Best Poker Movies To Watch This December
We’re nearing the holidays, which of course means plenty of free time to be cozy under the blankets binge-watching all of our favourite movies of all time. It’s the only time of the year when it’s perfectly excusable to be stuck on repeat and to watch all of the old favourites all over again. The holidays aren’t associated with feelings of fuzzy nostalgia for nothing, after all.
For Poker lovers, holiday-time is the perfect time to enjoy for the umpteenth time some of the best Poker movies the world has ever seen. And on that particular note, these are our favourite holiday binge-worthy Poker movies of all time.
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All-In: The Poker Movie (2009)
This one won’t ever stop tickling our fancy for the very fact that it’s a documentary and not just another movie about Poker. All In: The Poker Movie explores Poker’s own independent history within the context of the history of the United States. But more than offering an historical view on how Poker evolved and eventually entered into full on renaissance in recent times, the documentary-style movie explores the notion of exactly why, for so many people out there, Poker remains the ultimate road to the American Dream.
Rounders. No all-time Poker movie list would be even near complete without mention being made of Rounders. Considered by many to be the best damn movie ever created about the game, Rounders follows the story of a young player; who just so happens to be reformed gambler; having to return to the competitive and sometimes also dark world of competitive Poker. He does this in order to save his friend from having knees broken and joints dislocated by loan sharks.
His do-good journey evolves into a very fine balancing act of saving his friend, holding on to his girlfriend and keeping up with his own responsibilities, including that of making it successfully through law school.
Casino Royale (2006)
Again, no list would be complete without a good old Bond movie in the mix. The story begins with special agent James Bond finally having earned his official status of agent as well as his licence to kill. His very first mission proves an especially taxing one as Bond sets out to defeat a private banker accused of funding terrorist activities. He has to do this in the most challenging of ways imaginable – defeating his opponent in a high-stakes game of Poker at the Casino Royale.