Video Games to Movies: The rankingby KostasAt | created - 19 Apr 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Ranking the best and the worst of some of the most well-known video games that were turned into movies.
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1. Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.
Votes: 227,773 | Gross: $47.37M
With more than a billion gamers across the world, this highly-excpected movie based on the titular game brought the most well developed combination of story, CGI, action, and solid acting yet. So the No. 1 spot is more than fairly deserved.
2. Resident Evil (2002)
R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
Votes: 233,667 | Gross: $40.12M
Thought the franchise started taking a downhill road afterwards, Resident Evil managed to capture the best elements of the video game and to turn them into a gruesome, action-packed thriller. And for that, I believe it deserves to be at the top ones of the list.
3. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Votes: 187,112 | Gross: $131.14M
One thing that's sure from this well-famed franchise is that, although the movie was for the most part fun, Angelina Jolie BECAME the very character in a every sence of the word, capturing amazingly the - now old - style of Lara Croft.
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
R | 107 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Votes: 76,049 | Gross: $26.83M
The last installment of this long-derailed franchise may not have reached at a very high level, however, if you ignore its mistakes, it becomes an entertaining wild final adventure. Especially on the big screen.
5. Mortal Kombat (1995)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.
Votes: 94,643 | Gross: $70.45M
Coming from an era that visual effects were still evolving, Mortal Kombat managed to win the fanbase of the established game, and to become quickly a favorite.
6. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Fantasy
A young fugitive Prince and Princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.
Votes: 257,411 | Gross: $90.76M
Though Jake Gyllenhaal's acting on this much played video game wasn't anything spectacular, the manages at least to bring something solid, with only a disadvantages, and to leave a good first impression.
7. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.
Votes: 176,616 | Gross: $51.20M
8. Tomb Raider (2018)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.
Votes: 167,900 | Gross: $57.42M
The newest adaptation of Lara Croft's "new style" might not have the best possible story it can give, or the most impressive protagonist (to match closer to Angelina Jolie's), however it manages to bring a well enough fresh take on the much loved classic character, but also to leave a promising ending for a - hopefully - even greater sequel.
9. Rampage (2018)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.
Votes: 120,401 | Gross: $99.35M
10. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
Votes: 87,505 | Gross: $144.11M
11. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
Votes: 174,504 | Gross: $50.65M
12. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Adventurer Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box, before an evil scientist finds it, and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her.
Votes: 122,987 | Gross: $65.66M
13. Doom (2005)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.
Votes: 100,444 | Gross: $28.03M
14. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Votes: 81,170 | Gross: $22.47M
The second movie to adapt the Hitman series, after 2007's failure to win it's audience, proved quickly a much better attempt - though still lacking from being more than a good action flick.
15. Need for Speed (2014)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
Votes: 155,937 | Gross: $43.58M
The movie adaptation of the long-established and much-played Need for Speed franchise tried but quickly failed to distinguish itself from the Fast & Furious movie series.
16. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 126,122 | Gross: $42.35M
17. Hitman (I) (2007)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
Votes: 154,813 | Gross: $39.69M
Coming straight from a much famed video game, 2007's Hitman brought a fairy good story, and a solid protagonist, but far from a sweeping movie.
18. Assassin's Creed (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.
Votes: 169,178 | Gross: $54.65M
With the Assassin's Creed series of video games to have quickly become a phenomenon for its players, the that followed it didn't have what it takes to become something more than a forgettable adaptation. Even with a well-known lead actor.
19. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Votes: 154,361 | Gross: $60.13M
20. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.
Votes: 43,229 | Gross: $35.93M
21. Street Fighter (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Votes: 61,663 | Gross: $33.42M
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.
Votes: 42,594 | Gross: $4.54M
24. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
R | 95 min | Horror
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Votes: 57,256 | Gross: $17.53M
25. Max Payne (2008)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
Votes: 118,111 | Gross: $40.69M
26. Super Mario Bros. (1993)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.
Votes: 45,922 | Gross: $20.92M
27. DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure
The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.
Votes: 41,876 | Gross: $0.48M