Best video game movies | Top movies based on video games

A large number of games tend to be upto 50 hours long. The characters, storylines, user experience – these factors make video games appealing. And keeping the appeal in a 120 minutes movie – is the most daunting task for movie-makers. That is why, a movie based on a video game is not just an entertainment but also an object of admiration. 

Best video game movies:

Need for Speed

Cast: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Dominic Cooper

Director: Scott Waugh

Year: 2014

best video game movies

 The 3D action thriller based on the video game series of the same name revolves around a street racer played by Aaron Paul. The cast also includes Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton. The scenes of exotic cars in high speed street race will definitely impress not just game enthusiasts but also any ordinary viewers. The Scott Waugh directed film earned $203 million at the box office.  


Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Year: 2022

best video game movies

Expensive movies like Uncharted have big star-cast in the form of Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland. Here, Tom Holland is playing the lead character Nathan Drake and Wahlberg is playing the role of Victor Sullivan. Director Ruben Fleischer has directed this adventure movie superbly. This movie does exceed the high level of expectations. And, we all are looking forward to watching its sequel hinted at the end of this movie.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina

Director: Mike Newell

Year: 2008

best video game movies

The action fantasy film directed by Mike Newell is based on the video game series of the same name about a prince. The Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer made $336 million at the box office. He played the role of Prince Dastan who is trying to save his kingdom with a dagger that alters time by pressing a button. Additionally, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina played the characters named Nizam, Princess Tamina, Sheik Amar respectively.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

Director: Simon West

Year: 2001

best video game movies

The Angelina Jolie-starrer action adventure film was based on the Tomb Raider video game series. It is quite rare for a game-based movie to be centered around a female lead. But, Jolie managed to be entirely credible in her role. This movie’s action sequences and stunts are so stylish that it might give the impression that Jolie has become a full-fledged action star. Daniel Craig also did justice to his character in this movie. The Simon West directed film earned $274 million at the box office. 

Resident Evil

Cast: Milla Jovovich

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Year: 2002

best video game movies

Paul W.S. Anderson’s first entry into the longest-running video-game movie franchise is understated by comparison to sequels that diverge greatly from the story of the game. In this movie, Alice discovers she is a weaponized fighting machine who along with her companions try to shoot their way out of the evil Umbrella Corporation’s underground bio-testing facility, the Hive. This movie has cemented Milla Jovovich’s image as a hard-core zombie hunter.

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