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 The Last of Us 2013

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653 282
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
BioShock 2007

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485 293
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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744 225
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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569 258
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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512 170
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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574 211
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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453 261
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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334 256
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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339 204
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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300 115
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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267 92
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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214 210
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Half-Life 1998

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220 97
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Batman: Arkham City 2011

The Best Video Game Voice Actors Working Today

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313 157
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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245 177
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag 2013

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224 265
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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158 167
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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218 143
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009

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220 186
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Halo 2 2004

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99 85
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Far Cry 3 2012

The Best Books With Dream in the Title

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154 128
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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139 272
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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84 79
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added L.A. Noire 2011

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154 170
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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174 159
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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129 127
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

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118 113
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo: Reach 2010

TV Shows Produced By Sherwood Schwartz

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143 141
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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123 73
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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181 134
God of War III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added God of War III 2010

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104 164
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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125 176
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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148 88
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2007

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176 121
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Injustice: Gods Among Us

The Funniest "Windy Day" Photos Ever

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101 156
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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8 16
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added Fahrenheit 2005

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31 58
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002

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130 94
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

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162 132
Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

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38 20
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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138 114
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010

The Best Wii RPGs of All Time

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117 92
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011

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87 95
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added Metroid (in general) 1986

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128 110
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo 3 2007

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105 122
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011

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97 112
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002

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88 71
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011

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95 83
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Inquisition

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99 95
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo: Combat Evolved 2001