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1. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 438,486 | Gross: $42.44M

2. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 46,847 | Gross: $12.64M

3. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 151,839 | Gross: $49.03M

4. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 107,321 | Gross: $2.32M

5. Kill the Irishman (2011)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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50 Metascore

The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer

Votes: 43,848 | Gross: $1.19M

6. Mannix (1967–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 2,448

7. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 3,717

8. Premium Rush (2012)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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66 Metascore

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Sean Kennedy

Votes: 107,343 | Gross: $20.28M

9. Any Number Can Play (1949)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Gambling-house owner finds himself estranged from his wife and son.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter

Votes: 644

10. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 17,042 | Gross: $4.49M

11. The Gambler (1974)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,717

12. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 19,649 | Gross: $2.59M

13. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 9,303 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Lucky You (2007)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.9
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49 Metascore

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Phyllis Somerville

Votes: 19,805 | Gross: $5.76M

15. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 5,241

16. Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Action

6.8
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33 Metascore

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 4,928 | Gross: $4.97M

17. Owning Mahowny (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.

Director: Richard Kwietniowski | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 12,228 | Gross: $1.01M

18. Quicksand (2003)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 2,179

19. Rudo y Cursi (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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67 Metascore

Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

Director: Carlos Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia

Votes: 7,920 | Gross: $1.83M

20. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,625

21. The Facts of Life (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.5
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Middle-class suburbanites Larry and Kitty grow bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other's manner grating, they fall in love when thrown together... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Ruth Hussey, Don DeFore

Votes: 1,202

22. My Daughter's Secret Life (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Sherry Miller, Evan Sabba, Greg Ellwand

Votes: 1,243

23. The Only Game in Town (1970)

M/PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Fran Walker (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) walks into a piano bar for pizza. She comes back home with Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), the piano player. Joe plans on winning five thousand dollars and leaving Las Vegas, Nevada. Fran waits for something else. Meanwhile, he moves in with her.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Charles Braswell, Hank Henry

Votes: 832 | Gross: $3.27M

24. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

Votes: 993

25. Fever Pitch (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

4.1
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25 Metascore

An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - professional gambling.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.62M

26. Tricheurs (1984)

94 min | Drama

6.3
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Exploring themes of addiction, sexual power games, and compulsive behavior, Barbet Shroeder's Tricheurs is a powerfully impudent look into the world of gambling addicts, Bulle Ogier is cast... See full summary »

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Bulle Ogier, Leandro Vale, Roger Sarbib

Votes: 239

27. The Hard Easy (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.

Director: Ari Ryan | Stars: Henry Thomas, David Boreanaz, Vera Farmiga, Bruce Dern

Votes: 718

28. Real Time (2008)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Andy, a hyperactive compulsive gambler, has just been given one hour to live before a hit eliminates him for overdue gambling debts. With the deadline looming, Andy chooses to spend his last hour in more than one unusual way.

Director: Randall Cole | Stars: Randy Quaid, Jay Baruchel, Jayne Eastwood, Lucy Filippone

Votes: 2,370

29. The Seduction of Gina (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.4
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Gina is young, recently married and bored. On a trip to Lake Tahoe she discovers the game of blackjack. Increasingly obsessed with gambling, she keeps hoping her lucky streak will last.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Michael Brandon, Fredric Lehne, Ed Lauter

Votes: 56

30. The Lady Gambles (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Stephen McNally, Edith Barrett

Votes: 516

31. Don't Be Afraid (2011)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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Silvia used to be a cheerful little girl until something happened when she was 8 years old. Nobody could understand the sudden change in her behavior. Now that she's 25, Silvia wants to settle scores with her traumatic past.

Director: Montxo Armendáriz | Stars: Lluís Homar, Belén Rueda, Núria Gago, Cristina Plazas

Votes: 696

32. King of the Underworld (1939)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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After the killing of her husband by friendly fire during a police raid, Dr. Carole Nelson tries to find gangster Joe Gurney to clear her name with the medical board.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, John Eldredge

Votes: 929

33. Riders of the Deadline (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Western

6.7
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When Hoppy's falsely accused young friend is killed while supposedly trying to escape from jail, an embittered Hoppy is blamed and drummed out of the Texas Rangers.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers, Frances Woodward

Votes: 146

34. The House on 56th Street (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, History

6.5
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It is the World War I period, and Peggy Martin, a showgirl and mistress to London Fiske, marries her love, handsome Monte Van Tyle. They move into the house on 56th street and have a baby, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Gene Raymond, John Halliday

Votes: 534

35. Going for Broke (2003 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

5.9
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A woman becomes a compulsive gambler and eventually loses everything.

