If anything gambling has always contributed to cultural vitality of the community with stories, hopes and dreams of wealth and risk and luck. The hot game at the moment seems to be no limit holdem poker, so there has been a flood of poker movies, shows and what not.
It all makes for great entertainment and keeps the poker community alive with fresh hopefuls but most of the movies and final table tournament shows are not that useful. The movies usually involve players with ESP level reading skills or involve hands that in real life would undoubtly indicate a rigged game. Final table tournament poker is a very special type of poker and is sometimes misleading to less experienced players.
So I havn’t compiled a complete list of poker videos here but the ones I think would be most useful from an educational point of view. High stakes poker, where “celebrity” poker players are playing a real cash game with buyins of 100k plus is some of the best poker I have seen on tv. You will learn so much more from watching the full 4 seasons of high stakes poker than you will from watching Rounders. So have a look and hopefully you’ll learn a trick or two.