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Old 07-07-2015, 08:44 PM   #26
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Has anyone ever heard of the movie All or Nothing that came out in 2013?

How about Shark out of water?
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:13 AM   #27
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Rounders was definitely the best unfortunately there haven't been to many good poker movies
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:49 PM   #28
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Who can omit this forgetful opening scene

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Old 07-11-2015, 11:44 PM   #29
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5 Card Stud is not a poker movie. There's like a 2 minute poker scene at the beginning and then not another hand is dealt. Decent cheesy western with a lot of star power though.
I guess its not really a poker movie, most of the poker scenes are just Deano sitting there flipping a pack of cards, but, the title, and the game getting smaller and smaller with each murder, I had to include it.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:20 AM   #30
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I guess its not really a poker movie, most of the poker scenes are just Deano sitting there flipping a pack of cards, but, the title, and the game getting smaller and smaller with each murder, I had to include it.
Not a problem - too many suggestions is better than not enough! .

I watched Kaleidoscope and thought it was fine. As the other poster said there's only one poker scene in it at the end. Nothing spectacular but sufficiently entertaining.

I found The Music of Chance painful to watch. I've seen other people praise Spader and Patinkin's acting, the cinematography, the metaphors for life yada yada yada but all I saw was a couple of greedy punks who got what they deserved.

Halfway into California Split as I type this. I need to watch more movies from the early 70s - the style and the mannerisms are truly unique and interesting. I'll post more when I have a chance to finish it.
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:13 PM   #31
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Not a problem - too many suggestions is better than not enough! .

I watched Kaleidoscope and thought it was fine. As the other poster said there's only one poker scene in it at the end. Nothing spectacular but sufficiently entertaining.

I found The Music of Chance painful to watch. I've seen other people praise Spader and Patinkin's acting, the cinematography, the metaphors for life yada yada yada but all I saw was a couple of greedy punks who got what they deserved.

Halfway into California Split as I type this. I need to watch more movies from the early 70s - the style and the mannerisms are truly unique and interesting. I'll post more when I have a chance to finish it.
Every time I watch one from the 1930s im left (surprisingly) saying to myself "wow why cant all movies today be like this".

Here are a few more western films with brief poker scenes to add to my already posted list of non poker movies with some poker.

Along Came Jones (1945)
Backtrack! (1969)
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:18 PM   #32
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For a great blackjack movie, how about Bette Midler and Rip Torn in Jinxed? I LOVED that movie, I couldn't stop watching it!

2001's Finders Fee starring James Earl Jones, Ryan Reynolds and Matthew Lillard is more a suspense-thriller, but has a couple poker scenes.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:41 PM   #33
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For a great blackjack movie, how about Bette Midler and Rip Torn in Jinxed? I LOVED that movie, I couldn't stop watching it!

2001's Finders Fee starring James Earl Jones, Ryan Reynolds and Matthew Lillard is more a suspense-thriller, but has a couple poker scenes.
Jinxed sounds interesting, I feel jinxed but not like I cant lose, like I cant win.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:16 AM   #34
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Lucky town starring James Caan was a survivable gambling movie
I couldn't disagree more. I could not believe I actually finished it. In fact, this is my go-to answer when people ask "What is the worst poker related movie ever?".
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:15 PM   #35
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Every time I watch one from the 1930s im left (surprisingly) saying to myself "wow why cant all movies today be like this".
Momentarily jumping off the topic of poker movies, if you haven't seen Fritz Lang's Metropolis, you should rent it from Netflix. It's from 1927 but a legitimate case could be made that it's the best movie ever. 1933's King Kong is also an absolute masterpiece.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:42 PM   #36
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Momentarily jumping off the topic of poker movies, if you haven't seen Fritz Lang's Metropolis, you should rent it from Netflix. It's from 1927 but a legitimate case could be made that it's the best movie ever. 1933's King Kong is also an absolute masterpiece.
Thanks, was looking for something to watch tonight.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:37 PM   #37
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I just watched Born to Gamble on YouTube. GREAT movie! Reminded me of Citizen Kane for its ability to tell a story. Yes, I thought it was that good. I wish that movie could be remade so that we could watch it with higher-quality audio.

I wouldn't call it a poker movie. It's more of a portrait of what can happen to a family in which gambling addiction runs. I mean that as neither a positive nor a negative, just pointing out that I wouldn't lump it in with Rounders, Deal, Lucky You et al.

Did you get a chance to watch Metropolis?
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:38 PM   #38
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Mississippi Grind is NOT what I would consider a poker movie, but it was good.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:13 AM   #39
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Mississippi Grind is NOT what I would consider a poker movie, but it was good.
I enjoyed it as well. I could definately relate with Jerry when that Queen hit the River.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:28 AM   #40
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Cool Hand Luke....Paul Newman, not a poker movie at all, a prison movie but the memorable poker scene accounts for the movie's title and the famous tag line.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:04 PM   #41
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A Big Hand for the Little Lady (5 - it was just okay)
Maverick with Mel Gibson (6)
Shade (1 - hated this one it was horrible)
Lucky Girl (Elisha Cuthbert - a stretch to call it a poker movie it's more of a movie about gambling addiction) - 5

I've never seen Freeze Out or California Split because I can't find them anywhere - anyone know where they can be downloaded or watched?
If you log onto Amazon you will see that you can either purchase a copy of California Split for $ 39.99 or watch it instantly for as low as $ 2.99.You can also purchase used copies for less $$ too. There are a few sites where you can also watch Freeze Out instantly, if you can't find a used copy somewhere.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #42
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You can watch California Split for free on youtube.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:50 PM   #43
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You can watch California Split for free on youtube.
Highly recommended. Frickin awesome 70s flick even without the gambling

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Old 11-18-2015, 01:27 AM   #44
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OP is really generous on some of those ratings.

Deal and All In (with Swain) are god awful. Really, really, terrible.
Lucky You and Stu Ungar are also quite bad.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:07 PM   #45
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also check this thread..."Vegas movies"
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/10...ovies-1273299/
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:44 PM   #46
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There are a few sites where you can also watch Freeze Out instantly,
I can't find that one to save my life. Suggestions? A PM will be appreciated.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:44 PM   #47
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There are two movies available on Netflix Streaming that I hadn't noticed before. One is called Cold Deck starring one of the guys from the Sopranos. I'd give it a 4 out of 10. Poker is only marginally featured. Nothing in it I haven't seen in 100 other gambling movies.

There's also one called Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey. Haven't watched it yet but it looks more about gambling than poker.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:15 AM   #48
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There's also one called Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey. Haven't watched it yet but it looks more about gambling than poker.
Its about Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:41 AM   #49
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Yeah, definitely not about poker, and not even really about gambling, but I liked the movie.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:06 PM   #50
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A documentary about Daniel Negraneu (I know I spelled it wrong and I don't care) was, from what I understand, *just* added to Netflix instant. You have to search for KidPoker without the space. Haven't watched it yet - will post a review when I do.
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