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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829 366
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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935 294
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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608 389
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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688 229
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
May 18 2010

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728 333
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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564 332
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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712 284
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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435 277
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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398 342
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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395 154
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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420 180
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added

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353 234
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2013

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274 284
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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332 167
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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306 343
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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389 222
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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295 194
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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221 235
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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279 241
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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168 131
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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142 129
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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181 342
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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200 226
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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202 187
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2012

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196 186
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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220 208
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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168 157
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2010

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192 185
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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243 168
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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222 122
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2007

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170 120
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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166 237
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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127 222
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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100 60
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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232 160
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added

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133 193
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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203 144
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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117 194
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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216 168
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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52 97
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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123 126
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added 1986

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159 124
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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128 92
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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160 133
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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161 137
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2007

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128 144
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2002

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43 36
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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133 152
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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18 56
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added 2005