For over a decade, movies have involved gambling as an attractive element to their storyline. Here are the top 5 iconic gambling scenes from movies:
The scene starts off with a very intense move from James Bond. They are all playing Texas Hold’em and he is battling very desperately to win. Unexpectedly, the ever-charming and brave Vesper seemed astonished and was seeking God’s help for Bond to save the day. Suddenly with a plot twist, James is poisoned by his playmates and he starts to lose his consciousness. It was obvious that they were using externalities and cheating to win this game. Fortunately, James got a gadget out of his collection and saved his life. At last, Bond wins a lavish $100 million.
This scene from the evergreen classic portrays a love-hate relationship between two brothers, Charlie and Dustin. Looking like identical twins, both of them were seen sporting a grey suit. Charlie being the naive brother that he is, started to claim that he had already won and started to rejoice in his victory. Keeping calm and being as cunning as Dustin is, he proved his brother wrong instantly. This was a very critical moment in the scene and the music added as an element of thrill. Suddenly, Charlie was proven wrong and Dustin bagged a great win. Thanks to his skills in mathematics.
One of the finest Poker movies of the late 90’s, Rounder’s has an incredible moment of nail-biting experience in this particular scene where Michael McDermott is fighting with all his mental might with his professor Teddy from whom his friend had taken a loan of $10000 to pay off a loan he had taken from somewhere. Starting from the conversation to the final move, everything seems extremely sketchy and full of drama. Michael was a law school student who was used as a frontier by his friend and was trying to get out of this situation as soon as possible. The scene is an all-time favorite for poker lovers.
This particular scene surrounds the man Tommy DeVito himself. There was something very special about his appearance. It was very appealing and made a statement. The card game seemed like a tainted hue in front of his charisma. The scene starts with Tommy’s anguished face as he sees Spider, who is not even gambling with him at that point in time. He gives him the most serious and absurd look possible and asks for a drink. Spider, being confused and curious at the same time, forgot to bring him a drink. This triggers Tommy like there is no tomorrow and he deals with it a very odd way.
Known as one of the funniest movies of the era, Hangover has a gambling scene similar to the Rain Man movie which was previously mentioned. Zach Galifianakis wore a grey suit and looked very much like Charlie and Dustin Hoffman. The scene looked like a modern take on the scene from the classic as Zach too, showed some extraordinary mathematical skills and was on the verge of winning which was very weird for his character. Just when Phil was keeping track of his cards, he made sure that his friend would not lose. It truly is a very phenomenal moment and a scene worth reminiscing about.
In Conclusion, all these scenes portray some great gambling moments filled with suspense and thrill.