Casino is what many live for and what so many works have been created for, because the topic is quite popular and resonates in the hearts of many viewers. Movies that can both make you laugh to the core, and be a cruel detective with a bunch of mysteries, bought cops and shootouts. Then you can see a list of the best films in which events develop in such an interesting and unexpected way that you would never be able to see this even in Ireland casinos.
House of Games
An underrated thriller with a feminist twist
Margaret is an ordinary woman psychiatrist who is forced to come to her patient, who talks about that. that he owes money to a local mob boss and that he is ready to commit suicide because of a nervous breakdown. She spends some time with him and persuades him not to kill himself. When meeting in a gambling house with a rather mysterious type Mike, a woman begins to play for all the money and very quickly gets carried away with the process, later I feel dependent on playing something. Director David Mamet's debut uses the beautiful axiom: "If you don't know who's the sucker at the table, it's you." The main one who got scammed is ourselves and this twist will be remembered for a long time by people who saw this film. And the final scene is just something, because it shows that the film is not entirely about mafiosi and ira in gambling establishments. This is a film about a very dangerous woman who was better not to touch.
The legendary lesson of male friendship and swindle
In Chicago in the early 30s, there was a special time of the mafia, when everyone used fake names so that they would not be caught by law enforcement, a novice player teams up with an experienced con man in order to bring justice to one of the main mafiosi in all of Chicago, who has quite recognizable personality, because the appearance of the actor belongs to Robert Shaw. So far, no one is going to expose this couple. And why? They capture all the attention with themselves and are really worthy heroes for the film. Interesting, well-written and delabschye, of course, not always, but the right thing to do. And you don't need more for good characters.
Born gambler Mike (Matt Damon), who has quit poker for his fiancee, meets a friend (Edward Norton) who has just been released from prison. A friend has a nickname Worm, a stupid haircut and a large debt to a Russian mafia in a red jacket (John Malkovich). To get the right amount, Mike sits down at the table again. Poker players like to complain about this energetic, well-knit film, saying that the whole game is there for dummies, but it is presented as brilliant. But those who are looking for poker in films about poker, do not need a full-length movie, but the series with Michael Madsen, which will satisfy even the participants of the World Series.
Comedy western with three aces
Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson), a professional poker player, is on his way to a large event, collecting money from his creditors along the way to fulfill the requisite deposit. He also travels with a professional sharpie (Jodie Foster) and an elderly sheriff (James Garner), as well as an assassin, with whom they will search for mountains of gold. The film perfectly shows American mores and destroys many myths. The Indians here look like really funny guys, and there is a lot of action and car chases in the film. Although the film is a comedy, the gambling here is shown from a serious angle, which makes it even funnier.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The movie we will always love Guy Ritchie for
Eddie (Nick Moran), one of four buddies, has saved money so that he may play poker with Harry the Hatchet. The net outcome is a loss of £500,000 and a week to return them. Eddie, Fat Tom (Jason Fleming), Bacon (Jason Statham), and Soap (Dexter Fletcher) navigate London's criminal underworld. The convulsive flickering of a million single-celled characters, nicknames for which, most likely, the director's cat, tearing the pages of the primer is unbearable. Only Vinnie Jones, with his assistant's visage, can be objectively endured to death. But we've been looking at it for a long time, so there's something there.
The imprisoned swindler Kane (James Woods), having been released after the term, immediately comes up with a relatively honest way to take money from the population. In the town of Diggstown, where people do two things: box and bet on it (in between fights they drink in a bar), he promises to bring an elderly fighter (Louis Gossett Jr.) who will consecutively put ten opponents in the ring. Such virtuoso multi-genreness can now only be found among Koreans. Subtract the sweepstakes and you've got a decent sports movie. Leave only brutal fights and shoot the main fight scene not in rapid succession and without music in the style of "Eye of the Tiger", there will be a drama about the last two pennies of hope for something in life.
Scorsese's gambling saga
Responsible gambling specialist Sam (Robert De Niro) is appointed by mafia bosses to run a large casino. He is paired with his childhood friend Nikki (Joe Pesci), who has almost approached the state of complete frostbite. Things go great for a while, especially when Sam falls in love with a beautiful prostitute (Sharon Stone). And then in the gaming kingdom, something starts to rot more and more. "Casino" is one of those Scorsese films where the Shakespearean origin of his characters is most obvious: they are not quite people, but rather some mythical creatures, personifications of entities and walking damned questions. By and large, they do not need names (for example, Shakespeare's heroes are called the Dane, the Scot and the Moor). De Niro is a Player and an Observer, Pesci is a Bandit and a Cape of Fear, Stone is a Madonna and a Whore in one bottle. Scorsese endows his symbols and archetypes with human traits, and not just inhuman passions, sometimes, in the form of the rarest exception, cute, but always invulnerable, even indestructible, like Michael Myers, who is the essence of the spirit of Halloween.