Adaptations The Best Movies Based on Board Games  

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List Rules Only films that are based on or inspired by real board games. Sorry no Jumanji or Zathura.

Ever wanted to see your favorite board games come alive? These are the best movies based on board games and not about board games. If these movies were about board games we couldn't include the 1985 cult classic Clue or the science-fiction action movie Battleship. There are other great movies on this list such as Dungeons and Dragons which spawned two sequels. Want a movie that is a little more kid-friendly? Check out Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure. Or if you are a fan of horror movies, be sure to look up the movies based on the Ouija board.

All of these board game movies most likely conjure up fond memories of playing the actual games as a kid so vote up your favorites and vote down the ones you wish weren't made. Also keep an eye out as we add new movies based on board games to this list when they are released.

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn
Clue is a 1985 American mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after The Rocky Horror Picture ...more
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Candy Land: The Great Lollipop... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Ian James Corlett, Britt McKillip
Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure is a 2005 animated direct-to-DVD film in which Jib the gingerbread boy, Princess Lolly and Mr. Mint try to save Candy Land from the evil Lord Licorice. ...more
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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson
Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was also ...more
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Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of t... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Bruce Payne, Clemency Burton-Hill, Roy Marsden
Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Gerry Lively. It is a made-for-TV sequel of sorts to the 2000 film Dungeons & Dragons, which in turn was ...more
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Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch
Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 fantasy film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Among the more notable features of the otherwise poorly ...more
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Ouija: Origin of Evil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson
Ouija: Origin of Evil is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and written by Flanagan and Jeff Howard. The film is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija. ...more
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Dungeons & Dragons: The Book o... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Dominic Mafham, Anthony Howell
Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness is the third film in the series based on the role-playing game series Dungeons & Dragons. Like the previous film, Dungeons & Dragons: ...more
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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,0... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie is a science fiction CGI film set in Games Workshop's fictional Warhammer 40,000 universe and based on the Ultramarines Chapter of the Space Marines. ...more
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The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatr... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Justin Armstrong, Gerald Crum, Sally Greenland
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death is a 2017 American horror film directed by Israel Luna. A group of unsuspecting theatre goers is trapped after a ravenous spirit is resurrected and ...more
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The Ouija Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
J. Damian Anastasio, Brittney Bertier, Cameron Bigelow
The Ouija Exorcism is a 2015 American horror film directed by Nick Slatkin.
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The Ouija Experiment is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Justin Armstrong, Dave Clark, Leah Diaz
The Ouija Experiment is a 2013 American horror movie directed by Israel Luna, Josey Wells.
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Ouija is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Based on Board Games
Daren Kagasoff, Matthew Settle
Ouija is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Stiles White in his directorial debut and co-written by White and Juliet Snowden, who previously both worked together on The ...more