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  1. Mac Payne
    Mac Payne at |

    what about russian roulette in “The Deer Hunter”? One of the most suspensful game scenes in a movie ive ever seen.

    1. andy
      andy at |

      i agree with this for sure, should be number 1

  2. Angelo
    Angelo at |

    Honorable mention: the Texas Hold ‘Em scene from Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Its not a huge portion of the movie but it pretty much sets up the rest of the story.

  3. andy
    andy at |

    spock and 4-dimensional chess?

    1. SmurfinLennon
      SmurfinLennon at |

      That’s exactly what I was thinking.

  4. sdasd
    sdasd at |

    The Michael Douglas movie “The Game”

  5. rudy
    rudy at |

    Tic-Tac-Toe from WarGames…

    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      Nice addition. Such a simple game with world-impacting consequences.

  6. MatthewZD
    MatthewZD at |

    A few others that come to mind —

    From “Lost”, Hurley playing Connect Four in a flashback to his time in a mental institution

    from “Seinfeld”, Kramer and Newman playing Risk, “a game of world domination being played by two guys who can barely manage their own lives”, as Jerry put it

    from “The Carol Burnett Show”, a hilarious family skit where Eunice, Ed, and Mama play a surprisingly brutal and cutthroat game of Sorry

  7. Mac Payne
    Mac Payne at |

    How about the main antagonist in “No Country for Old Men” flipping a coin to decide who he kills and who lives? Amazing movie, and any game involving human lives as the betting criteria should be at the top of this list.

  8. Mac Payne
    Mac Payne at |

    and not a single saw movie? I mean ill admit they dont have the best story lines, but the most memorable line from everyone is Jigsaws ” were going to play a game,” haha

  9. Aaron
    Aaron at |

    The Chess scene from season 1 of the Wire?
    “The king stay the king.”

  10. Gary
    Gary at |

    What about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone chess game?

    1. Susan
      Susan at |


      Also, the game of checkers against Death from Animaniacs..

  11. psho
    psho at |

    are you freaking kidding me?……Jumanji??? The whole movie was based around a game

  12. zak
    zak at |

    The game of Questions played like a tennis match in the movie adaptation of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is great


  13. ed
    ed at |

    bill and ted should have been higher, and what about hp’s giant chess game?

  14. Jeff
    Jeff at |

    How about the card game in “Casino Royale?” Or the Five Rivers Poker Championship in “Maverick?” The game was what each movie was all about.

  15. Wylah
    Wylah at |

    What about the internet/TV show Pure Pwnage that is about nothing but playing games?

  16. eatdogs
    eatdogs at |

    Adam Sandler plays Shadow of the Colossus in that movie reign over me.


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