10 Great Casino Movies Available on Netflix Instant

10 Great Casino Movies Available on Netflix Instant

02 May 2013 | 07:06 Author: David Dovale

With the growing popularity of region-free VPN solutions such as tunnelbear.com, hidemyass.com and unblock-us.com, Netflix users can now easily switch to different regions to check out movies they may not have access to in certain regions.

Netflix adds and removes movies weekly so the specific movie you want might not be available at every moment, but with the help of the VPN you can likely find one of these somewhere.

Tech-savvy users can also stream Netflix on Apple TV, iPads, iPhones, Computers, Smart TVs, Xbox, PS3, Roku and more.

For those of you that love casino movies or movies based in Las Vegas, here are some of the choices available on Netflix Instant as well as the regions available.

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1. Croupier


Available Regions: USA, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark

If you've ever wanted to see the world of gambling from the perspective of a professional dealer, then this is the film for you.

It's not your typical casino film as it explores the dark side of the world of gambling.

The film stays away from the lavish luxury casinos of Vegas and other casino towns and focuses on smaller card rooms where people gamble for more than just their paychecks.

Year: 1998

Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball

2. Guns Girls and Gambling

Guns Girls Gambling

Available Regions: USA

Basically take Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and base it in Las Vegas and you have Guns, Girls, and Gambling.

The movie centers around a "priceless tribal artifact" that gets lost during a poker game and numerous characters chase after it.

Among the characters are a prostitute, a corrupt cop, cowboys, Indians and a group of Elvis impersonators.

Year: 2011

Stars: Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, Powers Boothe, Helena Mattsson

3. James Bond: Casino Royale

James Bond: Casino Royale

Available Regions: Brazil

This 1967 spy comedy stars David Niven as the "original James Bond" who is forced out of retirement to investigate the disappearances and deaths of other spies.

He goes on to hire several phony 007s including Peter Sellers in an attempt to take down SMERSH and Dr Noah, played by Woody Allen.

Year: 1967

Stars: Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven

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4. Casino


Available Regions: Brazil, Mexico

Martin Scorsese directs this film based on the Nicholas Pileggi book about Las Vegas in the 1970s and 80s.

The film tells the story of the rise and subsequent fall of Sam Rosenthal, the owner of the Tangiers Casino with ties to the mob.

It's a movie that shows just how dirty "Fabulous Las Vegas" was during those decades.

Year: 1995

Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci

5. Bachelor Party Vegas

Bachelor Party Vegas

Available Regions: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Sweden

A group of friends head to Las Vegas for a night of debauchery to celebrate the upcoming wedding of a friend.

Just one small problem: they wind up hiring a bank robber as their wedding planner.

Things go hilariously wrong as the friends have casino security, the cops and even the boyfriend of a porn star on their tails.

Year: 2006

Stars: Kal Penn, Jonathan Bennett, Donald Faison

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6. Bugsy


Available Regions: Brazil, Mexico

This film tells the story of gangster Bugsy Siegel and his dream of building a gambling oasis in middle of the Nevada desert, later to become Las Vegas.

His affair with Virginia Hill would ultimately lead to his murder and prevent him from ever seeing his dream from becoming a reality.

Year: 1991

Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

7. Leprechaun 3

Leprechaun 3

Available Regions: Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden

The third installment of the Leprechaun series saw the feisty demon chase down his gold through Las Vegas while he torments and kills those that stole his gold.

This film was the first to see the purely horror series begin its shift to comedic horror and is said to be among Warwick Davis' favorite installments to shoot.

Year: 1995

Stars: Warwick Davis, John Gatins, Lee Armstrong, John DeMita

8. Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Available Regions: Canada

The cult favorite starring Johnny Depp centers around a sportswriter and his drug inspired misadventures with his lawyer through a three-day romp starting in Los Angeles and ending in Vegas.

If you enjoyed the book, you'll also be surprised how much you'll enjoy the movie. Depp's portrayal of author and gonzo journalism renegade Hunter S. Thompson is both over the top and surprisingly heartfelt.

The two built a relationship during the filming of the movie that lasted until Thompson's suicide in 2005.

Year: 1998

Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire

9. Rounders


Available Regions: UK, Canada, Brazil, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Denmark, Norway, Sweden)

Largely hailed as the quintessential poker movie, this film follows the trials and tribulations of law student/poker genius Mike McDermott, played by Matt Damon.

While trying to manage school and a relationship, McDermott navigates the waters of the underground poker scene in New York to earn his stake for the World Series of Poker.

Year: 1998

Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Malkovich, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol

10. Modern Marvers: Las Vegas

History Channel Las Vegas

Available Regions: USA

This documentary focuses less on gambling and on how the city was actually built.

Starting from its Mormon cow town days before evolving to the modern day gambler's paradise, viewers learn literally how the city of lights was built.

Year: 1994

Stars: Wayne Newton, Jack Perkins, Debbie Reynolds

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