Popular Casino Movies

Casinos are an exciting place, so they have often been the backdrop for popular movies. Some of these films have become true classics over the years. We are sure you will have good memories of some of them.

Here we take a look at some of the most popular casino movies of all time.


21 is a film about MIT’s famous blackjack team that has made millions in winnings at Las Vegas casinos like Goliath Casino or 888 by keeping a close watch on the cards they’ve already played. This film takes a look at how it all started and how the team had to be attentive to stay one step ahead of the different houses.


One of the classic casino movies about both criminals and casinos that have both played a big role in the varied history of Las Vegas. This film takes a look at the role of the Mafia in the development of now legal gambling. In addition, the weaknesses of the human character are shown when he lets himself be overwhelmed by greed. It’s one of Martin Scorsese’s best movies, featuring Sharon Stone, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci among others.

Casino Royale

James Bond has long been associated with casinos, as the secret agent in almost every film since the first release of Casino Royale in 1967 appears in such a house. In Skyfall, James Bond even takes the time to play a little poker instead of playing his favorite game Baccarat.

Oceans 11

This film was originally released in 1960, but it only became truly famous with the well-known performance in the 2001 reprint, which featured Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, among others. The film is about how one of the big casinos in Las Vegas is robbed by a gang of thieves who land the biggest coup of their lives.

The Cooler – Everything for Love

This movie isn’t quite as well known. The story set in Las Vegas is about William H. Macy, known as „Cooler“. That’s how people are called who bring an end to a winning streak. Alec Baldwin plays the leading role in this movie, which you should definitely watch if you haven’t already.


This movie is maybe one of the funniest movies ever. It’s about the biggest adventure in the life of some young men who leave for Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Gambling, strip clubs, fast weddings, face tattoos and wild parties with drugs, alcohol, strippers and a tiger are just some of the things you can look forward to in this comedy. More about the fantastic world of online casinos you will find under www.casinovergleich.eu.

New Study on Access to Film Works for Education and Research

In November 2016 the European Audiovisual Observatory has carried out a survey among the members of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes. The objective was to assess the access to the film works in their collections in the context of education and research. 32 ACE members replied to the survey, representing over 1.1million film works.

The  study “Access to film works in the collections of Film Heritage Institutions in the context of education and research” was part of a research project supported by the European Commission.” It can be downloaded HERE.

ABCinema Plus workshop on rights issues for film education, Frankfurt, 13 April 2016

Providing  critical viewing skills is key for young generations to understand the visual culture around them. European film archives have a longstanding expertise in teaching what film is  – a language, an art form, an expression of human activity. They offer varied film literacy activities (workshops, screenings, seminars, guided tours etc.) for different user and age groups.  However, the legal framework under which film archives and cinema institutions carry out these film literacy activities is more often than not unclear.

In the frame of the ABCinema Plus project a one day workshop will be held at the Deutsches Filminstut in Frankfurt on 13 April 2016 to give insight in copyright exceptions and licensing models related to the use of film heritage in education.  The workshop is open to the professional public.

Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School 2012

The 5th edition of the Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School will take place in Bologna from June to July 2012. The project is organised and hosted by Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with ACE and FIAF. The main objective of the Summer School is to teach and update participants on how to restore and preserve a film through the use of photochemical and new digital technologies. It is designed for both for archivists and staff working at FIAF archives, and students. For the Festival Edition 2012, ACE awarded  a scholarship to five applicants.

Programme and timetable 2012
On-line Distance Learning: 9 May- 20 June (on Wednesdays)
Theory Classes: Bologna, Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, 23 – 30 June
Restoration Practice: Bologna, 2 – 13 July During the internship, participants are supervised by international experts and laboratory staff to put into practice what they learned during their first week of theory.

Please find more information, the full programme and the list of the 36 selected participants here.

For further information, please contact Elena Tammacaro.