I was just thinking about poker in the movies I personally can only think of 2 of the top of my head which would be Rounders excellent film I really liked the movie long before i ever started playing poker and may have contributed to be starting in the first place but not directly. But defo a class movie and i cannot wait for them to make a decision on whether or not they will be making a sequel fingers crossed they will one day.
The only other one i can think off now would be lucky you which is ok as a movie i guess nowhere near as good as Rounders, and personally the part where Bana's character folds the best hand against his father i really think i would have called lol.
So what do you think of the poker films and is there any others that are worth having a watch.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
The three main ones I can think of I will list in order of which I think is the best:
1. The Grand - comedy with Woody Harrelson and a cast other other great actors.. Not exactly a serious poker film but I think the best of whats out there. 2. High Roller - Story of Stu Ungar - OK - a lot of Stu Ungar biography fans aren't going to be satisfied with this, as theres very little poke and very little drugs actually in the film - but still a step above rounders. 3. Rounders - OK film - but very standard hollywood and you're not going to get any surprises here. But if you're a massive poker buff, worth watching.. but whilst the other two films I'd say could be worth watching for people other than poker fans - Rounders I'd have to say is not a good enough movie to recommend to anyone who isn't into poker.
Joined: Mar '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 41 (M)
Well wait no longer rounders 2 is in the making...some I have seen.... The Cincinnati Kid -- best poker related movie IMO Croupier -- A must see House of Games -- Great film, one for the rigtards cause live poker is rigged. Rounders -- Didnt like it, over rated, s**t poker. The Sting -- Fucking A. Maverick -- OK One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stu Ungar -- A must Smoking aces -- I turned it off, but some say its good. The Gambler -- Not seen it yet but have it. card player -- Got it at the weekend, but not seen it.
Joined: Nov '10
Age: 34 (M)
I watched few of them (Including Cincinati kid and Stu Ungar) but I like rounders the most! Not because of story but because of great lines in that movie... Just look at my description That is first sentence in Rounders
Joined: Apr '11
Location: United States
Age: 38 (M)
Out of b1's list i would have to say Rounders, Cinn.Kid, and Maverick. They are the best to me. I like Casino Royale thats just a good james bond movie period to me..High Roller thats just a poker player that made it lost it well blow it then hitted big again..