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Delta Burke, Ellen Page, Matthew Harbour, Patricia Gage

Votes: 361

36. Big Man - The Diva (1988 TV Movie)

92 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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A former lawman has to try to save a diva from an organized-crime mob, which is out to kill her.

Director: Steno | Stars: Bud Spencer, Ursula Andress, Denis Karvil, Paul Guers

Votes: 130

37. Fast and Loose (1939)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

6.4
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Rare booksellers Joel and Garda Sloane are engaged to find who is stealing rare books from a private library.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Reginald Owen, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 548

38. Poker Alice (1987 TV Movie)

92 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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Alice Moffit, "Poker Alice" (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), has been disowned by her Boston, Massachusetts family because of her incurable penchant for gambling. She is travelling the West with ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Skerritt, George Hamilton, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 149

39. Two Dollar Bettor (1951)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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An honest bank employee gets hooked on horse racing, and starts to embezzle bank funds in an attempt to recoup his losses.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Litel, Marie Windsor, Steve Brodie, Barbara Logan

Votes: 135

40. Family Prayers (1993)

PG | 108 min | Drama

5.7
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Coming of age story of a thirteen year old Jewish boy in the 1960s whose parents decide to break up.

Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Tzvi Ratner-Stauber, Julianne Michelle

Votes: 108

41. Awkward Thanksgiving (2014)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Dealing with family is hard, the rest is just gravy. Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to eat good food and share in the spirit of thankfulness. That is, of course, a best ... See full summary »

Director: Henrique Couto | Stars: Geoff Burkman, Mike Canestaro, Tara Clark, Adam Scott Clevenger

Votes: 54

42. High Stakes (1997 TV Movie)

88 min | Thriller

5.6
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A former news reporter marries and tries to adjust to the life of a house wife and mother. However, her need for an adrenaline high is overpowering and she becomes and addicted gambler.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, Robin Thomas, Brendan Fletcher, Jan D'Arcy

Votes: 47

43. The Halo Effect (2004)

97 min | Comedy

5.9
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Fatso is the kind-hearted owner of a rather bad take-away place in Dublin. His employees are a bunch of incompetent people, whom he keeps on mostly to help them survive. Also, he has a ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Stephen Rea, Grattan Smith, Kerry Condon, Simon Delaney

Votes: 176

44. The Invisible Wall (1947)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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When a mob boss sends gambler Harry Lane to Vegas to deliver 20K to a contact, Harry gambles the money away and must somehow recover it before getting into trouble with his employer.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Don Castle, Virginia Christine, Richard Gaines, Arthur Space

Votes: 64

45. Night Bus (2007)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Davide Marengo | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Valerio Mastandrea, Ennio Fantastichini, Anna Romantowska

Votes: 683

46. The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (1970 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A frontier huckster, Colonel Ryder, and a young orphan, Davey, operate a travelling tent show. They are loaned an elephant by an old friend, Molly, who is also a rival circus owner. Davey ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Parley Baer, Whitney Blake, Walter Burke, Ernestine Clark

Votes: 8

47. Superplokhie (2016)

75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.2
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Contemporary Moscow. Danya, a struggling actor, has just lost his girlfriend. His troubles soon multiply when his younger brother Dima shows up at his apartment with a friend who has a bullet in his stomach.

Director: Dmitriy Suvorov | Stars: Anna Chipovskaya, Kirill Kaganovich, Vlad Kanopka, Aleksandr Kim

Votes: 74

48. Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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A young girl is taken with a boy that she meets, but he leads her into gambling where she begins losing money, becomes desperate, and starts to steal.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Shelley Fabares, Lisa Dean Ryan, Malcolm Stewart, Teryl Rothery

Votes: 49

49. Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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A fool-proof formula for picking winning horses on a computer disc is the Maguffin sought by Cleveland and others.

Director: Deirdre Friel | Stars: Ian McShane, Kate McKenzie, Karl Hayden, Dearbhla Molloy

Votes: 64

50. Winner Take All (1975 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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An average American housewife who is addicted to gambling gradually destroys her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Shirley Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Groom, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 81



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