Since the golden age of the Western, poker playing has always been a popular theme in Hollywood. Although many of the movies that have Hollywood Poker are not very good and some of them appear even poker in a ridiculous manner, watching poker action on the big screen is great fun, especially if you play poker yourself.
Here are the best poker movies that were ever produced in Hollywood. Some of the movies are actually excellent movies regardless to their display of the poker game, while in others the poker games is the feature that makes it worth seeing. However, if you are a poker fan, add these movies to your musts list.
The directed by George Roy Hill in 1973 Sting
The Sting is less about poker sharking and more about the art of the card but it is two hours of fun offer challenging. The Oscar-winning 1973 offers young Paul Newman as the greatest deceiver of all, the young Robert Redford in the art of trickestry mentors. David S. About screenplay is based on true stories, the con games.
Cincinnati Kid directed by Norman Jewison 1965
The classic stud poker film for its climatic final hand and the unforgettable quote known: Calls, what its all about, is not it? The wrong move at the right time. In short, The Cincinnati Kid about the battle between Steve Macqueen who is known, plays a young poker player also known as The Kid and the veteran poker players, as the man, who is played by Edward G. Robinson during the Great Depression in New Orleans. It can not appear at any other list of best movies, but it certainly has one of the best poker scenes ever seen on the screen.
California Split directed by Robert Altman in 1974
California Split may not be the choice of Robert Altman’s creation, but is one of the best films, the chaotic everyday life of two professional gamblers by George Segal and Elliott Gould played portray. As in many Altman films, the narrative is not particularly straight and the end is not necessarily happy, but it is to be successful in describing an authentic experience. Additionally, poker trivia fans would be thrilled to learn that poker legend Amarillo Slim plays a small role.
Rounders directed by John Dahl in 1998
It is difficult to say whether the movie pushed to the poker boom of the 21st Century or the rise in popularity of poker in the last decade made Rounders a cult hit. However, Rounders is one of the best poker films to the contemporary high stake poker scene. The core of the movie is a long poker marathon in which Mat Damon and Edward Norton are trying to earn money to pay off the latter gambling debts. World Series of Poker champion Johnny Chan plays a minor role.
Maverick directed by Richard Donner in 1994
Although Maverick is not the most brilliant film of all time, and some of the poker scenes are a bit silly, it’s a fun and lightheaded poker movie. There you could even have a basic idea what it was, a vast player in the old west card scene with Mel Gibson as a maverick to be trying to earn enough money for the big five card draw poker tournament.