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][/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.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: James Dunn, Dorothy Wilson, Louise Fazenda, Victor Kilian

Votes: 48

2. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

90 Metascore

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 72,144

My review: [link][/link]

3. There Are No Thieves in This Village (1965)

82 min | Drama

Dámaso lives in a small town with his wife Ana, who is expecting a child.

Director: Alberto Isaac | Stars: Julián Pastor, Rocío Sagaón, Graciela Enríquez, Luis Buñuel

Votes: 68

4. Operación carambola (1968)

85 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

Two clumsy and absent-minded spies (Capulina and Chespirito) are hired to save the world from a nuclear attack.

Director: Alfredo Zacarías | Stars: Gaspar Henaine, Joselo, Alicia Bonet, René Cardona

Votes: 18

My review: [link][/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.

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Tatsuo Umemiya, Tsunehiko Watase, Akiko Koyama

Votes: 231

My review: [link][/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.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Paul L. Smith, Antonio Cantafora, Horst Frank, Guglielmo Spoletini

Votes: 116

8. Carambola's Philosophy: In the Right Pocket (1975)

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.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Antonio Cantafora, Paul L. Smith, Glauco Onorato, Gabriella Andreini

Votes: 63

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 »

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Yehuda Barkan, Joseph Shiloach, Ze'ev Revach, Arieh Elias

Votes: 596

10. The Baltimore Bullet (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A tale of two hustlers trying to set up a big game.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: James Coburn, Omar Sharif, Ronee Blakley, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 436

My review: [link][/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 »

Director: Maurizio Ponzi | Stars: Francesco Nuti, Giuliana de Sio, Marcello Lotti, Antonio Petrocelli

Votes: 337

My review: [link][/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 »

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Johnny Cash, Darren McGavin, Greg Webb, Tracy Pollan

Votes: 135

My review: [link][/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 »

Director: Francesco Nuti | Stars: Francesco Nuti, Giuliana de Sio, Daniel Olbrychski, Marcello Lotti

Votes: 168

16. Number One (1985 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama

A down on his luck Irishman in London decides to play snooker for money.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Bob Geldof, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, P.H. Moriarty

Votes: 70

17. Isa-isa Lang! (1985)

Action, Drama

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 »

Director: Pablo Santiago | Stars: Fernando Poe Jr., Marianne de la Riva, Jaime Fabregas, Paquito Diaz

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 »

Director: Peng Tien | Stars: Peng Tien, Kuan-Hsiung Wang, Chun-Hsiung Ko, Ho Tien

Votes: 23

19. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Votes: 70,174 | 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 »

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Phil Daniels, Alun Armstrong, Bruce Payne, Louise Gold

Votes: 244

My review: [link][/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.

Director: Lex Marinos | Stars: Steve Bisley, Gary Day, David Jay, Esben Storm

Votes: 34

22. Bye Bye Baby (1988)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A married couple from Milan is tempted into mutual betrayal during a holiday in Mauritius Islands.

Director: Enrico Oldoini | Stars: Carol Alt, Luca Barbareschi, Brigitte Nielsen, Jason Connery

Votes: 213

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.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Wendy Gazelle, Mark Soper, Michael A. Miranda, Ilse von Glatz

Votes: 147

My review: [link][/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 »

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott, David Marciano

Votes: 337

26. Legend of the Dragon (1991)

96 min | Comedy, Action

Stephen Chow leaves for the big city to try and save his home by winning the huge snooker tournament.

Directors: Danny Lee, Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Teresa Mo, Ka-Yan Leung, Wah Yuen

Votes: 863

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 »

Director: Carlo Barsotti | Stars: Paolo Migone, Gianluca Favilla, Giacomo Poretti, Giuseppe Nesi

Votes: 24

28. Chalk (1996)

144 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A unique film about pool.. Hustler vs newbie and interesting visuals. Very "90's"

Director: Rob Nilsson | Stars: Edwin Johnson, Kelvin Han Yee, Johnnie Reese, Don Bajema

Votes: 31

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 »

Director: Georgiy Shengeliya | Stars: Sergey Nikonenko, Juozas Budraitis, Aleksey Guskov, Valentina Telichkina

Votes: 308

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 »

Director: Francesco Nuti | Stars: Francesco Nuti, Sabrina Ferilli, Novello Novelli, Giulia Weber

Votes: 306

32. Stickmen (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

Three young men unwittingly become involved in an underground pool tournament.

Director: Hamish Rothwell | Stars: Robbie Magasiva, Paolo Rotondo, Scott Wills, Simone Kessell

Votes: 1,407

My review: [link][/link]

34. Poolhall Junkies (2002)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Mars Callahan | Stars: Mars Callahan, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rosenbaum, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 9,416 | Gross: $0.56M

My review: [link][/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.

Director: Martin L. Kelley | Stars: Derek Seiling, Muretta Moss, Alex Collins, Joe Cipriani

Votes: 31

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 »

Director: Kurt Hollander | Stars: Roberto Cobo, Laura Hidalgo, Diego Luna, Daniel Martinez

Votes: 84

38. Go for Zucker (2004)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

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 »

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel, Golda Tencer

Votes: 2,671 | Gross: $0.09M

39. Up Against the 8 Ball (2004)

R | 90 min | 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.

Directors: Troy Curvey Jr., Miguel A. Núñez Jr. | Stars: Iva La'Shawn, Tawny Dahl, Chris Blount, Angela Bowie

Votes: 26

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.

Director: Keoni Waxman | Stars: Ving Rhames, Roselyn Sanchez, Daniel Newman, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 1,142

41. Virgin Pockets (2007 Video)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

After giving up her life as a professional pool player, Elizabeth meets a young pool player who wins her over and back to national competition.

Director: Paul Gorman | Stars: Drew Gerbik, Nathan Gorman, Chexy Grace, Cody Hoepfl

Votes: 24

42. Kisses and Caroms (2006)

R | 81 min | Comedy

Jen and Tara arrange a threesome to win Jen's ex-boyfriend back, and yet he wants to be just friends. Through the antics of offbeat characters at the billiards where they all work, he realizes Jen is his dream girl, but is it too late?

Director: Vincent Rocca | Stars: Nicole Rayburn, Drew Wicks, Nikki Stanzione, Ryan Parks

Votes: 1,294

My review: [link][/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 »

Director: Gracia Querejeta | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Blanca Portillo, Jesús Castejón, Víctor Valdivia

Votes: 1,099

44. Turn the River (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.

Director: Chris Eigeman | Stars: Famke Janssen, Jaymie Dornan, Rip Torn, Matt Ross

Votes: 1,671

My review: [link][/link]

45. Behind the 8 Ball (2012– )

Drama, Reality-TV

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 »

Stars: Garrett Black, Eric Buelow, Cadence Gao, Kerrie Gee

Votes: 18

46. 9-Ball (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Sport