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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875 386
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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982 312
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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636 409
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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728 244
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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769 347
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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593 349
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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750 300
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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459 297
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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420 356
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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457 200
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added

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422 173
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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368 178
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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294 303
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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374 252
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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322 364
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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315 210
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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241 255
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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300 256
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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184 147
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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165 140
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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195 368
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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216 202
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added 2013

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213 245
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies