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Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matty Van Patten
Admiral Porter
Corporal Hill (SAS Officer)
1982 Championship MC
Sergeant Dylan Cohan
Mickey Lamonsoff
Denis Akiyama ...
Professor Iwatani
Michael the Robot


Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it. Written by Alex Tanner

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's time to save the World See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

RatPG-13 for some language and suggestive comments | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pixeles  »

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Box Office


$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,011,616 (USA) (24 July 2015)


$78,747,585 (USA) (6 November 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sean Bean and Fiona Shaw, respectively, starred together in Anna Karenina, 1990. See more »


The alien footage of Daryl Hall and John Oates was taken from the time when they were guest VJs on MTV. This took place in 1986, which was 4 years after the time capsule was shot into space. See more »


Eddie Plant: [Talking about Q-Bert] Can I kill it?
Sam Brenner: You can't kill Q-Bert! You gotta talk to it, get to know it better. Then kill it!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are done in the 8-bit game pixelated font and appear in various colors and on video games being played during the opening scenes. See more »


Referenced in Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.2 (2015) See more »


Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Written by Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley
Produced by Kevin Grady
Performed by Josh Gad (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Great Pixels!!
17 November 2015 | by (Cambodia) – See all my reviews

I recently watched Pixels and was absolutely enjoyed this movie. It is a fiction action-comedy film and if you used to be part of the video gamer in the 80's and 90's, I'm sure you will like this movie and It will surely bring back your memories from your childhood. Adam Sandler was really amazing in this movie. He is somehow like a superhero. The movie is really entertaining with such great effects. There are some silly parts but it is pretty hilarious to me like a human falls in love with the video games' character. It keeps pushing me towards the end of the movie without disappointing me. The end of the movie was really what I expected. It was really cool but before that my heart was pounding like an alarm clock. Finally, I love how this film made my heart goes crazy about it. Overall, this is such a great movie to watch with a big piece of childhood memories mix with laughs and a love story.

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