[SS] “As useless as chip tricks are, this list is even more useless…”, Stan the Stat suggested. “Poker-related movie taglines.”
[RR] “But some of these movies actually have nothing to do with poker, right?” Roderick the Rock noted.
[SS] “Yep. I’ll separate those into their own list eventually.”
|Cool Hand Luke||1967||Sometimes, “Nothing” can be a really cool hand.|
|Rocky||1976||His whole life was a million-to-one shot.1|
|Kenny Rogers as The Gambler2||1980||You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.|
|Maverick||1994||In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun.|
|Casino||1995||Luck has nothing to do with the games they play.|
|Rounders||1998||You’ve got to play the hand you’re dealt. (Also, “Trust everyone… but always cut the cards.”)|
|Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels||1999||They lost half a million at cards, but they’ve still got a few tricks up their sleeve.|
|Ocean’s Eleven||2001||Are you in or out?|
|High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story||2003||Gambler. Addict. Loser. Legend.|
|Lucky||2003||The odds keep getting odder.|
|Casino Royale||2006||Always bet on Bond.|
|Even Money||2006||Life is a gamble. How much are you willing to risk?|
|All In: The Poker Movie||2009||Get in the game.|
|The Hangover||2009||Some guys just can’t handle Vegas.|
|50/50||2011||It takes a pair to beat the odds.|
|The Hunger Games||2012||May the odds be ever in your favor!|
|The Odds||2012||You never know who’s got the killer hand…|
|Runner Runner||2013||You have no idea who you’re playing with (Also, “Know when to walk away”)|
- This could apply to Chris Moneymaker, or almost any of the amateurs who have won the World Series of Poker Main Event.
- The tagline for this made-for-television movie comes straight from Kenny Rogers’ song, “The Gambler”, on which the movie is based.