6 Movies Based on Gambling Plots

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The Gambler (1974)

Directed by Karel Reisz, "The Gambler" follows a literature professor (played by James Caan) with a compulsive gambling addiction who gets involved with dangerous loan sharks, leading to a tense exploration of risk and consequences.

The Great Gambler (1979)

Directed by Shakti Samanta, this Bollywood film features Amitabh Bachchan as a master gambler tasked with thwarting an international smuggling operation. The movie combines thrilling casino sequences with a classic Bollywood storyline.

California Split (1974)

Directed by Robert Altman, "California Split" portrays the friendship between two gamblers (played by Elliott Gould and George Segal) as they navigate the ups and downs of the gambling world, showcasing the highs of winning streaks and the lows of addiction.

Hard Eight (1996)

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, "Hard Eight" explores the mentor-protégé relationship between a veteran gambler (played by Philip Baker Hall) and a troubled young man (played by John C. Reilly) in the world of casinos, with unexpected twists and turns.

Uncut Gems (2019)

Directed by the Safdie brothers, "Uncut Gems" stars Adam Sandler as a New York City jeweler and gambling enthusiast whose escalating bets and risky decisions unravel his life. The film provides a tense and chaotic portrayal of the consequences of compulsive gambling.

Tricheurs (1984)

Directed by Barbet Schroeder, "Tricheurs" explores the world of gambling and deceit as a group of students develop a cheating scheme to win at casinos. The film delves into the moral dilemmas and consequences of their actions in the pursuit of easy money.

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