Everybody loves a good Netflix and chill; a romantic comedy, or maybe an interesting documentary. But sometimes all we (gamblers) want to see is the thrill of the pleasant and disobedient air of outstanding gambling movies, whether it is the witty ones, the more gritty ones or just the plain old slick type.
So, from the vast library of Netflix, we have found a few interesting gambling themed movies that are probably the best that the streaming service has to offer. Well, yes, of course, everybody has been making a fuss about some new blockbusters but that will soon pass, but the movies we are recommending are definitely worth watching twice. And if cinema is your thing then we have some honorable mentions for you.
To kick things off we begin with this movie which many people consider to be an absolute classic. Having a star-studded cast that includes a young Al Pacino and an even younger Johnny Depp makes the movie ooze of great and captivating storytelling. The movie is a dark, gritty timeless classic brilliance that should be at the top of your watch, depending on how fast you can get to it.
Featuring Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, and Vanessa Williams, Hoodlum is based on real-life events. The story is based on the activities of black gangs who battled it out with the Italian mob for control over the Harlem numbers racket in the 1930s. This falls on the grittier end but it does give some valuable life lessons.
The title tells it all for this one. Starring Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Mark Wahlberg, The Gambler tells the story of a professor with huge gambling debts who then plots to win big by plotting with one of his basketball star students to save shots during a game. This one delivers more than just a captivating story as it openly portrays the realities of the gambling world.
Win It All
This will probably turn up in Netflix search for ‘gambling movies’ and it indeed deserves a top spot owing to the brilliance that it boasts of. It stars Jake Johnson and the ever-amazing Keegan-Michael Key in an action-packed drama that sees the lead character eventually come out on top.
What Happens In Vegas
What Happens in Vegas boasts of a truly outstanding cast consisting of the ever-brilliant Cameron Diaz, the magnificent Ashton Kutcher as well as the great Rob Corddry. It tells the story of two strangers who awaken to find that they have gotten married after a night of intense partying and hitting the Vegas casino tables.
And there you go folks. Have a great movie break. Just make sure you pay attention to the details – you might actually learn a thing or two.