Some of the best game-related movies you can view on Netflix
There is something quite magical about gaming halls and if you have ever visited one locally or even travelled to Vegas to sample one there then you will know that there is nothing quite like the atmosphere and the thrill of entering the lobby, dressed to kill and full of anticipation.
The game thrill has led to many industries making a huge profit out of the desire to play and now we can experience the same action online, even with pay by phone bingo, when and where we choose thanks to the advancement in technology and a more accessible and reliable internet connection.
Not only has the industry taken full advantage of our fascination with these games but so has the movie industry; in fact, there has been some collaboration between the film and the gaming industries to bring themed stories to our screens which contain original video and audio clips to enhance gameplay.
This kind of lifestyle is actually perfect for the backdrop or situation to a movie, resulting in some true classics that can be viewed on Netflix either on the TV or a mobile device.
Possibly one of the finest of these movies is the 2001 blockbuster Ocean’s 11 (a remake of the 1960s classic) The movie is helped along by having one of the best casts of that time including actors like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac and Don Cheadle, and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Quickly becoming the fifth highest grossing film of 2001, Oceans 11 proved to be a true classic. A serious plot mixed in with some comic underpinnings brings people back time after time.
Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film based on a real story is undoubtedly one of his finest. Revolving about the life of one Sam “Ace” Rothstein who is asked to oversee the daily operations of the Tangiers in Vegas by the Chicago Outfit.
With Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci starring, it offers a glimpse into the lives of high-rollers and keeps the audience gripped for almost three hours.
For those viewers who are fans of James Bond then watching the 2006 Casino Royale that features an exclusive high-stakes game unlike other 007 movies. Daniel Craig plays the part beautifully as the rookie agent James Bond who has not earned his license to kill so can’t be called 007.
In the original 1967 film, which starred David Niven, Peter Sellers and Orson Welles, viewers are treated to what many fans of the Bond franchise see as his true game.
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