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What video games should be movies? Several of the most well known and popular video games of all time could easily be made into potentially excellent feature films. This list includes several of the biggest and best video games ever: Assassin's Creed, BioShock and some of the Zelda and Grand Theft Auto games as well. Vote for the games you think would make the best movies, vote down any that you don't think would work and of course, add any that might be missing. You can also rerank this list in any order you want.

Adapting a great video game into a movie is a risky proposition. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it just doesn't. You can't blame Hollywood for trying though, because the video gaming industry is a billion dollar business. Combine that with a hit feature film, and you've got tens of billions in potential profit. Examples? How about 1995's 'Mortal Kombat' or the 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider' series? And of course, the 'Resident Evil' movies have done quite well at the box office too.

Which current video games should be made, immediately, into a movie? Some of the best include 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' and 'Batman: Arkham Asylum.' Here's a great fancast for 'Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic' as an example. The main requirement to make a successful video game to movie adaptation? You need the most compelling video game storylines. Start with the basics, and go from there - you can't lose!
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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
BioShock 2007

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623 215
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added The Last of Us 2013

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683 199
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
God of War 2005

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505 234
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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433 261
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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407 236
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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527 191
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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457 152
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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302 233
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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305 182
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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252 91
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added The Legend of Zelda (in general)

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196 188
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Half-Life 1998

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287 135
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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174 84
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Batman: Arkham City 2011

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192 242
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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196 168
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Halo 2 2004

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220 154
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag 2013

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189 133
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009

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141 148
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Heavy Rain 2010

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128 246
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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225 76
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added Fallout 3 2008

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138 109
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Diablo III 2012

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143 153
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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160 142
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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129 122
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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97 147
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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101 57
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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159 118
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added God of War III 2010

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109 156
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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127 78
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2007

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89 143
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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150 109
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Injustice: Gods Among Us

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120 83
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

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99 109
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011

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139 122
Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

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121 104
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010

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101 82
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011

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76 86
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added Metroid (in general) 1986

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88 102
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002

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110 99
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo 3 2007

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107 99
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo: Reach 2010

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75 63
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011

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85 76
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Inquisition

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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added League of Legends 2009

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42 124
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Req... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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85 87
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo: Combat Evolved 2001

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104 113
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

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72 72
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Far Cry 3 2012

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50 69
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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11 14
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies