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The Best Video Game Movies

Updated February 27, 2020 53.2k votes 6.2k voters 94.3k views48 items

List RulesOnly 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
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    Wreck-It Ralph

    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch

    Released2012

    Directed byRich Moore

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    Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Mortal Kombat

    Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Released: July 13, 1995
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    Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Silent Hill

    Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell

    Released2006

    Directed byChristophe Gans

    Released: April 21, 2006
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  • 4
    Pokémon: The First Movie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Pokémon: The First Movie

    Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama

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  • 5
    Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Released: March 15, 2002
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    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Chil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura

    Released2005

    Directed byTetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue

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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

    Released2001

    Directed bySimon West

    Released: June 11, 2001
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  • 8
    Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Warcraft

    Paula Patton, Ben Foster

    Released2016

    Directed byDuncan Jones

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  • 9
    Detective Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Detective Pikachu

    Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

    Released2019

    Directed byRob Letterman

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    Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Tomb Raider

    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

    Directed byRoar Uthaug

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  • 11
    Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Fowler

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  • 12
    Rampage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Directed byBrad Peyton

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    Jumanji: The Next Level is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Jumanji: The Next Level

    Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black

    Released2019

    Directed byJake Kasdan

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  • 14
    Resident Evil: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Witt

    Released: September 10, 2004
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  • 15
    Hitman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Hitman

    Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant

    Released2007

    Directed byXavier Gens

    Released: November 21, 2007
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  • 16
    Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Assassin's Creed

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard

    Released2016

    Directed byJustin Kurzel

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    Pokémon The Movie 2000 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Pokémon The Movie 2000

    Megumi Hayashibara, Tomokazu Seki

    Released2000

    Directed byMichael Haigney, Kunihiko Yuyama

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  • 18
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2010

    Directed byMike Newell

    Released: May 9, 2010
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  • 19
    Doom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Doom

    Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    Released: October 20, 2005
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    Resident Evil: Extinction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Resident Evil: Extinction

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2007

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    Released: September 21, 2007
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  • 21
    Street Fighter II: The Animate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

    Hiromi Tsuru, Hideyo Amamoto

    Released1994

    Directed byGisaburō Sugii

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    Resident Evil: Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Resident Evil: Afterlife

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Released: September 9, 2010
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    Pixels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Pixels

    Adam Sandler, Kevin James

    Released2015

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Resident Evil: Retribution is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Resident Evil: Retribution

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2012

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

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    Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Movies
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    Street Fighter

    Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Released1994

    Directed bySteven E. de Souza

    Released: December 23, 1994
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