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Best Videogame Movies


  • 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
  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill (R, 2006)

    Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates
    The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for h... read moreer only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers -- and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living "darkness" that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose begins to learn the history of the strange town, she realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.
    • fb1362638790
      fb1362638790: ade movies with a climax, story and ending conquiring the story and completing a story (just like a videogame)
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb610041010
      fb610041010: One of the best Videogame Movies out there, this flick manages to stay creepy and suspenseful the w
      Reviewed 22 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 b
      Reviewed 3 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
  • Max Payne

    Max Payne (PG-13, 2008)

    Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Olga Kurylenko
    Max Payne is a maverick cop - a mythic anti-hero - determined to track down those responsible for th... read moree brutal murders of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
    • 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
    • mcdado87
      mcdado87: it has a very cool look, the traslation from the videogame has been done quite well, keeping elements of the plot and some of the atmospheres created
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • deano
      deano: An action blast with deft touches of very dark, other worldliness, a movie based on a videogame delivers an okay balance of full-on assault, tempered with a touch of contemplation. Direc
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • DOA: Dead or Alive

    DOA: Dead or Alive (PG-13, 2007)

    Jaime Pressly, Holly Valance, Sarah Carter, Devon Aoki, Kane Kosugi
    Legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings Tecmo's best-selling video-g... read moreame franchise to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza featuring an impressive quartet of female fighters including Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance. Tina (Pressly), Christie (Valance), Kasumi (Aoki), and Helena (Carter) are four skilled martial artists whose outwardly sexy appearances betray their true lethal natures. When the fearsome females each receive an invitation to take part in an illegal martial arts competition to be staged on a remote Asian island, the prospect of a ten-million-dollar top prize is only sweetened by the fact that they will be facing off against some of the toughest fighters on the planet. Now, in order to defend their honor and search for the answers to life's greatest mysteries, Tina, Christie, Kasumi, and Helena will check their inhibitions at the beach and prepare for a series of fights that will test not only their strength, stamina, and endurance, but the very foundation of their dedication to the martial arts as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb564130271
      fb564130271: One of the better videogame movies I've seen. Ridiculous, but not pretentious.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb675875018
      fb675875018: Best videogame to film adaptation since Tomb Raider!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • whosinthenews
      whosinthenews: Kinda like the videogame except the women's breasts aren't as large and the fighting sucks.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • The Super Mario Bros.

    The Super Mario Bros. (PG, 1990)

    Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens
    The huge success of the video games featuring animated Italian plumbers the Mario Brothers led to th... read moreis $42 million live action movie. The two brothers (Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo) live in Manhattan and are chasing Princess Daisy (Samantha Mathis), who wears a necklace made from a meteor fragment. Its powers can free a race of reptilian creatures from the city's sewers. The villainous ruler of the creatures, who are descendants of dinosaurs, is King Koopa (Dennis Hopper). Koopa has kidnapped Daisy and taken her to the underworld of Dinohattan, which is rat-infested and strewn with garbage. The Mario Brothers must overcome many obstacles, just as they do in video games, to free the princess. The film spares no expense with its use of animatronic monsters and high-tech special effects. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi
    • IsaacMahomie
      IsaacMahomie: Why'd they make this a movie? And how was it like the videogame?
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • idowson
      idowson: ....not the best videogame movie conversion...erm, Resident Evil did ok...anyway...
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • chandoey
      chandoey: One of the worst videogame movie adaptations ever. Too silly and over the top to make it watchable. Has none of the f
      Reviewed 8 years days ago
  • Resident Evil - Apocalypse

    Resident Evil - Apocalypse (R, 2004)

    Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Sophie Vavasseur
    One of the only survivors of a man-made plague joins forces with a team of private warriors in a bid... read more to save what's left of the Earth in this sequel to Resident Evil, the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game. Picking up where the first film left off, Resident Evil: Apocalypse finds Alice (Milla Jovovich) still battling the living dead who are overtaking Raccoon City, inoculated with an anti-virus by the nefarious and all-powerful Umbrella Corporation (in addition to the virus itself). Alice encounters Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), a former member of Umbrella's internal defense team. Forming an alliance with mercenary-for-hire Carlos Oliviera (Oded Fehr) and his cohorts, this tiny band of survivors seeks out Dr. Charles Ashford (Jared Harris), Umbrella's top scientist and one of the only men with the know-how to find a solution to the zombie menace; however, they discover that Ashford's cooperation comes with a price -- the scientist's daughter, Angie (Sophie Vavasseur), is missing, and he'll help Alice and her partners only if Angie is returned to him safe and sound. Resident Evil: Apocalypse was the first solo directorial credit for Alexander Witt, who previously distinguished himself as a cinematographer and second-unit director. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • ninjacobra
      ninjacobra: The adaptation from the videogame his a little different, stills the Action and everything his Good.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • solitaryman555
      solitaryman555: Better than the first part :D
      iLiked the end fight, straight from the videogame eyaah!
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • Caboose91
      Caboose91: Not great, but a good follow up to the 2002 film based on the videogame. Plenty of blood and gore will please the action lovers! Recommended.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13, 2010)

    Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick
    Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World fol... read morelows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she's the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they'll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona's heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory. Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright directs the film from a script he penned with Michael Bacall. Superhero veterans Chris Evans and Brandon Routh co-star in the action comedy as two of the seven ex-boyfriends. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi