Motion pictures are one of the most significant parts of today’s entertainment world. Films about casinos helped people grow fond of betting. Before films on casinos became famous, betting was believed to be the distraction of the rich. But nowadays, there’s an increasing number of individuals who enter a casino after watching a film on the casino. There is something in particular about the appeal, excitement, and style of the betting scene that makes it incredible to show in a movie. Voodoo dreams might help you understand better. Hollywood has been intrigued by casinos. One can’t resist the opportunity to look all starry eyed at the silver screen while feeling the chills of walking through the streets of Las Vegas down the spine. Here is a list of the best casino movies for you to look at:
1. Casino (1995) – Any film which features Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci has to be great. This film has tremendously brought the tricky and elegant Las Vegas way of life closer to the audience. This film shows us the two-facedness of Las Vegas – the excitement and allure, together with its coldblooded and fierce dealings. Robert De Niro plays Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, a casino chief in Las Vegas who has associations with the mafia yet who currently carries on with a typical, calm existence with his better half. That is, until his old companion Nicky Santoro – played by Joe Pesci – turns up, completely developed and now a key player.
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – This film is based on a novel portraying the tempestuous existence of Hunter S. Thompson – a disputable author and writer. Joined by his crazed Samoan legal counselor, Johnny Depp embarks to Las Vegas to cover a game for a magazine. This film shows a side of Vegas which is perilous, unsettled and fiendish and holds a dim mirror up to western culture.
3. Casino Royale (2006) – Daniel Craig stars as the amazing mystery operator – James Bond. Casino Royale has since gotten the most number of Bond and casino fans as well, because of its smooth delineation of the high-moving world. One of the world’s most infamous psychological oppressors – Le Chiffre – is in Montenegro, where he’s playing a high stakes poker competition, planning to win back enough cash to assuage his perilous associates. The stakes are higher and Bond needs to maintain his cool to keep away from a global disaster. While carrying out his responsibility, Bond begins to look all starry eyed at a woman who is accountable for the cash he needs for the game.
4. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – The film is set out by George Clooney’s character, Danny Ocean, to pull off the greatest and the most exciting theft America has ever faced. He has accumulated a gathering of capable experts who don’t spare a moment to go for broke. He needs to have a noteworthy draw out, yet needs capable people to take care of business. This film shows that side of the industry which is commonly obscure to the regular group. Regardless of having a significant plot opening, it’s as yet an extraordinary casino film of all time.
5. The Hangover (2004) – A trio – Phil, Stu and Alan head out to Las Vegas for their friend Doug’s bachelor’s party and wake up the following day with no memory of the prior night. They realize the groom has disappeared, there’s a tiger in the room, and one of them has strangely lost a tooth. The Hangover is an entertaining portrayal of Vegas’ casinos and everything that might turn out badly there.
6. Croupier (1998) – Clive Owen plays Jack Manfred who is a yearning essayist. Battling to bring home the bacon, he is compelled to accept a position as a croupier at a casino. This film shows the gloomier side of the betting scene. Jack Manfred comes to realize he fits as a croupier at the casino. It doesn’t take long for the hopeful author to understand that the life of a casino specialist would make an incredible novel.
7. Rain Man (1988) – It’s an intriguing story where Tom Cruise’s character Charlie Babbit gets some answers concerning his mentally unbalanced sibling. He takes him to Vegas and lets him tally cards at the Blackjack tables. It’s a film about mental ability, family associations, and the ‘lawful’ and ‘unlawful’ things people misuse in the casinos. Rain Man won four Academy Awards in 1989.
8. 21 (dir. Robert Luketic, 2008) – Ben Campbell played by Jim Sturgess is an understudy, who needs a grant to Harvard School of Medicine. Ben’s leisure time is taken up by outings to Vegas. Tempted by that way of life, Ben joins a gathering of gifted understudies who utilize their mathematical information to win hard money at Las Vegas.
If you are a casino fan and a movie buff too, these are the films you should definitely watch.