Classic Poker Movies

Poker Movies

There’s something about poker, it’s hard to resist. As a contest of pure will and skill, the game is woven into our culture. From the raw engine rooms and age in western glitz and glamor of a Las Vegas casino, poker, our imagination like no other game for the first drama inherent in the game a lot of material for writers Hollywood offered trapped. Some of his best efforts.

Rounders (1998)

Looking to the thrill of victory and the destructive potential of the addiction to gambling, the poker movie of Generation X. When a young poker prodigy (Matt Damon) loses everything in a high stakes game that promises, which has always done. His desire is only a short time when his own love of poker and card shark shadow (Edward Norton) brings you back to the table. Look for the cameo by poker legend Johnny Chan, who plays in a match against Matt Damon’s character.

Maverick (1994)

Maverick takes us on a trip to an idealized Old West and how we imagine the game being played on excursion boats yesterday tail. A remake of the 1950 television series of the same name, Mel Gibson plays a charming con man who tries everything possible to increase the buy-in for a tournament of high risk. There are a lot of light humor in the way and some fun tricks and turns. See Danny Glover, a bank robber and a tribute to his work plays with Gibson in the Lethal Weapon series.

Cincinnati Kid (1965)

A true classic with Steve McQueen as a child in question, a young rising star who is trying his luck in New Orleans in 1930. He has the skills to be a champion, but the odds are against you from the beginning, when he discovered the impact of crime and corruption in the world of poker. McQueen plays the great Edward G. Robinson, and the chemistry between these different generations of actors is one of the best parts of the film.

The Sting (1973)

Another very popular film in the 1930s, attempts to tell the story of Oscar-winning two small potato thieves (Paul Newman and Robert Redford), a corrupt banker cheating as revenge for a murder. With many twists and a private poker game crucial, the two men are finally ready to take your plan. The trick to set the standard for the type of caper film still remains one of the best examples.

Aces and Eights (1936)

Two pair, aces and eights are known as Dead Man’s Hand. It’s the Wild West legend Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot in the back and was killed in Deadwood. It is also the treatment in the hands climax of this classic western about a Mr. Tim Madigan rogue player with a sweet spot. The player (Tim McCoy) comes with a Mexican family in danger of losing his ranch a few unscrupulous characters. Madigan finally confronts bad guys in a poker showdown with game ranch in the future, though the film seems dated in places, is undoubtedly one of the earliest examples of a classic poker.