5 Poker Movies a Poker Fan Must Watch

Looking for exciting poker movies to watch? Here is a list of 5 poker movies that are surely going to win your attention.



If you are a true poker fan, this John Dahl directed movie has to be on top of your ‘to-be-watched’ list. Being released in the year 1998, the movie talked about the underground world of high stakes poker. The storyline revolves around two friends played by Matt Damon and Edward Norton who are in huge debt and now have to win at high stake poker to pay off their sharks. The film initially received mixed reviews from the viewers but later became a hit when poker started gaining importance.



Academy Award winner movie Maverick is yet another movie a poker enthusiast must watch. Directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, the movie talks about a ‘card player and con artist’ who wishes to enter the world of high stake poker. In his journey of making his dream come true, he is being accompanied by another con artist and a lawman. Being a worldwide theatrical hit, the movie was successful to earn a gross amount of $183 million.

The Cincinnati Kid


Directed by Norman Jewison, The Cincinnati Kid is the 1965 American Drama movie. The film revolves around the story of Eric who is a young depression-era poker player. Eric wants to create the best reputation in the game for him. This leads him to challenge another successful player who is considered the best among the people.

The Grand


Being a true poker fan, The Grand is a poker comedy you cannot resist. Zak Penn’s directed movie focuses on a poker tournament that takes place in Las Vegas at Golden Nugget. Real poker matches were played by the actors of the movie to film the scenes. The script of the movie did not speak of the winner of the poker game in the film; it was decided by the real game of poker played by the stars on the movie sets.


Directed and written by Damian Nieman, this American crime drama is a must-watch poker movie for a true poker fan. Movie stars include Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, and Melanie Griffith. The story of the film revolves around three grifters who wish to set up legendary ‘The Dean.’

So, which one are you going to watch first? Let us know in the comment section below.

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