Movies Set in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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The Long Kiss Goodnight(1996)

| 2h 1min | Crime, Action, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 499 votes)

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, is a school teacher and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.

The Color of Money(1986)

| 1h 59min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 567 votes)

Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

The Fighter(2010)

1h 56min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,938 votes)

Boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Empire Records(1995)

| 1h 30min | Music, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 319 votes)

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

Big Top Scooby-Doo!(2012)

4.0/5 (with 85 votes)

When Scooby and the gang hear of a werewolf plaguing a traveling circus, they go undercover as circus performers to get to the bottom.

Directed by Kirk Wise

Snake Eyes(1998)

| 1h 38min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 610 votes)

All bets are off when shady homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend, Naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro makes increasingly shocking discoveries that even he can't turn a blind eye to.


| 2h 3min | Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 107 votes)

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.


| 2h 1min | Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 735 votes)

A young reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

Feel the Beat(2020)

1h 47min | Comedy, Music, Drama
3.8/5 (with 502 votes)

After failing to make it on Broadway, April returns to her hometown and reluctantly begins training a misfit group of young dancers for a competition.

The Card Counter(2021)

| 1h 49min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.1/5 (with 389 votes)

William Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.


2h | Drama
3.5/5 (with 213 votes)

Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?


| 2h 9min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 187 votes)

Jackie Justice is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she's coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the Octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny - the son she gave up as an infant - shows up at her doorstep. A triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.

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Atlantic City(1980)

| 1h 44min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 104 votes)

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Owning Mahowny(2003)

| 1h 44min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 62 votes)

Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.

Wise Guys(1986)

| 1h 40min | Comedy, Crime
2.7/5 (with 42 votes)

Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken(1991)

| 1h 28min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 41 votes)

A runaway orphan, young Sonora, persists in a menial job mucking stables in Doc Carver's travelling stunt show. Her great wish is to become a death-defying "diving girl," but Doc refuses her pleas. Undaunted, Sonora's gutsy resolve finally convinces him to give her a break. On the brink of stardom, however, a cruel twist of fate threatens to destroy her dream.

The Pick-up Artist(1987)

| 1h 21min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Crime
2.9/5 (with 80 votes)

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for the daughter of a gambling addict who is in debt to the mob.

Delivering Milo(2001)

| 1h 34min | Fantasy, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 19 votes)

A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.


| 2h 35min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 61 votes)

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Imitation of Life(1934)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision(2003)

| 1h 21min | Action, Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 47 votes)

20 years after a set of events, the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC), is still going strong. Now Brandon Miller a TEC operative, believes that they have a responsibility to change history hoping that the world will be better but Ryan Chan another Tec operative stops him but kills the woman he loves in the process.


| 1h 31min | Action, Thriller, Drama
3.2/5 (with 22 votes)

While conveying a Porsche from Boston to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad loser and starts a fight. But he's also a bad fighter: he falls on his head and is dead. Now Charlie's in trouble; after he flees Halloran's father puts a reward on his head. Even the police won't help him against the mighty man... so Charlie has to run for his life.

The King of Marvin Gardens(1972)

| 1h 43min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 33 votes)

Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia, to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, which might be just another of his pie-in-the-sky schemes. Inevitably, complications begin to pile up.

Made in U.S.A(1967)

1h 25min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 39 votes)

Paula Nelson goes to Atlantic City to meet her lover, Richard Politzer, but finds him dead and decides to investigate his death. In her hotel room, she meets Typhus, whom she ends up knocking out. His corpse is later found in the apartment of David Goodis, a writer. Paula is arrested and interrogated. From then on, she encounters many gangsters.

The Last Time(2006)

| 1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new product is ready - probably in a few months. Into the mix comes a new hire, a callow Midwesterner named Jamie, who's come East with his fiancée Belisa.

Duane Hopwood(2005)

1h 24min | Comedy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.

Trump Unauthorized(2005)

1h 35min | TV Movie, Drama
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A look at the life of real estate king/media mogul/reality TV star, Donald Trump.

Directed by John David Coles

The Lemon Sisters(1989)

1h 33min | Comedy
2.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.

The Burglar(1957)

| 1h 30min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

Burglar Nat Harbin and his two associates set their sights on wealthy spiritualist Sister Sarah, who has inherited a fortune -- including a renowned emerald necklace -- from a Philadelphia financier. Using Nat's female ward, Gladden, to pose as an admirer and case the mansion where the woman lives, they set up a perfect break-in. Things get complicated afterwards.

Fatal Desire(2006)

1h 22min | TV Movie, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Fatal desire tells the story of the first Internet-related murder in the United States. Sharee Miller is a 27-year-old fiancee, when interviewing with Jerry Cassaday in an Internet chat room. Soon they are in the real life begin a passionate affair. Cassaday plan to have a second chance to fall in love with Miller, and makes plans for their future together. During this time, Miller leads a double life full of lies. His talent for deception and manipulation reach their summit with the murder of the husband of Miller and the suicide of his lover.

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