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1. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,566 | Gross: $0.68M

2. Grandma's Boy (2006)

R | 94 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Director: Nicholaus Goossen | Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Peter Dante

Votes: 71,720 | Gross: $6.09M

3. The Wizard (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Vince Trankina

Votes: 11,648 | Gross: $14.28M

4. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 79,028 | Gross: $79.57M

5. TRON (1982)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 101,840 | Gross: $33.00M

6. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 18,959

7. Nightmares (1983)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Torao

Votes: 2,363 | Gross: $6.67M

8. Joysticks (1983)

R | 88 min | Comedy

When a top local businessman and his two bumbling nephews try to shut down the town's only video arcade, arcade employees and patrons fight back.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Leif Green, Jim Greenleaf, Scott McGinnis

Votes: 1,337

9. Cloak & Dagger (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

64 Metascore

A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra

Votes: 5,851 | Gross: $9.72M

10. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Votes: 32,704 | Gross: $28.73M

11. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

PG-13 | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 1,467

12. Le petit amour (1988)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

Mary-Jane asks, "Do all women fall in love with a boy, or just those without sons?" She's divorced with two daughters, Lucy and Loulou. Lucy has a party where Mary-Jane notices Julien, 14, ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Jane Birkin, Mathieu Demy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon

Votes: 663

13. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringelson

Votes: 30,349 | Gross: $32.10M

14. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

29 Metascore

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget

Votes: 8,466 | Gross: $2.41M

15. Arcade (1993 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A virtual reality game begins taking over the minds of teenagers.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Megan Ward, Peter Billingsley, John de Lancie, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 1,320

16. Brainscan (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, T. Ryder Smith, Amy Hargreaves

Votes: 9,060 | Gross: $4.26M

17. Nirvana (1997)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini, Stefania Rocca

Votes: 5,642

18. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 84,107 | Gross: $2.84M

19. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

Votes: 12,100

20. Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 45,913 | Gross: $111.76M

21. Maximum Surge (2003 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi

When a super computer is linked to a video game network, a computer programmer who designed the game must enter the virtual reality world of his fantasies and defeat the computer before it causes a worldwide information crash.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Walter Koenig, Dominika Juillet, Woody Jeffreys

Votes: 150

22. Game Box 1.0 (2004)

PG-13 | 83 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Charlie Nash is an expert video game tester who escapes reality by playing a mysterious, 3-D fantasy game he received in the mail.

Directors: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand | Stars: Nate Richert, Danielle Fishel, Patrick Kilpatrick, Patrick Cavanaugh

Votes: 675

23. La máquina de bailar (2006)

109 min | Comedy

After accidentally killing the albino boa boss, Dani and his colleagues decide to sign up for the first national competition of dancing machine.

Director: Óscar Aibar | Stars: Jordi Vilches, Santiago Segura, Bárbara Muñoz, Eduardo García

Votes: 333

24. Stay Alive (2006)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

24 Metascore

For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 27,481 | Gross: $23.09M

25. Ben X (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

Votes: 17,297 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Press Start (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

Average suburban youth Zack Nimbus is recruited by an ill-tempered ninja and a tough-as-nails space soldier to save the world from a tyrannical, but comically insecure, sorcerer.

Director: Ed Glaser | Stars: Joshua Stafford, Lauren Chambers, Al Morrison, Peter A. Davis

Votes: 211

27. Press Start 2 Continue (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

In this sequel to the acclaimed videogame comedy PRESS START, the evil sorcerer Count Vile has returned from Hades for a new bid at global domination. With original champions Zack and Sam ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Glaser | Stars: Joshua Stafford, Al Morrison, Peter A. Davis, Jenny Nelson

Votes: 72

28. WarGames: The Dead Code (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The United State's Department of Homeland Security is led to believe an American teen hacker playing a terrorist-attack simulator game online is a real terrorist out to destroy the U.S.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Matt Lanter, Amanda Walsh, Colm Feore, Chuck Shamata

Votes: 4,319

29. Assault Girls (2009)

Not Rated | 65 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki

Votes: 1,125

30. Gamer (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

27 Metascore

In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris, Amber Valletta

Votes: 120,791 | Gross: $20.49M

31. Tron (2010)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 284,741 | Gross: $172.06M

32. L'autre monde (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Director: Gilles Marchand | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud, Pauline Etienne

Votes: 1,658

33. RPG Metanoia (2010)

105 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Every body men face to face

Director: Luis C. Suarez | Stars: Aga Muhlach, Vhong Navarro, Eugene Domingo, Zaijian Jaranilla

Votes: 135

34. Ra.One (2011)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

A computer game character takes on physical form to destroy a player who nearly beat him but quit the game in between.

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shahana Goswami

Votes: 33,854 | Gross: $2.51M

35. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

72 Metascore

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 309,132 | Gross: $189.42M

36. Video Game High School (2012–2014)

Not Rated | 42 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic world where gaming is the top sport, a teenager attends a school which specializes in a curriculum of video games in each genre.

Stars: Josh Blaylock, Ellary Porterfield, Johanna Braddy, Jimmy Wong

Votes: 11,765

37. Harsh Realm (1999–2000)

45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program.

Stars: Scott Bairstow, D.B. Sweeney, Terry O'Quinn, Rachel Hayward

Votes: 884

38. Storm Watch (2002)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi

America's best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game's mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI's Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Cunningham | Stars: Nick Cornish, Vanessa Marcil, Adrian Paul, Bai Ling

Votes: 661

39. Noobz (2012)

R | 97 min | Comedy

Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?

Director: Blake Freeman | Stars: Blake Freeman, Mindy Sterling, Jason Mewes, Matt Shively

Votes: 2,020

40. Eiga! Tamagotchi: Uchû ichi happy na monogatari!? (2008)

89 min | Drama

Mametchi and his friends must save Tamagotchi world from a book that is beginning to destroy reality, entitled "The World's Happiest Story".

Director: Joji Shimura | Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Yûko Gibu, Ryôka Yuzuki, Asami Yaguchi

Votes: 6

41. Best Player (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family

Gamer Quincy is the master of games until he meets his match. A kid named "Prodigy" keeps beating him. Quincy falls in love with a woman but is frightened when he finds out her daughter is ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Amir Talai, Janet Varney

Votes: 1,612

42. Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

27 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 110,923 | Gross: $78.75M

43. Beta Test (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

Director: Nicholas Gyeney | Stars: Manu Bennett, Larenz Tate, Linden Ashby, Kevon Stover

Votes: 10,672 | Gross: $0.01M