Best poker movie

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tglennd

Rising Star
i choose Rounders. It got me to start playing. Does anyone else have a favorite poker movie
 
Xife

Xife

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Rounders is really the only one that i've seen and liked... Hopefully there are some good ones out there, I would love to watch another good one..
 
The PoolBoy

The PoolBoy

Legend
you are correct sir!

:D Rounders is the best....Stu unger story is good for documentry
 
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FinalTable

Guest
Shade is a good movie - but not better than Rounders.

Shade is a movie w/ Sly Stallone, Melanie Griffith, and Jamie Foxx. It's about cheating at poker...pretty good movie.
 
stormswa

stormswa

Legend
huh

rounders is the only poker movie, anything after that is just a pretender.
 
MrBove

MrBove

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Rounders is a little too trendy...this is the first poker movie I ever saw and (arguably) the best. It's my favorite anyways:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060165/

It's called A Big Hand For a Little Lady, a comedy starring Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward. I love it. It's a really great con movie.
 
mrsnake3695

mrsnake3695

I'm confused
I agree with List, "The Cincinati Kid". Rounders is good but to say it's the only good poker movie is a stretch.
 
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FinalTable

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If you haven't seen Rounders and you like to play Texas Holdem then you need to get it right away.

I definately think Rounders is the best Poker movie out there. Why? Because they do a good job of teaching some of the BASICS (and I mean BASICS) of the game...and there is enough poker game sequences to really make it stand out among other poker "stories".

Ed and Matt actually played in a tourney to get a "feel" for their characters.

It's not the only movie, but it's the best.
 
PopDog60

PopDog60

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what is that,"rounders"? a movie...?

lol, the name of the thread is like "favorite poker movie"
and people have said movie in every sentence in every post....


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so with that said, yes rounders is a movie... a pretty good movie
 
mrsnake3695

mrsnake3695

I'm confused
what is that,"rounders"? a movie...?

LOL, from someone at a poker chat site.

Anyway, everyone has different opinions about whats better in entertainment. I would suggest that if you haven't seen the Cincinati Kid that you rent it and check it out. It's not Hold-em, it's 5 card stud but it's 40 years ago. One of the best lines aobut poker ever uttered is said in this movie.

Bonus point for anyone that gets it and who said it. List doesn't count since he obviously knows it.
 
mrsnake3695

mrsnake3695

I'm confused
Well I think I'm talking about the best, one that is often repeated in play even today. I don't want to say too much and give it away, I want to see if anyone can get it. Message me with what you think it is List.
 
carlito523

carlito523

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Rounders is obviously the front runner, but I'm surprised no one has mentioned Maverick with Mel Gibson, another great poker movie ranks right up there with Rounders for me. Not equal, but close.
 
MrBove

MrBove

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this thread inspired me to watch Rounders again this evening, and while I agree with the poker info within it, for the first time I realized that, as a movie, it really isn't good. There are a lot of things that don't make sense to me.

1. His girlfriend is such a bitch. I never bought their relationship. Why would his character be with her? Stupid.

2. He continually supports his friend Worm throughout the movie even after getting screwed over again and again, and again. Why would he do that? Stupid.

3. The professor would never give out 10 grand like that. I don't care how much he knows Mike as a student, it just doesn't happen. Stupid.

4. The music is way overdone and obvious.

5. It's never explained what happens to Worm. Stupid.

6. It hints at an attraction between Mike and Petra but never goes anywhere with it. Why not? Stupid.

7. After he busts Teddy in the final scene, Grama gets all pissed off and throws chairs and such. This doesn't make sense. He got his money. Why is he pissed off? Stupid.

Little plot holes like these add up and take me out of the movie.

I'm so sorry for overanalyzing.
 
_MavsFan_

_MavsFan_

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rounders is a great movie...and really the only one i know of that has to do w/ the game of poker
 
stormswa

stormswa

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this thread inspired me to watch Rounders again this evening, and while I agree with the poker info within it, for the first time I realized that, as a movie, it really isn't good. There are a lot of things that don't make sense to me.

1. His girlfriend is such a bitch. I never bought their relationship. Why would his character be with her? Stupid.

love is a funny thing my friend!

2. He continually supports his friend Worm throughout the movie even after getting screwed over again and again, and again. Why would he do that? Stupid.

because he owed him alot since worm took the fall for all of them

3. The professor would never give out 10 grand like that. I don't care how much he knows Mike as a student, it just doesn't happen. Stupid.

Mike reminded him of himself when he was young, while I agree 10k was over the limit without that 10k the ending would of been like, Mike gets beat up movie over.

4. The music is way overdone and obvious.

didnt notice

5. It's never explained what happens to Worm. Stupid.

dosent matter

6. It hints at an attraction between Mike and Petra but never goes anywhere with it. Why not? Stupid.

what the heck, who cares if they hook up or not.

7. After he busts Teddy in the final scene, Grama gets all pissed off and throws chairs and such. This doesn't make sense. He got his money. Why is he pissed off? Stupid.

because he is muscle he likes beating people up.

Little plot holes like these add up and take me out of the movie.

I'm so sorry for overanalyzing.

RED.
 
wsorbust

wsorbust

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pokerrqueenn

pokerrqueenn

Legend
ok guys thanks for analyzing this movie to deathaand telling me how it ends. :( ( busting Tony in final scene)
 
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