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The Best 'Mortal Kombat' Movies And Shows

May 3, 2021 125 votes 31 voters8 items

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The best Mortal Kombat movies and TV shows really fill out the stories tied to the video game franchise. You can find all your favorite characters: Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Mileena in movies like Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. Which one of these Mortal Kombat movies or series is sure to win this tournament. You get to help decide by voting up your favorites so the best one rises to the top of this list. You're in the right place if you've ever asked yourself, "how many Mortal Kombat movies are there?" Find the answer below and don't forget to vote up your favorites. 

Now it's time to determine the best movies in the Mortal Kombat franchise by voting up your favorites. You can also vote down any films or shows that you think other fans should skip. Be sure to check back for new Mortal Kombat movies as they are released and added to the list.

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  • Photo: Mortal Kombat / New Line Cinema

    Released only three years after the first game, the 1995 blockbuster brought our favorite characters to life. Including memorable performances from Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Linden Ashby, and Christopher Lambert, the franchise's first movie also gave fans the ever-popular EDM track "Techno Syndrome."

    Mortal Kombat is a 1995 American fantasy martial arts film written by Kevin Droney, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, Christopher Lambert, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Talisa Soto. It is a loose adaptation of the early entries in the fighting game series Mortal Kombat. The plot of the film follows the warrior Liu Kang, the actor Johnny Cage, and the soldier Sonya Blade, all three guided by the god Raiden, on their journey to combat the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung and his forces in a tournament to save Earth. The film's primary source material was 1992's original game of the same title, but it was also inspired by and incorporates elements of...  more

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  • Photo: Mortal Kombat / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Featuring great comedic performances, brutal fatalaties, and beloved characters (and a couple forgettable ones), the 2021 adaptation delivers on top-notch fight choreography, fan service, and the rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. 

    Mortal Kombat is a 2021 American martial-arts fantasy action film directed by Simon McQuoid, based on the video game franchise of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias....  more

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  • Photo: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge / Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

    Looking for a Mortal Kombat movie that is just as violent as the video game? Then this is the film adaptation for you. You'll find familiar bad guys Goro, Shang Tsung, and Sub-Zero along with a new face: Quan Chi. Strap in for bone-crunching fights with voice acting from Joel McHale, Jennifer Carpenter, and Steve Blum.

    Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is a 2020 American animated martial arts film directed by Ethan Spaulding, based on the video game. Scorpion seeks his revenge on those who murdered his family and clan after being resurrected by Quan Chi, while Johnny Cage, Liu Kang and Sonya Blade are chosen to participate on the Mortal Kombat tournament for the fate of Earthrealm....  more
  • Photo: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation / New Line Cinema

    Annihilation continues the story of the original 1995 film adding characters, such as Jax, Cyrax, Nightwolf, and Noob Saibot. Corny dialogue, flashy fight scenes, and '90s techno music combine for the ultimate campy movie.

    Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a 1997 American martial arts action film directed by John R. Leonetti. Based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, the film is the sequel to 1995's Mortal Kombat. It stars Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Lynn "Red" Williams, Irina Pantaeva, and James Remar. The storyline was largely an adaptation of Mortal Kombat 3, following a band of warriors as they attempt to save Earth from the evil Shao Kahn. Although the story picks up where the last film left off, all but two of the lead roles were recast. In contrast to its predecessor, which was a box office success and marginally well received, Annihilation was critically panned and...  more

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