From REINDEER GAMES To OCEAN’S ELEVEN To FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS: Top 7 Movies About A Casino Robbery
There’s nothing more thrilling than coming across a good old heist movie, especially if it involves a casino! The adrenalin of the chase, action-packed drama, jaw-dropping plot twists, and the audacity of the robbery task all provide pure entertainment. The excitement that comes from these movies is probably what drives a large audience of film fans to view it in cinemas.
Casinos these days are different from what they used to be. All you need to do is make a few searches on your search engine, and you’re off. Players these days are now exposed to several online casino outlets. However, it’s interesting to imagine what went on a couple of years ago. Yes, we're talking about THE actual casinos.
Fancy buildings, glitz, and glamour, big wins- some of the biggest scandals went on in a casino, and we can see why. After all, it’s the ideal place for an ambitious heist!
Casinos back in the day sure were an aesthetic on its own. Here are some of the top 7 movies about casino robberies...
Rudy Duncan, who just got out of prison, aspires to start anew with the girl of his dreams, Ashley (Charlize Theron). However, Ashley’s psychotic brother Gabriel (Gary Sinise) and his fellow criminal clan assume Rudy has unveiled secrets about a casino he used to work in. Rudy, unwilling, is now part of a casino heist.
The movie stars the all-famous Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbit, who learns about his father’s death. Upon returning to Cincinnati, he discovers he has an autistic brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), and a $3 million fortune left for Raymond’s mental institution. Charlie receiving motivation with his father’s money, intends to travel to LA with his brother, where both their lives change forever.
The Good Thief
Nick Nolte stars in the film as Bob, a thief dealing with heroin addiction and a gambling problem, who plots a massive casino heist in Monte Carlo. However, Bob will need to surpass his enemy, the local police chief (Tcheky Karyo), to pull off millions.
George Clooney as Danny Ocean is a charismatic thief who ought to plan some of the biggest yet sophisticated heists in Las Vegas casinos one after one. He and his eleven-member team go by three ethical rules, ensuring no one is hurt and playing like they’ve got nothing to lose.
British secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) comes across a connection in Madagascar to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man funding a terrorist organization. Le Chiffre intends to raise money in a poker game with high-stakes. MI6 sends their secret agent to play against him in an attempt to capsize his organization.
Literature professor by day, and high-stakes gambler by night, Jim Bennet (Mark Wahlberg), being the risk taker he is, goes off the charts after being lent money from a gangster in exchange for his life as collateral.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
A cult based movie starring the legendary Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive to Las Vegas with a drug-filled suitcase for a motorcycle race. The ‘high’ duo beings to fear legal action against them after trashing their hotel room. Duke encounters a cop (Gary Busey) as he drives back to LA and returns to Vegas, where he keeps up with this drug binge.
With starry casts and amazing visuals, these movies are ideal depictions of real-life casino heists.