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A list of the best video game movies. All of the best video game movies 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
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: 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: 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: 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 First Movie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
BrandonCalton added Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka, Shin-ichiro Miki
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: Advent Chil... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
BrandonCalton added Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Toshiyuki Morikawa
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: 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: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory
Released: September 10, 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 British-Canadian apocalyptic fiction action horror film directed by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the ...more

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley
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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Street Fighter II: The Animate... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyo Amamoto, Jōji Nakata
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, known as Street Fighter II Movie in Japan and Australia, is a 1994 anime film adaptation of the Street Fighter II fighting game written by Kenichi Imai, ...more

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Hitman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott
Released: November 21, 2007 Hitman is a 2007 film based on the same-titled video game series. The film was directed by Xavier Gens and stars Timothy Olyphant and Dougray

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Resident Evil: Extinction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ashanti
Released: September 21, 2007 RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again ...more

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Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
CosmicCastaway added Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Clancy Brown
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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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Wit... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods
Released: July 2, 2001 Film Production NotesFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure. A fresh, provocative take ...more

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou
Released: July 21, 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is a 2003 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series and stars Angelina Jolie as the titular Lara Croft character with supporting ...more

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Resident Evil: Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
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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Doom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban
Released: October 20, 2005 Doom is a 2005 science fiction action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software. The film follows a group of ...more

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Resident Evil: Retribution is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Michelle Rodriguez
Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 American-Canadian-German science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil ...more

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JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Megumi Hayashibara, Tomokazu Seki, Mayumi Iizuka
Pokémon: The Movie 2000: The Power of One, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The Movie 2000, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia, is a 1999 ...more

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Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Dennis Hopper, Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo
Super Mario Bros. is a 1993 American science fiction fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. A loose live-action adaptation of the 1985 Nintendo video game of ...more

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Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ming-Na Wen
Released: December 23, 1994 Street Fighter is a 1994 American action film written and directed by Steven E. de Souza. It is based loosely on the video game Street Fighter II, produced by Capcom, and stars Jean-Claude Van ...more

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Rampage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman
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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Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Ken Carlson added Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
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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Need for Speed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
jpower added Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots
Need for Speed is a 2014 action film written by George Nolfi and to be directed by Scott Waugh.

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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Talisa Soto, Ray Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Released: November 21, 1997 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 ...more