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List Rules Only video game adaptations.

A list of the best video game movies. All of the best movies based on or about have been included, but if you believe we missed any of your favorite films based on video games, please feel free to add it to the list of the best films based on video games yourself. While every major genre has been included, most of the best video game films are either sci-fi, fantasy, or action. In Hollywood, video game movies are almost synonymous with "bad movies". That said, there have been some relatively decent ones, such as the Prince of Persia film, and the Final Fantasy animated feature, thought there is still a relatively undefined question about what the best video game movies are. If you're a gamer though, then you're bound to enjoy at least a few of the films based on video games on this list.

If you want more lists like these, you can also take a look at this list of movies about video games.

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rich Moore

Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee and directed by Rich Moore.

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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

Released: July 13, 1995 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, ...more

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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden

Released: 2006

Directed by: Christophe Gans

Released: April 21, 2006 Silent Hill is a 2006 psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Christophe Gans and Nicolas Boukhrief. The film is an adaptation of Konami's survival ...more

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

Released: March 15, 2002 Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more

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Pokémon: The Firs... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
BrandonCalton added Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka, Shin-ichiro Miki

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama

Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The First Movie, originally released as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back!, is a 1998 ...more

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Final Fantasy VII: Adven... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
BrandonCalton added Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Toshiyuki Morikawa

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a 2005 Japanese computer-animated science fantasy film directed by Tetsuya Nomura, written by Kazushige Nojima, and produced by Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji ...more

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight

Released: 2001

Directed by: Simon West

Released: June 11, 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series featuring the character Lara Croft portrayed by Angelina Jolie. The film was directed by Simon ...more

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Resident Evil: Apocalyps... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alexander Witt

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Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
CosmicCastaway added Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Clancy Brown

Released: 2016

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Warcraft is an upcoming 2016 American epic fantasy film. It is based on the Warcraft video game series and set in the world of Azeroth. The film was first announced in 2006 as a project ...more

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Hitman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott

Released: 2007

Directed by: Xavier Gens

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Rampage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Rampage Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman

Directed by: Brad Peyton

Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series. When three animals are mutated into giant monsters, primatologist Davis ...more

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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Directed by: Roar Uthaug

Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond ...more

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Prince of Persia: The Sa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley

Released: 2010

Directed by: Mike Newell

Released: May 9, 2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a 2010 American adventure action fantasy film written by Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard; directed by Mike Newell; produced by ...more

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Detective Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking ...more

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Resident Evil: Afterlife... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

Released: 2010

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

Released: September 9, 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 Canadian-German 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn ...more

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Pokémon The Movie... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Megumi Hayashibara, Tomokazu Seki, Mayumi Iizuka

Released: 2000

Directed by: Michael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak

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Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Ken Carlson added Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2016

Directed by: Justin Kurzel

Assassin's Creed is a 2016 American action adventure film directed by Justin Kurzel, based on the video game franchise. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor ...more
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Street Fighter II: The A... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyo Amamoto, Jōji Nakata

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gisaburō Sugii

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Resident Evil: Extinctio... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti

Released: 2007

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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Resident Evil: Retributi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez

Released: 2012

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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Jumanji: The Next Level ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

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Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ming-Na Wen

Released: 1994

Directed by: Steven E. de Souza

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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jeff Fowler

Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 American live-action animated science fantasy action adventure film directed by Jeff Fowler, based on the Sega video game character. In the town of Green Hill, ...more

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jan de Bont

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