20 Movies Based on Video Games

May 22, 2024

The gaming industry is the highest grossing entertainment industry in the entire world, generating hundreds of billions of dollars each year, with rates only expected to grow in the coming years. With an industry surpassing the likes of the music and movie industries combined, as well as the box-office and books, it’s no surprise numerous films have been made to adapt some of the most popular video games of all time. Below are 20 instances of said films; some I’m sure you’ll recognize through the title(s) alone.

 

 

1. Super Mario Bros. (May 28, 1993)

 

2. Resident Evil (March 15, 2002)

 

3. Street Fighter (December 23, 1994)

 

4. Doom (October 21, 2005)

 

5. Far Cry (October 2, 2008)

 

6. Max Payne (October 17, 2008)

 

7. Tekken (March 20, 2010)

 

8. Need for Speed (March 14, 2014)

 

9. Warcraft (June 10, 2016)

 

10. Assassin’s Creed (June 10, 2016)

 

11. Tomb Raider (March 16, 2018)

 

12. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (May 10, 2019)

 

13. Sonic the Hedgehog (February 14, 2020)

 

14. Mortal Kombat (April 23, 2021)

 

15. Uncharted (February 18, 2022)

 

16. Five Nights at Freddy’s (October 27, 2023)

 

17. The Angry Birds Movie (May 20, 2016)

 

18. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (July 11, 2001)

 

19. Ratchet & Clank (April 29, 2016)

 

20. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (April 5, 2023)

 

 

In the end, movies such as these are simply another medium to enjoy the handheld physical experiences so many kids and adults enjoy today. Some of the most iconic titles have made their way to the big screen, enamoring millions across the world, with only more to come. It truly is amazing how such a niche hobby grew into such a beloved industry.

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