Six top movies filmed in Las Vegas
Known as the world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas is also one of the most popular film locations in the United States. Sin City has everything a director might need for their masterpiece. Most people think that Vegas gained popularity as a film location with the release of the Hangover film sequence.
But, interestingly enough, the city has been used as a film location for more than 30 years. All kinds of movies have been filmed in Las Vegas – from old classics like Diamonds Are Forever (1974) to modern-day movies like Last Vegas (2013). Even if you do not like gambling and you don’t know which casino games are the most popular you will most probably find a film which suits your taste.
Want to know which are the best movies set in Las Vegas? It’s hard to say – we won’t mention Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece because that’s too obvious – but here you will surely find something worth watching.
The Las Vegas Story, 1952
The Las Vegas Story, filmed more than 50 years ago, is our first proposal for you. Whereas it definitely does not deserve an Oscar, the movie is nevertheless entertaining and fun to watch. It has all the elements a Vegas-filmed movie should have, too: a love affair, a murder, and, of course, a lot of gambling.
The broker Lloyd Rollins and his wife are on a trip, but the man persuades his wife to stop in Las Vegas for some time. Lloyd proceeds to heavy gambling, whereas his wife, Linda, decides to visit a casino in which she used to work. As the story unfolds, various problems are revealed. Dotted with plot-twists, The Las Vegas Story will engage all of your senses.
Ocean’s 11, 1960
The second movie in our list of the best movies filmed in Vegas is Ocean’s 11, the original version. While you are undoubtedly familiar with the newer version of this memorable movie, we thought you might want to watch the original version, too. And should you decide to watch it, we guarantee that you will not regret it. Featuring stars like Frank Sinatra, Ocean’s 11 is a Vegas-filmed classic like no other.
15 years after the end of the WWII, a group of soldier friends decide to rob five Las Vegas casinos. However, the future step-father of one of the thieves finds out who robbed some of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas. The gang must find a way to disappear before getting caught, but will they?
The Godfather Part II, 1974
Many people say that the sequel is way better than the original, but we think that in order to understand the sequel, a person needs to watch the original. The movie has won a several Academy Awards, such as Best Picture, Best Director and even Best Supporting Actor. The movie has it all and if you have not watched it yet, then you definitely should.
The Godfather is centred around the life of Vito Corleone, who becomes one of the most renown mafia bosses in New York. Meanwhile, one of his partners tries to expand the business into Las Vegas.
Rocky IV, 1985
Next in our list is one of the movies from probably the most famous boxing-themed movie sequences ever made. In this movie Rocky Balboa, the world’s heavyweight boxing champion supports his friend Apollo Creed to a fight against a Russian boxer – Ivan Drago – who has been scientifically trained. Unfortunately, Creed is killed during the match and Rocky swears to avenge him.
Honeymoon in Vegas,1992
Starring famous names like Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker, Honeymoon in Vegas portrays a romantic and comedic story set in Vegas. Two spouses fly from NYC to Las Vegas. Vegas being Vegas, however, it manages to lure the young bridegroom into gambling and he ultimately loses $65,000.
Diamonds Are Forever, 1971
Arguably the best movie from the James Bond movie sequence, Diamonds Are Forever is last in our list of the best movies set in Las Vegas. In this film, the well-known agent has to deal with thieves who are smuggling South African diamonds into the country. Agent Bond forms a team and goes to Vegas, where a member of his team visits the Circus Circus hotel.
After finding out where the stolen diamonds are hidden, agent Bond and his team set out to catch the thieves. But before putting the criminals behind bars, agent Bond has to take part in numerous gambling games in renown casinos all over Vegas. Interestingly, one game which plays an essential role in the movie is still available for gamblers to enjoy. The balloon game at the Circus Circus hotel is available for players at the price of just one dollar. Who would not want to try their luck and touch upon an important item that has been featured in a movie?
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