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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714 311
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2007

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809 254
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2005

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528 326
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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624 283
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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556 197
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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614 239
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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484 291
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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378 228
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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356 287
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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340 139
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added

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304 114
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added 2008

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257 116
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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234 235
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
1998

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282 194
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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338 182
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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249 294
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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183 190
Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added 2010

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242 161
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added 2009

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236 208
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
2004

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126 103
Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2012

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103 96
L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added 2011

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156 296
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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168 150
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
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169 189
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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190 173
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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152 144
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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133 129
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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202 145
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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137 91
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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114 182
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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66 27
Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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137 199
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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169 103
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2007

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194 133
Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added

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111 168
Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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163 121
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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181 143
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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13 32
Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added 2005

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84 155
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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38 72
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added 2002

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133 104
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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137 110
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added 2009

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100 107
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added 1986

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112 123
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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141 122
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added 2007

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115 133
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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99 83
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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28 31
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackga... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies