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The Top Five Exceptional Bingo Movies And Scenes

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Bingo is one of the oldest games around but one that has really stood the test of time over
the years. From being played in church halls, the game moved forwards and saw its own
exclusive bingo venues created, before embracing change and becoming a real force in
both the online and mobile worlds respectively. We’ve seen top brands, mFortune
immediately comes to mind, who have thrived on the success of bingo and the game’s
ability to utilise technology, emphatically proving that it is here to stay.
Therefore, it is no surprise to have noticed that over the years, several movies which have
at some point featured bingo in a scene or two. Check below for our most memorable five
bingo movies and scenes.
Bad Grandpa
MTV’s Jackass went down in history as a show which totally transformed modern day
television. We also saw Jackass make it in the movie industry too and Irving Zisman, one
of the show’s most loved characters, went on to be handed his own film in Bad Grandpa.
During Bad Grandpa, which is somewhat of an iconic movie, Bad Grandpa himself is seen
winding up everyone around him during a game of bingo. He even goes as far as drinking
the marker pen fluid, which is totally hilarious.
King of the Bingo Game
King of the Bingo Game is a movie that is sure to appeal to all bingo fans. You could say
that the film explores the emotional connection some people have to the game, as Sonny,
who is a huge bingo fan, aims to win big in order to support his impoverished family. It’s
tough to pick out individual scenes from a movie based on the game itself, but viewers will
embark on a journey full of ups and downs as Sonny sets out on his task.
Inglourious Basterds
So far, we’ve looked at a movie which features an iconic bingo scene and a film based on
the game itself. In Inglourious Basterds, things are a little bit different as this time bingo is
referred to in a quote. Col. Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz, exclaims “That’s a
Bingo!” while speaking to Aldo Raine, who is portrayed by Brad Pitt . While it doesn’t link in
to the game itself, it’s a phrase often used passionately, especially by fans of the game
itself.
The Babadook
The Babadook sees a horror movie meet bingo in an epic way. Amelia is a widow who is
plagued by troubles and while working in a care home she uses bingo to attempt to liven
up both the atmosphere and the residents. The makers of the movie did a great job when
including bingo as it’s used to enable the viewers to gain an insight into the main
characters and their lives. It’s remarkably chilling at times too.
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania is another movie which bingo fans will undoubtedly love. There’s a
superb game of bingo that takes place during the film in Monsterland which really delivers
where animation is concerned. Viewers will see the bingo balls represented by small skulls
which actually hiss out the numbers, with a competitive edge to the game displayed when
a monster decides to eat the winning card which Mrs Frankenstein has in her possession.

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