When I used to ski, I remember my friends and I would rent Warren Miller movies to get us jazzed about hitting the slops. Movies about gambling act the same way for me now. In case you haven't noticed, craps is my favorite game and there's nothing like watching these movie craps scenes to get me excited about hitting the tables. Which one is your favorite? Watch 'em all then vote for your favorite scene.
From 1993. Directed by and starring Robert De Niro. A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.
2003. In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx Bernie Lootz, played by William H. Macy, breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.
1971. A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an extortion plot headed by his nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
1996. John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing much money. Under Sydney's fatherly tutelage, John becomes a successful small-time professional gambler, and all is well, until he falls for Clementine, a cocktail waitress and sometimes hooker. In this scene Philip Seymour Hoffman is the young craps player.
1989. "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!
2001. Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.