The Largest List of Billiards Movies...Ever!by jasonamoss13 | created - 12 Oct 2013 | updated - 14 Oct 2013 | Public
In my research, I've discovered 52 billiards movies, either made or in production. The 47 listed in IMDB are below. My full list of more than 130 titles includes short films, tv episodes, and web series. You can find it on my blog "8 Ball on the Silver Screen" at [link]www.billiardsmovies.com[/link].
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1. Bad Boy (1935)
Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Poolroom ace Eddie marries his girlfriend Sally but can't find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
2. The Hustler (1961)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/the-hustler-the-genres-masterpiece/[/link]
5. The Player (1971)
GP | Drama
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/wanted-the-player-billiards-movie/[/link]
6. Ginchô wataridori (1972)
86 min | Action, Drama
Nami is an ex-convict who becomes a hostess to support a sick woman who bailed her out. In doing so, she gets involved in a local gangster's scheme to take over the bar she works for.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/wandering-ginza-butterfly/[/link]
7. Carambola (1974)
94 min | Comedy, Western
Coby, an ex-soldier and billiards champion, investigates arms trafficking across the U.S.-Mexican border, with the help of his inseparable friend the gigantic Rodovan.
70 min | Comedy, Western
The U.S. Army and a bunch of gangsters are in search of a motorbike equipped with a Gatling gun, which was stolen by two notorious rogues Trinity & Carambola.
9. Snooker (1975)
95 min | Comedy
The story is about two twin brothers, Azriel and Gavriel (both played by Yehuda Barkan). Azriel is a shy and religious Jew who works in a fruit shop in Jaffa. Gavriel, is a hoodlum and a ... See full summary »
10. The Baltimore Bullet (1980)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A tale of two hustlers trying to set up a big game.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/the-baltimore-bullet-should-have-been-better/[/link]
11. The Pool Hustlers (1983)
103 min | Comedy, Romance
Francesco, nicknamed 'Toscano', is a very good pool player but he never wins when he plays for money. He meets Chiara, a saxophone player, on a late night bus by swapping his case ... See full summary »
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/the-pool-hustlers/[/link]
13. The Baron and the Kid (1984 TV Movie)
94 min | Drama, Sport
William "The Baron" Addington is a former pool pro whose lifetime of boozing has cost him his career and family. Determined to straighten out his life, he gave up drinking and now plays ... See full summary »
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/the-baron-and-the-kid/[/link]
14. Casablanca, Casablanca (1985)
109 min | Comedy
This movie is the sequel of _Io, Chiara e lo Scuro (1982)_. Francesco forgot billiards because now he lives with Chiara: "Billiards is jealous, he explains, if you love a woman, you can ... See full summary »
17. Isa-isa Lang! (1985)
The billiard ball is round.... like the life of Carding (FPJ) who revolves around the billiard table to earn a living and survive together with his small family. Being a real master of the ... See full summary »
18. Equals Against Devils (1981)
74 min | Action, Drama
"Champ" Wang, Peng "Roc" Tien and Kor Chun Hung star in this action-packed martial arts revenge film. A fighter is brutally beaten and left for dead, but somehow manages to survive. Time ... See full summary »
19. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Votes: 68,169 | Gross: $52.29M
20. Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play ... See full summary »
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/heavens-covered-in-green-baize/[/link]
21. Hard Knuckle (1987 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
In the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia, the most popular sport is Hard Knuckle, a bloodier form of pool. Steve Bisley (Goose from Mad Max) is Harry, a pool hustler, who wants to beat Knuckle champ Top Dog, to get his bike back.
23. Graveyard Shift II (1988)
90 min | Horror
A film crew making a low budget vampire film is unaware that the leading man is a real vampire and has his sights set on the leading lady.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/the-understudy-graveyard-shift-2/[/link]
25. Kiss Shot (1989 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Drama
A detached black mother loses her job and also the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in such ... See full summary »
27. Un paradiso senza biliardo (1991)
113 min | Comedy
It's the 1950s and Giuseppe gets a letter from his friend Franco who is working in Sweden. He writes that Sweden is a wonderful country with high salaries, free health care and most ... See full summary »
30. Klassik (1998)
101 min | Action, Crime
The current "aces" of billiards from different cities of Russia decided together to make a gift to their teachers, living out their days in almshouses. They decided to raise money and ... See full summary »
31. Il signor Quindicipalle (1998)
101 min | Comedy, Romance
Francesco Di Narnali is a world champion billiards Italian and American, with a particular talent for spectacular performances, in particular to be able to pit fifteen balls to the pool ... See full synopsis »
32. Stickmen (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama
Three young men unwittingly become involved in an underground pool tournament.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/stickmen-a-gem-in-the-genre/[/link]
34. Poolhall Junkies (2002)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A talented pool hustler who has stayed out of the game for years, must go back to his old ways when his little brother gets involved with his enemy, the very man who held him back from greatness.
Votes: 9,319 | Gross: $0.56M
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/poolhall-junkies/[/link]
35. Behind the Nine (2003)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Crime
A man running an underground illegal 9-ball tournament out of his home on the outskirts of a southern city fears that someone is out to steal the prize money...he's right.
37. Carambola (2003)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
Diego Luna and Jesus Ochoa are part of the star-studded cast! Carambola is a fascinating look into the lives of people who are ruled by chance, competition, and the steadfast love for a ... See full summary »
38. Go for Zucker (2004)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989. When his mother dies, he has to meet his brother to whom he has not talked ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,644 | Gross: $0.09M
39. Up Against the 8 Ball (2004)
R | Comedy
Two girls at a Historically Black College are strapped for cash to pay their senior year's tuition. In a pinch, they take their pool-hustling skills to Las Vegas to earn the money. But, winning at pool and love has it challenges.
40. Shooting Gallery (2005 Video)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
42. Kisses and Caroms (2006)
R | 81 min | Comedy
In California, Zack owns the "Breakingtime Billiards", a store that sells pool tables and game room supplies. He works with his girlfriend Jennifer; the sexy seller Tara; the installer of ... See full summary »
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/kisses-caroms/[/link]
43. Siete mesas de billar francés (2007)
116 min | Drama
Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed... See full summary »
44. Turn the River (2007)
R | 92 min | Drama
A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/turn-river/[/link]
45. Behind the 8 Ball (2012– )
Some cities never sleep and this one is no exception. Behind The 8 Ball dips in the lives of five friends... Well not exactly friends. Five people. A dramatic series following five artists ... See full summary »
46. 9-Ball (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Sport
A young woman aspires to become a 9-ball professional and champion but her hustling uncle has other plans for her skills.
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/billiards-movies-2/9-ball-billiards-movie/[/link]
93 min | Crime, Thriller | Post-production
8-BALL is a crime drama that chronicles the lives of Johnny and his three childhood friends in Queens, New York and their fateful encounter with neighborhood mobster, Ramone Torzo. Events ... See full summary »
My review: [link]http://www.billiardsmovies.com/in-production/8-ball-coming-to-a-theater-near-you/[/link]