Blackjack features in many movies, Hollywood or otherwise. Most of the time blackjack is just part being played in the background of a scene which takes place in a casino, but sometimes it plays a prominent role or is even the single subject of the movie. Here we provide some reviews of the most popular Blackjack Movies for you. Rent them next time you’re at the video rental store.
If there was ever a movie that made card counting look cool it’ll be 21. This thrilling blackjack movie is based on the exploits of the famous MIT Blackjack Team. MIT student Ben Campbell is struggling to find a way to pay the Harvard tuition fee when he discovers he can make all the money he needs – and more – through card counting.Read more about 21.
60 Minutes to Winning Blackjack
This instructional DVD produced by the Blackjack Institute teaches you the basics of blackjack and card counting. In 60 Minutes to Winning Blackjack Mike Aponte and other members of the MIT Team teach you how to count cards through clear explanations followed by an interactive practice section. Put off by blackjack books? Read more about 60 Minutes to Winning Blackjack.
This quiet crime movie captures the world of the third-rate London casino through the eyes of the cold and calculating croupier Jack Manfred. As novelist trying to get over his writing block Jack takes up a job as a croupier to pay the bills and find some inspiration. He soon becomes deeply fascinated with watching people lose, and despite being sublimely cool and detached Jack’s drive to develop a captivating narrative increasingly comes to determine his actions. Read more about Croupier
The Hot Shoe
This documentary on card counting is very accessible to those who are unfamiliar with advantage play. David Layton interviews professional card counters, blackjack authors, a specialized attorney, casino executives and a Griffin Investigations detective on the subject of card counting. An engaging documentary, even though it often stays near the surface. Read more about The Hot Shoe here.