Billiards Movies

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Welcome to 8 Ball on the Silver Screen!  This blog is exclusively about billiards movies, billiards TV shows, billiards short films, and billiards web series.  I’m reviewing every one of the 200+ that I have found.

My Latest Billiards Movies Review

Three Card Monte.v2Three Card Monte barely counts as a billiards movie.  But in oeuvre with very limited Canadian representation (i.e., The Understudy: Graveyard Shift II; Behind the Eight Ball; Manitoba Sharks; Hiccups – “Car Pool”), the decision to relax the definition for a little more inclusion from the Great White North seemed straightforward.  Unfortunately, the fact the film is also barely watchable has now led to some second-guessing on my end.

Released in 1978 at the Toronto Film Festival, Three Card Monte tells the story of Busher (Richard Gabourie), a gambling drifter, who begrudgingly allows Toby (Chris Langevin), a 12-year old orphan, to accompany him in his hustling and flimflammery, and builds a close relationship with him in the process. Read the full post HERE.

Every Billiards Movie, TV Episode, Short Film and Web Series…EVER

I’ve discovered more than 200 billiards movies, TV episodes, short films, and web series. Below are the first 10 full-length billiards movies I believe were ever made.  Check out my full list.  Also take a look at my list of billiards scenes from other (non-billiards) movies and TV shows.

  1. Bad Boy (1935)The Player - billiards movies
  2. The Hustler (1961)
  3. There Are No Thieves in This Village (1965, Mexico, original title: En este pueblo no hay ladrones)
  4. Operacion Carambola (1968, Mexico)
  5. The Player (1971)
  6. Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1971, Japan, original title: Gincho wataridori)
  7. Carambola (1974, Italy)
  8. Carambola, Filotto…Tutti en Boco (1975, Italy)
  9. Festival at the Poolroom (1975, Israel, original title: Hagiga B’Snuker)
  10. The Baltimore Bullet (1980)

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Pooldawg - Billiards Movies contestDo you see a billiards movie, TV episode, short film, or web series missing from my list? If so, send me an email with the name of the missing show.  If you’re right, I’ll send you a $20 gift certificate for FREE billiards supplies courtesy of Pooldawg, the pool player’s best friend.

 

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2 thoughts on “Billiards Movies

  1. Hans de Wilde

    I was talking to matthew allready. By his side I found your side.
    I found three titles I did not have.
    I have a list with 4409 titels of movies having pool, snooker or billiard scenes in it
    From 80 % of those I have a foto, captures, the dvd or digitelized video scenes.
    I have a digital database with at least 50.000 images of movie scenes
    Besides that i have 400 TV series with captures and or video of the billiard scenes
    I posses more or less 500 photo,s lobby cards or posters of the billiard scene in those movies
    I think i collected over the last 30 years the biggest collection about billiards in the movies, there exist in the world.
    Is this interesting and you think about an offer maybe together with matthew, I will hear from you.
    When you answer me by email, you will get 3 titels from me with captures from movies from 1920.
    With regards, Hans de Wilde

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