The 15 Best Video Game Movies

The world of cinema, like many other industries, is influenced by and benefits from video games. The games’ great stories and gameplay not only keep players entertained, but also continue to inspire cinema, also called the seventh art. 

Although we cannot capture the feeling of belonging to the story and the interactivity that we get in video game movies, they allow us to reach these stories that we feel belong to from another field of art. In this list, we’ve brought together the best video game movies based on IMDB ratings that will give you a closer look at the world of the games you love.

The Best Movies Based on Video Games

  1. Resident Evil: Apocalypse 
  2. Rampage
  3. Pokémon: The First Movie
  4. Resident Evil: Extinction
  5. Hitman
  6. Angry Birds
  7. Tomb Raider
  8. Need for Speed
  9. Final Fantasy
  10. Silent Hill
  11. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
  12. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
  13. Resident Evil
  14. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
  15. Warcraft

Resident Evil: Apocalypse 

IMDB Rating: 6.1

In Resident Evil: Apocalypse, which was released on September 10, 2004, Alice wakes up in the Raccoon City hospital after the area is overrun by zombies and now has to get out of the city before a nuclear bomb is dropped.


IMDB Rating: 6.1

In the movie Rampage, adapted from the video game of the same name and released in 2018, three different animals are infected with a dangerous pathogen, and a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

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Pokémon: The First Movie

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Released in 1998, it is the first Pokémon anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, executive director of the Pokémon television series, and is the first feature film in the Pokémon franchise.

Resident Evil: Extinction

IMDB Rating: 6.2

In Resident Evil: Extinction, a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Apocalypse, survivors of the Raccoon City disaster traverse the Nevada desert hoping to reach Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their war against the evil Umbrella Corp.

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IMDB Rating: 6.2

We were fortunate to see Agent 47 of the legendary game series on the big screen in 2007. The movie, starring Timothy Olyphant, is in the 11th place of our list of the best video game movies with baldness.

Angry Birds

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Adapted from the game, which was on the phone of everyone who used iPhone 3 for a while, the production appeared in front of the audience in 2016. Of course, making it an animation made us feel comfortable.

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Tomb Raider

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Combining action, adventure and riddles, we saw Tomb Raider, one of the legends of the time, in the 2001 movie starring Angelina Jolie in the cinemas before this production. Seeing new generation games in the cinema for the third time was in 2018 with Alicia Vikander.

Need for Speed

IMDB Rating: 6.4

The influence of Underground and Most Wanted was very high, especially in the 2000s. The movie, which was released in 2014, caught our eye with its very familiar faces.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

IMDB Rating: 6.4

The first movie of the movie series, whose name we will hear once again on our list, was released in 2001. The production, which is a direct adaptation of Final Fantasy, one of the first series that comes to mind when JRPG is mentioned, appeared as animation.

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Silent Hill

IMDB Rating: 6.5

If a video game can project so much fear from within, what will it do on the big screen? This idea fascinated everyone. The production, in which Cristophe Gans sat in the director’s chair, appeared in front of the audience in 2006.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Sweet Pokémon… How about a detective story starring Pikachu? It’s not animation either. Aren’t you excited? In 2019, I’m sure every fan was just as excited as you are.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

IMDB Rating: 6.6

It is an adaptation of the series that once fascinated us and later turned into Assassins Creed by Ubisoft. The production, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the popular actors of recent times, met with the big screen in 2010.

Resident Evil

IMDB Rating: 6.6

The first production of the legendary game series’ cinematic stage, the movie has an important place in bringing Racoon City to the big screen. In addition, it met the audience in 2002 with the impressiveness of Milla Jovovich.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

IMDB Rating: 6.7

It’s the second Final Fantasy adaptation on our list of the best video game movies titled Kingsglaive. It was screened in 2016 with the scriptwriting of Kazushige Nojima and Saoir Itamuro.


IMDB Rating: 6.7

How well do you know the Warcraft universe, we can’t know it, but there’s no way you wouldn’t hear it. The sequel to the movie, which is an introduction to the Warcraft universe, unfortunately became certain a long time ago. The production, starring Travis Fimmel, whom we know from Vikings, was presented to the audience in 2016.

We have compiled the best movies based on video games. Which is or are your favorite? Are there any movies you’ve watched that you think should be on the list? We welcome your comments below.

Written by Jordan Bevan


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