Here at Big Fish we are so excited about our new Casino Guide, that we just can’t get enough. To celebrate all things web and roulette we scoured the internet to track down the very best roulette scenes in the movies. Whether it makes you want to laugh or cry these videos will have you hooked.
When cafe owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) fixes the table so that his former love and her husband can win, this is the essence of 1942 romance. Seeking letters of transit for America the couple are trying to flee to safety and this is there last shot to outsmart a corrupt police chief and obtain safe passage. In this classic scene, it’s arranged for the husband to win on #22, saving both his wife and his marriage.
It goes to reason that any movie titled “croupier” would have great roulette scenes. The film noir adaptation of life in a London casino shows us the perspective of Jack, played by Clive Owen shows the corruption and crushing loss involved in the daily gambling scene. It’s not all sadness though, as the writer-turned-croupier spends many exciting and adrenaline filled nights obtaining material to make his next great novel.
Run Lola Run (1998)
As one of the fasting running redheads in movies, the entire fast-paced thriller features the struggles of a young German woman. She has only 20 minutes to find 100,000 Deutschmarks for her boyfriend before he robs a store. With multiple endings to choose from, it isn’t until the final segment that she triumphs with a bet on 20, and possible the loudest scream in roulette history.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
While the wheel might be an old See ‘n Say and the betting is in batteries, it goes to show the appeal of roulette and chance is universal. As the bets turn south on the villian bear Lotso, talk turns to taunts, especially at the expense of poor Ken.
California Split (1974)
Jumping from casino to casino through gambling chaos, Elliott Gould and George Segal take in all the sites of gambling. Showing a more realistic version of casino-style roulette than many other movies, this 70s classic will give you an all around gamblers education.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Steve Martin and Michael Caine team up as two despicable yet high level con men competing for swindling rights to a small town on the French Mediterranean. As they compete to steal $50000 from a visiting contest winner the comedy duo create a hilarious roulette disaster.