Best Based Movies


  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill (R, 2006)

    Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates
    A mother and daughter flee to a strange abandoned town to seek out answers to the daughter's nightly... read more psychological turmoil in Brotherhood of the Wolf director Christophe Gans' adaptation of the popular survival horror video game. Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) is a very sick child, yet rather than seeing her child suffer the cruel indignities of the medical profession, Rose (Radha Mitchell) ignores her husband's (Sean Bean) pleas and absconds with her ailing daughter to the fog-enshrouded town of Silent Hill. A town drenched in darkness and inhabited by a strange collection of menacing specters, Silent Hill seemingly swallows young Sharon whole upon arrival. Determined to get her daughter back at any cost, Rose sets out to explore the mysterious Silent Hill, only to discover an evil so powerful that it possesses the ability to transform anything it wishes. With the deeply disturbing history of the town slowly coming into focus through the dense fog, Rose soon realizes that both she and her daughter may be little more than simple pawns in a much larger, and seemingly supernatural, game. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • isaacevil
      isaacevil: Awesome movie based in the video game of the same name. I love it.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb647240996
      fb647240996: Positivly great!! It's hard to find good movies based on games and although I haven't played the Silent HIll games. This by itself was positivly gre
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • fb526676639
      fb526676639: This was an alright videogame based movie. It was slow moving and the story was pretty muddled.
      I like Radha Mitchell but she did
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13, 2010)

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint
    Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweepin... read moreg fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity. The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince. Now, with plucky princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands. Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) directs a script penned by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Jordan Mechner, and Boaz Yakin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • azlaniandevil
      azlaniandevil: Even though not based of the games completely but this new chapter is also great
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • goldtiger77311
      goldtiger77311: . At this point, being that movie is based off the self titled video game, the game itself was at this time lets just say...darker!

      But
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • fb100005252532928
      fb100005252532928: You know for being a a video game based movie it was great. The movie had nothing to do with the game but with all the parkour and the
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • Sin City

    Sin City (R, 2005)

    Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson
    The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation ... read morefrom director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who's hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba). Featuring a who's who supporting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, and Nick Stahl, Sin City promises to be one of the most direct translations from page to screen of a comic series, with shots and dialogue adapted straight from the original comic's panels. Rodriguez quit the Director's Guild when they refused to let Frank Miller co-direct the film, a deal hashed out after the two collaborators developed and shot the opening scene utilizing a green-screen process to harness the stark, black-and-white look of the books as a litmus test for the rest of the production. Quentin Tarantino was brought in and reportedly paid one dollar to direct an extended scene between Del Toro and Owen that amounts to one issue of The Big Fat Kill miniseries. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • fb100000570202513
      fb100000570202513: A great comic book adaptation that captures the look and feel of the graphic novel series perfectly
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: Based upon the graphic novel by Frank Miller ,Sin City directed by Robert Rodriguez,frank Miller,an
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • fb550296118
      fb550296118: Based on a comic modeled after cinema noir, that is perfectly both. Star lost for foolish use of Ma
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
  • Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider (PG-13, 2007)

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue
    When a motorcycle-riding stuntman offers his soul to Mephistopheles in order to save the life of the... read more one he loves most, he is forced to play host to a powerful supernatural entity whose flaming skull visage strikes fear into the heart of his enemies in this feature-film version of the long-running comic series. By day, Johnny Blaze (actor and comic-book devotee Nicolas Cage) is one of the world's best-known stuntmen, but when the sun goes down and he is in the presence of evil, the death-defying daredevil bursts into flames to become the indestructible, motorcycle-riding antihero known to the world as the Ghost Rider. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1138887416
      fb1138887416: Okay as a movie it was okay and the special effects were cool, but as a comic book based movie it sucked. I miss the comics so much now. I did like Nicolas Cage as Johnny and the plot
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • fb1134015827
      fb1134015827: turned it off within an hour, i know its based on a comic but the effects are crap, and nic cage looks tooooo old to be in the part!!
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • odyseycastillo
      odyseycastillo: Based on the Marvel character, stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellbl
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man (PG-13, 2002)

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson
    After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Rai... read moremi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room). ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
    • fb1360640339
      fb1360640339: As far as a film based on a comic book goes, it was amazingly accurate. I was pleased with the casting and I was even
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
    • fb532443555
      fb532443555: great movie, but then im partial to marvel based movies
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
    • fb100000540222874
      fb100000540222874: but this 2002 movie was my first superhero movie I'd ever seen and since that day my life has been based around loving heroes. Spiderman truely is one of the best movies ever made. In my opinion.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
  • Max Payne

    Max Payne (PG-13, 2008)

    Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Olga Kurylenko
    Rockstar Games' double-gunned action franchise comes to the big screen thanks to director John Moore... read more (The Omen) and Mark Wahlberg, who embodies the title character of Max Payne, a widowed cop hell-bent on delivering justice no matter what the cost as he investigates a string of killings in his city. Mila Kunis and Chris O'Donnell head up the supporting cast, with Beau Thorne adapting the screenplay for the 20th Century Fox production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • bskshelby
      bskshelby: You can't exactly expect greatness in a film based on arguably one of the greatest video games of all time.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • merlin56k
      merlin56k: . Avoid at all costs. I want to know why can't a videogame based movie be based on the actual game storyline?
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • chloecelticheart
      chloecelticheart: Really expected to love this movie, I'm a big fan of the video game franchise it's based on and I was expecting a lot from it. But they just made it weird. Nice work, assholes.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Hitman

    Hitman (R, 2007)

    Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen
    An international assassin known only as Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) carries out high-profile hits fo... read morer a mysterious organization known only as "The Agency" in this adaptation of the popular Eidos Interactive video-game series. Agent 47 is an elite, genetically engineered assassin who takes great pride in his work. His lethal grace, steady shot, and unparalleled precision have all served to make him one of the most sought-after assassins in the world. But when the killer without a conscience is faced with an unanticipated series of developments, his entire perception of reality begins to shift. On assignment to take out Russian head of state Belicoff (Ulrich Thomsen), Agent 47 is caught off guard by the appearance of presidential look-alikes. When the high-profile hit captures the attention of such powerful intelligence organizations as the CIA and Interpol, agent Mike Whittier (Dougray Scott) is dispatched to rein Agent 47 in. Meanwhile, a mysterious Russian prostitute named Nika (Olga Kurylenko) has walked into Agent 47's life, causing the methodical killer to become overwhelmed by emotions that were previously foreign to him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb100000917354793
      fb100000917354793: Honestly it was worse then I expected, I expected it to be bad as most video game based movies go, tobad it had potental
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • fb100000142923675
      fb100000142923675: A film that I have been waiting for a long time. Based on the hit video games, it's no surprise tha
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • FallenMarvel
      FallenMarvel: Even though video-game based movies have a bad rep, Hitman was not a bad movie in my opinion. It still made for a pretty go
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Doom

    Doom (R, 2005)

    Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Razaaq Adoti, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Deobia Oparei
    One of the most popular and influential video games ever makes its way to the big screen in this sci... read more-fi thriller. A coalition of Earth's scientific and military interests have established a research colony called Olduvai on the planet Mars, but one day all communication from the outpost stops and no one can tell what has happened -- though the final messages suggest it's not good. Believing foul play may have overtaken Olduvai's crew, the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, a team of specially trained military personnel, are deployed to investigate the situation and, if necessary, eliminate the invaders. But Sarge (Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock) and Reaper (Karl Urban), leaders of the RRTS team, soon discover the situation is far more grim than they could have imagined. An experiment on Olduvai has very literally opened a portal to Hades, and a variety of savage and demonic creatures have overtaken the colony. Now the RRTS must seal off Olduvai, close off any access to Earth, and exterminate the satanic beasts before they can kill again. Doom also stars Rosamund Pike (as Dr. Grimm), Dexter Fletcher, Ben Daniels, and Deobia Oparei. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb526676639
      fb526676639: .
      It had a bit of action and some science talk.
      By far not the worst movie based on a game.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • nrmohanraj
      nrmohanraj: Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film, based on the popular Doom series of video games directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. The film is set on M
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • LordCorvus
      LordCorvus: Summing it up in one word great. Based on the award winning video game it sees a crack team of comm
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat (PG-13, 1995)

    Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson
    Three reluctant fighters are drafted for an intergalactic martial-arts tournament that will determin... read moree the fate of the human race in this special-effects-driven adventure. Inspired by the popular and notoriously bloody video game, Mortal Kombat provides a semblance of a plot as an excuse for rampant mayhem, with the evil alien forces challenging humanity to a kung fu battle to decide the Earth's fate. Following the failure of several previous human defenders, mankind's last chance lies with egotistical action film star Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), tough but beautiful special agent Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), and vengeance-minded hero Liu Kang (Robin Shou). Under the guidance of inspirational sorcerer Lord Rayden (Christopher Lambert), this unlikely trio faces off against a series of terrifying alien adversaries. As in the video game, the martial arts battles are the true point, with standard fighting combining with magical touches supplied by computer-generated effects. The dramatic content often resembles a Saturday morning cartoon, but Jonathan Scott Carlson's appropriately dank production design and the visually spectacular battle sequences made the film a hit amongst younger fantasy-action fans, spawning a sequel and a TV show. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
    • greenneyez17
      greenneyez17: It's based on a video game never expected it to impress.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb1271023190
      fb1271023190: . It should however get some credit due to the fact it's the only movie based on a video game to ever be even slightly good.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb100002424631270
      fb100002424631270: Maybe it's because I lov the games, but this is the best movie based off a video game
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Losers

    The Losers (PG-13, 2010)

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short
    Director Sylvain White adapts the Vertigo comic about a team of mercenaries who wage war on the CIA ... read moreafter they're double-crossed in the field and left to die. Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Jensen (Chris Evans), Roque (Idris Elba), Pooch (Columbus Short), and Cougar (Óscar Jaenada) were on a black-ops mission in the Bolivian jungle when rogue CIA agent Max (Jason Patric) hung them out to dry. After beating the odds and surviving their ordeal, the team decides to strike back against Max even if it means sacrificing their own lives to do so. Aiding them on their treacherous suicide mission is sexy operative Aisha (Zoe Saldana), who has her own reasons for wanting to see Max get his just deserts. But getting to Max won't be easy, because in addition to having the CIA on his side, he's about to spark a war that could plunge the entire globe into chaos. Their time quickly running out as Max's plan kicks into overdrive, the Special Forces unit that everyone assumed dead arms themselves to the teeth and prepares to strike back with a vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • doctordoom
      doctordoom: "The Losers" is based off of a DC/Vertigo comic. A group of mercenaries are framed for a war crime and are believed
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1524534092
      fb1524534092: . Story and acting are weak. Just know that this is based off a comic book. Fun ride for 1 1/2 hours.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • Loth18
      Loth18: The Losers is a solid action packed film that also happens to be pretty funny in spots. It s slick
      Reviewed 3 years days ago