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
wiabux added 2013

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836 369
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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944 297
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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611 394
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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693 232
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
May 18 2010

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734 334
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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567 335
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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715 289
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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439 280
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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405 344
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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400 158
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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425 184
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added

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279 287
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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355 239
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2013

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337 170
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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308 348
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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392 225
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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299 198
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2009

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225 239
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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283 244
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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170 135
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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147 131
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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182 350
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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201 231
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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203 192
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2012

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200 190
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added 2013

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221 212
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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171 161
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2010

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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245 171
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2010

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229 124
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2007

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171 122
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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169 238
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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103 63
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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127 224
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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236 162
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added

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133 195
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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204 146
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2010

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120 196
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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218 170
Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2012

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53 99
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2002

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124 128
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added 1986

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160 126
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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131 94
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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130 144
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2002

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160 135
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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161 140
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2007

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133 153
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2011

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43 38
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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18 58
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added 2005