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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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640 218
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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446 266
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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693 206
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
God of War 2005

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512 241
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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415 241
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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534 194
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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467 155
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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309 237
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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315 183
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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260 94
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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230 78
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added Fallout 3 2008

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197 190
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Half-Life 1998

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290 136
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

The Best Anime Video Games of All Time

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226 158
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag 2013

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180 85
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Batman: Arkham City 2011

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199 246
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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144 151
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Heavy Rain 2010

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200 169
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Halo 2 2004

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193 134
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009

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129 248
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

John Cusack Romantic Comedy Roles

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139 111
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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144 155
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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161 144
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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130 124
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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77 72
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Far Cry 3 2012

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98 149
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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66 67
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added L.A. Noire 2011

Famous People Named Raymond

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163 121
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added God of War III 2010

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102 59
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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111 158
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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3 4
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added Fahrenheit 2005

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127 80
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2007

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91 144
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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152 110
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Injustice: Gods Among Us

Famous Dave's Recipes

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120 85
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

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22 47
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002

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146 122
Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

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125 104
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010

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100 110
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011

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103 83
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011

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76 87
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added Metroid (in general) 1986

The Best Wii RPGs of All Time

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89 103
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002

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111 100
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo 3 2007

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107 101
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo: Reach 2010

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75 64
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011

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85 77
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Inquisition

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41 123
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added League of Legends 2009

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110 113
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

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15 14
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies