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The Top Poker Shows and Movies on Netflix

| By Yaroslav Moklyak

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Are you a fan of poker? If so, you’re in luck! Netflix has plenty of shows and movies that feature the game. From funny comedies to intense thrillers, there’s something for everyone – and we’ve rounded up the best ones for you.

From documentaries about high-stakes tournaments to series featuring professional players, these titles offer an inside look at poker. So grab your popcorn and get ready – it’s time to find the top poker shows and movies on Netflix!

Molly's Game

The 2017 American crime drama Molly’s Game is based on the memoir of Molly Bloom 2014. The talented Jessica Chastain, the winner of the Golden Globe Award, plays a remarkable performance as Molly Bloom, who faces an FBI investigation for her part in conducting underground poker games that captivated wealthy clients such as business tycoons and Hollywood celebrities.

Molly’s promising career as an Olympic skier came to a heart-wrenching end after she suffered an injury. With no other option, Molly packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles, where she found employment at one of the local clubs – hosting illegal poker games. But when her boss discovers this activity, he immediately terminates her from his services, leading Molly on another journey – moving to New York City and setting up shop for more underground activities that gain attention from high-profile guests and even the FBI. Unfortunately, despite being successful in these endeavors initially, Molly soon falls into a deep addiction to drugs, causing all hopes of reclaiming control over life to go astray.

The film was an unprecedented success, amassing over $59 million at the box office and garnering glowing reviews from critics who called it Jessica Chastain’s greatest work. Idris Elba played Molly’s attorney, Michael Cera portrayed Player X, and Kevin Costner took on her father’s role. With such a buzz surrounding this monumental motion picture, Netflix recently announced they would produce a documentary about Molly Bloom and her trials.

Win It All

Win It All is an exciting movie about poker, featuring charismatic characters and a suspenseful storyline. Joe, the protagonist of this film, plays poker online when his friend offers to cover his losses in exchange for a stash of money left in his car. Joe takes on the challenge and soon finds himself addicted to poker, raising the stakes with each bet he makes. As tension mounts throughout the movie, we wonder if Joe can keep his poker addiction a secret, stay one step ahead of debt collectors, and ultimately win it all.

Mississippi Grind

Mississippi Grind is an engaging movie that follows the story of a down-on-his-luck gambler, Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn), and his unlikely companion, Curtis (Ryan Reynolds). The film chronicles their unexpected bond as the two travel through Mississippi for substantial winnings. Along the journey, they face exciting highs and emotionally-charged lows, where the throes of addiction and desperation become apparent.

A true rollercoaster ride, Mississippi Grind captures its characters with insight and compassion. As one viewer by Rotten Tomatoes remarked, “In its grittiness, ‘Mississippi Grind’ gets it right.” Its emotive performances add to its heartrending authenticity, captivating audiences until the very last scene.

Lay The Favorite

Lay The Favorite is an entertaining and engaging movie based on Beth Raymer’s true story. The film follows Beth, a spunky and ambitious young woman who moves to Las Vegas to make money when faced with financial difficulties. To become financially independent, Beth takes a job as a cocktail waitress and soon finds herself involved in the world of high-stakes sports betting.

With the help of two seasoned professionals, she learns the tricks of the trade and quickly discovers that taking risks is part of the job. Lay The Favorite is a funny, thoughtful exploration of human relationships and how risk-taking can lead to success and failure.

Conclusion

The gambling genre has featured many riveting movies, from classic titles to modern hits. Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure or a heartwarming story about risk-taking and relationships, there is something for everyone in the gambling movie genre. With these five films as your starting point, explore all the thrilling stories this genre offers. From Casino Royale to Mississippi Grind, you will surely find a movie that captivates and entertains you. So get your popcorn ready, sit back, and enjoy the show!