Top 5 Casino Drama Movies on Netflix

Casinos are regularly filled with drama as players attempt to win big playing their game of choice.

With so much drama on display, it makes sense that some of the best movies on Netflix are casino related with characters hoping to make it rich by outsmarting the house or robbing it. Netflix has some top-notch casino dramas airing currently and our list of casino films shouldn’t be missed, if you love a great Las Vegas-influenced tale. While watching these casino dramas, you can play these free slots to get a taste of what it’s like to play great table games.

  1. Guns, Girls, and Gambling

This 2012 casino film combines drama, comedy and action into one place. Starring Gary Oldman and Christian Slater, Guns, Girls, and Gambling feels like a Las Vegas version of Guy Ritchie’s classic Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. The film is centered around casinos, Elvis impersonators and shady characters. It has all the makings of a top real money casino film with twists that would make Quentin Tarantino proud.

  1. Croupier

Most casino dramas are written from the gambler or casino owner’s perspective. Croupier, written by Michael Hodge, takes a different route as it comes from the perspective of a table games dealer. Rather than show off the glitzy glamorous side of Las Vegas as most casino films end up doing, Croupier focuses on the darker side of gambling. It is set in dingy rooms where individuals play cards for more than just money.

  1. Smokin’ Aces

Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeremy Piven, Smokin’ Aces is less about gambling and more about the thrill of the hunt. Piven plays Buddy “Aces” Israel, a Las Vegas theater magician turned FBI informant, a man wanted dead by Mafia bosses and it is up to Reynolds, an FBI agent, to get to him before a host of hot-headed assassins do. It is a race against time as the group of rogues must ascend a casino resort in Lake Tahoe to get to Israel before an assassin makes good on the $1 million bounty.

  1. 21

Released in 2008, 21 is an American casino heist drama that won critical acclaim upon release. 21 was inspired by the book Bringing Down the House, which was written about a real-life team of MIT students and professor that teamed up to win big in Las Vegas. The team, a group of top of their class students, join together to win at blackjack by counting cards and using secret signals to notify teammates. Interestingly, the film had plenty of drama in its casting. The real blackjack team was mostly made up of Asian-Americans while the film was cast with mostly white Americans including Kevin Spacey as their teacher.

  1. Ocean’s 11

Is there a better casino drama film than 2001’s Ocean 11 remake starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney? Not really. The film had everything from casino drama to comedy to action, and that is why it raked in over $450 million at the box office. The film may have comedic moments but the plot, in which Clooney’s crew rob the Bellagio, the Mirage, and the MGM Grand casinos all at the same time hits home with an unorthodox love story. Can they pull it off? Watch and see.