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A Full House of Poker Movies
List creator: underdog
Created on: October 26, 2007 - 12:06 AM PDT
Description: Some of the best - and some not as great - films set around the card table. Ante up.

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A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
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  Western set around poker game which Fonda blows and his wife (Woodward) saves his behind. Underrated.
Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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  Not a great movie and yet one of the best poker movies - go figure. A stellar cast of character actors and some great gaming action. Plus, Steve McQueen!
Rounders (1998)
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  Damon and Norton square off vs. Malkovich's oily Russian crime boss. Highly watchable poker-playing, even if it's often quite unrealistic; with cameo by Johnny Chan.
Maverick (1994)
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  Fluffy escapist fun, with amusing climatic poker challenge.
California Split (1974)
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  Very 70s, very Altman but still one of the best poker movies - showing the sleazier, downbeat side of gambling.
Lucky You (2007)
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  Not as bad as some critics had it, but not all that great either. not much chemistry, it plays a little flat but some of the Duvall-Bana stuff is decent and the cardplaying works. Except in ludicrous finale.
House of Games (Criterion Collection) (1987)
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  The pyschology of playing cards, playing games - and playing other people - in this brilliantly written Mamet work. "You can't bluff someone who's not paying attention."
The Gambler (1974)
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  Extremely overlooked film, one of the best about card-playing and gambling. One of Caan's best roles.
Gambling City (1976)
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  Underrated Italian crime film.
Croupier (1998)
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  Not a poker movie but a good poker scene. Plus: Clive Owen. Card dealer. Nuff said.
Casino Royale (2006)
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  A no-brainer of course, and there's a lot of action away from the card tables, but the gaming here is superb.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Director's Cut) (1998)
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  Also not a poker movie per se, but, great scene; to quote runawayjim: "one of my fave poker scenes ever"
No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail (2006)
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The Grand (2007)
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  Uneven and frequently falls like a lead balloon, but there are also some hilarious moments and great characterizations by a game cast. (Dig director Werner Herzog playing an insane poker player called The German. Gabe Kaplan is good, too. A mess but worth a watch)

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