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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800 351
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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905 281
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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588 371
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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654 221
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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696 323
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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

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695 272
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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389 330
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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373 141
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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

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262 272
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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

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

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207 227
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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155 126
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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127 124
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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172 333
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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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2012

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

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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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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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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2007

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

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
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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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Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2012

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102 185
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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152 118
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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

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46 92
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2002

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128 137
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2002

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152 127
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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119 89
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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157 134
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2007

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Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added 2005

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2011

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Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies