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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817 277
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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736 315
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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828 258
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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542 336
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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644 289
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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577 201
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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499 297
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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622 246
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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390 230
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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362 293
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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351 144
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added

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321 119
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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243 239
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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273 124
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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294 198
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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348 186
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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259 299
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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252 164
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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188 196
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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243 209
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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133 105
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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109 99
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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159 303
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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196 175
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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173 194
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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171 157
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2012

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160 148
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added 2013

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140 132
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2010

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164 157
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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208 148
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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142 94
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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116 189
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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73 32
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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142 205
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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175 105
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2007

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199 138
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added

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114 171
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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172 124
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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187 147
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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91 159
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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38 74
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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13 34
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added 2005

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137 106
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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140 111
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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103 110
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added 1986

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114 125
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2002

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145 123
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2007

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116 135
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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101 84
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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31 34
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackga... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies