If you’re a poker fan and a movie buff, we know some movies you’re going to love! These are some extremely well-made films that put a lot of emphasis on poker in varying styles but the one thing that remains common is that they are all simply wonderful to watch.
Rounders is set against the backdrop of New York’s high-stakes underground poker world. A young, reformed gambler, Mike McDermott, must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
The Cincinnati Kid, an American drama film, tells the story of Eric Stoner, a young Depression-era poker player, as he seeks to establish his reputation as the best. This quest leads him to challenge Lancey Howard, a long-time master of the game, culminating in a climactic final poker hand between the two
Maverick is a 1994 American western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman. Based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins, the film stars Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick, a card player and con artist who collects money in order to enter a high-stakes poker game. He is joined in his adventure (full of comic mishaps and challenges) by Annabelle Bransford (played by Jodie Foster), another con artist, and Marshall Zane Cooper (played by James Garner), a lawman.
Molly’s game (2017)
Molly’s Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker games for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. She became the target of an investigation after the underground poker empire she ran for Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business tycoons, and unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob was exposed. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer, Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led everyone to believe.
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Mississippi Grind, an American drama film, revolves around two characters, Gerry and Curtis. Gerry, a talented poker player, lets his gambling habit get the best of him. One day, he meets a charismatic young traveler named Curtis. Deeming Curtis his lucky charm, Gerry convinces him that they should hit the road together. As they gamble their way down South towards a legendary high-stakes poker game in New Orleans, the trip’s highs and lows unveil the duo’s true character and motivation, and an undeniable bond forms between the two.
Aaand voila! You’re now sorted for your next movie night. Give these classic poker movies a watch and we promise you won’t regret it!
𝐑𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞. Indian Rummy game which is played with 10, 13, 21, and 27 cards is an integral part of India’s culture. Rummy has always been part of our culture, family members play this game whenever they find free time. In the rummy game, players sit around a circle and deal cards to all the players.
More about rummy:
Rummy is played with equal passion is all parts of India. However, Rummy is more popular in Deccan India, states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh.
I find Rummy is a higher game of skill than any card game, and it requires different skills like memory mapping, game theory, logical thinking, and decision making in different scenarios.
All this enhances our critical thinking, but we should be very responsible when we are playing with cash money.