exactly a movie about Poker, it is one of the best James Bond movies ever. In the latter part of the movie, James Bond goes to Montenegro to defeat a terrorist called Le Chiffre in huge a Texas Hold 'Em tournament and it was absolutely a pleasure to watch. The scene shows the luxury of high-class poker with tuxedos, expensive drinks, and great players, giving out a classic feeling, pleasant feeling. Other than poker, we also get to see some classic Jame Bond actions that are just as entertaining as the poker showdown. Casino Royale was a worldwide success at the box office in 2006 with $600 million, the 2nd highest-grossing installment of the Jame Bond franchise.

1. Rounders (1998)

There is no dispute that Rounders is the best poker movie of all time. While it is not an awarding winning movie, it is really well-made and is 100% about poker. Rounders follows Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), young poker players with high potential who want to win the WSOP (World Series of Poker). When his friend Lester "Worm" Murphy (Edward Norton) is released from prison, he convinced Mike to help him pay a large debt by playing poker around New York. This has interrupted Mike's study in law school and broke the relationship with his girlfriend.

Rounders poker movie
Rounders (1998)

Rounders is one of the most quotable poker movies with a great script and actors. While it was only moderately successful at the box office, it became a hit later on when poker became popular in the 200s.

Above are the top 5 best poker movies that GuruGamer.com highly recommends. Should you want more suggestions, don't forget to check our Movies category!

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