Total Nerd Video Games That Should Be Movies  

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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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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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630 402
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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974 306
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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720 239
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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761 343
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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586 346
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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738 298
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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416 353
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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446 195
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
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416 168
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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362 174
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2013

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2009

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294 252
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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181 143
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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160 137
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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191 364
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2010