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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.
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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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Street Fighter II: The Animate... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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

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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Olga Kurylenko Max Payne is a 2008 American neo-noir action film loosely based on the video game series of the same name developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. It was written by ...more

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DOA: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter Released: September 7, 2006 This film is a 2006 ensemble martial arts film loosely based on the Tecmo/Team Ninja fighting game series. It was directed by Corey Yuen and written by J. F. Lawton, Adam Gross, and Seth Gross. ...more

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Hitman: Agent 47 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Cablogula added Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Rupert Friend Hitman: Agent 47 is a 2015 American action thriller film directed by Aleksander Bach, based on the video game series. An assassin (Rupert Friend) teams up with a woman (Hannah Ware) to help her ...more

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Tekken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
ChrisTanakis added Mircea Monroe, Tamlyn Tomita, Cung Le Tekken is a 2009 American martial arts film directed by Dwight H. Little, based on the fighting game series of the same name. The film follows Jin Kazama in his attempts to enter the Iron Fist ...more

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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins 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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Wing Commander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Cablogula added Mark Hamill, Freddie Prinze, Jr. Released: March 12, 1999 Wing Commander is a 1999 science fiction film loosely based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by Chris Roberts, the creator of the game series, and stars Freddie Prinze, ...more

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Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Alyssa Milano, Andy Dick, Vanna White Released: November 4, 1994 Double Dragon is a 1994 live-action film loosely based on the Double Dragon video game series. This film was directed by James Yukich and stars Mark Dacascos and Scott Wolf as brothers Jimmy and ...more

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Resident Evil: Degeneration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Ken Carlson added Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration, is the first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. The film was made by ...more

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In the Name of the King: A Dun... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Logan2011 added Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Claire Forlani In the Name of the King is a 2007 fantasy adventure film directed by Uwe Boll, inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The English spoken film was an international co-production, filmed ...more

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Pixels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad Pixels is a 2015 science fiction comedy film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the 2010 short film by Patrick Jean. When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a ...more

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BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
charlesminorversion1 added Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf Released: October 23, 2005 BloodRayne is a 2005 German fantasy action horror film set in 18th-century Romania, directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf and ...more

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Angry Birds is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis Angry Birds could be turned into a major motion picture, the development house behind the hit iPhone game has revealed. Rovio's Mikael Head disclosed that negotiations are underway with ...more

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Street Fighter: The Legend of ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
nohbdy added Kristin Kreuk, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan Released: February 25, 2009 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is a 2009 live-action film based on the Street Fighter series of video games. It follows the quest of Street Fighter character Chun-Li, who is portrayed by ...more

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House of the Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Nadine Velazquez, Mircea Monroe House of the Dead 2 is the 2005 sequel to Brightlight Pictures' 2003 horror film House of the Dead. The film is directed by Michael Hurst and premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain on ...more

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Alone in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Cablogula added Tara Reid, Christian Slater, Anthony Anderson Released: January 28, 2005 Alone in the Dark is a 2005 German-Canadian-American science fiction action horror film, very loosely based on Infogrames' popular video game series of the same name. Directed by Uwe Boll, the ...more

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Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Cablogula added Emmanuelle Vaugier, Clint Howard, Anthony Bourdain Far Cry is a 2008 German film adapted from the video game of the same name. The film is directed by Uwe Boll and stars Til Schweiger.

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Tekken: Blood Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
RyuKang1995 added Maaya Sakamoto, Yuki Matsuoka, Mamoru Miyano Tekken: Blood Vengeance is a 2011 Japanese 3D computer-animated film based on the Tekken video game series, produced by Digital Frontier and distributed by Asmik Ace Entertainment in association ...more

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BloodRayne 2: Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Cablogula added Natassia Malthe, Zack Ward, Chris Coppola BloodRayne 2: Deliverance is a 2007 direct-to-DVD Western horror film directed by Uwe Boll. Rayne (Natassia Malthe), the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West ...more

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The King of Fighters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
Cablogula added Maggie Q, Ray Park, Sean Faris The King of Fighters is a 2010 science fiction-martial arts film based upon SNK Playmore's The King of Fighters series of fighting games. It stars Sean Faris as Kyo Kusanagi, Maggie Q as Mai ...more