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Best 'Vegas' Movie

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by treegle, Jul 24, 2014.

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  1. treegle

    treegle Tourist

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    What is the best movie that is set in Vegas?

    I'm a sucker for Ocean's Eleven (original and remake) and I recently watched Last Vegas which was a pretty cool feel-good movie.
     
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    I always enjoy watching '21' mainly because it has Kevin Spacey in it as well as some great Vegas shots.
     
  3. Nick61

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    So many come to mind, but I always like "Leaving Las Vegas" which was sad. A happy comedy would be "Honeymoon in Vegas". Strangely enough both star Nick Cage.
     
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    Vegas Vacation for the sheer madness of it-Chevy Chase, Beverly deAngelo..WAYNE NEWTON! Secondly- The Cooler-with William H. Macy-Maria Bello-Alec Baldwin-someone told me I had to see this and they were right! Plot summary from IMDb In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation. Oceans Eleven-one of the best, agree, agree!! Modern silliness: the Hangover.
     
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    My best Vegas movie is Vegas Vacation!
     
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    No particular order.
    Oceans 11, the original
    The Cooler
    Casino
    Vegas Vacation
    21
    Hangover I
    Rain Man
    Viva Las Vegas
    Leaving Las Vegas
     
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    Vegas Vacation. Love when he tries to recoup his money playing "Rock Paper Scissors" and "Guess the Number".
     
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    Vegas Vacation is a good one. The blackjack scene where Clark is just getting murdered is hilarious and maddening at the same time. I also hate it because sometimes i feel like it should be easy to win a car at the end of your trip.

    I also like both Ocean 11 movies. I saw the newer one before the older one. I was surprised how much i liked the old one, and its good to see Vegas of a different era.
     
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    My favorites are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Swingers.
     
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    x2 Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
    Vegas Vacation
    Hangover
    21
    Ocean eleven/thirteen
    Last Vegas, I didn't like the movie but I felt like I was in vegas.
     
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    -Fear and loathing in las Vegas
    -Vegas vacation (the Black Jack scene is great)
    -hangover l
    -last vegas

    These are my favorites!
     
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    I love Rainman but couldn't decide whether it could be classified as a Vegas film as 80%(ish) is set elsewhere.
     
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    The Cooler, one of my favorites. The soundtrack is awesome! It harkens back to the old days of gambling in Las Vegas, as already said. NO CORPORATIONS! Well, almost. Never really liked Alec Baldwin, until this movie.
    Yonkers Joe. Not a lot of Las Vegas, but, enough. The Plaza looks like where most of the "good stuff" happens.
    Ocean's 11 (prefer the original.)
    Vegas Vacation.
    There are so many others.
     
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    I know, but the escalator scene and then the BJ table still ranks as one of the best imo.
     
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    Fools Rush In.

    Every 2 months when someone asks, it will always be Fools Rush In.
     
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    I love the movie as a whole but the depiction of card counting is laughable. 21 is so much better in that regard. Sensationalized but better.
     
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    Viva Las Vegas
    Vegas Vacation
    The Hangover
    Ocean's Eleven (the original)
    The Cooler
     
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    My Top 5 in order

    1. Casino
    2. The Hangover
    3. Vegas Vacation
    4. 21
    5. The Cooler
     
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