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

Mystery DinersBased on posted reviews and garnered awards, you would be mighty foolish to visit Portland, Oregon, and not spend an evening dining and playing pool at the Uptown Billiards Club, located in the city’s Pearl District.  The upscale restaurant-cum-pool-hall is rated 4.8 (out of 5) on Open Table, 4.6 (out of 5) on Facebook, and 4 (out of 5) on Yelp, and it has been recognized as a Top 100 “Fit For Foodies” restaurant, as well as a Top 10 restaurant in the Pearl District.  Have you seen the Big Daddy Burger or the signature Bacon, Pear & Fontina Pizza?  They look absolutely sumptuous, and don’t even get me started on the “themed” five course tasting menu…

Thus, it’s hard to imagine why the club’s owner, Kent Lewis, genuinely felt the need to go on the reality show Mystery Diners and spy on his newly hired “social media expert” to validate his usefulness.  But, that’s exactly the premise of the “Behind the Eight Ball” episode… 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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4 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

  2. Junior Umaña

    Hello, I´m really excited with this webpage, congratulations!

    A high school principal told me about a movie where they teach pool in a high school to students with social problems. Do you know which is that movie? Thanks for your unvaluable work!

    Poscript: I have a dream, to make a pool movie in Costa Rica with a social and political approach


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