10 Best Movies Based On Games

Saturday, February 26 by Andrew Jett

If you consider yourself a video game junkie, you’ll enjoy the ten best movies based on games. With fast-action plots and stunning visual effects, these movies based on games offer nonstop thrills comparable to their console counterparts. 

  1. “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” Based on the enormously popular “Tomb Raider” series of video games, this movie was a commercial success! Starring super-hot Angelina Jolie as jet-setting archeologist Lara Croft, this movie featured nonstop action and historical intrigue.
  2. “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.” As the highest quality film of the ten best movies based on video games, this animated entry is visual candy the whole way through. Although it didn’t fare well enough at the box office, this movie based on a game was groundbreaking for its character-rendering technology.
  3. “Resident Evil.” Milla Jovovich plays the sexy, ass-kicking protagonist in this movie based on a game. With a plot similar to that of the game series, this movie was a horror-fest driven by a mysterious virus that turns infected people into flesh-eating zombies.
  4. “Mortal Kombat.” In 1995, nothing was bigger than the “Mortal Kombat” series, so it was almost inevitable that Hollywood made a movie based on the game. This hit movie’s fast-action plot follows a group of fighters as they work their way through an inter-dimensional martial arts tournament.
  5. “Max Payne.” The hit game “Max Payne” didn’t get the movie treatment until a few years after, but the wait was worth it. With an all-star cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, Beau Bridges and Chris O’Donnell, this movie based on a game brought life to Max Payne’s rogue cop antics and personal struggles.
  6. “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” With a colossal budget and a star-studded cast, this movie based on a game delivered on its expectations. Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal as an orphan adopted by a king, the movie revolves around a mysterious dagger that possesses the ability to manipulate time.
  7. “Resident Evil: Apocalypse.” As the sequel to the successful film “Resident Evil,” this movie based on a game added to the monumental success of the franchise. This movie once again starred Milla Jovovich as the survivor of a horrifying zombie apocalypse.
  8. “Silent Hill.” In 2006, Hollywood capitalized on the popularity of the “Silent Hill” series by releasing this movie based on the games. Exceedingly creepy, this movie deals with the mind-bending experiences of a woman searching for her daughter in the mysterious town of Silent Hill.
  9. “BloodRayne.” Relativ unknown Kristanna Loken stars as half-human, half-vampire Rayne in thismovie based on the game. Rayne spends the movie battling the minions of a power-hungry vampire, resulting in a whole lot of hack-and-slash film fun.
  10. “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” As the only documentary entry on the list of the ten best movies based on games, this film stands tall because of its superb quality. The movie offers an insider’s view of the cutthroat and crazy lifestyles of the world’s best classic arcade game players.
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