If you like video games, you’ll love our compilation list of on-screen game adaptations. Film studios have finally noticed that video games have their own brilliant stories that deserve decent adaptations. Whether you’re looking for animation, murderers or the horrible machinations of a dark cult, our list of video game movies will delight you. Grab a bowl of popcorn and discover our selection!
Nº5: Warcraft (2016)
The film is not only the best video game adaptation of all time – it raised 433 million dollars – but it gives the world of Warcraft a pedestal on which to lean. It’s a film that’s not afraid to take risks.
Nº4: Assassin’s Creed (2016)
Assassin’s Creed was a breath of fresh air when it came to video game movies. The film – really great – shows us the eternal struggle between the Creed and the Order of the Templars. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Michael K. Williams, Assassin’s Creed is a film that is not without stars.
Nº3: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2004)
The film Prince of Persia is a fascinating adventure in the mythical medieval Middle East. Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins Tamina (Gemma Arterton), a foreign princess, as they oppose the machinations of Nizam (Ben Kingsley): an evil man who pretends to usurp the Persian throne. There’s some action, some drama and some romance, and the film manages to juggle these three components quite well.
Nº2: Resident Evil (2002)
The film brought to fame the most enduring franchise of video game movies of all time. Part of the success can be attributed to the charisma of star Milla Jovovovich, as well as to Artificial Intelligence, the red queen villain.
Nº1: Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. “Tomb Raider,” stuffed though it is with curses, vaults, and locks that cry out for secret keys, is not really about a legendary quest, or family honor. It’s about Alicia Vikander.