The Top 8 Movies Set in Las Vegas - Casino Capital

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Dive into the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas through the lens of the 8 highest-rated movies. A curated list backed by IMDb ratings.

The Top 8 Movies Set in Las Vegas - Casino Capital
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Our carefully curated list of the 8 most highly acclaimed movies set in the heart of Las Vegas and its Casinos, as rated by IMDb, is your ticket to experiencing the highs, lows, and everything in between of this vibrant city. Whether you're a fan of nail-biting casino dramas or laugh-out-loud comedies, these films promise to deliver the full Vegas experience. Let us guide you through the neon lights and onto the silver screen with the best movies Las Vegas has to offer.

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Whether it’s a high-stakes casino game or a morning hangover with no idea of what happened the night before, there are plenty of great movies set amidst the bright lights of Las Vegas.

As is the case with all movies though, some are much better than others. Yet many films set in Vegas are highly acclaimed.

The team at OLBG have worked out which movies set in Vegas are the most highly rated, using IMDb ratings for Vegas movies.

1. The Godfather Part II (1974) - 9/10

Taking the top spot is the acclaimed sequel to one of the most iconic movies of all time, The Godfather. This second film is considered an all-time great alongside its predecessor. 

One scene in the film sees the infamous Corleone family take over the operations of a Vegas hotel called the Tropigala from another family. The scene was filmed in the Tropicana hotel, but due to copyright issues, the name had to change in the film. 

2. Casino (1995) - 8.2/10

In the glitzy and dangerous world of 1970s Las Vegas, a mob-controlled casino becomes a battleground for power, greed, and betrayal. 

Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci deliver intense performances in this high-stakes tale of love, loyalty, and the ultimate gamble.

3. Rain Man (1988) - 8/10

Tom Cruise’s Charlie Babbitt discovers his autistic brother, played by Dustin Hoffman, possesses an extraordinary ability for counting cards. 

Together, they hit the Las Vegas casinos, turning Hoffman's unique skill into a high-stakes advantage, in a heartwarming yet high-risk tale of family, redemption, and casino intrigue.

4. The Hangover (2009) - 7.7/10 

A wild bachelor party in Casino Haven Las Vegas goes hilariously off the rails, leaving a group of friends with no memory of the night before and a missing groom. 

Their outrageous and chaotic quest to piece together the events leads to unexpected laughs and a slew of unforgettable antics.

5. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) - 7.7/10

Danny Ocean, played by the marvellous George Clooney, leads a suave crew of skilled thieves as they devise an audacious plan to simultaneously rob three Las Vegas casinos. 

With wit, style, and high-tech finesse, they aim to hit the jackpot in this sleek and sophisticated heist thriller.

6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - 7.5/10

On a wild and psychedelic journey through the heart of Sin City, journalist Raoul Duke and his eccentric attorney Dr. Gonzo, embark on a drug-fueled road trip. 

With bizarre characters, mind-bending experiences, and a distorted vision of the American Dream, the film directed by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp is one that will leave you baffled. 

7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) - 7.5/10

A haunting and raw portrayal of self-destruction, Leaving Las Vegas sees a troubled screenwriter who heads to Las Vegas with a plan to drink himself to death.

There, he forms an unlikely bond, and together they grapple their demons in a heavy and heart-wrenching film of addiction and despair. 

8. Midnight Run (1988) - 7.5/10 

Midnight Run is a thrilling and comedic ride through the world of bounty hunting. Jack Walsh, a bounty hunter, is tasked with capturing an elusive mob accountant, Jonathan Mardukas.

As they embark on a cross-country journey, they face relentless FBI agents and mobsters, leading to a hilarious, action-packed adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns.

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Jake Ashton is our resident Entertainment betting expert and Senior News Editor. 

Jake Ashton

Jake Ashton

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Jake is both our Social Media Manager and Betting News Manager, looking after our breaking betting odds stories and publishing our social media content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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