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Hello Mobsters,

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.


     
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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.

     
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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.

     
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Maverick is that Mel Gibson - Jodie Foster film thats quite funny. will have to look aty the others if smoking aces is the one with ryan reynolds would not call that a poker film .

     
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nice list b1gfoot, I'm downloading a few now I'll post my own thoughts afterwards..

I have high hopes for One of a kind - I tried downloading it ages ago but the seed failed at like 94% or something... got from a different tracker this time, so see how it goes..

     
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i recently see The high roller a film on the life of the great Stu Ungar...i like it, but the best poker film is the Cincinnati kid Smile

     
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Yeah nice list B1gfoot. I"ll download some as well. Ofcourse i've seen Rounders
and the Cincinnati Kid( by far the best pokermovie i've seen) but i haven't seen
some on your list. I will now , thx.

     
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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 Blink That is first sentence in Rounders Blink

     
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i think ive only watched 3 on b1gfoot's list.ill try to watch the others

     
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Casino royale james bond Blink

     
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Casino Royale booo proper holloywoodised. Big Smile Big Smile

     
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"Machete"

many bad beats

     
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ROUNDERS, hands down the best poker movie.

Other caisno movies:

Owning Mahowney (excellent)
Yonkers Joe
21
Loaded Pistols
The Gambler

     
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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..

     
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