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The Best Movies Based on Board Games

Updated July 23, 2021 353 votes 71 voters 2.1k views15 items

List RulesOnly 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

    Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars...  more
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    Battleship

    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Berg

    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 the...  more
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    Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure

    Ian James Corlett, Britt McKillip

    Released2005

    Directed byDavis Doi

    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. The...  more
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    Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

    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. Unlike...  more
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    Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God

    Bruce Payne, Clemency Burton-Hill

    Released2005

    Directed byGerry Lively

    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 based on the...  more
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    Dungeons & Dragons

    Jeremy Irons, Marlon Wayans

    Released2000

    Directed byCourtney Solomon

    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 received film are...  more
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    Released2010

    Directed byMartyn Pick

    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. Terence...  more
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe...  more
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    The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death

    Justin Armstrong, Gerald Crum

    Released2015

    Directed byIsrael Luna

    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 released...  more
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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Released2017

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into...  more
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    The Ouija Exorcism

    J. Damian Anastasio, Brittney Bertier

    Released2015

    Directed byNick Slatkin

    The Ouija Exorcism is a 2015 American horror film directed by Nick Slatkin....  more
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    Jumanji: The Next Level

    Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black

    Released2019

    Directed byJake Kasdan

    Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and a sequel of the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the third installment in the Jumanji...  more
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    The Ouija Experiment

    Justin Armstrong, Dave Clark

    Released2011

    Directed byIsrael Luna

    The Ouija Experiment is a 2013 American horror movie directed by Israel Luna, Josey Wells....  more
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    Ouija

    Daren Kagasoff, Matthew Settle

    Released2014

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol, Stiles White

    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 Possession....  more
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    Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness

    Dominic Mafham, Anthony Howell

    Released2012

    Directed byGerry Lively

    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: Wrath of the Dragon...  more