26 Jan

The best movies based on video games

Honestly it would be better to do an inverse ranking, based on worst video game movies, this already that there are actually many wonders in the movie gamer. Despite this point, I put all my effort on making the selection proposed below, and as always, I invite you to expand or modify the list in the comments section. Let’s start with our humble ranking of the best movies about videogames. All of them are available on putlocker.

Max Payne (2008)

Action and shooting games aren’t anything simple when it comes to take them to a big screen, however the great background and the story of Max Payne deserved no doubt a good film adaptation. Unfortunately this did not happen. With the participation of stars like Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis film tried to cover much in a very short time and in a general conclusion film let taste a little.

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Professor Layton is a series of video games for nothing boring full of puzzles and riddles, but which may be considered for a child audience. His film alike that the game (and fortunately) is also an animated movie, that you can watch along with many other HD movies online at Movie2k. This movie leaves much to be desired. Despite this there are the main characters and the voices are genuine, so if you’re a fan of the game not you’ll be so disappointed.

Silent Hill (2006)

Silent Hill film is the clear sign that it is very difficult to carry emotions caused by a video game to a big screen where there is no real interaction. While film have tried suspense and terror of the video game the difference between one and the other is abysmal. Similarly, I want to emphasize the good work done in the film which despite not having the stress of the game manages to keep you glued to the couch thinking that something can take you from behind.

DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

DOA: Dead or Alive is simply what it should be. I think that it would have been very difficult to get a best film of a game as Basic. The film is funny, shows action and some scenes of girls fighting in bikini… What more can I ask for?

Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2010)

Despite what they say many film critics believe that Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time is a very good film based on the eponymous video game. Good special effects, good actors, and a very interesting narrative make this film a good production that combines both worlds. It is not excellent, it is clear, but for what the rest of the competition within the genre, is pretty good.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is the continuation in the form of Final Fantasy VII, the game launched in 1997 film. If not you played the game probably don’t understand a cumin from what happens in the movie. Apart from this, the film is good, although a bit streaky and with a slightly confusing narrative. FF fans will say the opposite course.

Resident Evil (2002-XXXX)

Resident Evil movie saga has been really successful, with five films released worldwide and more thought out two already in the future. Despite not being really faithful to the game these films combine action, horror and suspense as well as the title of the console. The main role of Milla Jovovich as Alice has directed the entire series and the truth is that at the level of action, there is much to highlight. Other video game characters such as Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy, Ada Wong and Albert Wesker have already made appearance on the big screen.

Mortal Kombat (1995)

When an adaptation is really conceived hard outcomes are not always quite good, Mortal Kombat in 1995 is a clear example. Today it has become almost a cult film due to its millions of viewers and is worth mentioning inside everything is not so bad. Just look at the Mario Bros movie to realize the very poor things that were made at that time.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a visually stunning film for the year 2001. Its visuals are surprised until today. In addition to this film did not have to steal ideas from any game in particular and created a plot based on all the elements that constitute the Final Fantasy universe. Personally it was not a movie that I loved it, but I know recognize a good adaptation and a good entertainment product when I see it.

Lara Croft (2001-XXXX)

Perhaps bring the title to the best film adaptation of a video game is the saga of Lara Croft starring Angelina Jolie. In 2001 the looter of tombs was still at the peak of his career and with his film of 2001 and 2003 finished consolidate itself as an iconic figure in the gamer world.Action, mystery, and a wide variety of locations combine to give life to Lara Croft in these films. Apparently we could have a new film for 2014, but little is known about this yet.

What do think of this ranking of the best films of videogames? We invite you to review them and add new in the comments section. On the other hand we invite you to visit our article about 5 video games that we’d love to see on the big screen and check movie2k.