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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813 354
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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919 284
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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598 375
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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668 223
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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709 326
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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554 323
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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702 276
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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427 267
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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392 332
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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379 145
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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405 172
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added

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265 274
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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340 228
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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318 161
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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296 333
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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379 216
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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287 189
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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211 229
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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274 235
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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157 128
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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131 126
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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174 338
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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195 220
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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193 183
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2012

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188 178
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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214 202
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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164 151
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2010

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182 182
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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235 165
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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166 112
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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212 118
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2007

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161 229
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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127 214
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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93 56
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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131 189
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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224 158
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
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194 142
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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207 166
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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106 188
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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119 123
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added 1986

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153 121
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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47 95
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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128 139
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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121 90
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2011

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159 135
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2007

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153 129
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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16 51
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added 2005

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129 148
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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36 33
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies