Poker has been a main component of popular culture for over a half of century. The first batch of films from the 1960s focused on fringe characters, hustlers, and outlaws. In the 1970s, the next notable poker film, Robert Altman's California Split, echoed the sentiment of the era and focused more on the flawed individual.
Of course, in the late 1990s, Rounders was released and became a cult classic.
The online poker boom in the 2000s also ushered in a new wave of films… both good and bad. Some of the more recent poker films, representing Hong Kong and France, reflected poker's international popularity.
Check out a list of 18 poker films that we compiled.