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Need a little boost to your Netflix queue? It’s hard to say no to brooding men staring at their hand of cards. Here are some of the best gambling movies.

Gambling movies: All the best ones you can watch on Netflix

Need a little boost to your Netflix queue? Why not pepper in a few of their best movies about gambling? Usually these movies have surprisingly star-studded casts, include a lot of drama, and many twists and turns.

It’s hard to say no to brooding men staring at their hand of cards. Tensions run high and emotions get the best of your favorite protagonists. We’ve put together a list of Netflix’s very best gambling movies to give your queue the boost it needs.

Molly’s Game

This 2017 film stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Kevin Costner. It was also directed by Aaron Sorkin. Chastain plays Molly Bloom, a real person. The film is based on Bloom’s 2014 book The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World.

The book’s title is a mouthful, but the movie is a great story about a woman capitalizing on her position inside of an illegal gambling ring.

Win it All

A Netflix original which debuted in 2017, this movie stars Jake Johnson as a man named Eddie Garrett who promises a friend bound for prison that he’ll protect a duffle bag until his friend gets out. However, Garrett finds out the bag contains money and ends up in debt. When his friend’s sentence is shortened he’s forced to try and win all the money back as soon as possible.

Mississippi Grind

This little talked about 2015 movie, believe it or not, stars Ryan Reynolds, and Ben Mendelsohn. The movie follows two men (one who is in a bit of a rut when it comes to luck) who set off on a road trip with the hopes of winning big.


This 2008 movie stars Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and Kim Sturgess. The movie follows a group of students who study the “art” of card counting in the hopes of taking millions from Las Vegas casinos by playing blackjack.

If watching these movies makes you want to visit Vegas yourself, to see what you can manage you don’t have to wait for quarantine to end. Instead, the online casino Schweiz legal list will provide you with plenty of options for legal online casinos.

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