Gambling is a famous movie genre that has attracted many individuals because of its glitz and glamour. If you too are a fan of such movies, there’s good news – Netflix has lots of them!
Sorting out from a seemingly unending list, we bring you some of the best movies with gambling as their backdrop. However, if you would like to know more about betting per se, visit the linked out portal, which gives out free bets to start one’s journey.
Win It All (2017)
This movie entails the story of a character Edward Garret who is a small-time gambler. One of his acquaintances from jail gives him a bag to look after but asks him not to open it. Unable to curb his curiosity, Garret goes ahead and opens it to find it full of cash.
Because of the compulsive gambler he is, Garrett ends up using some of the money for his pursuits and ultimately loses it. However, this persuades him to earn back the lost money and go out on a gambling spree.
The Big Short (2015)
The Big Short has a star-studded cast – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. It shows the lives of hedge fund managers who make bets amounting to billions of dollars and shows the human tendency of taking risks. It is adapted from the book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” and is an excellent watch.
Cold Deck (2015)
Cold Deck is a Canadian Movie about a compulsive gambler Bobby, who wants to become an aspiring poker player. With high hopes, he enters a game organized by a wealthy man. The story takes a turn where Bobby loses his initial money and goes on an exciting journey to revive his investment.
Kid Poker (2015)
Kid Poker is the real-life story of Daniel Negreanu, the six-time winner of World Series of Poker. If you are a poker fan, then this movie should be on your bucket list. The movie aptly presents the game from the perspective of a player and how it feels like to be the champion of the game.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
This romantic comedy stars Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in the lead roles. The plot unfolds by the two of them traveling to the Sin City where they meet each other and enjoy gambling in the nightclubs. Afterward, they enter into wedlock and end up winning a three million jackpot! After returning from their trip, they want the marriage to end but also want the jackpot to be divided between them, which becomes a little bit tricky. You would have to watch the movie to see what happens next!
This is a rather special entry on the list as it is a series and not a movie. It is adapted from a Japanese manga and provides a great experience to watch because of its unique style. The plot involves a school imparting education for becoming politicians and businesspersons, however, the students are more interested in gambling, giving the story an exciting twist.