We list down our favorite movies based on video games.
With Sonic The Hedgehog running past the top spot at this week’s box office, it’s a true testament that moviegoers are still interested in seeing video game adaptations. Even if we still haven’t seen a great movie based on a video game, there are a few that we still enjoyed.
Here’s our top ten list of favorite movies based on video games:
Ratchet & Clank – Sony’s big-screen adaptation of the hit game didn’t do well in the box office, but fans of the franchise still found it funny and worth seeing.
Assassin’s Creed – It had its problems, but seeing Michael Fassbender jump on buildings and doing that ‘leap of faith’ still somehow made me enjoy this two-hour adaptation.
Warcraft – Despite the movie being dissed by critics it was universally loved by fans, making it one of the top-grossing video game movies.
Mortal Kombat – Released in 1995, Mortal Kombat is one of the first video game movies I’ve seen. While it didn’t age that well, there’s something special about this movie that still makes me want to watch it. Let’s hope the upcoming remake is better.
Sonic The Hedgehog – Even with a shallow plot, the movie was fun enough to make it an early favorite among video game adaptations. It also helped that the filmmakers decided to redo the CGI Sonic after the backlash on the original design.
Resident Evil – The sequels may have varying degrees of fun and awfulness, but the first Resident Evil was a fun action-packed horror ride from beginning to end.
Tomb Raider – I may still have a soft spot for Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft, but the grittier and more grounded approach to the character perfectly played by Alicia Vikander is definitely my favorite. Let’s hope they put in more action in the next movie, which sources say will start shooting this year.
Silent Hill – Probably one of my favorite adaptations, Silent Hill perfectly captured the eerie and scary atmosphere of the game right down to the foggy setpieces and the knife-wielding nurses.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu – Overflowing with cuteness, I initially had low expectations with this but it was clear that when the movie started you’d be treated with some of the cutest CGI characters that ever graced the screen.
Rampage – It’s The Rock battling three large monsters in San Francisco. Loosely based on the classic 80s game, Rampage certainly didn’t disappoint in terms of action and special effects. You can argue that the story is cliche, but it’s one of those movies that you’ll definitely enjoy if you turn your brain off.
Do you have other movies based on video games that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments!