The greatest casino movies of our generation

Over the years, Hollywood has created a handful of amazing action movies.

Movies that fall into this genre tend to have one or two things in common. First and foremost, they feature a lot of guns and bloodshed. Secondly, these movies almost always feature the protagonist visiting a nearby casino or brothel. When you notice the slot machines, you can almost guarantee that a shootout is about to take place. With so many amazing movies involving casinos, it can be difficult to determine which one is the best. You’ll learn more about the top contenders below.

 

Vegas Vacation

Vegas Vacation might not be an action-packed movie, but it is undeniably full of laughs. The movie follows the Griswold family as they venture to Las Vegas for the Christmas holiday. Unsurprisingly, the father, Clark Griswold, gets himself into a whole host of problems. He winds up losing the family’s money and nearly loses him entire family as well. However, Clark’s son, Rusty, does a spectacular job and goes on a winning spree. At one point, he uses casino promo codes and wins cars for the entire family.

The movie doesn’t feature much bullet-flying action, but it is still fun nevertheless.

 

Casino

Gangsters and casinos go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. It is nearly impossible not to venture into a casino and see a shady looking Italian man in a fancy suit. Surprisingly, Casino is based on a true story. Sam Rothstein becomes involved with the mob and is tasked with overseeing the operations of a casino in Las Vegas. While things start off great for Sam, they quickly spiral out of control. He winds up getting involved with the wrong people and loses his wife. Eventually, the mob is dethroned and Sam winds up back at the drawing board. The film is definitely a must watch for anyone that wants to see the shadier side of casinos.

 

21

Is it possible to cheat the modern-day casinos? In all likelihood, you’ve heard about the prospect of counting cards. If you want to learn more about the process of counting cards and tricking the biggest casinos in America, you need to watch 21. The film follows a group of MIT students and their teacher as they try to cheat the casinos with an elaborate scheme. At first, the group works great together. However, things quickly turn awry and the teacher is pitted against his students. Who will emerge as the winner?

Will it be the students, the teacher or the casino? Watch the film to find out!

 

Rounders

In America, there are casinos and then there are underground casinos. Rounders delves into the latter group of establishments. In Rounders, two friends find themselves in desperate need for money. They come up with a bright scheme to earn the needed cash by playing poker. As you likely already guessed, things quickly go wrong for the pair. While the film itself was not well received by critics, it still became a major success with audiences and remains a cult classic even to date.